Norfolk guitarist Oli Brown to join John Mayall line-up at Indonesia gig

Guitarist Oli Brown has completed a tour supporting with the Godfather of British Blues John Mayall, and been asked to join the band for a one-off gig in Indonesia.

The young singer songwriter from Sco Ruston warmed up crowds during a 25-date UK tour and also joined the legend as a guest during the main show.

He has now been asked to play in the main band at a blues festival in Jakarta on December 17 - two days after his regular 'home' gig at Norwich Waterfront.

Oli's manager and father Graham Brown said the call up was an 'awesome' follow-up to a memorable tour - though it would mean heading off to Heathrow airport immediately after the Norwich event ended.

'He is over the moon and honoured to be asked,' Mr Brown added.

Oli had first played with Mayall in a guest spot when he performed at the UEA five years ago. He now joins a line-up where guitarists have included greats such as Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

A busy 2012 ahead for Oli includes January touring in USA and Canada, a new album release in March and UK tour in April including dates at Diss Corn Hall (26) and Bury St Edmunds Apex (30).

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