Posts tagged ‘colne

Bit of a ‘heads up’ from Rosy Greer, for anyone getting up to Colne ahead of the official festival start: Not advertised on the main Great British R& B Festival website Thursday 21st August – ‘JUNKHOUSE DOG BLUES BAND’ @ Colne Rugby Club, Colne. “If you are camping and getting there on Thursday 21st August, […]

This year The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival celebrates its 25th Anniversary. And there are some great names lined-up for this milestone, including a very rare visit to the UK by Eric Burdon, (The Animals), Lucky Peterson, Eric Sardinas, Otis Grand, Mike Sanchez, Andy Fairweather Low, The Yardbirds and Dr Feelgood.  PLUS: Jazz On The Sunday with the Snake Davis […]

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CLASSIC CLAPTON the world’s No1 Eric Clapton tribute band, featuring front-man Mike Hall, will be making a welcome return to Colne in November after a gap of eight and a half years. This will be the band’s second visit to Colne.  They performed a very successful concert here in 2005.  Fans are advised to book early for […]

Lancashire Blues Archive goes to Colne – by Rosy Greer A ‘Trail’ viewpoint of one of the best blues festivals in the North West Arriving at the campsite, based at the Nelson & Colne Rugby Club, on the Friday, was a pleasant experience this year. The sun was shining and the ground was firm, unlike […]

This August Pendle Leisure Trust is celebrating 24 years of bringing international rhythm and blues to Colne, Lancashire. With more than 600 artistes performing at nine official venues over four days, Colne’s annual Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival is now as the key UK rhythm & blues festival on the UK calendar , held […]

An early shout-out for this years Colne festival, the 24th Great British R&B Festival, to be held over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Still quite a lot of slots to be confirmed – here’s the official website:

Review: The Extras – The Queens Hotel, Colne

Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012

Friday, 9th November, 2012 “Little Miss Nitro” – alias Joan Bimson – mistress of the Rickenbacker bass guitar (two of the last time I counted them) was back in action with her band, The Extras, with her rock-steady right hand man on lead and slide guitar and backing vocals,  Dave “Mr Guitar” Woods – who […]

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Gig: Jon Amor – The Venue, Colne – 06 Oct 2012

Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012

 Jon Amor The Venue, Colne 06 Oct 2012 Promotions company ‘Drivin’ The Blues’ is putting on its first show at The Venue in Colne. The Jon Amor Blues Group with Phil Johari in support. It’s £10 advanced (£13 on the door) ticket either by calling 07775593189 (Patricia) or by visiting

Friday, 24th August-Monday, 27th August, 2012 The full line-up has now been confirmed for the annual Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival held at Colne, Lancashire, over the August Bank Holiday weekend, 24th-27th August. Check out the official website for full details of stages, line-up, tickets, etc.

Sherman Robertson Band in the North West The Sherman Robertson Band are back out on tour in the UK and Europe this summer including four dates in the North West.  Sherman is considered a master of zydeco, hard-swinging Texas electric blues, R&B and swampy Louisiana blues. Robertson often surprises audiences with his ability to play […]

All Northwest lineup for Friday night at Colne

Posted on: Monday, Aug 23, 2010

This years Colne Festival features an all Northwest lineup for the Friday night on the British stage.  This event is being sponsored by BBC Radio Lancashire and for those of us not able to go will be broadcast live on the station. 8.00pm  –  Forty4 9.00pm  –  Tipitina 10.00pm  –  Junkhouse Dog Blues Band 11.00pm  […]

Review: Bare Bones Boogie Band

Posted on: Friday, Jul 23, 2010

BARE BONES BOOGIE BAND (self-titled – BBBBCD1) Released at the turn of this year, comes the debut from the rocking Southern-based Bare Bones Boogie Band – a four-piece comprising of Helen Turner (vocals), Iain Black (guitar), Trev Turley (bass) and Andy Jones (drums). The band deal in a hybrid of classic British rock with blues […]

Northwest Bands on Colne British Stage

Posted on: Monday, Jun 7, 2010

Three northwest bands have been confirmed for the British Stage at the Colne Festival over the Aug Bank Hol period. Forty 4 – Friday 9pm Atlanta Roots -Friday midnight Tommy Allen Band – Sunday 9.30pm Friday shows to be broadcasted live by BBC Radio Lancashire.

Gig: Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival 2010

Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010

The lineup has been released for The 21st Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival  in Colne. Fri 27 Aug to Mon 30 Aug 2010 The International Stage Friday 27 August 2010 7.00pm    The Hamsters 8.45pm    Dr Feelgood 10.30pm    Nine Below Zero 12.00 midnight    Eddie & The Hot Rods Saturday 28 August 2010 2.00pm    Chicago Acoustic […]

Gig and YouTube: Mark Thornley Band

Posted on: Thursday, Aug 27, 2009

Here’s a clip of the Mark Thornley Band from a recent gig at BJ’s Blues Club at the Hop Pocket in Chorley. Mark and the boys will be playing the British Stage at the Colne Festival this coming weekend their spot is tomorrow night.