Mystery Train are a Cambridgeshire-based band who specialise in Blues, 'Roots Rock' and R'n'B-based music. They perform traditonal Blues numbers, Rock 'n' Roll and original songs as well as some covers of 60s and 70s songs.
Mystery Train was formed from among a pool of local musicians, some of whom also play in other bands, to play blues and roots music. Originally meeting on alternate Thursdays in the Blue Ball pub in Granchester for purely blues sessions, they moved on to perform at many other locations playing a wider palette of roots and country blues, including a fair helping of new and original material. The sound ranges from up-beat to mellow, with some interesting guitar and harmonica work.
Fronting Mystery Train is Malcolm Guite on guitar and vocals. Known to many as the "Rocking Rev", Malcolm is an Anglican priest whose day-job is looking after the spiritual needs of the students at Girton College. Malcolm writes some of the band's material including "Stuck on the A14", a local Cambridge favourite for obvious reasons.
In addition to classic blues numbers, Mystery Train's influences and repertoire include: Bob Dylan, The Band, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Gram Parsons and Steve Earle.