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    The whole band, in its entirety, creates a luxurious and irresistible sound, displaying great skills and artistic finesse. Zoë Schwarz’ dynamic and commanding vocal delivery is both eclectic and suave at the same time; just like a chameleon, one part Janis Joplin, one Billie Holiday, and one Nina Simone.

    The band’s exciting live set is based around rootsy originals: Strong catchy riffs, interesting arrangements, and exciting grooves featuring Rob Koral's electrifying, and unmistakable touch and flow on guitar. The highly accomplished rhythm section of Pete Whittaker-Hammond organ and Paul Robinson-drums (Nina Simone, Van Morrison, The Proclaimers, Paul McCartney to name a few) bring massive musical authority and the ability to push the music in unpredictable and exciting directions.

    Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion have made a considerable impact these last five years, and is one of the band’s that have added a fresh approach and vibrancy to the UK Blues. They are finalists in two categories in the 2018 UK Blues Awards.



    Matt Edwards

    Supporting Zoe will be Matt Edwards. Matt is a songwriter/vocalist/guitarist that stands out in the UK Blues scene. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist he is inspired by a huge wealth of musical genres. Matt’s focus has always been the song over the skill. Learning lessons from his favourite artists, hoping that people feel something from music.

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    “Storm Warning are a welcome change from the norm. They play the blues with real feel, but rock hard enough when required. Above all, they strike a balance that tests the full possibilities of a song without overstaying their welcome…… It’s also a timely reminder that for all their splendid ability to refresh blues covers, Storm Warning can rock out in their own right.” Get Ready To Rock website

    Storm Warning are lauded by the UK blues press as one of the top contemporary blues rock bands in the UK. They make blues standards their own and superbly craft original blues songs. Ex Mick Ralphs Band vocalist Son Maxwell and guitarist Bob Moore, lead the band backed by Ian Salisbury on keys, Derek White (Larry Miller band) on bass and ex Mick Clarke band drummer Russ Chaney. Storm Warning have recorded four CDs, all receiving critical acclaim and their tracks have been played on radio station across the world including BBC Radio 2 for whom they also recorded a live session which was broadcast on the Paul Jones blues programme.

    With special guests, the kick ass Bad Day Blues Band



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    John Verity is the man and musician who is ‘blue to his soul’ and has been one of the most consistent performers on the British blues rock circuit for many years, since the early days opening for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and others in the US and then his time as singer and guitarist with ARGENT.

    After many years spent primarily in the studio recording and guesting with musicians who have included Colin Blunstone, Ringo Starr, Motorhead, Saxon and The Zombies, John is experiencing a musical renaissance; over the last few years he has travelled the length and breadth of the UK pleasing old friends and gaining new fans.

    “Nothing compares to seeing JV live, up close and personal or on stage, as John's guitar playing and singing is a joy to behold. What marks him out from others is his timing and feel which are close to perfection.”

    “Great songs and great performances, John not only has a great voice for his material but his exceptional guitar playing almost segues voice and guitar into one.”

    “That voice really sings and the guitar talks. He just gets better and better. How does he keep improving? - The singing, the playing and the writing? – Talent!”
    “You are left under no illusion that you are in the hands of a proper musician and vocalist who would have no problem filling a stadium, packing out any club and bringing a festival audience to their feet. Go see him!”
    “This festival truly can throw up some magical moments, in 2016 I saw The John Verity Band for the first time, his set was absolutely amazing and his rendition of Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze’ was breath taking. So much that I can truly say I've travelled the length and breadth of these islands to see him since including North Scotland, Glasgow, Whitehaven and Minehead. He re-kindled my passion for blues rock, not bad for an auld metalhead! Thank you so much John and I look forward to seeing you again soon.”
    The John Verity Band features:

    Guitar & vocals-John Verity, Drums-Liam James Gray and on bass, chosen from a selection of highly accredited players including Roger Inniss (Blues Caravan, Laurence Jones, Elkie Brooks, Malone Sibun Band) John Gordon (Bernie Marsden, Alan Price amongst others) and Bob Skeat (Wishbone Ash).

    In John’s words, ‘Whatever I do is always going to have a blues/rock edge and I feel that this is the thread which ties it all together’.



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    The Big Dez Band have recently released a new CD titled ‘Last Train’ which features the legendary Lucky Peterson and Sax Gordon. They will be playing a selection of songs from ‘Last Train’ as well as songs from their previous albums.

    Guitarist Big Dez (Phil Fernandez) plays guitar with the chilling intensity of Albert Collins and Johnny Guitar Watson, and writes great blues and rock n roll songs. Whether jamming with Lucky Peterson in the clubs of Paris or playing at the larger European blues festivals, Big Dez and his band deliver a great performance every time.

    Big Dez has been treading the boards for nearly 20 years across Europe and subsequently North America, mixing soulful, funky blues with traditional foot tappin’ blues grooves and rock ‘n’ roll. He took several trips to the U.S, helping him create an electric blues style, few this side of the Atlantic can match. He plays Albert Collins esque icy guitar licks and has a striking, powerful personality and voice, often likened to Omar Kent Dykes. Big Dez learned how to play the blues during a multitude of jam sessions and playing jobs in Chicago and Texas with the likes of Luther Allison, WC Clark, Billy Branch, Chicago guitarist, ‘Killer’ Ray Allison, Mike Cross, Tracy Conover, Alan Haynes and harmonica player Paul Orta. He’s also played alongside Texas legend Uncle John Turner (drummer with Johnny Winter & Lightnin' Hopkins), Lucky Peterson and recorded with the Fabulous Thunderbirds bassist Preston Hubbard and US sax virtuoso Sax Gordon.

    “Fernandez’s slashing guitar combines Albert Collins’ icy tension with Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson¹s metallic crunch, and vocals like Omar Kent Dykes” Blues Revue USA .



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    Powerful and energetic, standout act with an ultra confident, no-holds-barred swagger, Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band have a unique trademark sound and style.
    Their raw and crafty stage show takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of dangerous, charming and gutsy music with hooks and melodies that cross genres and age groups.

    Their latest CD double A side single was produced by Stacy Parrish who has worked with numerous artists from Elvis Costello to T Bone Burnett and won a Grammy for his work on Robert Plant and Allison Krauss’s Raising Sand album.

    “An absolutely refreshing and life affirming experience. The best band you never heard of” Classic Rock Magazine

    2018 Blues Awards - UK Blues Act of the Year nominee.

    Live national TV appearances on STV and national radio plays including BBC Radio 2



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    Plus support from Lee Ainley's Blues Storm


    The Troy Redfern Band

    Troy Redfern's star has since been rising fast in the blues world, and the buzz has continued to build with the release of his critically acclaimed album 'Dirt Blues Ritual'. The Troy Redfern Band deliver one of the most exciting high energy blues sets on the circuit today, fusing power, searing musicianship and ferociously creative spontaneity.

    'He's a musical visionary' Blues Matters
    'Master slide guitarist' The Blues Magazine
    'One of the finest exponents of Blues Rock in Britain today' Radio Cardiff



    Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm

    A stunning selection of blues infused grooves from mother and daughter Lee and Tori Ainley, plus the raw untapped talent of teenage guitarist Elliot Young. Together with the driving rhythms of one of the South Coast’s most in demand blues drummers, Simon Griffin and the driving force of the band, bass player Mike Howell, you end up with Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm.


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    David Sinclair Four ( DS4 )

    The David Sinclair Four aka DS4 have roots in blues and rock but with a greater eclectic mix of songs than many bands in the genre. The band is led by singer songwriter guitarist David Sinclair and lead guitarist Geoff Peel. David Sinclair has released five albums and is a IRL recording artist. The latest DS4 release ‘Sweet Georgina’ has had superb reviews and David says;

    “I first came across Georgina in the 1960s. She was a flower child and a femme fatale. She hung out somewhere in the south of England with the Stones and Hendrix and Zeppelin. But her memories stretched back much further, and she could see far into the future. Georgina is eternal. A muse who is music. She's always around when I'm writing songs and working with the DS4. She has become our patron saint. This was the most difficult album I've ever made. The rhythm section emigrated. My wife got ill. I broke my finger three days before we started recording. But I could hear Georgina's call - loud, clean and clear as a bell. Music saves nothing; not your band or your loved ones and least of all your soul. But it breaks through the walls and ceilings and barriers that keep you stuck inside and it shows you the sky. Sweet Georgina loves you all.”

    As a writer and columnist for The Times, Rolling Stone and Billboard, he has chronicled the rock 'n' roll years and now takes centre stage with his band to tell his own musical tale as well as revisiting songs by blues masters from Chuck Berry to Stevie Ray Vaughan. The band make frequent appearances on the London music scene playing at such iconic venues as The Borderline, The 100 Club, The Dublin Castle plus appearances at festivals across the UK.



    Deep Blue Sea

    Deep Blue Sea create new shoots from the old roots, taking the blues out for a walk in the sun and the rain, telling tales from the lives we are all living - playing music for the moment we are in. Deep Blue Sea return to The Limelight after their successful debut appearance playing their funky, soulful blues mix led by Los Angeles vocalist Dregas.

    "Funky, invisible reggae, rockabilly, guitar driven fretboard dexterity, pain and grief and Rock and Roll - you'll love this blues tinged rock without any flotsam and jetsam, once again, the SEA giving up its riches."
    Blues in Britain - 'Live It Up' album review

    "The quality of the playing alone would put this gig up there with the best but this is also great fun; the band obviously enjoy themselves and audiences will always pick up on that. Great performances and big smiles all around the room - that’s a good combination for a great night." Music Riot

    "A breathtaking performance from Deep Blue Sea with a flawless mix of original songs featuring a soulful harmonic voice and driving guitar - we knew this was something special from the first song to the sudden rush to buy CDs at the end." Andy Davies, promoter Woodlands Blues Club



    This is a double header not to be missed !

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