Posts tagged ‘cumbria



Laurence Jones, is a stunning guitarist who has been described as “Blues rock’s youngest talent in the UK” The great news for blues-rock fans, live music lovers and aspiring musicians in and around Kendal, is that Laurence will be playing with his band at the Brewery Arts Centre on Thursday, 8th October and put simply; […]

Copeland Stadium at Whitehaven will be the venue for a new and exciting ALL DAYER of live rock and blues music on 8th August. The bands include the Marcus Bonfanti Band, Sean Webster and the Deadlines, the Paul Rose Band, the Christian Sharpe Trio, and event organiser Ryan Burns’ own band Mama-Sang and the Robot, […]

On Sunday, 5th July, around 300 people attended ‘Blues for BB’ in Cockermouth, Cumbria,  organised by Andy Hills of Cockermouth Blues, with assistance from long-standing blues fan Graeme McGrory. This not-for-profit event, held in neighbouring pubs The Bush Inn and The Fletcher Christian Tavern, was a huge success. Even the sun came out to play […]

(The Olly Alcock Band) On Sunday, 5th July, 2015, some of Cumbria’s finest blues and rock musicians will celebrate the life and music of BB King, who died on 14th May, aged 89. BB inspired pretty well every musician who plays the blues today, including all those who will be playing at this event. ‘Blues […]

Up-and-coming West Country blues rockers, The Blue Horizon, will play Barrow Blues Club this Friday, 5th June, 2015 Fronted by gifted guitarist and vocalist Iain Eccleston, with Ed Gerlach on bass and Josh Armitage on drums, The Blue Horizon play electrifying blues rock, with brilliant guitar licks, rugged vocals, dynamic percussion and driving bass. They […]

Give me a good excuse to post this again . . . the superb Northsyde appear at Barrow R&B Club this coming Friday, 8th May. http://www.northsyde.co.uk/#!/home http://www.earlyblues.com/Barrow%20R&B%20Club.htm

TOP MIDLANDS BAND, SLOWBURNER, COME TO MARYPORT, SATURDAY 18TH APRIL ‘Great band and Paul Bridgwater is a great singer who continues the tradition of great British blues soul singers’ – Robert Plant ‘Blow me down, the man can sing to wake the dead. I mean that special, smoky voice that only the best can bleed […]

LITTLE WALTER SPECIAL – 8 PM Come on and join the superb Lyndon Anderson Band for a night of ‘swampedelic soul’ and classic Chicago blues. They will be playing a set dedicated to the ‘big boss’ and father of electric Chicago blues harp, Little Walter Jacobs. Also will feature tunes from BB King, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Red […]

Festival: Bowness Bay Blues full line-up

Posted on: Saturday, Jan 17, 2015

Bowness Bay Blues Organised by the Rotary Club of Windermere THE FOURTH BOWNESS BAY BLUES WEEKEND Weekend 27-29 March 2015 A stunning line-up of brilliant blues musicians in the heart of the Lake District, on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere. www.bownessbayblues.co.uk STOP PRESS: ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION ADDED TO THE LINE-UP! ‘A flagship for […]

Gig: Stark – The Navy Club, Maryport – 1st January

Posted on: Saturday, Dec 13, 2014

Stark at the 100 Club, Oxford Street: guitarist Jamie Francis (left), drummer Evan Carson (centre) and bassist Josh Franklin (right). Courtesy www.classicrockimages.co.uk Since they formed in Brighton in 2011, blues/roots/rock trio Stark have built a strong following and gained a reputation for their superlative musicianship. The band’s latest CD, ‘Stories From The Ground’, has seen […]

After their rapturous reception at Carlisle Blues Festival this month Sean Webster and the Dead Lines will be back in Cumbria in December. They are appearing at The Navy Club in Maryport on Sunday, 14th December to celebrate the club’s Christmas party. Support by local band Homegrown and it all kicks off at 3 pm […]

Review: 8th Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival 2014

Posted on: Friday, Nov 14, 2014

The Boom Band THE 8th CARLISLE BLUES & ROCK FESTIVAL 2014 In the word’s of MC. Mark Singleton, “six weeks ago this year’s Carlisle Blues and Rock Festival was dead in the water”. Less than two months before the event was due to take place, the Swallow Hilltop Hotel announced that it was closing down and would […]

Matthew Fox TWO US ACOUSTIC BLUES MUSICIANS, MATTHEW FOX AND DAN PHELPS, WILL BE STOPPING OFF ON THEIR UK TOUR TO PLAY A SPECIAL GIG AT THE NAVY CLUB, MARYPORT, ON SUNDAY 2ND NOVEMBER, 4 PM, FREE ENTRY Matthew Fox is a guitarist and songwriter whose Texan roots run deep. He has steeped himself in […]

DEBORAH BONHAM & BAND – ‘LIVE’ Fri 7th NOVEMBER – ULVERSTON Sports Club, Priory Road, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 9HT T:01229 582258  £10   http://www.ulverstonlivemusic.co.uk “ Deborah Bonham and  her band are from and for the heart, soul and feet. No one does what they do. We need them” (BBC) A regular festival favourite (Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Festival; […]

Gigs: Stark – Upcoming North West dates

Posted on: Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

Highly acclaimed young blues band Stark are coming up north to play two very special gigs. The first will be on Friday, 24th October, at the Bluefunk Rhythm and Blues Club’s new venue, Ronnie’s Bar (formerly known as the Kiva Club), in Macclesfield: www.ronnies-bar.co.uk Promoter Garry White is putting on some top-class gigs at this […]

Carlisle Blues and Rock Festival, which will be held from 7th to 9th November, is the festival that the top blues musicians love to play, the one they all talk about, the one that brings out the best in them. And organiser Nick Westgarth has really excelled himself this year, with an incredible five-star line-up […]