A STUNNING blues band will be playing an evening of chilled-out music in Maldon next week.

The Tanya Piché Blues Band has been described as the “most original and authentic” blues you are likely to hear from this side of the pond.

Blues author Richard Wall says their sound is “the kind you expect to hear at 4 o’clock in the morning in a smoky club on the wrong side of the tracks somewhere in Chicago”.

The trio will be playing at Maldon’s White Horse Inn on Friday, February 28.

A spokesman said: “This band has enraptured their audiences. With their hard-hitting and intense style, Tanya’s blues-belting powerful voice and stage presence with a theatrical twist are very unique and to a live audience – hugely entertaining.

“Expect a high energy sound and a stunning performance, which often induces dancing!

“The response on the local music and blues scene to date has been incredibly positive for the band which is attracting a growing fan base.”

Tanya has acquired the nickname ‘Howlin’ Wolf Woman’.

Formed in May 2015, the band consists of Tanya (vocals, harp, songwriter), Matt Waller (bass, backing vocals), David Warne (guitar) and James Digings (drums).

Promoting their first studio album of original songs – Wolf Woman Blues – the band also covers songs by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Willie Dixon, Canned Heat, Free, the Rolling Stones, the Doors and Koko Taylor, and include all the blues progressions.

Frontman Tanya told Blues in Britain that the group aims to get established in the UK as new blues contenders.

She said: “I put the band together in April 2015… and after only ten days of rehearsal we hit the ground running with our first gig at my local music pub in Maldon.

“We have been really been getting to know the UK blues scene and looking at where we fit in.”

The show starts at 8.30pm.