1st UK BLUES CHALLENGE

After a great night of music and fun Laurence Jones is the winner of the 1st UK Blues Challenge:

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CALLING ALL BLUES FANS
11/12/14 – 1st UK BLUES CHALLENGE FINAL – Boom Boom Club @ Sutton Utd FC
HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE/ LAURENCE JONES BAND/RED BUTLER

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The race is on to find the band to represent the UK at the 2015 European Blues Challenge in Brussels, run by the European Blues Union.

3 great bands made it from the original list of ten to battle it out in front of a panel of blues professionals at the Boom Boom Club.

 

The timings are as follows Doors 7.30pm
8.30 : Henrys Funeral Shoe
http://henrysfuneralshoe.com/

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9.10 : Laurence Jones Band
http://www.laurencejonesmusic.com/

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9.50 : Red Butler
http://www.redbutlermusic.co.uk/

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10.30 Announcement of the winner and performance of 2 songs by the winner. http://unitedkingdom.europeanbluesunion.com/
venue details www.boomboomlive.co.uk

 

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HOWLIN’ BILL NEW ALBUM

Howlin’ Bill, winner of the 1st EBC in Berlin in 2011, is celebrating 15 years “on the road” and releases his new album “Hungry” on November 21 in Europe and in January 2015 in the rest of the world.

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Info: http://www.howlinbill.be/

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NOTODDEN BLUES FESTIVAL 2014 – A GREAT BLUES COMMUNITY

Photo by Carme Barrera

Photo by Carme Barrera

Notodden is a city that certainly loves the blues. For years musicians and fans have joined forces to promote the festival in their own country, Norway, and beyond its borders. Blues artists from all over the world have played with norwegian musicians in a cultural exchange which has benefited diffusion of that music and dignified its interpreters. Multiple trips to the Mississippi have motivated strong bonds of friendship between Norwegians passionate about the blues and many of the current bluesmen/women in that part of the USA.

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