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Looe Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

£104.50

Includes booking fee

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The line-up for our first cross genre indoor music festival is something special.

Featuring

The Blockheads

The Blockheads appearing at this event

Formed in 1977 to promote Ian Dury's album New Boots and Panties on the first Stiff Records tour of the UK. The Blockheads are fronted by Derek 'The Draw' Hussey, who was Ian's best friend and is now the band's vocalist and wordsmith. Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher still remain from the original band and the current line-up is augmented by John Roberts on drums and a rolling line up of saxophonists including Gilad Atzmon, Terry Edwards or Dave Lewis. These legendary Brit-Funkers will be playing all the old favourites and new material.

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Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash)

Martin Turner (ex Wishbone Ash) appearing at this event

With millions of album sales and concert attendances worldwide, Wishbone Ash’s heritage as one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts is assured. Classic album releases such as Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans. Martin Turner, the definitive voice, creative force and founding member of the British rock legends, continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up - guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Tim Brown - and remains faithful to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.

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Animals & Friends

Animals & Friends appearing at this event

Featuring John Steel and Mick Gallagher of The Animals, plus Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz. The Animals were the second British band to top the American charts after The Beatles with the now multi-million selling and legendary anthem, 'House of the Rising Sun'. The band subsequently achieved over twenty global Top Ten hit records, many of which gained the Number One slot. In Britain alone, the band had no less than twelve chart entries. After almost 60 years, the legend still grows…

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Chantel McGregor

Chantel McGregor appearing at this event

Imagine the tone of Robin Trower, the inspiration of Hendrix, the influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the energy of Bonamassa, the intensity of Walter Trout and the haunting vocal of Stevie Nicks all rolled into one.........then let me introduce Chantel McGregor, one of the most exciting rock-blues musicians in the UK! Chantel has won several awards, the latest being voted "Guitarist of the Year" and "Female Vocalist of the Year" in the British Blues Awards 2013.

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Dani Wilde

Dani Wilde appearing at this event

'In 33 years in the music business I have never heard a British female singer of such brilliant raw talent'- Kevin Nixon, Virgin V2 A&R Director/ Manager of Kula Shaker. Featuring the virtuoso harmonica playing of brother Will, Dani Wilde sings with the old-school fervor of Aretha Franklin.

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Matt Pearce & The Mutiny

London-based, Glasgow-born, guitarist Matt Pearce is an original member of the successful hard rock outfit Voodoo Six (formed back in 2005). Matt has released five albums with V6, the most recent recorded in L.A. at Steve Vai’s Mothership Studios, and their latest studio album is underway. His debut solo album’s heady brew draws from the full range of Matt’s influences and passions: rock, blues, funk and soul.

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Big Joe Bone

Big Joe Bone appearing at this event

A Wales based blues / roots duo.

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Southbound

UFO and Thin Lizzy tribute.

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Backbone Blues Band

Backbone Blues Band appearing at this event

Backbone are a tight four/five piece blues outfit of drums, bass, guitars and piano/organ. They play a mixture of fantastic covers and originals, and try to choose their sets to include old favourites alongside interesting, less well known numbers to really get their audiences’ feet tapping. With a tight rhythm section and truly creative keys and guitars to back up gritty, soulful vocals, the sound is punchy when it rocks and delightfully driven when it swings. Backbone have developed a style which allows space for each other in the music and it delivers a really fat and rounded sound, perfect to either dance to, or just sit back and enjoy.

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The John Verity Band

The John Verity Band appearing at this event

A true survivor, the first John Verity Band was gigging in 1969 before John moved on to join Argent, Phoenix and Charlie. John has also worked with the likes of Motorhead, Colin Blunstone and The Searchers. John reformed JVB in 2001, and has been wowing the crowds ever since.

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Albany Down

Albany Down appearing at this event

Contemporary UK blues-rock band, Albany Down, came together with some classic rock and Brit blues-rock influences, but with their 2011 debut album, ‘South of the City, they found their own sound. Albany Down is founder member Paul Turley on vocals and guitars, drummer and backing vocals Pete Hancock and bassist and backing vocals Ben Atkins. The band has recorded 3 Studio albums with producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, INME, Super Furry Animals). "These guys are really going somewhere; make sure they take you with them!" - Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 Blues Rock Review offered a fair assessment of both the band and their debut album: “South of the City” is a solid debut album from Albany Down and they will be an interesting band to watch develop in the coming years”. In 2013 the band stepped up to the plate with 12 original well-crafted songs on their formidable album “Not Over Yet”. Traditionally a band’s second album is regarded as being problematical but Albany Down have turned that notion on its head, taking all that was good on “South of the City”, honing their song writing craft and revelling in Greg Haver’s powerful production. In 2016 the band released their much-anticipated 3rdAlbum “The Outer Reach” which built upon the previous albums with strong melodic rock songs and powerful emotional ballads. The band’s big Zeppelin-influenced sound draws from the same British blues-rock well, that gave Zeppelin a head start all those years ago and later was rediscovered by Joe Bonamassa. But it’s the resonant substance of the band’s own songs and their exuberant style that gives the music its edge. Albany Down are a band that runs on pure adrenalin, unrelenting energy and raw emotion. Rock blogger Neil Mach probably got it right, when he described the band; "As hot as volcanic ash and yet as cool as snow slippers."

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The Cinelli Brothers

The Cinelli Brothers appearing at this event

The Cinelli Brothers is a project born out of a common passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from the 60s and 70s, when Marco (guitarist, singer and composer) and Alessandro (drummer, backing vocalist and arranger) decided to form an explosive team showcasing original repertoire in the style of Chess, Stax and Motown.

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Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion appearing at this event

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.

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Blues Engine

'Blues Engine: a sound built of the old machinery of the blues, but with funk and soul and rock bolted on. It shakes; it rattles; it dances; it lives.' The four piece band are based in London.

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"Grizzly" Rhys Morgan

"Grizzly" Rhys Morgan has been performing as a guitarist and singer/songwriter for many years, but first gained wider recognition as front man with 'one of the most exciting new roots bands on the circuit, Grizzly and the Grasshoppers. Rhys has toured the country extensively racking up over 60,000 miles taking his music to ale houses, jail houses, and festivals. His original sound features a combination of powerful and gritty vocals, acoustic, lap-slide & dobro guitars, and stomp box.

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Tencreek Holiday Park

  • Polperro Road
  • Looe
  • PL13 2JR

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