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Big Blues Festival 2018: Ian Siegal, Dr Feelgood, Xander And The Peace Pirates, Rebecca Downes, Sam Kelly's Station House, The Tom Walker Trio, George & George
"We hope you can join us for our fourth annual Big Blues Festival this October, it promises to be a weekend of great music, great food, great ale and great fun as we celebrate what rock, rhythm and blues has to offer!
The line-up is as big as it is bold and presents music that is desperate to be heard, with headliners Dr Feelgood and Ian Siegal, it’s a weekend you really don’t want to miss!"
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Ladies and Gentlemen: Ian Siegal has entered the building. If you know the name, but not the game, it's high time you made his acquaintance.
He's the British Blues Hall of Famer, seven-times British Blues Awards winner, two-times European Blues Awards winner, USA Blues Music Awards nominee and feted by everyone from Mojo to Classic Rock.
He is also the only non-American to make an appearance in the much-acclaimed film Take Me To The River, which tracks the influence of the Memphis music scene.
Ian Siegal tour dates
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).
Dr Feelgood 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
Hey; you know that trick you can do with a fresh bottle of Cola and you drop a mint in and it explodes in a frothy fountain…. Well, take a really hot, tight R’n’B band forged from top muscians and front it with Rebecca Downes and the effect is much the same – an explosion of Soul tinged Blues from the days when R’n’B rocked the world.
In a genre that’s almost over run with pyrotechnic guitar slinger's and rocking Blues shouters, Rebecca is doing things her way; taking the music back to its raw basics; touching the same vibe that Ike & Tina had when it was more about the music than the relationship. In perfect synchronicity with writing partner & band leader Steve Birkett, Rebecca’s take on the Blues is not to merely tell about what brings her down, but to almost celebrate that what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.
There’s humour in there, and warmth, but don’t try and kick this girl when she’s down, she’ll bite through to the bone.
Rebecca Downes tour dates
Sam Kelly's Station House is a "groove" band with dancing very much in mind. Their musical catalogue includes Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Gary Moore, Stevie Wonder, Little Feat to name but a few. Their unique sound is influenced by New Orleans second line, soul, jazz, calypso, reggae and British funk. With three 'lead' singers supported by percussionist and internationally acclaimed drummer, the result is an eclectic fusion of music with its roots firmly based in blues.
Sam Kelly's Station House tour dates
The Tom Walker Trio is a collective of 3 Young musicians based in Birmingham fused together to form an exciting outfit performing blues/rock and funk music. The band is made up of Tom Walker on guitar and lead vocals, Jake Clarke on bass guitar and James Burgess on drums. One of the most exciting young bands gigging today.
The Tom Walker Trio tour dates