Roy Forbes Quintet
Roy put in such a show-stopping performance at the 2011 Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival that the Birmingham Mail raised the question "Is there a better male jazz singer in this country?" The reviewer continued "Possibly not. Sensitive deliveries of 'My Foolish Heart' and 'Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?' through to joyous romps on up-tempo swinging blues marked him as a consummate master of his trade. "Why Roy Forbes is not a household name is a mystery, but he's certainly known by musicians, having been booked alongside Larry Coryell, David Murray, Harry Sweets Edison, Scott Hamilton, Benny Waters, Al Casey, Spike Robinson and more. Based in Birmingham, the belated recognition of Roy's undoubted talent may just be the shot in the arm that British Jazz needs.