Posts tagged ‘north wales

STOP PRESS 3Kings bring their brand of North Mississippi Hill Country Blues to the Christmas concert of Going Up The Country at Worthenbury Village Hall this Friday. According to Wikipedia Hill country blues (also known as North Mississippi hill country blues or North Mississippi blues) is a regional style of country blues. It is […]

8 pm for 9 pm show –£15 Ben Tyzack and Guy Tortora In our opinion this is likely to be the gig of the year when the two London based Americans Ben and Guy get together for one of only a handful of duo gigs this year. Ben is known to many as the guitarist […]

8 pm doors for 9 pm show – £10 From Pete Evans: We were absolutely blown away by Jack when he appeared at the Overton festival in May. Many people told us that he was the star of the festival and we had to agree. Rarely have we heard such talent on the guitar from […]

Just in from Pete Evans: The next is gig is on Saturday, 18th July when amazing, powerful, driving trio, Moreland & Arbuckle make a welcome return after their superb gig last year. Having played at all the major American clubs and festivals, they have now started to win over the UK and Europe. Think along the […]

US singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie Bond has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years backing many traditional Alabama blues musicians in the US and Europe, including Eddie Kirkland, Jerry “Boogie” McCain and Willie King. Fronting her own band on her UK tour in June, July and August, she […]

News of forthcoming gigs from Pete Evans and the guys . . . Debbie Bond and The TruDats: Friday, 26th June Debbie and her band from Tuscaloosa in Alabama are opening up their extensive UK gig and Festival tour with us on what promises to be a great night of soulful blues straight from the Alabama woods. […]

CLEM CURTIS GIVES NORTH WALES FESTIVAL SOULFUL FOUNDATIONS Soul legend Clem Curtis and The Foundations have been confirmed as one of the headliners at the North Wales Blues and Soul Festival 2015. Clem Curtis, who went from interior decorator to chart topper in the Sixties, will be accompanied by his original soul group The Foundations, […]

Swampcandy is a primitive blues influenced American duo from Annapolis, MD. The music they play is the dirty old Mississippi blues kind. Ruben Dobbs’ aggressive finger-picking and rhythmic style (which often adds up to sounding like more than one guitar), combined with Joey Mitchell’s bass playing, pounding kick drum and percussive bass throttling (representing the presence of […]

The first Overton-on-Dee Blues, Roots & Real Ale Festival, which took place over last weekend, was a resounding success and indeed, the Saturday was a complete sell-out – and as always Pete Evans, Paul Taylor and Ian Williams had put together an excellent varied bill – ranging from pre-war acoustic blues to the music of […]

The Strypes have headlined tours across the world from Australia, US, Japan, sold out venues across the UK (Manchester Academy 2, Liverpool East Village Arts Centre, Birmingham Library, London Shepherds Bush Empire, London Islington Academy, London Electric Ballroom), toured with the Arctic Monkeys in Arena’s, Signed to Major label Virgin EMI, appeared on Later With Jools […]

The Norman Beaker Trio – support by The Hexmen @  The Pavilion Theatre, Promenade, Rhyl, LL18 3AQ Performance: Friday, 6th February, 2015 @ 8pm   Ticket Prices: £12, no concessions The Norman Beaker Band Three legendary Blues artistes play the music of B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy and other dignitaries of the genre, as well as […]

3Kings – ‘Goin’ Up The Country’ at Worthenbury Village Hall: 23rd January The trio of 3Kings go from strength to strength on each gig, and it was a treat to catch them in the ‘juke joint’ that is the homely Worthenbury Village Hall, near Bangor-on-Dee, at the latest ‘Goin’ Up The Country’ gig, hosted by […]

Gig: 3 Kings – 2015 dates

Posted on: Saturday, Jan 10, 2015

Three dates so far for 3Kings, featuring’s own Ken Peace on mile wide harmonica and gravelling about 1/3 of the vocals. 23 Jan – Worthenbury Blues Club 28 Feb – Cellar Bar, Chester. 10pm 28 Mar – Kash Taprooms, Chester 4pm Happy Hour. Here’s a taster – one minute of each of five songs. […]

The Dave Kelly Band (DKB) was formed in 1982 when The Blues Band had decided to split up for a while. There have been various line-ups over the 30+ years, three albums under the DKB name plus Dave’s many solo albums which have also featured band members. So thirty years later, after putting the band […]

On the 17th anniversary of Pete Evans, Paul Taylor and Ian Williams putting on gigs in the Wrexham area – first as Hookers Blues Club, now Goin’ Up The Country – it was fitting that the brilliantly high standard was maintained by this pairing of our own award-winning bluesman Ian Siegal and the multi-talented character […]

From Pete Evans: This gig is arguably one of the most exciting acoustic ones that we have presented in our 18 years of presenting live music when one of the top roots/blues musicians from the USA teams up with arguably the UK’s current top acoustic roots/blues guitarists. Ian Siegal’s stature has grown immensely over the last 7/8 […]