Welcome to the Website of the UK Blues Federation,
incorporating The British Blues Archive
Please see our News page for the latest about the work of UKBlues and Blues in the UK and beyond
The UK Blues Federation (UKBlues), is a pan-UK Federation that has been established to promote and support Blues in and from the United Kingdom in all its forms and styles.
We have created a not for profit federation of musicians, organisations, associations, groups, venues, companies, individuals and any other interested parties within the UK who already work to support, promote and encourage blues of all sorts within the UK, to work together to achieve UKBlues‘ aims.
PLEASE NOTE: We are not an agency nor a promoter and we are not in a position to give you gigs, introductions, promotion etc. so please do not contact us asking us to listen to your latest CD or songs or for help promoting your music or your gigs. You will find details of many agencies, venues, festivals etc. by clicking on the Information tab at the top of this page.
As a member of UKBlues you will have access to our Events Guide where you can post details of your gigs so why not join today?
UKBLUES WELCOMES BRITISH BLUES ARCHIVE
The UK Blues Federation (UKBlues) is delighted to announce that with immediate effect the British Blues Archive (BBA) is to amalgamate with UKBlues and come under the organisation’s ‘umbrella’ with BBA’s online archive material being incorporated into the Education section of this website Click here for more information.
UKBlues staged their first fundraiser on 2nd September thanks to the generosity and support of the New Crawdaddy Blues Club in Billericay, Essex.
Headlining was the superb BabaJack, on brilliant form.
And Becky really took on her role as an Ambassador for UKBlues with great aplomb and passion!
You can hear her talking about how important both the European Challenge and the UK Blues Federation are to BabaJack by clicking here.
Read the full story of the gig on our News page.
Check out the fantastic designs and buy our new UKBlues Federation official t-shirts here
Keep up to date with what is going on at UKBlues by signing up to our newsletter. We promise your information will not be shared with any parties outside UKBlues and you will only receive emails relating to UKBlues and its activities.
We update these pages regularly and on other pages you will find lists of UK based blues radio shows, clubs, venues, festivals and much more.
For those who prefer to browse using a Site Map, click here
If you notice any errors or omissions please send us details so that we can correct, amend, delete or add information as appropriate.
JOIN UKBLUES AND SUPPORT THE BLUES IN THE UK
Membership of The UK Blues Federation (UKBlues) is open to anybody who is involved in or supports the blues in the UK.
By joining you will help UKBlues in its work to support and promote the blues in the UK.
Members have the facility to post details of their gigs, festivals and other similar events on the UKBlues Events Calendar page which, we hope, will become the most comprehensive online guide to blues events in the UK
It is also intended that there will, in the future, be exclusive content available on the website, for members only.
We are continuing to negotiate exclusive deals for members in addition to those already announced.
UKBlues is an Active Member of the European Blues Union (EBU), appointed by the EBU to create and run the selection process to find the UK’s representative for the European Blues Challenge, starting with the 2015 Challenge which took place in April 2016 in Torrita di Siena, Italy. Organised and promoted by UKBlues in conjunction with Pete Feenstra (Real Live Music) Red Butler won the 2015 Challenge and flew the flag for the UK in Italy.
UKBlues has also been appointed an Affiliate of the Blues Foundation, the first and only Affiliate in the UK, and this allows UKBlues to nominate UK representatives at the annual International Blues Challenge which takes place in Memphis in January every year.
The winners of the 2016 UK Blues Challenge, Kaz Hawkins Band, which took place at The Robin, Bilston in November 2016 were invited to represent the UK in Memphis in 2017, reaching the semi finals, as well as at the 7th European Blues Challenge in Denmark in April 2017, which they won! The 2017 UK Blues Challenge will take place at The Cavern Club, Liverpool on 10th September 2017 (see News page).
Your membership subscription will help to provide financial support for the work of UKBlues, particularly in respect of supporting blues acts chosen to represent the UK annually at The European Blues Challenge and the Memphis based International Blues Challenge.
You can read more about UKBlues, its mission, its aims and also join UKBlues by browsing this website.