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The Producers at Fogherty’s Function Room, Liverpool – 22nd February 2013 The full house at Fogherty’s Function Room for John and Lorraine Welsh’s first show in 2013 spoke volumes for the understandable popularity of  The Producers. This legendary band has been delighting audiences for more than twenty years and, if anything, they are now better […]

Gigs: 52 Skidoo – Cheshire Rural Touring Arts

Posted on: Friday, Feb 22, 2013

http://youtu.be/mN8OJaTvqW0 A little bit ‘off topic’, but 52 Skidoo bring their music from the era of the Speakeasy, Prohibition, Vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, New York rent parties, Harlem Stride Piano and Hot Jazz to several small venues as part of the Cheshire Rural Touring Arts programme . . . I’m not sure though that the […]

Mark Harrison – ‘Goin’ Up The Country’ at Worthenbury Village Hall Friday, 1st March, 2013 – Tickets £10 ‘Going Up The Country’ have a gig at Worthenbury Village Hall on Friday, 1st March, with the excellent acoustic guitarist Mark Harrison making his debut in the region. London-based Mark has just released his new cd “Crooked […]

American singer/songwriter Eilen Jewell makes a rare appearance in the bluesinthenorthwest region this month appearing at the Victoria Hotel in Menai Bridge on 29th March, 2013. This European tour features her American band, with Jason Beek drums, Johnny Sciascia bass and Jerry Miller guitar. Anyone calling a song “Kalimotxo” is fine by me. http://youtu.be/CTuBoqon4JA

I am always glad to see someone doing something different in the blues genre, I have always been proud of what a wide church the blues has. Heymoonshaker – the beatbox blues duo have been impressing crowds both online (13 million Youtube views on their channel) and on stage (supporting Ghostpoet, De La Soul and […]

Alex McKown Band – Friday 22 February, Number 71 Bar, Stalybridge. The Alex McKown Band return to this new venue in Stalybridge prior to embarking on a series of dates that takes them to Sheffield, Nantwich and the Hebden Bridge Blues Festival over the next few months. Alex was nominated for a British Blues Award […]

**REMINDER** The Producers at Fogherty’s Function Room, Liverpool Friday 22nd February 2013 (doors: 8 pm, show: 8.45 pm) The Producers are one of the absolute treasures of the British blues scene. They have been delighting audiences for many years but they are now even better than ever. Singer/guitarist Harry Skinner is backed by fellow founder […]

Gig: 40 Days – The Ironworks, Oswestry

Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013

Saturday, 16th February, 2013 http://youtu.be/8cynY2FLXbI On Saturday night we have new band on the scene, 40 Days. These guys are a true rock and blues trio with a great foot-stomping sound, check out the YouTube video here of them playing live in Wrexham. With a support act to be confirmed, and free entry, why not […]

Marcus Bonfanti / Raphael Callaghan – Engedi Arts, Colwyn Bay, North Wales Friday, 15th February, 2013 Rising young blues star Marcus Bonfanti has added a gig in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, to his current sell-out ‘Calm Before The Storm’ acoustic tour. It’s this Friday, February 15th, at Engedi Arts in the old Imperial Hotel building, […]

Just a reminder that American acoustic bluesman Kent DuChaine is at Alexander’s in Chester this coming Thursday, 14th February: Here’s the link to the original posting: www.bluesinthenorthwest.com/index.php/2013/01/07/gig-kent-duchaine-alexanders-rufus-court-chester

Connie Lush & Blues Shouter – Monique’s, Temple Court, Liverpool, L2 6PY Valentines Special, Thursday, 14th February, 2013 Connie Lush & Blues Shouter appear at Monique’s in Liverpool as a Valentines Special. Full details for the night can be found here: www.moniquesliverpool.co.uk/events/connie-lush-a-valentines-speical

Thursday, 1st February, 2013 Laurence Jones and his band returned to the True Blues Club after their successful performance in winning the North West heat in The Battle of the Blues competition, and now go forward to the final held in London in March – we all wish them well. The Laurence Jones Band are […]

Gig: The Strypes – Leaf, Bold Street, Liverpool

Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013

http://youtu.be/AqQOiMYPsA8 One of the most talked about new groups in these isles, The Strypes, visit Liverpool for the first time in March. Tipped by the NME as one of the ‘Most Exciting New Bands of 2013’, the Irish four-piece have won high profile fans including Jeff Beck, Paul Weller and Elton John for their primal […]

The Devon-based blues and swing outfit, The Nightporters, will be back together in the summer for a 20th anniversary reunion tour with the original line-up . . . just one NW date pencilled in . . . . at the fantastic Telford’s Warehouse in Chester on Friday, 9th August.

Willie and the Bandits Telford’s Warehouse, Chester Friday, 15th February, 2013 One of the most exciting and talked about acts to emerge in the past year, their sound seems to be an amalgamation of the best elements of music from every era creating a new vibe which is wholly their own. Imagine dusting off your […]

Gig: The Ian Parker Band – The Last Inn, Hengoed

Posted on: Saturday, Jan 26, 2013

The Ian Parker Band – The Last Inn, Hengoed, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7EU Wednesday, 20th February, 2013 at 8.30 pm Tickets £8 or £10 on the door Remarkably given his age, Ian Parker performed his first public concerts twenty years ago this year. At just 16, he began playing in pubs throughout the West Midlands […]

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