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Line Ups Friday and Saturday 2017

Festival Outline

Friday - Bar opens at 6pm.
Open Mic Night - visitors who are musicians are very welcome to entertain.
Food available 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Saturday - Blues Festival proper. Gates open at 1pm.
6 live bands. Music from 2pm until 11pm. Entry fee applies.

Friday Line Up 2017



Friday Line Up 2017

Big Joe Bone



Big Joe Bone

"Big Joe Bone" (A.K.A. Danny Wilson) plays what he calls "Blues-Grass" music.....a mix of Delta Blues, Bluegrass, Oldtime, Gospel and Hillbilly music utilizing his raspy vocals, hard driving harmonica rhythms, sublime bottleneck slide guitar playing (on steel bodied resonator guitars) and lightning finger-picking skills on 5 string banjos.....all held together by a very heavy stomping boot!

Originally from London and now living on the Mid-Wales coast, Danny started playing guitar as a schoolboy and has now been travelling all around the UK playing his fast, furious Roots music to eager audiences since 2012.

As well as playing songs from great Roots musicians like Son House, Dock Boggs, Bukka White, Flatt and Scruggs, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Charlie Parr, Blind Willie Johnson, Skip James, Robert Johnson .....the list goes on and on!, Danny also plays his own songs, which fit right in to his eclectic set.....which shows that when it comes to roots music, he really "gets it".
Although "Big Joe Bone" is a relatively young act compared to some, Danny has a lifetime of music behind him and has thrown himself into what has become a very busy schedule of gigs since he hit the road in 2012.

"Big Joe Bone" is an act not to be missed!

www.bigjoebone.com

Saturday Line Up 2017



Saturday Line Up 2017

Souled Out 2 Funk



Souled Out 2 Funk

Souled Out 2 Funk are a high energy funk and soul party band guaranteed to keep an audience on the floor. The professionals choice for parties, you will definitely not be disappointed.
Playing sounds from Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Al Green, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Earth Wind & Fire, Average White Band, Kool & The Gang, Micheal Jackson, Bruno Marrs, Daft Punk & many many more..
They are a big band with a huge infectious sound - you wont be able to stop dancing!!

www.so2f.com


Will Wilde



Will Wilde

Five times nominated in the British Blues Awards for best harmonica player!

Will Wilde picked up his first harmonica at the age of 16 and played it until his lips bled. Weaned on the likes of Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Buddy Guy, Wilde grew up steeped in traditional Chicago Blues, yet his focus as an artist remains resolutely on the future.

Wilde fuses his passion for blues with his love of rock. He takes what's authentic and powerful about the music he grew up loving and introduces the raw energy of bands such as Led Zeppelin, Free and Deep Purple without losing the heart and conviction of the blues.

With knowledge and respect for the original masters of the instrument, Wilde takes the harmonica to a whole new level. Thomas Ruf (Ruf Records) called him ‘The Hendrix of the Harmonica’. His live show has been described as: ‘A masterclass of blues harp playing, bar none.’ (Blues in the North West).

Wilde has been five times nominated in the British Blues Awards for best Harmonica player (2010/2011/2012/2013/2014) and he has shared the stage with various notable blues artists. He has appeared twice on the Legendary Blues Cruise playing with veterans such as Sherman Robertson, Michael Burks, Earl Thomas and Taj Mahal.

"Will Wilde sets the tone for the 21st century blues artist." (Earl Thomas)

"An exciting and expressive harmonica player... Excellent vocalist." (Mike Vernon)

"He takes the harmonica to another dimension." (Paul Lamb)

www.willharmonicawilde.com

The Della Grants



The Della Grants

The Della Grants material cleverly bridges the gaps between several genres and if you've seen them live then you'll know just how diverse their music really is. Expertly written songs all linked by a bluesy feel and delivered on stage in an unapologetic, old fashioned rock and roll manner. When it all comes together, the look, the attitude, and the great self-penned tracks, it really works.

www.thedellagrants.com

Greg Coulson



Greg Coulson

Over the years Greg Coulson's influences have evolved, but his absolute passion for Rhythm and Blues has remained unaltered. Greg began fronting blues bands at the age of twelve, both singing and playing, regularly gigging in pubs and clubs around Northamptonshire. Rhythm and Blues is the style of music he loves and cherishes.

Greg Coulson's first big break was at the age of 19, with the legendary two-tone band The Selecter. Known as a Hammond organ player, and not just a keyboard player, Greg was with the band for 5 years and toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, Australia and America.

Greg Coulson is a very talented multi-instrumentalist, and as well as being a hugely accomplished organ and keyboard player he is also a gifted guitarist, which you will hear on his brand new single, ‘Squat That Rabbit’.

Greg has been writing his own material for the past six years and has relished in the opportunity to recently record his debut album. Working alongside Producer Stuart Dixon (Eddie Floyd, Dani Wilde) of Platform Studio, Burghfield, the new album is almost ready to Rock 'n' Roll.

''Northamptonshire's Greg Coulson is definitely one to watch. Informed by the organ masters Ray Charles, Steve Winwood and Booker T, his style is rhythmic, fluid and above all, very exciting." The Blues Magazine

www.gregcoulson.co.uk

Stompin' Dave



Stompin' Dave

Described by Maverick Magazine as "one of the world's greatest performers" Stompin' Dave is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist and dancer who has performed across the UK and beyond. A former member of former UK blues band of the year The Producers, Stompin' Dave was nominated for a British Blues Award in the acoustic act category 2014.

www.stompindave.com

Robert Hokum



Robert Hokum

Bluesmaster, funkateer and master of wit & repartee.

Robert has played the Blues with musicians from the corners of the earth. Along the way he flirted with just about every musical interpretation of the Blues you can think of. He also started the Ealing Blues Festival, helped raise heritage plaques to Brit. Blues heroes and contributed to Ealing's long overdue recognition as 'The Cradle of British Rock'.

www.roberthokum.co.uk