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All kinds of music and performance related events are posted daily by members in our gig guide including acoustic events, auditions, charitable  events, festivals, karaoke, music competitions, music conventions, music  masterclasses, music workshops, open mic and jam nights.

Many types of  venue are included on our database from concert halls, public houses, wine bars,  restaurants, community centres to theatres. In fact anywhere in the UK that  organises or hosts live music or music and performance related events are welcome to add their details and advertise their events free online!

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Online since 1998 as a subsiduary of Electric Blues Club, we were the first site to provide information and free gig, event listing services for Amateur, Semi Professional and Professional entertainers of all types in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion & Rebecca Downes Band - Double Headline Show in Dorset!

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion & Rebecca Downes Band; known when they rarely get together, as the Blues Sisters!

Great news for blues-rock fans, live music lovers and aspiring musicians in and around Wimborne; both bands will be playing at The Tivoli Theatre on Thursday 11th May………..guaranteed to be a great night and as their final double headline show, one occasion not to miss!

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion is a dynamic, distinctive award-winning band.  The band mix Zoe’s striking vocals with ever important original material, breathtaking guitar and evocative Hammond-organ all knitted together by top-line drummer Paul Robinson

Over the last four years, Zoë and the band have been on the ascension in the British Blues Scene; producing five well received and widely broadcast albums (6 plays on the BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones show), and picking up a series of awards including Runner-Up in both Best Band and Best Female Vocals at the British Blues Awards for 2 years running

Their exciting live set features strong catchy riffs, interesting arrangements and exciting grooves, providing the perfect vehicle for Zoë’s biting, passionate and commanding vocal style.  Zoe will be performing some material from her new album ‘This Is The Life I Choose’

Rebecca Downes Band deliver powerful, soulful, original Blues/Rock with passion and energy.  Take a really hot, tight R’n’B band forged from incredibly talented musicians and front it with Rebecca Downes and the effect is an explosion of Soul tinged Blues from the days when R’n’B rocked the world

Birmingham-based Rebecca and her band is a ‘must see’ live act who recently triumphed at the Colne International Blues Festival.  With her co-writer Steve Birkett she’s produced ‘Believe’, the best album of her career.  Produced by Mark Viner Stuart (Magnum) it mirrors what the press called “Blues, soul, jazz and rock blended to perfection” and has led to 3 singles being played on BBC Radio 2.   Rebecca was voted best female vocalist in this years British Blues Awards, with best song for ‘Believe’

Words alone cannot convey the special sound of these artists and the only way to truly experience this is by seeing them live.  Having said this, you can get a feel for what’s in store, by having a look and listen to a couple of video tracks on YouTube, Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion “People” at https://youtu.be/6ktzI5O43Iw and Rebecca Downes Band “Believe” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2rxr7ADwAs………..blues rock has never sounded……..or looked so good for that matter!!

Don’t miss out on seeing Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion & Rebecca Downes Band at The Tivoli Theatre on Thursday 11th May
The venue is located at West Borough, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1LT
Advance tickets are £14.50 + bf and can be purchased by calling 01202 885 566 or online at http://www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk/event/blues-sisters/

To see, hear and find out more about these ladies and where else they are playing in the UK, please check out http://www.bluecommotion.com and http://www.rebeccadownes.com

Don’t be late, doors open at 6.45 p.m, Rebecca is on stage at 7.30 p.m and Zoe is on stage at 8.50 p.m

https://www.facebook.com/zoe.schwarz

https://twitter.com/bluecommotion 

https://www.facebook.com/rebeccadownes
https://twitter.com/bekah_music

 

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Cleethorpes Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 7 -

Before we know it Summer will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival……

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Cleethorpes Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival will be returning for the seventh year to Pleasure Island on Sunday 18th June 2017! 

Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK,  we wanted to present a line-up that appeals to music lovers of all ages in and around the North East.  We think we have achieved this and with Dr Feelgood headlining, a transatlantic flavouring, 11 different artists with six performing on an Amp Driven Main Stage and five on a more serene Acoustic Stage; this is one date for your diary!

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world.  The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.  They have also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Roxette, Back in the Night, Milk and Alcohol, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator – which gave the group their first gold record.

The Main Street Stage will host:

  • Dr Feelgood – they have toured extensively throughout the World for a few decades now and continue to enjoy global success!
  • Aynsley Lister – an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with heart and soul!
  • Kyla Brox – a stunning example of the soul singer’s art: turning up the heat by degrees, lulling and charming before unleashing emotional catharsis!
  • Debbie Bond – singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years!
  • Albany Down – stripped-down no nonsense rock and roll, mixed with a twist of rhythm & blues and jazz-funk, delivered with a vintage heartfelt sensitivity!
  • Brian Rawson Band – is a Glasgow-based, contemporary blues band and have appeared at a number of Blues festivals throughout the UK and Ireland!

The Blues Cafe Acoustic Stage will host:

.        Husky Tones – punk blues style favours the common rawness, simplicity and emotion shared between the punk and blues genres!

.        Mike Ross – fuzzed up, fierce and full frontal fiery attack coupled with sexy smooth slidin’ southern soul from this Northern force of nature!

.        Dr Blue – the real deal and was once reviewed as ‘the bastard son of Tom Waits and Howling’ Wolf’ which remains his favourite description of himself!

.        AJK James – plays Welsh blues and sings songs about time travel and the sea. His hobbies include transactional physics, growing beards and eating!

.        George Shuvlin and the Radars – the band has been re-invigorated by the break in their career and they are back, with a hunger, excitement and ambition!

With this calibre of artist stepping on stage, festival goers can expect to see top class live performances and hear a range of incredible sounds with sets that incorporate a creative mix of Blues, Rock and R & B, with a sprinkling of Soul in the mix! 

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!

Don’t miss out on Cleethorpes Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 7 on Sunday 18th June

The festival takes place at Pleasure Island, Kings Road, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire DN35 0PL

Early Bird tickets are only £26.00 (for a limited period) and to book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at http://www.cleethorpesbluesfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

To find out more about line up and the festival in general, please visit http://www.cleethorpesbluesfestival.co.uk/index.html

Don’t be late, doors open at 1.30 p.m. and the music starts at 2.00 p.m. and ends at 10.00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1254695254602928/

https://www.facebook.com/bluesfestivalsuk?ref=hl

 

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Durham Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 7 - "Summer Sounds in the North East"

Before we know it Summer will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival……

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Durham Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival will be returning for the seventh year to the Gala Theatre on Saturday 17th June 2017! 

Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK,  we wanted to present a line-up that appeals to music lovers of all ages in and around the North East.  We think we have achieved this and with Dr Feelgood headlining, a transatlantic flavouring, 11 different artists with six performing on an Amp Driven Main Stage and five on a more serene Acoustic Stage; this is one date for your diary!

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world.  The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.  They have also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Roxette, Back in the Night, Milk and Alcohol, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator – which gave the group their first gold record.

The Main Street Stage will host:

  • Dr Feelgood – they have toured extensively throughout the World for a few decades now and continue to enjoy global success!
  • Aynsley Lister – an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with heart and soul!
  • Kyla Brox – a stunning example of the soul singer’s art: turning up the heat by degrees, lulling and charming before unleashing emotional catharsis!
  • Debbie Bond – singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years!

.        Albany Down – stripped-down no nonsense rock and roll, mixed with a twist of rhythm & blues and jazz-funk, delivered with a vintage heartfelt sensitivity!

  • Brian Rawson Band – is a Glasgow-based, contemporary blues band and have appeared at a number of Blues festivals throughout the UK and Ireland!

The Blues Cafe Acoustic Stage will host:

.        Husky Tones – punk blues style favours the common rawness, simplicity and emotion shared between the punk and blues genres!

.        Mike Ross – fuzzed up, fierce and full frontal fiery attack coupled with sexy smooth slidin’ southern soul from this Northern force of nature!

.        Dr Blue – the real deal and was once reviewed as ‘the bastard son of Tom Waits and Howling’ Wolf’ which remains his favourite description of himself!

.        AJK James – plays Welsh blues and sings songs about time travel and the sea. His hobbies include transactional physics, growing beards and eating!

.        George Shuvlin and the Radars – the band has been re-invigorated by the break in their career and they are back, with a hunger, excitement and ambition!

With this calibre of artist stepping on stage, festival goers can expect to see top class live performances and hear a range of incredible sounds with sets that incorporate a creative mix of Blues, Rock and R & B, with a sprinkling of Soul in the mix! 

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!

Don’t miss out on Durham Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 7 on Saturday 17th June

The festival takes place at the Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Early Bird tickets are only £26.00 (for a limited period) and to book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at http://durhambluesfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

To find out more about line up and the festival in general, please visit http://durhambluesfestival.co.uk/index.html

Don’t be late, doors open at 1.30 p.m. and the music starts at 2.00 p.m. and ends at 10.00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2167417336817606/

https://www.facebook.com/bluesfestivalsuk?ref=hl

 

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Harpenden Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 2 -

Before we know it Summer will be upon us, and by popular demand, so will this festival……

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Harpenden Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival will be returning to Harpenden Public Halls on Saturday 22nd July 2017! 

Showcasing the quality of live music in the UK and adding a distinct Americana flavour to the line-up; with Hitman Blues Band & The New York City Horns headlining plus five other very different, but striking bands, this will undoubtedly be another great festival and an occasion not to miss!

The Hitman Blues Band is getting worldwide recognition with their new release “The World Moves On” being hailed as “the best yet!”.  Their previous release, “Blues Enough”, was in the running for two Grammy nominations and with a live show that engages the audience with great musicianship, great music, and a liberal dose of humor, The Hitman Blues Band will light up your audience!

This year’s full line-up comprises of:

Hitman Blues Band & The New York City Horns – with his striking charismatic personality, Blues Grammy-nominated Hitman knows how to put on an entertaining show, playing superb blues originals and covers with a hugely-talented band!

Lisa Mills – Mississippi native, now Alabama resident Lisa Mills could be called a blues singer, or a gospel singer, or a torch singer or an R&B singer, and each label would be accurate……the only way to get this, is to see and hear Lisa play!

Red Butler – dynamic rock/blues band Red Butler is fast making a name for itself across Britain and Europe with audiences instantly tapping into the fire and passion generated by the young band from Brighton!

Matt Woosey Band – Matt is an artist who slips the creative straightjacket of the modern industry, a trailblazer with no reverse gear, a performer who drags the acoustic guitar kicking and screaming into fresh relevance!

Jack J Hutchinson – is touring the UK with his backing band. Expect loud, electric blues that is equal parts Magic Sam and Elmore James, with a touch of Peter Green thrown in for good measure!

Split Whiskers – this energetic 5 piece from Cambridge and Leicester have their roots firmly planted in Chicago blues, crossing boundaries into rock, Americana with more than a hint of the Delta!

With this calibre of artist stepping on stage, festival goers can expect to see top class live performances and hear a range of incredible sounds with sets that incorporate a creative mix of Blues, Rock and R & B, with a sprinkling of Gospel in the mix!  

No need to worry about searching for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone’s taste!

Don’t miss out on going to Harpenden Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 2 on Saturday 22nd July

The festival will take place at Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Rd, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 1PD

Early Bird tickets are only £22 and to book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at http://www.harpendenbluesfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

To find out more about the line up and festival in general, please visit http://www.harpendenbluesfestival.co.uk/index.html

Don’t be late, doors open at 1.30 p.m, the music starts at 2.00 p.m. and ends at 10.00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1805240339729591/

https://www.facebook.com/bluesfestivalsuk

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Blues Week in Spain

Set on a beautiful oasis

With the world’s greatest teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blues Week in Spain with Ernie Hawkins, Alice Gerrard and the UK’s own Katie Bradley

Have the holiday of a lifetime with a small group of fellow music lovers, in the beautiful wilds of south-eastern Spain.  Learn blues guitar, banjo, harmonica, ukulele and singing from the world’s finest teachers.

You can be playing at any level, from complete beginner to advanced performer, to have a great time and benefit from this experience, where your days will be full with great classes, camaraderie, sessions, wonderful meals, swimming, hiking, sightseeing, and special events.

Have a look at our la Fuente site, and at the hotel where you will be staying.

For any information, or enrolment, visit La Fuente or contact Kate Lissauer .

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