Saturday 15th April
3pm – 5pm REBUKED – are a Nantwich-based band offering ‘organic’ music. Their musical tastes range from earthy reggae, blues and soul, through brash indie and rock, to floaty ethereal folk. Expect the unexpected. Six piece band of ukes, guitar, bass, cajón/drums offering popular covers with the odd original thrown in !
5pm – 7pm BOBCAT BILLY’S MOONSHINE MISSION – Rockabilly in it’s purest form, driven by rockin’ rhythm and filled by simplicity. Ian, Nick, Nick and Ferg have been making music together for the last 18 years as part of the rhythm and blues outfit Zoot Serious and the Belly full of bop. Numbers from Johnny Cash, Elvis, Bill Monroe and many many.
7pm – 9pm PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF MERCIA – What’s happened to Rhythm and Blues? It’s been stripped down, souled out, polished clean, and hung out to dry for the X Factor Diva Brigade. It wasn’t always like that though, pilgrims… used to be, Rhythm and Blues was a blistering Mick Green guitar solo, a manic Wilko walk, or an angry Bill Carter rant. And thats where PRoM enter stage right, shakin’ all over in the wild blue yonder, doin’ it right. The singer’s gonna blow his gob iron so hard you’ll hear it in the Windy City, and those Telecasters cut to the quick. Lets hear it for a DIFFERENT KIND OF BLUES …You know it makes sense.
9pm – 11pm BAXTER BAND – They said it couldn’t be done but here it is. The long awaited five (yes 5) – piece BAXTER BAND – FIVE TIMES the quirky tunes… FIVE TIMES the ridiculous banter… FIVE TIMES the rocking out and FIVE TIMES THE FUN!!!!! Get your drink on and swing your best trousers to your new favourite band!!!!
Sunday 16th April
12noon – 2pm BLUZEBOX – Maximum Rhythm & Blues. BluzeBox play lively, up-tempo, blues and R&B with passion and fun. The musicians that make up the band bring a wealth of musical experience and a wide range of musical influences – producing a unique interpretation of classic and modern rhythm and blues songs. Recognised for our professional approach and unique set, we’ll have the audience dancing in no time.
2pm – 4pm JUNKHOUSEDOG BLUES BAND – New to the festival and well chuffed to be welcoming them, Junkhousedog is a Manchester based Blues band founded and fronted by ‘British Blues Harmonica Champion 2008/09’ Luke ‘Junkhousedog’ Shaw. Luke is a dynamite singer and front man. The energy that sparks off him, igniting the room as he plays, is contagious. He is a true harp heavyweight! Junkhousedog mixes steamy shuffles and eclectic swing, with true vintage Chicago style grit. For them, the usual ‘Blues standard’ and ‘formulae’ does not apply.
4pm – 6pm THE MILK MEN – hot foot from “The Horse” is a supergroup of well known and hugely respected UK blues musicians. The band was formed in 2010 by mates Adam Norsworthy (lead singer/guitarist of four-time British Blues Award nominees the Mustangs) and Jamie Smy (Jellyroll Men lead singer). The duo are joined on drums by ex-Pirate Mike Roberts, and on bass by Lloyd Green, son of legendary Pirate and r’n’b superstar Mick Green. The Milk Men play a dynamic mix of classic blues and r’n’b, as well as some originals.
6pm – 8pm THE JOHN COLINS BAND – A band that plays the music you love, and we love because we keep asking them back. Playing that stuff that other bands don’t play, The John Colins Band, or JCB as they have become known throughout the Cheshire and North West music circuit are a good time, band playing classic dance tunes. From the Rolling Stones to Pink, Radiohead to R.E.M. JCB cover a vast genre of songs with a common feature – you will rarely hear a local gigging band playing them, well not like that anyway.
8pm – 10pm THE LAST REBEL – Hard hitting grade “A” classic Rock & Blues from the Welsh. These guys played last year but in different bands and when we thought it couldn’t get any better they morphed into The Last Rebel. Impressing audiences wherever they play with tight delivery, mega vocals and superb musicianship interspersed with witty banter these guys are not to be missed.