Nantwich Jazz Blues & Music Festival

Round The Town – Saturday 3rd April 2020

1PM – 3PM – THE BANK STAGE – REBUKED – An eclectic mix of reggae, rock, indie, blues and soul – expect organic music, new arrangements of old and modern covers with the odd original or two thrown in!

1PM – 3PM – THE CAT – BAXTER – The musical duo of Hayley Strangelove and Paul Senior bringing us their usual blend of quirky covers and ridiculous banter!

1PM – 3PM – THE CROWN BAR – JAM JAR BLUES – They aim to bring traditional and contemporary Blues tunes to all and sundry, giving music, history, humour and audience participation with varied sets.

1PM – 3PM – FIRENZE – DODGY JAMMERS DUO – We don’t put ourselves in any particular genre, so we call our music fast paced rock based funky punk stuff.

1PM – 3PM – STREET  – Chris Tavener – Songs about weird and wonderful things.

1PM – 3PM – METHODIST CHURCH – SWINGOLOGY – Always popular because of their quirky and hilarious delivery of tunes old and new.

2PM – 4PM – THE CROWN HOTEL BALLROOM – LONG STRUNG CREATURES – Their music is a varied palette that includes classic blues, rock at times with hints of country and jazz.

2PM – 4PM – THE MALBANK – THE PLUCKERS – Funny and quirky songs regularly far and wide to delighted audiences.

2PM – 4PM – THE MUSEUM – MAT PARTNER – Solo blues artist with a fearsome reputation for touring. He intertwines tales of life on the road with his music to create an intimate and unique experience for each audience.

2PM – 4PM – THE STUDIO – YOU DIRTY BLUE – Hold their own alongside heavyweights such as Wolf Alice, Radio Moscow – and Starcrawler as well as being asked by Michael Eavis to play Glastonbury.

2PM – 4PM – THE WHITE HORSE – MCNULTY’S GHOST – Enthusiastic amateurs who find it liberating to think of alternatives songs and arrangements. Happy to be eclectic.

3PM – 5PM – THE BANK STAGE – CAPTAIN STINGRAY’S GROOVE MACHINE – A musical fusion influenced by a wide range of styles, philosophies and cultures. The sound is dance music at heart and explores themes from around the world!

3PM – 5PM – BENCH BISTRO BAR – TWO HATS BLUES BAND – Delta & Hill Country Blues, Ragtime Jazz and Swing. Purveyors of roots blues and ragtime jazz.

3PM – 5PM – THE BOWLING GREEN – GOODFELLAS BLUES BAND – Festival favourites, Goodfellas have been working on their material to create a colourful palette. With their hearts lying firmly within the Blues.

3PM – 5PM – THE CAT – STONE COLD SOBER-ISH – Originate from Stone in Staffs. The Heart of England. A 3-piece ‘must have’ party band for any occasion.

3PM – 5PM – FIRENZE – HOLLIE VEE AND THE HUBKAPS – Are proud to bring you Lo-Fi Rock n Soul & Rockabilly fuelled with energy!

3PM – 5PM – RED COW – YELLOW BUTTONS – We are a guitar and vocal based duo. Mixing traditional, well known songs, with more modern sounds to, hopefully, provide something for everyone.

3PM – 5PM – THE TALBOT – ED HOPWOOD – One-Man Band based in London. He brings together multi-instrumental skills to forge a sound that’s grounded in roots music with a style all of his own.

4PM – 6PM – THE CROWN HOTEL BALLROOM – MALPRACTICE – A bunch of naughty boys who should know better. Our mission… To bring Feelgood to the people from Harecastle Delta to the Bathpool Jetty. RnB on steroids.

4PM – 6PM – THE CROWN BAR – ANNIE LONG  – Popular jazz and blues singer Annie is back again at The Crown BAR – with her talented band.

4PM – 6PM – METHODIST CHURCH – HASSELL STREET JIVE CANDY – This talented Band swings with Brass, Wind and Rhythm through a repertoire from the 1950’s to the present.

4PM – 6PM – THE STUDIO – THE MILK MEN – A supergroup of well known and hugely respected UK blues musicians. Playing a dynamic mix of classic blues and r’n’b, as well as some originals.

4PM – 6PM – THE WHITE HORSE – JUST TOM AND PETE – Using only a cajon, a guitar, and their voices, audiences are often shocked at the depth of sound they can find as a pair.

4.30PM – 6.30PM – HARRISONS – SWINGOLOGY – Always popular because of their quirky and hilarious delivery of tunes old and new.

4.30PM – 6.30PM – STREET – BEN MAITLAND – Solo excellence from local guitar vocalist.

5PM – 7PM – THE BANK STAGE – GLENN DARREN AND THE KREW KATS – A no nonsense set of classic rock ‘n’ roll guaranteed to pack the dance floor.

5PM – 7PM – THE CAT – THE V – Playing an eclectic mix of songs performing numbers to suit every member of the audience. A fun, energetic band that enjoy a bit of banter with the crowd.

5PM – 7PM – THE MALBANK – BAD SOUL BUSKERS – A 4-piece Blues band covering a wide range of artists.

5PM – 7PM – NAKATCHA – CALLUM WRIGHT – Singer/Songwriter receiving rave reviews from the professional music industry. Guaranteed to set a great atmosphere and have you singing along.

5PM – 7PM – THE TALBOT – PIGMAN AND THE RUBBER BAND – A globally respected session harmonica player that plays a fusion of lively-rough-edge acoustic blues, gospel, strange folk, ragtime & primitive jazz. Appearing here with the full Rubber Band

5.30PM – 7.30PM – FIRENZE – MIND OVER MATTER – Always a great show from this band. These guys enjoy playing various music from Chuck Berry, Bryan Adams, Oasis, Foo Fighters and many more.

6PM – 8PM – BENCH BISTRO BAR – THE HAT TRICKS – An acoustic duo from the Midlands that think they’re a full band! Well known upbeat songs to get you rocking and rolling, dancing and singing.

6PM – 8PM – THE BOWLING GREEN – OFF THE WALL – A 4-piece band, heavily influenced by Chicago and West Coast blues. The emphasis is on tight arrangements and great songs, with the harmonica strongly featured.

6PM – 8PM – THE CROWN BALLROOM – CRY BABY AND THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE BOYS – We are a 5-piece rhythm and blues outfit. We play festivals, pub/club gigs local and far and wide, we really do love what we do, you will see that at any of our performances!

6PM – 8PM – THE STUDIO – MONKEY FINGER – Celebrating a decade of Fingering, Monkey Finger return to Jazz Fest once again! Playing a variety of rock hits from the 60s right through to present day.

6PM – 8PM – THE WHITE HORSE – AGE OF PLASTIC – 4 piece high energy covers band reuniting for a one-off 2020 festival appearance.

6.30PM – 8.30PM – HARRISONS – JOHN COLINS BAND – Firm festival favourites and rightly so! A totally off the wall STAGE – show and a solid set of floor filling numbers never fails to make a fantastic time.

7PM – 9PM – THE BANK STAGE – HAIRY EYEBALL – Hairy Eyeball formed with the absolute determination to bring a good time to yer nights out! ‘We’re here to pay tribute to the era when the Titans of Glam Rock stalked the charts!”

7PM – 9PM – THE CROWN BAR – BARRELHOUSE JUKES – 3-piece acoustic blues and roots band. We play our own interpretation of Blues, Jazz with a West Coast feel thrown in for good measure.

8PM – 10PM – THE CAT – THE DANS – Dan (vocals) Al (Bass) Nick (Guitar) Sam (Drums) Rock, Funk, Blues & Pop a mix to entertain everybody

8PM – 10PM – FIRENZE – PHOTOBOOTH SMILE – Female fronted 5-piece Cheshire party band, expect a selection of the very best throwback hits from the past 60 years!

8PM – 10PM – NAKATCHA – SWAY – Performing well known songs covering the past four decades from The Beatles to Elvis, right up to Kaiser Chiefs and Snow Patrol. They have a Rock and Pop guitar based sound.

8PM – 10PM – THE STUDIO – SKARIAD – 8-piece Ska band from Chester and North Wales playing the best Ska and 2Tone classics.

8PM – 10PM – THE TALBOT – THE MIDWICH AFFAIR – 4-piece band playing a mix of new wave rock and pop from Bowie, Blondie, Pretenders to name but a few… they can guarantee a good time with some great (not the norm) music.

9PM – 11PM – THE BANK STAGE – TONE JUNKIES – 3-piece Merseyside rock outfit. Fronted by Jaie Geetar, Nick Drums and Big Will Bass bring a big sound covering rock, blues, soul, country and everything in between.

9PM – 11PM – THE BOWLING GREEN – GOOD HABITS – Back by overwhelming request, a group of musicians competent beyond their years. From Rock to Reggae. A perfect party night ending to the Bowling GREEN – programme.

9PM – 11PM – THE CROWN HOTEL BALLROOM – BLOZONE–  Formed in 1996 these ‘Local Heroes’ have been entertaining audiences with their mixed flavour of Soul, Motown, STAX and popular songs across the UK.

9PM – 11PM – THE CROWN BAR – THR33 – Fronted by friend of the festival Nick Steed. THR33 bring back their unique and engaging take on Blues in a perfect way to round off the day in The Crown Bar

9PM – 11PM – HARRISONS – TRIGGER HOUNDS – Lively, dynamic and engaging rock covers band based in East Cheshire. Their ever growing repertoire includes a wide range of both classic and modern hits.

9PM – 11PM – THE MALBANK GREEN BULLET – Have many years of live musical experience between them. With all tastes with influences ranging from punk through to blues and rock. Expect stonking good tunes and a few surprise twists!

9PM – 11PM – RED COW – THE PLUCKERS – Formed in 2007 they play funny and quirky songs regularly far and wide to delighted audiences.

9PM – 11PM – THE WHITE HORSE – ARTIZAN – Bringing a high octane rock show to the local scene. Playing popular anthems from the likes of Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Stereophonics, AC/DC… The list goes on!!

10PM – 11.30PM – THE STUDIO – DORSIA – This covers band play what they describe as luxury rock. Think Steel Panther without the hair and spandex! We have a huge repertoire from 50s surf rock. You have been warned.

All Round the Town programmed events are subject to change without notice.