Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes

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North Wales Blues and Soul Festival

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 And The Kingsnakes appearing at this event

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 2 tour dates featuring Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes

James & Black

James & Black appearing at this event

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.

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Kyla Brox Band

Kyla Brox Band appearing at this event

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.

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Elles Bailey

Elles Bailey appearing at this event

Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What’s more fate has blessed her with a ‘smoky vocal’ style that perfectly fits her music, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever. Her debut album Wildfire (Sept 1st 2017) which debuted at no.2 in the iTunes blues Charts was produced by Brad Nowell and assembled a host of some of the worlds finest musicians, including Grammy Award winning guitarist Brent Mason and three-time ‘Musician Hall Of Famer’ Bobby Wood. Blended together with the likes of Jonny Henderson (Robyn Ford, Matt Schofield) on Hammond organ and Joe Wilkins on blistering guitar, the result is a unique trans-Atlantic coming together of styles. Reviewers have been wowed by Elles and her debut album with Maverick Magazine gave ‘Wildfire’ top marks (5/5) calling every song ‘Fresh & Original’ And Blues In Britain reminding us that ‘It’s a fact that very few make it to the big stage but Elles Bailey has the necessary talent, the drive, and now the product.’ 2018 starts with a bang with Elles playing the 100 club, London with The Climax Blues Band on the 17th January then heading north to play The Great British Rock & Blues Festival in Skegness before embarking on a European tour throughout March & April, May & June. “Every Song is Fresh and Original - 5/5*” - Maverick Magazine "It’s a fact that very few make it to the big stage; Elles Bailey has the necessary talent, the drive, and now (with the release of album Wildfire) the product" - Blues in Britain “Wildfire - A Scorching Debut Album” Blues Matters “One of the Best Of British Albums of the year” Country Music Magazine "A childhood illness gave her a remarkable tool and she uses it to its very best effect. One of the best things I've heard" Music News "A Young woman blessed with an incredible voice" Powerplay Magazine "A hugely impressive debut album" Dancingaboutarchitecture “So, to sum up, not just a very impressive debut album from Elles Bailey, a very impressive album full stop. FATEA "With Shades of the late Dusty Springfield... A genuine triumph / wonderful offering" Elmore Magazine

See 11 tour dates featuring Elles Bailey

Delta Moon

Delta Moon appearing at this event

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.

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The Stumble

The Stumble appearing at this event

The Stumble are a six piece Chicago style blues band from Preston who are now one of the top blues bands in the UK.

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The Rumblestrutters

The Rumblestrutters appearing at this event

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.

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Rob Heron & His Tea Pad Orchestra

Rob Heron & His Tea Pad Orchestra appearing at this event

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.

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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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Forty 4

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Welsh 9 piece SKA covers band playing favourites from Toots and the Maytals, Prince Buster, Specials and more.

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Theatr Clwyd

  • Civic Centre
  • Raikes Lane
  • Mold
  • CH7 1YA
01352 701521
Disabled Booking:
01352 701521

Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes image © Artur Radecki