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Leicester Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival
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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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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Stevie Nimmo Trio
As one half of Scotland’s highly respected ‘Nimmo Brothers’, Stevie Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for over 15 years. Now, having toured extensively with the critically acclaimed blues rock outfit over the last few years, as well as taking to the road in a stripped back, acoustic format, Stevie is now setting out on a new adventure in a full-on, electric, no-holds-barred trio format.
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Zal Cleminson's Sin Dogs
Legendary ex The Sensational Alex Harvey Band guitarist Zal Cleminson returns with his new band, Sin Dogs.
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'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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A tribute to the Allman Brothers.
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Selected to appear at Wembley Stadium supporting The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Imelda May and Eddie Vedder in July 2019, Connor Selby is a rising star. Having already played a number of iconic venues such as the 100 Club and Borderline, and having clocked up numerous festival appearances, the young British bandleader-guitarist-vocalist writes his own songs and builds on influences as diverse as Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, and Nick Drake. With his soulful vocal style and his distinctive guitar playing that evokes the British blues boom of the 1960’s, Connor has consistently captivated audiences and is making a name for himself.
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Vincent Flatts Final Drive
Jack Daniels-soaked, Allman Brothers ad ZZ Top-influenced Southern fried rock 'n' boogie!
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