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The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival

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Headliners

Saturday 25th August
Sunday 26th August

Also Appearing

Also Appearing

Headliners

Connie Lush

Connie Lush appearing at this event

Blues and soul diva voted the UK's No 1 female blues vocalist by BluePrint magazine.

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Laurence Jones

Laurence Jones appearing at this event

Introduced into the Hall of Fame in the British Blues Awards for winning Young Artist Of The Year 2014, 2015 & 2016. Voted Best European Guitarist in the European Music Awards. Hailed as one to watch as a teenager by the blues media, concert/festival bookers, blues fans and various guitar stars alike, young Laurence really has come of age. The blues cub has become a man with a plan. Turning heads and making jaws drop with his take-no-prisoners, incendiary live set and his stunning records.

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My Baby

My Baby appearing at this event

An unrelenting voodoo trance experience, combining a heady mix of folk and blues roots of the deep south with out-and-out funk and dance. After years of performing and recording several albums with The Souldiers, this Dutch/New Zealand ensemble (comprising Joost van Dyck, sister Cato van Dyck and New Zealand guitarist Daniel ‘Da Freez’ Johnston) embarked on a new journey and formed My Baby in 2012.

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Simon McBride

Simon McBride appearing at this event

“The Holy Trinity of Belfast rock ‘n roll – Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher & Gary Moore – might just be on the verge of becoming a four-leaf clover.” Performer Magazine USA After back-pedalling on his solo career to start a family, Simon McBride “the man who everyone wants in their band” is back on the road with his own jet-fuelled outfit. The end of 2016 saw McBride touring with Ian Gillan, filling the shoes of Ritchie Blackmore in a programme of Deep Purple songs that played across Europe. The first half of 2017 has him touring with uber-keyboardist Don Airey (another member of Deep Purple), followed by an outing with Whitesnake offshoot, Snakecharmer. With his band of fellow Irishmen Marty McCloskey (drums) and Dave Marks (bass) Simon delivers his own distinctive songs (“Hugely accomplished” MOJO) along with crowd-pleasers from the likes of Hendrix and Free plus of course, explosive guitar playing! His guitar skills (“Among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world” GUITARIST) have made him a go-to guitarist on the British Blues-rock scene, admired among professionals, followed by enthusiasts, and endorsed by some of the biggest brands on the guitar scene. Rewind to the early nineties and you didn’t have to squint to spot future greatness in the unassuming kid from Belfast, who picked up his first guitar at ten, eschewing formal lessons to bend his fingers around the music of Free, Jeff Beck and Hendrix. At 16 he turned pro, leaving education behind to wow the world as a hired gun in projects that ranged from filling Vivian Campbell’s shoes in Sweet Savage, to R&B and soul with ex-Commitments vocalist Andrew Strong. Touring in his own right he has supported Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck and Joe Bonamassa and played major festivals around Europe.

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The Great British R&B Festival

  • Colne
  • BB8 0AQ
Website:
bluesfestival.co.uk
Enquiries:
01282 661234