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Artists A-H

 

This ‘Musician’s Information Resource’ comprises UK musicians or non-UK nationals whose normal place of residence is in the UK.  We cannot guarantee that the list is in any way comprehensive and we rely totally upon people supplying us with information to include.

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24 Pesos – a unique and energetic take on the blues. “One of the most exciting bands in the UK” – Paul Jones

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After Hours – valiant blues virtuosos, every gig carries a government health warning!

Steve Ajao Blues Giants - there is always a good feel to any Steve Ajao Blues Giants gigs, plenty of cheesy humour and classic Blues, played with a sparkle in the eye!

Tommy Allen – urban cutting edge of modern blues rock

Kimberly ‘KC’ Allison – “Old, New, Borrowed and Blues” from up and coming guitarist KC

The Amen Boogie Blues Band – Chicago-style blues from the Medina Delta on the Isle of Wight

Jon Amor – funky rock and blues from ex-Hoax guitar wizard

The Lyndon Anderson Band – ace harp and bluesy vocals

Dave Arcari - musician/songwriter whose sounds owe as much to trash country, punk & rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues.

Dan Ash - harking back to the roots of early rent party/juke playing with a strong following among blues dancers

Atlanta Roots – hardy perennial 5 piece Blues/Rock band based in the North West

Tim Aves & Wolfpack - the blues of Howlin' Wolf & other greats ..... given a 21st century twist

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BabaJack  - intoxicating brew of blues, folk and roots music

Baby Isaac – swing, rhythm & blues and jazz, from Scotland

Back Door Slam – blues/rock trio with a hint of Celtic-ness

Back Porch Band – foot stomping, up tempo blues, skiffle and even rock & roll, from Suffolk

Bad Pennies - "top dollar rock and blues with no short change and no dodgy notes"

Elles Bailey - Bristol based blues/roots singer-songwriter

Dino Baptiste – welcome to the boogie room!

The Barcodes – don’t keep your distance!

The Barflys – Worcester-based rhythm and blues band

Barrelhouse - heavily influenced by the golden age of Chicago Blues & the early pioneers of the British Blues scene

The Barrelhouse Blues Band - a class blues/rock Trio, playing Clapton, Rory Gallagher, Cream, Hendrix, etc.

Basil’s Ballsup Band – the South West’s premier providers of a curious night out!

Benjamin Bassford - "hauntingly rootsy, in a Robert Johnson or acoustic Clapton/JJ Cale sort of way." - The Blue Cafe

Lee Bates & Billy Newton – classic guitar/harmonica duo

Norman Beaker Band – emotion, excitement, humour, blues!

Norman Beaker has been at the forefront of the British Blues scene for over 4 decades playing with: Alexis Korner, Graham Bond, Jack Bruce, Tony Ashton, Paul Jones, Eric Burdon and many others.

The Norman Beaker Band’s latest album is ‘We See Us Later’ (Sept 2017).  They are permanently on the road in their own right as well as regular European outings with Larry Garner and of course Chris Farlowe for over 20 years. The band mix a blend of all types of blues full with energy and amass with humour.

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Judy Blu Band - a versatile singer with an extensive vocal range.

Joe Beale Blues Band – Midlands rhythm and blues with attitude

Roger Betts – old pro from SE England… sometimes you just gotta play the blues

Chris Bevington Organisation - a top class big band blues outfit with real pedigree

The Robin Bibi Band – the language of your soul

The Big Blue – hard gigging three-piece blues/rock band

Big Joe Bone - solo acoustic 'blues-grass' musician

The Big Sets - young lads from Sunderland based in Newquay

Big Wolf Band - blues rock with influences from Gary Moore, Pete Green, Freddie King, Clapton, Hendrix and Paul Kossoff

Black Cat Bone - bluesey rock played with soul

Blackballed - groove / rock from Manchester

The Blind Dead McJones Band – “the blues isn’t dead, it’s just hard to find”

Roxi and the Blue Cats – dynamic 6 piece blues / rock band

Blue Dubh – authentic blues feel, dirty harmonica, lazy slide and soulful vocals, from Scotland

Blue Heat 550 – from London, keeping the dust off Muddy’s shoes

Blue On Black – music tinged with the flavour of the blues and played with honest energy

Blue Rhythm Methodists – the band of the late Pigmeat Pete Smith

Andy Lester’s Blue Train – fresh mid-Atlantic Blues, add a little rock, sprinkle with some folk..

Blues Abuse – London blues from Steve Morrison

The Blues Band – Britain’s finest, most skilled practitioners in the art of the blues

Blues Business - blues, real R an' B plus a bit of soul

The Blues Buddahs – fabulous Glasgow based 4 piece electric blues band

Blues Business – blues with energy & direction from a bunch of guys with a passion for their music and for having fun!

The Blues Depot - playing modern, rocky blues covers based in the North East of England.

The Blueshounds – top notch fast paced rocking blues from the North of England

BluesMix – London based band playing a blend of funky, soulful Blues

Blues’n’Trouble – Britain’s meanest and cleanest blues merchants

The Blues Spiders - draw on the rich tradition of Thames delta R 'n' B and Blues - chock full of experience and meaty goodness!

The Blueswater - young award-winning Edinburgh-based band

Blues State UK – a surprise from the heart of Wales

Bone Box – “Working the Ribald Ratio” between indie and blues

The Bonnevilles - a blues, punk, rock group from Lurgan, Northern Ireland

The Boogie Band – well and truly British and boogie they certainly do!

Bourbon Street Revival – “Norbiton’s hottest R&B band”

Mike Bowden and the A917 - an original Blues/Roots band, based in the East Neuk of Fife, but looking for world domination!!

Kevin Brown – top UK slide player and songwriter

Oli Brown – new up and coming blues wizard from Britain

Kyla Brox - the finest female blues singer of her generation

Blues and soul become inextricably entwined in award-winning singer-songwriter, Kyla Brox, whose raw talent has seen her described as “the finest female blues singer of her generation”. Winner of the 2018 UK Blues Challenge, Kyla has the honour of representing the UK in Memphis at the 2019 International Blues Challenge, as well as the European event in the Azores. In a huge nod to her ongoing stature in British Blues, the UK Blues Federation made Kyla an official Ambassador of UK Blues in 2016 and she is one of only three British singers privileged to be included in the 50 Women of the Blues Spotify playlist.

Daughter of cult blues figure, Victor Brox, the Mancunian vocalist began her career as a teenager in her father’s band and has now honed her own sophisticated sound, as heard on her critically acclaimed 2016 album, Throw Away Your Blues and the scintillating, multi-faceted new 2019 album, Pain & Glory. Her voice; tender, urgent, gritty, blurring the distinction between pleasure and pain, mixed with the enchantingly fluent guitar work of Paul Farr, inspired bass playing of Danny Blomeley and in-the-pocket drumming of Mark Warburton, combine to make a unique and powerful, often joyous, always emotional experience. Kyla also plays in duo form with her husband, virtuoso acoustic guitarist, Danny Blomeley, whose playing, by turns delicate and unrestrained, has earned him a following in his own right. With many albums under her belt and many miles covered on the road, touring all over the world, Kyla Brox is widely regarded as one of the very best soul-blues singers the British Isles has ever produced.

Kyla Brox‘s scintillating, multi-faceted new album, Pain & Glory marks her ascendancy to the very first rank of British singers.  The variety and depth of her vocal performances have grown year on year and are given a superb setting in this album’s sweeping landscape of soul, blues, urban R&B, blues-rock, and singer-songwriter pop of the highest class.

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The Bullfrogs – miss them at your peril!

Pikey Butler’s Jumpin’ Five – diggin’ the roots of rhythm’ n’ blues

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The Cadillac Kings – premium quality jump blues and swing

John Campbell – tribute site to the late great blues guitarist

Oliver Carpenter – and his blues projects

Catfish - outsanding quality of musicianship with one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today

Chasin' The Train - 5 piece rock/blues band from Dumfries, Scotland

Chicago One Zero - nothin' but classic Chicago blues!

Chicken Legs Weaver – ‘awesomely deranged punk-blues trio’ – The Guardian

The Cinelli Brothers - a project born out of a common passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from the 60s and 70s

Mick Clarke – rock-blues guitar at it’s best!

Classic Clapton– – performed by After Midnight – tribute to Eric

Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton – the boogie man from Birmingham

Clean Sneak - an eclectic mix of material that spans 50's swing through Chicago and Delta Blues to their take on more up to date material

Climax Blues Band – the official web site

Coalhouse Walker – the soul and passion only the blues can deliver

Bella Collins - blues/soul/jazz singer/songwriter from Cardiff

Jim Condie – the perfect accompaniment; superb guitarist

Chris Corcoran – one of the most sought after guitarists on the UK blues and music scene

Cornfield Encounter - rocky/bluesy/country sounding originals band from the Herts/Essex area

Paul Corry – modern blues/roots with a British edge

Paul Cox and his excellent band Soul Intention

John Crampton – foot stompin’ Brighton blues

Jim Crawford – consummate finger picker and slide guitarist

Crosscut Saw – Leeds’ finest exponents of the blues (MySpace page here)

Crow Black Chicken - power trio combining elements of folk, hard rock & blues rock - “CBC could save rock and roll” Alvin Youngblood Hart

Shannon Curfman – young, beautiful and talented

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Maria Daines – British rock & blues outfit on the road in 2006 with a 5 piece line up

Cyril Davies – web site dedicated to documenting the unsung father of the British Blues harp

The Della Grants - bluesy rock band from Leicester

Delta Blue – plank-spanking rhythm and boogie!

Delta Fuse - blues/rock n roll, 4 piece band from Derry

Jim Diamond and The Groove Syndicate – Somewhere, somehow!

Dr. Blue – the official bootleg website of top Yorkshire blues band

Dr. Harp’s Medicine Band – write me a prescription for the blues!

Dr. Feelgood – Sarfend’s finest keep on rockin’

Doghouse Riley – one step beyond the blues

The Luke Doherty Band - award winning blues / classic rock from Wales

The Lynsey Dolan Band - 5 piece band from Glasgow

Rebecca Downes - award winning Birmingham-based Rebecca and her band are a ‘must see’ live act

Do$ch – energetic, no frills Feelgood style R’n’B

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Eddie and The Hot Rods – offical website for British R&Bers

The Elevators – the best live guitarocentric electric blues

Dave Ellis Blues – solo or with a band, Dave’s the man!

Ken Emerson – sliding vintage Hawaiian blues

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The Fabulous Ducks – poultry in motion!

Andy Fairweather Low - Welsh guitarist, songwriter, producer & vocalist, toured with Roger Waters, Eric Clapton & Bill Wyman

Chris Farlowe – consummate rocker, British legend

Richard Ray Farrell – plays the real blues, steeped in tradition but stamped with his own voice

Mary Flower – supreme fingerstyle Peidmont acoustic blues

Toriah Fontaine - "her sound is reminiscent of that of old blues women such as Etta James" - Rosy Greer

Clare Free – fine UK electric guitarist and singer

Perry Freeman – Blues at Midnight: Chicago country blues

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G. Love and Special Sauce – Special sauce for you online?

Rory Gallagher – the official site

Al Gare – the nation’s favourite double bass player!

Ray Gelato – Ray’s Giants: the big sound of real swing music!

Gerry Gillard – contemporary blues songwriter based in the Lake District

Dana Gillespie – British blues diva

Glas - capturing the vibe and feel of classic blues, rock and roll, country, and R+B in a modern and contemporary way

Glebestreet – power trio blues-rock outfit from Tayside, Scotland

David Gogo – adds heart, soul and grit to the international blues scene

Lil’ Ian Goodsman – fine acoustic bluesman

Ramon Goose – British blues guitarist and producer of Boo Boo Davis and Billy Jones

Jay Gordon – six string outlaw!

Otis Grand – playing the blues for you

Grapevine Blues – “Either as a Duo or Band it’s great Blues”

Earl Green – a different picture of the blues from this British blues award winner

Peter Green – “…I’ve got to say that, I’m sorry, Peter Green is the best.” – BB King

Zoe Green - delivers a filthy blend of blues/funk/rock originals with a sultry and powerful performance

Ronnie Greer - one of the justifiable legends of the Northern Ireland music scene - a superb blues and jazz guitarist

Andy Gunn – Scottish Blues guitarist / songwriter

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Bob Hall – music for your heart, hands and feet from this boogie pianoman

The Hamsters – Hendrix, ZZ Top and Hamster Jam from Britain’s favourite rodent rockers!

Half Deaf Clatch - a voice that digs down deeper than gravel..." Richard Dunning

The Hardchargers - Irish blues/rock trio

Jo Harman – “a riveting performer with an exceptional blues-fuelled voice that rivals any of the very brightest names.”

The Harpbreakers – fine UK blues blasters

Harpin’ On – blues harp, swamp and rock and roll from Bournemouth, UK

Pete Harris Blues – active on the south Coast blues scene for nearly 30 years

Kaz Hawkins - Northern Ireland blues darling

The story of Kaz has many wondering how she ever survived the trauma in her life but she puts it best herself saying ‘Music is the very thing that saved me, when I sing I am in the safest place on earth. It replaces all the cruelty, shame and pain in my life so all I want to do now is sing for those still fighting’ Multi award winning Kaz Hawkins is Northern Ireland’s very own Soul Superstar named after her self penned song about the childhood that was stolen from her. She sings to her young self to let her know that she was strong and now the song pays tribute to her following her dream on stage.

The Belfast born singer-songwriter now living in Shropshire preparing for a permanent move to France in the next few years, has wowed fans with her emotional honest performances across the globe. Her music brings an honest, fun, inspiring & hopeful message to those who need it. Using her story in song to break the barriers in mental health, Kaz Hawkins proves that music can heal, soothe and sometimes save souls that are lost. Hers, is a spectacular story of survival never mind a voice that has reduced grown men to tears at her shows. It took Kaz 20 years to follow her childhood dream and now she is living every minute by creating a legacy of persistence, empowerment and true Belfast grit. Her music is an achievement but Kaz gives credit to her fans for allowing her into their musical hearts. Kaz is the ultimate story of the Phoenix rising from the ashes.

Some albums can be dipped in and out of and others have to be listened to with an open heart and mind from the beginning to the end. This is such an album. This unexpected solo delivery from Kaz Hawkins is a concept album that is full of anguish, a glimpse of sunshine behind the tears and the sunny uplands, a journey where you learn about pain of walking a mile In someone else’s shoes. The individual segments are short, full of lyrical depth and the full glory of Kaz’s vocals powers soulful deep and then soaring into the clouds with freedom of tonal shape and texture.  Kaz without her band there is a vulnerability juxtaposed with a forceful strength as Sam York on the piano accompanies her on this the most personal of journeys.

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Giles Hedley - recreates the passion, grit and fire of the delta blues greats

The Hightown Crows – Dorset’s finest rockabilly blues outfit

Hokum Hotshots – ’20s and ’30s, blues, jazz, vaudeville, old timey, western swing, Hawaiian and Hokum!

The Hoodoo Houndz – funky blues band from the Rugby & Coventry area

Steve Hooker – rhythm’n’blues with a rockabilly twang

Jools Holland – composer, pianist, bandleader and broadcaster

Harry Hornsey Revue - an excellent guitarist, a particularly fine slide player, and a powerful and versatile vocal range

Roger Hubbard – legendary British blues singer and slide guitarist

Al Hughes – Scottish blues singer/songwriter

James Hunter – “.. one of the best kept secrets in British R’n’B and Soul. Check him out” – Van Morrison

The Robert J Hunter Band - combines his gruff and powerful voice with the wild thud of overdriven blues guitar

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