FIRST TIME I MET THE BLUES

It’s 1964 and the British blues boom is in full swing. From The Animals in the North-East to The Yardbirds in South-West London, the country is full of white boys playing music originally written and recorded by poor black Americans.

Meanwhile, in a garage in Watford, three teenagers are preparing to make their own contribution to this musical movement. Des wants to be the next Eric Clapton, Steve is happy just bashing the drums, while Trevor will do whatever it takes to get close to Steve’s sister, Susie, even if it means learning to play the bass.

First Time I Met The Blues follows the trio through the Sixties and beyond, and from England to Germany and even the US, as they pursue their dream of stardom. And it poses the question: how long should you follow that dream – and what happens when you stop?