Gig: Warrington Blues Festival Preview – 23 May 2009
Posted on: Sunday, Apr 26, 2009
‘Following their outstanding performance at the Burnley Blues Festival at Easter the Cadillac Kings make a welcome return to the north west on May 23rd when the band opens up the evening session at the Warrington Rhythm and Blues Festival. Featuring six of the UK’s top blues & roots musicians, The Cadillac Kings play music inspired by the sounds & styles of the ‘40s & ‘50s. A mix of mostly original songs with a few well-chosen covers from the likes of T-Bone Walker, Roy Brown & Champion Jack Dupree have made the band firm favourites on both the blues & jump-jive scenes. With their stunning musicianship & exciting stage act, this is a band that knows how to entertain audiences across the board, from arts centres to dance-halls, from intimate clubs to major festivals.
With backgrounds including Otis Grand’s Band, James Hunter’s Jokers, The Poorboys, Big Joe Louis, and Little George Sueref, The Cadillac Kings came together in the year 2000. They became an immediate hit at venues & festivals all over the UK . 2001 saw the release of their debut CD ‘Lou Ann’ which received wide airplay in the UK & abroad, culminating in a nomination for the 2002 USA Swing Awards.Tour dates have included London’s 100 Club, the Great British R&B Festival, the Burnley Blues Festival, London’s Hackney Empire, the Black Horse World Music Festival in Sussex, Crawley Folk Festival, Soho Jazz & Heritage Festival, UK Arts Council tour, the Gloucester Blues Festival, (Norway’s huge) Notodden Blues Festival, the Ørland Blues Fest, the Drobak Festival, Denmark’s annual Blues Cruise, the Duvel Blues Festival in Belgium & the Rotterdam Bluezy Festival in Holland.
Warrington is pleased to welcome the Cadillac Kings to what promises to be a really entertaining festival at the Pyramid Arts Centre.Tickets priced at £16 are available from the box office on 01925 442345 or online at www.pyramid/parrhall.com
And the good news is that anyone purchasing a ticket prior to the festival will be automatically entered into a draw for a Farida guitar which has kindly been donated by the main stage sponsor Dawson’s Music.’