News from Maryport Festival

Posted on: Sunday, May 2, 2010

News from the Maryport Festival

Here’s the latest Maryport newsletter pasted below

Booker T, Paul Carrack, Canned Heat, Mica Paris complete line-up
The festival programme is complete and we have another superb line-up for you. One of Britain’s most enduringly successful singer, songwriter musicians, Paul Carrack, and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics will now headline the Friday night. With a back catalogue of hits including “How Long”, “Tempted” and “The Living Years”, Paul’s marvelously soulful voice is known to millions around the world; he is undoubtedly a key figure in Britsh pop history.

From the US, Grammy award winner, Booker T Jones, will headline the Saturday night. Booker T is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known for fronting the band Booker T and the MGs.

Another US legend and one of the premier blues bands of the 1960s, Canned Heat, will rock the stage on Sunday with their unique blend of modern electric blues, rock and boogie which has earned them a loyal following and influenced many aspiring guitarists and bands during the past 35 years ‘s.

It is Maryport tradition to feature a top female Britsh vocalist and this year we are delighted to welcome top English soul singer, Mica Paris, whose wonderful voice can be heard on the Saturday evening stage. Mica is also well known to many as a radio and television presenter and occasional actress.



May 2nd, 2010 at 09:24
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Some strange choices for what is still billed as a ‘Blues’ festival? Mind you, if Booker T has the same band as at last year’s Cambridge that should be good . . . Troy Gonyea and Marc Ford on guitars!



May 2nd, 2010 at 09:27
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