THE MAAS Moody Band kick off the autumn season at Keighley Blues Live with a concert on Friday, September 15.

Neither Micky Moody nor Ali Maas are household names, but most people will have heard some of Micky’s songs.

While Mickey was guitarist with rock leviathans Whitesnake he strummed out classic pop rock anthems in the 1980s like Fool For Your Loving, Here I Go Again and Ain’t No Loving In The Heart Of The City.

Zapata-moustachioed, trilby-topped lyrical guitarist Moody went to school with Paul Rodgers, forming a band with him before his voice had broken, and the pair played with Juicy Lucy before forming Whitesnake.

A Keighley Blues Live spokesman said: “From Duane Eddy to Eric Clapton, Micky has shared a spotlight with too many guitar legends to list, and continues to be one of the hardest-working guitarists around.

“Vocals are provided by Ali Maas whose hint of husky Dusty, dash of earthy Etta together with the heartfelt gospel message of Mavis, creates a stage persona that conveys the very epitome of the resolution and resistance lived by female blues singers down the ages.”

For the band’s latest album Black And Chrome, Micky and Ali looked back to 1970s for “down-home, swampy, bluesy rock”.

Support will come from Andy Broad.

Kara Grainger and Reece Hillis will perform October 13, Chantel McGregor will return on October 28, and Samantha Fish and local act Felka will take the stage of November 26.

Doug MacLeod, recipient of the Memphis-based Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist of the Year 2017, will perform on Saturday November 4.

Visit for further information. All gigs are at the Octagon on Bradford Road at Sandbeds.