Blind J-Bear Johnson
Cindy moved to The Lake District in 2001 and began singing with The Good Old Boys 13 piece blues band, this enabled Cindy to indulge and nuture the Soul & Blues part of her style, to blend it with her country roots
In recent years Cindy has been dabbling with a mix of styles, including Jazz / Swing / Vintage / Rockabilly with a few Surprises thrown in. As you can imagine, Cindy’s vocal range, ability and style is vast to say the least
The Della Grants
The Della Grants are an English rock and blues band that were assembled in October 2013, bringing together the talents of Maxx Manning, Tom Best, Andy Boulton, and Tom Walker. With three of the bands four members having played together for the previous fourteen years, and with the arrival of Tom Best The DG’s are aiming to write and perform original, modern blues music that harks back to the golden age of British RnB and American Blues alike.
"This is music only a fully grown man could make..."
That's the way Ged Wilson describes his act of solo acoustic contemporary blues. Ged is a veteran of the British Blues boom of the 60's. He cuts his original tunes from the world around him viewed through his northern biased kaleidoscope. With his upbeat guitar styles he weaves some slide, rack harp and laconic humour into his one man medicine show.
George Shovlin & The Radars
The band consists of George Shovlin (vocals, guitar), George Lamb (lead guitar), Stu Burlison (bass guitar) as well as drummer Kev Scott. As the ‘George Shovlin Band’, they supported Canned Heat, John Mayall, Savoy Brown, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, the original Blues Brothers band, Otis Grand and earlier, as a solo performer, George Shovlin supported blues originals Dave ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, Doc Ross, Cousin Joe Pleasant, George ‘GP’ Jackson and Eddie ‘Guitar’ Burns. The pedigree of the band is too great to be included here but is substantial.
GT's Boos Band
GT’s BOOS BAND is a no-holds barred electric blues rock band from central Scotland led by frontman Greig Taylor and lead guitarist John Boos.Hooking up after a jam in late 2010 the duo embarked upon building the GT’s Boos Band electric blues project, whilst also performing an acoustic show throughout Scotland.The duo added experienced bassist David Atkinson and drummer Stephen Coetzee to complete the line-up and provide the driving groove behind the Boos Band electric sound. The band is joined by harmonica ace Jim Harcus from Wang Dang Delta on many of the Steak House tracks as well as selected live shows
Gus Munro is one of the hidden gems of Scotland’s thriving music scene; the singer songwriter is starting to create waves in his hometown of Glasgow. Combining his love of Scottish traditional music and his passion for the blues, his music has been described as Scottish-folk-blues . His song writing manages to retain the feel and emotional expression of the deep-rooted blues, while pushing through his Scottish roots in a modern context.
J-Bear and The Giants
Lewis Hamilton Band
Since their formation in August 2010 The Lewis Hamilton Band have been booked for over 500 shows. As a guitarist Lewis pays tribute to some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, taking influence from people like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher. He also incorporates playing styles from more modern blues-rock musicians.
As a vocalist he has developed his own unique and powerful style of singing, while taking influence from the likes of Joe Cocker and Dave Mathews.
Little Devils1st Century Blues - New Shoots from Old RootsFounding members, Yoka (vocals, sax & flute) & Graeme Wheatley (songwriter, bass & occasional vocals) started Little Devils 2010. Their sound has been described as an eclectic mix of R&B, Dylanesque Americana, Rock & Blues.
2013 saw Little Devils signing to Proper Records, plus their song Deep Inside was selected as 1st track on Kross Border Rekords compilation 'The Best of British Blues' which was voted No. 1 album by the IAAB in January 2014. In February 2014, Little Devils’ track WALKING DISASTER was featured on the Paul Jones Radio 2 Blues Show who said "it’s really good, I promise you..!"
One Eyed Jacks
Are a collaboration that grew from the the harp and guitar duo of Rock Hunter and Houndog Fraser whose debut CD "Broke Down Load" was met with such critical acclaim in 2014. Houndog and Rock have been joined by long time musical buddies Sy 'Boom Boom' McBain on Doghouse bass and Slim Jim Miller on percussion. The guys mix original tunes with blues and rockabilly covers that they describe as "foot stompin', whisky drinking, good time blues".
Poorboy are a Leeds-based outfit borne out of the desire to form a no-nonsense, groove-laden blues band. Staying true to the raw earthiness of the Chicago masters, the band strives to bring a contemporary edge and energy to the music they perform.. All seasoned musicians, each member draws from a wealth of musical experience and love of the blues to shape the band’s sound. As a collective, Poorboy deliver the rootsy power of the blues, infused with a healthy dose of rock ‘n’ roll kick.
Led by Alex Butler, Red Butler were voted ‘Best New UK Act 2014’ (Blues Matters Magazine). Their debut album, which features original material, has been favourably reviewed. Red Butler performs with fire and intensity, and as part of a new generation of British rock/blues they are well received by established and new audiences. Now appearing throughout the country.
Robin Robertson Band
A five piece blues band, all professional musicians who play for the love of this style. The band play a unique blend of Blues mixed with Jazz and early RnB.Influences range from such diverse artists such as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Katie Webster, Rae Charles and Scott Henderson!! They are all busy musicians working with orchestras, Jazz groups and supporting artists as session musicians.
Rusty Jacks Blues Band
Are a five piece gritty Irish 'Southern Blues Band' who take Southern Blues straight to your heart with a wide spectrum of blues genre, playing a healthy mix of the classics and their own material from their highly acclaimed new album 'Blues with Bite'
Steve Fulsham Band
"To walk in a bar, and find this terrific tight trio, playing with style and skill, is always a thrill. Go look for them!"
This rocking trio, certainly hit the spot!
They do what it says on the tin...
Classc hot and fast rocking blues, with a very impressive drummer by the name of Sean Clough.
Blends the sweet slide-guitar of Ry Cooder with the driving rhythms of John Lee Hooker to bring a powerful and unique sound to the blues. Original songs are delivered by a warm and authentic British voice. Ultimately danceable, always fun.
Are a contemporary blues rock 2 piece from central Scotland. Fusing a rhythmic trance-like blues of the North Mississippi Hill Counties, with with bands undoubted love of rock music throughout the ages. Throwing RL Burnside, The Black Keys, Junior Kimbrough and Led Zeppelin into a huge blender and pouring out familiar warm yet edgy sounds, all the while uniquely Dixie Fried.