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Marsdean/Macmillan Charity Gig

A charity event raising much needed funds for two cancer charities. Two members of the band Freed Spirit are undergoing or recovering from different cancers and this fund raiser is to support those that have supported them. With options of a four course sit down meal and then a rock concert or just attending the concert where Freed Spirit and Wall of Floyd will be performing.

With major auction prizes, a raffle, fundraising and a great night of rock music, come along and support these worthy causes. Tickets by advance sell only.

Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival - Superb Music! Beautiful Location! Incredible Value!

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

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival will be taking place at Penstowe Manor Resort on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9th, 10th, 11th November 2018

Traditionally held in Ilfracombe, this year we are relocating the festival just 17 miles down the road and crossing the border into North Cornwall to Penstowe Manor, a really tasteful intimate venue near Bude.  To celebrate our new venue and location, the line-up is our most ambitious since the festivals inception; with a mix of unforgettable names and terrific artists from the UK and around the world!  With Focus, Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado and Wishbone Ash headlining plus fifteen other very different, but striking bands in the line-up, this will undoubtedly be a great festival and one live music event not to miss in the South West!

The full line-up over the three days is as follows:

FRIDAY

Focus (Netherlands) – Aynsley Lister – John Verity Band – Storm Warning – Federal Charm – Chris King Robinson

With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the ’70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports.  Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits “Hocus Pocus”, “House of The King” and “Sylvia”, as well as critically acclaimed albums ‘Moving Waves’, ‘Focus 3’ and ‘Hamburger Concerto’, the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans!

SATURDAY

Thorbjørn Risager & the Black Tornado (Denmark)Grainne Duffy (Ireland) – Steve Hill (Canada) – The Luke Doherty Band (Wales) – Connor Selby Band – Born Healer 

Three words immediately spring to mind when people talk about Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado: Talent, dedication and perseverance.   As this band enters its fourteenth year, they have opened new doors, in many new territories and with all the hard work they put into their artistry, they surely deserve it.  This Danish band has been called one of the most successful blues & roots bands on the European continent, and they are selling out most venues when they play there for the 2nd time…..

SUNDAY

Wishbone Ash – Chantel McGregor – Erja Lyytinen (Finland)Billy Walton Band (USA)Lightnin’ Willie & The Poor Boys (USA) – The Zoe Green Band

Discover for yourself why Wishbone Ash remain one of the most enduring and popular bands in British Rock.  With millions of albums sold, their iconic twin-guitar sound inspired bands from Thin Lizzy to Iron Maiden and produced such classics tracks as The King Will Come, Throw Down The Sword and Blowin’ Free.  Combining the old songs with the new, they’re just as fresh and in demand after an amazing one year short of 50 on the road!

When this calibre of artist get together, festival goers will see unforgettable performances and hear a range of incredible sounds, with sets that incorporate a creative mix of original new material and a few classic numbers that will never be past their sell by date!

To match such a phenomenal set of musicians, the venue itself and location of the festival had to be just as impressive.  Situated in a beautiful part of the country, set in private grounds, the holiday resort has a wide range of self catering accommodation and facilities also include: • Two bars, restaurant and take away • Indoor, heated swimming pool • On site gymnasium • Coffee Shop • Amusement Room

With accommodation for the weekend being just a short distance away from the music you won’t need to worry about booking that taxi to take you home or to a hotel at the end of each night. Also – car parking is free for the weekend – so you don’t have to worry about where you leave your car. So whether you’re local to North Cornwall, travelling from the other side of the country or overseas to be with us, you’ll only have to focus on the music and enjoying yourself. No need to search 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!

North Cornwall has a lot to offer, with rolling hills, coastal paths, wonderful sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and historic buildings.  Situated close to the Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast and a stone’s throw from the historic village of Kilkhampton, Penstowe Park is ideally located for exploring the many delights of Cornwall.  If you want to chill out (literally), why not have a stroll on one of the beautiful bays in the area, with secluded coves and wide stretches of golden sand and crashing surf.

Festival Artwork, background information, photos/MP3’s of each artist, can be downloaded at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5s688pcgd3su01p/AAAdfLHNNGxe-HPWaS10pyvwa?dl=0

Don’t miss out on Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival on 9th, 10th and 11th November 2018 

The festival will take place at Penstowe Manor Resort, Penstowe Road, Kilkhampton, Bude, North Cornwall EX23 9QY

Advance £129 per person based on 4, 5 or 6 persons sharing 2 or 3 bedroom apartment

Advance £139 per person based on 3 persons sharing 2 bedroom apartment

Advance £149 per person based on 2 persons sharing 1 or 2 bedroom apartment

Advance £199 Single, own apartment, (Sold Out)

Above Prices Include 3 Nights Self Catering Accommodation and 3 Day Festival Ticket

£60 for 3 nights, Motor Home or Caravan serviced pitches now available

Advance £85 per person 3 day festival ticket (accommodation not included)

Tickets can be purchased at 01472 349 222 and online at http://www.solidentertainments.com/blues/bude/tickets.html

To find out more about line up and the festival in general, please visit http://www.solidentertainments.com/blues/bude/index.html

Don’t be late, doors open at 1.30 p.m, the music starts at 2.00 p.m and ends at 11.30 p.m each day

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We’ve already started to countdown the days….so why not join us in Bude this November!

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Jamie Thyer & The Worried Men

Long regarded as one of the South West’s very best guitarists, JAMIE THYER, together with his band, THE WORRIED MEN has played well over four thousand gigs, toured the U.K. and Europe non-stop, besides performing at countless festivals. He’s been given the nod of approval by and shared the stage with established and influential artists like PETER GREEN, ROBERT CRAY, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, MOUNTAIN, JOHNNY WINTER (and more!)
But there’s more to JAMIE THYER than hard gigging, aged-in-the-cask guitar firecrackers. His new album, ‘CAFE RACER’ contains enough bone-crunching rockers to fry your boots and there’s also an abundance of acoustic tunes and material, which probes thrilling new directions!

JAMIE’S previous records have all earned copious amounts of radio play and garnered ecstatic reviews, but ‘CAFE RACER’ seems set to dwarf all previous achievements: maybe due in part to the BBC sessions and major festival and concert appearances he’s recently been enjoying with MOTT THE HOOPLE’S VERDEN ALLEN.

So:- JAMIE THYER: ‘CAFE RACER’

Exciting direct music performed by people who have devoted their lives to perfecting their craft and cementing their reputation the old-fashioned way – by entertaining their audience!
For more information contact: jamie@theworriedmen.

Get your copy by clicking this link    http://www.theworriedmen.com/bargains.shtml?store=%2F

Also available from Amazon and iTunes.

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Leicester Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival -

Before we know it Summer will be upon us, and so will this music festival……

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Leicester Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival will be taking place at Leicester Arena on Sunday 3rd June 2018

The Leicester Arena provides the largest and most flexible space in the city. Costing £4.5 million and with over 2,440m2 of floor space in the main Arena, the facility hosts a wide range of events, with access to superb catering facilities and on-site complimentary car parking.  In close proximity to the city centre, it is also easily accessible by public transport

As this is our first festival in Leicester, we wanted to capitalise on the superb facilities available at the Arena and mark the occasion by delivering our most ambitious one day live music event to date!  With an international flavour and some of the greatest names in blues rock history in the mix; Walter Trout headlining, the legendary Dr Feelgood and Climax Blues Band plus seven other very different, but striking acts in the line-up, this will undoubtedly be a great festival and one live music event not to miss in the region!

Having survived a near-death bout with liver disease and a liver transplant in 2014, Walter Trout is now full of energy and joie de vivre, and wants to make every note, every gig, and every day count.  Walter has never felt more alive, thankful, and excited to perform.  He is currently writing material for upcoming releases and finds himself at a creative peak.  This is one artist that you really need to see on stage, but until you do, you can get a feel for what’s in store by having a look and listen to him playing a beautiful sounding, heartfelt song “We’re All In This Together” (feat. Joe Bonamassa) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU59qTsudOs

This year’s full line-up comprises of:

Walter Trout – need anything else be said!

Dr Feelgood – 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!

Climax Blues Band – it’s been a long road, but one thing for sure is that the Climax Blues Band of today carries the same Kitemark as it did when the band formed in the late 60s!

Ken Pustelnik’s Groundhogs – Historically speaking, Groundhogs in their current form have been in existence for but a moment in time, yet their back story is extensive and varied!

Stacie Collins – sporting a slam-bang rock ‘n’ roll band and a hard-core honky-tonk wail, the Nashville based singer-songwriter pushes the boundaries of rock, blues and country!

Ben Poole – the twenty-eight year old is currently being described as one the most exciting young Rock, Blues & Soul artists to come out of the UK for a long, long time!

The Luke Doherty Band – Since he found an old music VHS in a cupboard when he was 7 years old, featuring several Blues players, Luke is never happier than when he is playing Blues!

Mark Pontin Group – never happier than when they are on the stage utilising not only their remarkable individual talents but also great interplay and improvisation; no two shows the same!

Jimmy Regal And The Royals – a howlin’ blues three piece, harmonica, guitar, drums, modelled after acts like RL Burnside, T Model Ford and in the tradition of Hound Dog Taylor!

Cheri Lyn – loyal to the spirit of 70’s and 80’s Blues, Rock and Soul, the power vocalist evokes the legends of old while retaining a modern, contemporary, cutting edge mix!

With this calibre of artist stepping on stage, festival goers will 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 plenty of heart and soul in this year’s 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 Leicester Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival on Sunday 3rd June

The festival will take place at Leicester Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 3UD

Early Bird tickets are only £28 and to book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at http://www.solidentertainments.com/blues/leicester/tickets.html

To find out more about the line up and festival in general, please visit http://www.solidentertainments.com/blues/leicester/index.html

Don’t be late, doors open at 12.30 p.m; the music starts at 1.00 p.m. and ends at 10.30 p.m.

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Live Music at its Very Best….

Stamford Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival -

Before we know it Summer will be upon us, and so will this music festival……

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Stamford Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival will be taking place at Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre on Sunday 17th June 2018! 

To celebrate our first festival in Stamford, we will be bringing some well known names to the county from around the UK and across the English Channel.  With Danny Bryant Big Band headlining and five other very different, but striking bands in the line-up, this will undoubtedly be a great festival and one live music event not to miss in Stamford!

Europe’s leading Blues & Rock publication, Classic Rock’s The Blues Magazine, called Danny Bryant a “National Blues Treasure”, a title that he has worked tirelessly and passionately to earn.  Riding high on the European blues scene for over a decade, Danny returns to the UK with his a specially selected nine piece big band.  “This is something I have always wanted to do.  We are mixing the old with the new and will be playing Blues classics alongside modernising and re-presenting my own work in a classic big band format.  I am more proud of this show than anything I have ever done”.

You can get a feel for what the Danny Bryant Big Band are all about by having a look and listen to them playing “Temperature Rising” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZH3cq3fzJA

This year’s full line-up comprises of:

Danny Bryant Big Band – mixing the old with the new and will be playing Blues classics alongside modernising and re-presenting Danny’s own work in a classic big band format!

Paul Lamb & The King Snakes – known around the world as a foremost blues harmonica exponent, forging himself a place in history books as one of the greatest players of our time!

Ken Pustelnik’s Groundhogs – historically speaking, Groundhogs in their current form have been in existence for but a moment in time, yet their back story is extensive and varied!

Félix Rabin – is a French twenty two year old singer-songwriter with a style that embodies the best of Rock and Blues and holds such passion and talent, that you will be blown away!

The Ryk Mead Band – working through many styles and genres, Ryk has certainly paid his dues and has a world of experience to draw, with a heart enshrined by a calling of the blues!

The Wilbur Project – are a four piece striped down R&B band from Rutland playing a mix of original material with not so obvious covers and injecting attitude and passion into R&B!

With this calibre of artist stepping on stage, festival goers will 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 heavy sprinkling of brass in this year’s 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 Stamford Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival on Sunday 17th June

The festival will take place at Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre, Broad Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 1PX

Early Bird tickets are only £23.00 +bf and to book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at http://stamfordbluesfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

To find out more about the line up and festival in general, please visit http://stamfordbluesfestival.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.

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