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North Wales Blues and Soul Festival
Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser
North Wales Blues and Soul Music Festival is set to return for its sixth year better than ever! This time around, the festival will be held at Theatr Clwyd in Mold and will take place over the weekend of 2-4 August 2019. The venue offers outdoor and indoor performance spaces, meaning the event is covered for whatever the Welsh weather has to throw at it!
Topping the bill is the multi award-winning Paul Lamb & The King Snakes; Paul Lamb is praised as one of the greatest harmonica players of our generation and has collaborated with The Who, Rod Stewart and Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler. In total, 18 acts have been confirmed and, as always, the line-up has been curated to showcase respected international artists alongside emerging talent. These acts include: Delta Moon (Atlanta-based group branded as “deep blues with a fury” by Vintage Guitar); James & Black (a Texan R&B/soul duo); Kyla Brox Band (described as “Manchester’s answer to Aretha Franklin” by Tony Wilson of Factory Records), Elles Bailey (a blues and country singer returning to the festival after an impressive performance in 2018) and The Stumble (making their North Wales debut with their energetic blend of blues, soul and old school R&B).
As well as the incredible music to enjoy, the festival features a range of fringe events, such as music workshops, and raises funds for national charity - Music for All - which provides instruments for young people who cannot afford to learn or keep playing music.
Also on offer: Real ales, boutique street food, onsite camping and glamping, and much more…
Tickets are now available from the Theatr Clwyd website (www.theatrclwyd.com).
Early Bird discounts are available and weekend tickets are on offer, as well as individual day tickets (starting at £5 for the Friday).
Times for the festival are as follows:
Friday: 5pm - 10pm Saturday: 12pm - 10pm Sunday: 12pm - 8:30pm
For the full line up and more information, visit the festival’s website - www.nwbluesandsoul.co.uk.
Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes
Paul Lamb is renowned for his harmonica playing. The band have won British Blues Band of the Year several times and UK Album of the Year. The lineup includes Chad Strentz on vocals and rhythm guitar, Rod Demick on vocals and bass guitar, Ryan 'Junior' Lamb on lead guitar and Dino Coccia on drums.
See 3 tour dates featuring Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes
James & Black
Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of 'Guerrilla Soul' ever since. The roots of their music spring from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis, yet they are not a throwback. The foundation of James & Black is the voices and stories in their songs.
See James & Black tour dates
Kyla Brox Band
As the daughter of bluesman Victor Brox, Kyla was surely born to sing the blues. Kyla's stunning and strikingly powerful voice is matched by a band of uniquely talented musicians. Hailing from Greater Manchester, The Kyla Brox Band quickly shot to prominence wowing audiences worldwide with passionate performances. Their repertoire is drawn from classic R&B songs and their own compositions.
See 4 tour dates featuring Kyla Brox Band
2019 was a hell of a year for the super-smoky-voiced, hard-working, far-touring chanteuse Elles Bailey. On 8th March, she dropped her eagerly-anticipated second album ‘Road I Call Home’ to rave reviews, with the album charting in the Official UK Country Charts & Americana charts, gaining over 1.9 million streams since its release and reaching No.1 on the Amazon Blues Bestseller chart Like its chart-topping predecessor, ‘Road I Call Home’ features co-writing contributions from high-calibre collaborators, including British hit-making legend and Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook, storied Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood, as well as Dan Auerbach (of Akron, Ohio powerhouses The Black Keys) on the infectious ‘Little Piece of Heaven’ which has been awarded ‘Song of the Year’ at the 2020 UK Americana Awards. As a self-confessed ‘rolling stone’ - Elles genuinely does call ‘the road’ home. She’s continued her wide-ranging headline touring throughout the UK and Europe and was also special guest support for Grammy Award winner Mike Farris, Martin Harley, The Kris Barras Band and King King. 2018/19 has also seen Elles Bailey move up the festival listings becoming a featured artist at key festivals including Black Deer, Swing Wesplaar, Ramblin’ Man Fair, & The GB R&B Festival. She also headed stateside for the International House Of Songs Summit in Arkansas and played Nashville’s Americana Fest. 2020 sees Elles touring the UK in March, Germany in April and playing many more international stages including taking to the high seas for the Joe Bonamassa ‘Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea’ cruise alongside the man himself, Joe Bonamassa, King King, Samantha Fish, Walter Trout and many more. She’s also picked up 3 UK Blues nominations 2020 for Artist of the Year, Band of the Year, & Album of the Year. “Absolutely Superb” Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
See 16 tour dates featuring Elles Bailey
Winners of the USA 2003 International Blues Challenge, Delta Moon play deep roots music. A whisky-flavoured voice delivers 21st century lyrics, while two slide guitars wind around an unshakeable groove like kudzu vines on a barbwire fence.
See Delta Moon tour dates
The Stumble are a six piece Chicago style blues band from Preston who are now one of the top blues bands in the UK.
See 3 tour dates featuring The Stumble
The Rumblestrutters are an acoustic Hokum blues, folk and jazz trio based on the West Wales coast, playing vintage stuff from the prohibition era on a mixture of mandolin, banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug and washboard. They have a reputation as one of the UK’s premier roots bands. Expect luscious harmonies and virtuosity, and songs of bootleg liquor and bacchanalia.
See The Rumblestrutters tour dates
Rob Heron & His Tea Pad Orchestra
These six young hipsters from Newcastle Upon Tyne play a foot stompin’ blend of early 20th century American music. With razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs, they hark back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. Frontman Rob Heron is a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire and good old fashion hollerin’. Expect themes of debauchery, disasters, drink and debt. An eclectic mix of hokum blues, ragtime, western swing, gypsy-jazz, cajun and country roots.
See Rob Heron & His Tea Pad Orchestra tour dates
Ruby & The Revelators
Powerful blues singer Ruby Tiger is known for her effervescent stage presence and passionate delivery. Her music is a mix of blues, with elements of funk and RnB including blues classics and her own original material.
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See Forty 4 tour dates
Welsh 9 piece SKA covers band playing favourites from Toots and the Maytals, Prince Buster, Specials and more.
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- Civic Centre
- Raikes Lane
- CH7 1YA
Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes image © Artur Radecki