Artists A-H

 

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 T=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!

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

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 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

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

Chicago One Zero - nothin' but classic Chicago blues!

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

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

Gilly Darbey – “fall in love with the feel, sensuality and emotion in Gilly’s voice”

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

Heaven Davis – the ‘Wild Child’. You don’t want to miss her!

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

Delta Moon – honky-tonk delta-billy blues!

The Detonators – refreshing melting pot of R&B, funk, swing and blues

Jim Diamond and The Groove Syndicate – Somewhere, somehow!

Dirk Diggler’s Blues Revue – goodtime blues in these turbulent times

Dana Dixon – full-blooded female harp player and blues singer

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

Mike Dowling – blues, vintage swing, ragtime and originals played with grace, wit, and dazzling proficiency

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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”

Henry Gray – Louisiana keyboard player and Grammy nominee

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

Corrina Greyson – a new generation of British blues

Groanbox – old time American blues, folk, rags, and minstrel songs

Dennis Gruenling – jump blues harmonica the way it ought to be played

Andy Gunn – Scottish Blues guitarist / songwriter

Steve Guyger – one of the world’s most underrated blues harp players. Period!

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Lisa Haley – joyful, dance-on-the-table Mardi Gras zydeco rhythms

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

Dick Heckstall-Smith – Dick’s life, work, and his battle against musical preconceptions, prejudices, and boundaries

Billy Hector – multi award-winning roots rockin’ funky blues fretmaster

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

Helium Soul – ” I’ve seen them twice now and they’re superb……stunning!” – Kenney Jones

Hershey And The 12 Bars - stand out from the pack!

The Hightown Crows – Dorset’s finest rockabilly blues outfit

Hills & Lemelin - combine the best in traditional and Piedmont style acoustic blues

Hokum! – blues ‘Chicago style’

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

Hollowbone – blues duo going down a storm in the south west of England

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

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

Jools Holland – Brit piano pounder and all-round media star

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