Blues, Slide, Ragtime Guitarist Chris Newman & Bluesy songstress Stella Hensley have toured extensively for many years and between them have recorded eight albums and guested on many others. Their live performances are regularly enhanced with the addition of some truly outstanding musicians.
Chris Newman has an extensive musical CV having worked with The Climax Blues Band and then going on to form The Mississippi Houndogs with Climax front man Colin Cooper. This band also featured Pick Withers (Dire Straits) and Roger Innis ( Chaka Khan) Terry Butters (Sutherland Bros)
Chart success came in the early nineties with The Soul Survivors.Their recording of ' Woolly Bully' featured the infamous Vinnie Jones leading onto various TV shows and appearances.
Later in the nineties Chris toured with Russell Gilbrook (Uriah Heep) on a Mapex Drum Clinic tour.
The recording of An Acoustic Tribute to Rory Gallagher went on to see him performing the length and breadth of Ireland, including the International Tribute Festival in Ballyshannon.
He was then asked to perform at the Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival in Philadelphia PA.
Chris composes music for Film,TV and Radio and is the UK demonstrater for Collings Guitars and Kudos Mimesis pickups by Mike Vanden
Stella Hensley is a powerful singer songwriter. She is often compared to Stevie Nicks and Alison Moyet. She has a smoky , sultry, velvet voice which draws the audience in.
She trained at the Academy Of Live and Recorded Arts in Wandsworth, Studying Acting, Film and Radio. She has had a few cameo film parts and began singing professionally at 21.
She has worked with Mark Shaw ( Then Jericho) Ricki Wilde and worked as a session singer.
She was the opening artist for Uriah Heep at The Shepherds Bush Empire at the Magicians Birthday Party Tour.
Stella has been co writing songs for many years. Her words are heartfelt, personal and able to move even the coldest of hearts.
She also is a powerful front person for the blues/ rock groove band "The Barefoot Doctors"
Prescribing soulful remedies are just one of the many abilities that The Barefoot Doctors share as they travel the UK dispensing their wholesome brand of Rhythm and Blues music to all who seek therapeutic healing.
Comprising of the golden vocals of Stella Hensley, the spiritual guitar of Chris Newman, the unstoppable grooves of bassist Lee Cave-Berry and the shamanic trance of drummer
Jeff Rich who has worked with Status Quo, Def Leppard, Climax Blues Band, Judie Tzuke and many more.
This line up is regularly augmented with the amazing talents of Myke Clifford - sax, flute and vocals, the wizardry of Art Toper on keys and the legendary Kimberley Rew ( Katrina and The Waves) on guitar.
The Barefoot Doctors know and understand how to bring a smile back to a forlorn face, a bounce back to tired feet and manifest a feeling of tranquility to man, woman and dog.
Centuries ago doctors, shamens or healers in the far east would walk barefoot from village to village dispensing healing to those in need.
Today, you can witness the same soulful healing courtesy of the Barefoot Doctors.
seven willing shamens steeped in the art of performing rhythm and blues that will reach all the way down to touch your very soul and lift you to a new awareness of what great music can do for the spirit. The Barefoot Doctors - Healing soles since 2010.