Warrington Rhythm & Blues Festival – The Pyramid, Warrington
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012
Saturday, 8th September, 2012
Tickets: £20 in advance or £22.00 on the door
Festival headline band The Producers are amongst the leaders of the current blues phenomenon in the UK. Regarded by many observers as one of the most exciting and stylish new wave bands on the blues circuit, we are pleased to welcome them back for their first concert in Warrington for over ten years.
The Cadillac Kings
Festival favourites the Cadillac Kings are regarded as one of the very best blues, jump jive and swing bands both in the UK and in Continental Europe. This six piece outfit will provide the festival audience with a high energy set that is guaranteed to fill the dance floor from the start.
The Firebird Smith Blues Band
The Festival is pleased to welcome the nine strong Firebird Smith Big Band to Warrington for the first time.Recently featured on Radio Lancashire and City Radio the band will provide us with a unique blend of modern blues, soul and funk that no other outfit in the UK currently offers.
The Escape Committee
The Escape Committee are considered by many locals to be one of the very best blues bands based in the North West of England. Inspired by the music of Eric Clapton, Neil Young and the Allman Brothers, the band will be making its third straight appearance on the festival main stage.
We are pleased to welcome Forty4 who will be making their first appearance at the festival. This 5 piece outfit from Liverpool and Wirral will provide us with a great opening set that mixes blues, roots, Americana and New Orleans funk to create some seriously good .Rhythm and Groove’ music!
Tommy Allen and Johny Hewitt
Johhny Hewitt, harmonica player and vocalist with Smokehouse, recently teamed up with top guitarist Tommy Allen to form a Chicago style acoustic blues duo which is now attracting a lot of interest throughout the UK and abroad. We are pleased to welcome them to headline the festival’s acoustic stage this year.
Colin and Joe Walker
Colin Walker, well respected guitarist with the Backwater Blues Band makes his first ever appearance at the festival alongside his son Joe. Expect some high quality vocals and superb guitar work from them both during this much anticipated set on the acoustic stage.
Blues Boy Dan
At 20 years of age ‘Blues Boy’ Dan Owen is already making waves on the blues circuit and beyond. A recent festival review stated that ‘he possesses a voice to kill for. A little bit of Tom Waits with a touch of Ian Siegal and a spot of Joe Cocker for good measure. Come along and see what we mean!
Llew Garner and Dave Ball from Radio Warrington have kindly agreed to compere the festival, and they will also provide us with some great music during the session intervals.