Carlisle Blues Rock Festival 2019: Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders, RHR, Stevie Nimmo Trio, Xander And The Peace Pirates, Ian Parker, Connie Lush, Jon Amor, Guy Tortora, Kyla Brox, The Sean Webster Band & more
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Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', '( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent ‘Gin House’ to Andy’s future musical collaborations.
Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, the Bee Gees, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, Lonnie Donegan, Mary J. Blige, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Van Morrison, Chris Barber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Pete Townshend... and hundreds more.
Now following a solo path, his first solo album in 24 years Sweet Soulful Music was released late in 2007 followed by The Very Best Of Andy Fairweather Low which was released in the UK in June 2008 and the Live DVD followed hot on it’s heels.
In fact Andy has been touring and releasing CD Albums since then and is building a strong following having now released four CD Albums, One Live DVD and a Three disc Box Set DVD / Double Live CD which debuted in the Amazon Box Set Top 50 in it’s very first week of release.
2013 saw Andy & The band opening the shows on Eric’s European tour headline The Americana Festival and complete their first tour in Japan with 8 shows in Tokyo.and their UK Autumn 2013 tour in support of the Zone O Tone was so well received that further early Spring dates in 2014 were added in the UK and Germany.
2014 started with the band on Bob Harris’ rock show playing in session and continued with two UK tours, Festival appearances, a second tour of Japan and further German touring and a landmark appearance at Bluesfest held at The Royal Albert Hall which was broadcast lvie on Paul Jones Radio 2 Blues show and the next night they played a show at The New Theatre in Cardiff which was both filmed and recorded and was released as a DVD / Double live CD in Autumn 2015.
2015 itself was a year of consolidation as it started with an appearance in January at Celtic Connections Festival, contained two long UK tours, two tours of Germany, another Japan stint, a tour of Ireland and several UK summer festivals and one in Estonia but many people will remember that in May 2015 Andy and the band were the opening act for Eric Clapton’s 70th Birthday tour starting at Madison Square Garden, NYC and ending with a run of seven shows at The Royal Albert Hall.
A remarkable band, a remarkable front man
Featuring: Andy Fairweather Low – Guitar & Vocals, Dave Bronze – Bass & Vocals,
Paul Beavis – Drums, Nick Pentelow – Sax & Clarinet.
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders tour dates
As one half of Scotland’s highly respected ‘Nimmo Brothers’, Stevie Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for over 15 years. Now, having toured extensively with the critically acclaimed blues rock outfit over the last few years, as well as taking to the road in a stripped back, acoustic format, Stevie is now setting out on a new adventure in a full-on, electric, no-holds-barred trio format.
Stevie Nimmo Trio tour dates
Cited as ‘world shakers’ by Gibson Guitars, Xander and the Peace Pirates are creating a storm on both sides of the Atlantic and across the world with their unique brand of soulful, blues-based, acoustic rock 'n roll.
Xander And The Peace Pirates tour dates
Guitar hero? Consummate show man? Electrifying live performer? Ian Parker is all these things, but let's face it, it's the songs that really count. Ian offers something for everyone -rock, blues, roots, soul, gospel, funk are all to be found in the musical melting pot of a man fast becoming Britain's best-loved blues / roots performer.
Ian Parker tour dates
Blues and soul diva voted the UK's No 1 female blues vocalist by BluePrint magazine.
Connie Lush tour dates
'One of the most multi talented musicians touring the UK blues circuit.' (Blues4ever.com). Californian raised, now settled in London, he combines blues with jazz, folk and roots and plays acoustic and electric guitars finger style.
Guy Tortora tour dates
Kyla is often seen performing with her father, blues legend Victor Brox. At the age of 21, she had been performing live for 10 years. Her unmistakable voice has left its mark on the media: 'With a genetic pool drawn from a blues singer father and opera singer mother, it¹s little wonder Kyla has a strong gospel voice with an incredible range' (Darwin Sun, Australia).
Kyla Brox tour dates
Awesome guitarist and vocalist Sean Webster, previously a member of Journeymen and Stateside, fronts the NEW "Sean Webster Band", a four piece blues / rock band. Sean has a great reputation but now he has his best line-up yet. Alongside Sean on guitar is the UK's best kept secret, Ash WIlson (The Melt, Infamous Vampires). The very sought after Phil Wilson (Scott Mckeon, The Davey Brothers) on drums and the fantastic Greg Smith on Bass.
The Sean Webster Band tour dates
Since forming in 2009, Crow Black Chicken have earned back-pats aplenty for their charming Southern sound, most notably after their performance on the BBC Introductory Stage at Glastonbury in 2011. Their debut album Electric Soup, released in June 2012, typifies this positive energy with 13 tracks of tooth-rattling rhythms and bluesy rock’n roll vibes. Upon the release of Electric Soup, the Tippeary-based trio have won the adoration of many, playing major festivals and countless venues across the country.
Crow Black Chicken tour dates
Félix Rabin is a young french guitar prodigy. He played at the Montreux Jazz Festival among a slew of other festivals and supported Wishbone Ash during their fall 2018 UK tour. He cites John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr. and Pink Floyd as his influences.
Felix Rabin tour dates
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion is a six piece line-up whose members are all individually renowned as performers in their own right, and who have come together to put their personalities and talents into a cohesive contemporary and highly original blues flavoured gigging and recording band.
The band’s individual credits include Nina Simone, Paul McCartney, Ben Waters, Bill Bruford, Van Morrison, Paddy Milner and many more.
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion tour dates