Warrington Rhythm and Blues Festival – 29 May 2010
Posted on: Saturday, May 8, 2010
Warrington Rhythm & Blues Festival
Saturday 29 May from 3pm
Get ready for the finest in Rhythm and Blues entertainment with Pyramid and Parr Hall’s second annual Rhythm and Blues Festival this May bank holiday! Kindly sponsored by Dawson’s Music and Farida Guitars.
With two stages, two bars serving real ales and a stunning line-up to whet your appetite, true R & B fans simply will not want to miss out on this fantastic event!
Main Stage Line Up
The Nimmo Brothers Over the past decade Festival headliners The Nimmo Brothers, from Glasgow, have proven themselves to be one of the most respected exponents of modern blues the UK has seen since the blues boom of the 1960s. Musically stunning they never fail to impress audience after audience with their live shows.
“Each show is like the first time, dripping with energy, commitment and fun: disappointment is not an option” Blackstairs Blues Festival
The Tommy Allen Band Ft. Johnny Hewitt This hard hitting guitar fronted blues band are joined for one night only by Johny Hewitt on the harmonica. The chemistry between Johny and Tommy is pure magic to hear and combining the band sound with the harmonica pours out a real earthy style of blues.
Tommy Allen’s music will take you places beyond the misty crossroads of the delta and lead you right back to the true romance of British rock and roll.
Big Blues Tribe Fronted by Oliver Carpenter, one of the Midlands most experienced blues singers this full nine-piece blues band in the style of BB King, Ray Charles and, more recently, Jools Holland’s R&B Orchestra. Combine a five piece brass section and four excellent voices. The Big Blues Tribe brings good-time big band blues to life.
“This is a hell of a band… certain to blow your socks off… one of the greatest singers we’ve produced.” Blues in Britain Magazine
Escape Committee We are delighted to welcome back this four piece blues-rock band. Over the last 20 years the band have established themselves as an integral part of the local music scene and are inspired by the music of Eric Clapton, Neil Young and The Allman Brothers.
Down at Antone’s Expect a funky New Orleans gumbo of West Coast shuffles, Louisiana swamp pop, classy 60s soul jazz and tough Texas blues. As the most recent addition to our already amazing line-up, Down at Antone’s opens the main stage.
Acoustic Stage Line Up
Tommy Allen and Johny Hewitt In addition to playing our main stage Tommy Allen and Johny Hewitt are headlining our festival’s acoustic stage with their acclaimed acoustic act. Joining them will be 3 other acts hand picked from hundred of applicants.
Remember! ‘It’s Your Rhythm & Blues Festival’ – Inviting local musicians to apply to play the Acoustic stage again. Drop off point for demo CD and biog is Dawson’s shop (closing date for applications Fri 14th May)
FAO Warrington Rhythm & Blues Festival Team
65 Sankey Street
To book your tickets or for further information, please contact the friendly Box Office team on 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.