welcome to our biog _ the Grand Union Connection is the output of two musicians (Brian + Mike) who fell in love with British blues + Americana esp. Chicago and delta blues. Over the past 25 years the Grand Union Connection have faithfully dedicated their time to perfecting their version of the traditional song writing and recording methods akin to 50's and 60's record labels.
With the addition of Chris Bailey on drums and percussion the Grand Union Connection mainly perform as a three piece, writing and playing all of the parts on their tracks occasionally drafting in other local musicians to help on the fully amp'ed recordings or shows.
The live sound of the Grand Union Connection blends traditional
songbook music with 60's emotion to create a very British sound
that follows the modern song structures and echoes traditional
tuning and chordal roots. This combination enables the Connection
to scale up or down the sound to suit the setting whether it's a big
stage or back room.
The union work the day-shift
to make their bread but come
evening time they quickly
head off to the nearest
open mic night to
iron out the ghosts
of the machine