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The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival: Eric Burdon + Lucky Peterson + Eric Sardinas + Otis Grand + Mike Sanchez + Andy Fairweather Low + The Yardbirds + Dr Feelgood + Band of Friends + Nick Dow Blues Band + The Welsh T. Band + The Marauders
August 2014 sees Pendle Leisure Trust celebrating an incredible 25 years of Rhythm and Blues in Colne!
With more than 600 artistes performing at 10 official venues over four days, Colne’s annual Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival is now a firm favourite on the festival calendar as the place to be over the Bank Holiday weekend.
See www.bluesfestival.co.uk/ for more information.
The driving force behind the grittiest British Invasion band, The Animals, Eric went on to pioneering the San Francisco psychedelic rock scene, to fronting War - the biggest funk band of the 70s, to cutting an album with Jimmy Witherspoon, to coming full-circle and reuniting his original band, The Animals.
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Southern California has long been a hotbed for some of the most explosive, original and innovative guitar players of our time. And while Eric Sardinas is all those things, he is possibly the only contemporary rock/blues player who embodies a true connection, - via his electrified 'resonator' style – with original Delta bluesmen like Charlie Patton, Bukka White, Big Bill Broonzy, Elmore James and Muddy Waters. Eric emerged on the Southern California blues scene in the early '90s and proceeded to alter the Rock/Blues musical landscape with his slide guitar style, his gritty vocals and diesel fuelled blues-rock songs. 11 years after bursting on the live scene, Eric is closing in on the summit of the Rock/Blue world, uniquely fusing Mississippi Delta country blues, Chicago style R n B, Motor City boogie and smoky Southern rock.
'Sardinas performs hard rock slide like you've never seen or heard' - Bay Area Music.
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Mike Sanchez is one of the most exciting and charismatic performers of Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll in the world today, pumping powerful boogie-woogie from the piano.
Mike has spent the last four years as a full-time member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, fronting the band since 2001 alongside Georgie Fame, Beverly Skeete, Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather-Low and Eddie Floyd on their annual world tours.
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Former Amen Corner vocalist belting out blues and gospel. Andy Fairweather Low's pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of.
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Classic blues rock band who came out of retirement in 1992 after being inducted into America's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their high quality music speaks for itself with hits such as 'For Your Love', 'Heart Full of Soul' and 'Shape of Things'. The Yardbirds are: Jim McCarty (drums), Ben King (lead guitar), Chris Dreja (rhythm guitar), Andy Mitchell (lead vocals/harmonica) and David Smale (bass guitar).
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Touring pretty much continuously since 1973, Dr Feelgood always give 100% of the finest British rhythm and blues to make you feel good.
Performing such hits as including Milk And Alcohol, Down At The Doctors and Roxette, the Doctors will see you now!
Dr Feelgood are Kevin Morris (drums), Phil Mitchell (bass), Steve Walwyn (guitar) and Robert Kane (vocals).
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The Band Of Friends is a celebration of Rory Gallagher's music.
Rory's legendary rock and blues was popular around the world throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s. Gerry McAvoy played on every album Rory ever made, and Ted McKenna played with Rory for over 20 years. Along with Marcel Scherpenzeel (who Gerry describes as the closest guitarist to Rory that you will ever hear), they keep the music of Rory Gallagher alive.
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