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Ten Years After will not stand still even in their 53rd year of existence. Following their legendaryWoodstock performance in 1969, the pioneers of theBritish Blues Invasion went on to gain internationalfame, playing some the world’s largest venues(Madison Square Garden New York, Budokan Tokyo,The Royal Albert Hall London JahrunderhalleFrankfurt and many others) throughout the decades,and their last album, an all new studio album ("ASting in the Tale") was released in 2017. Now in theircurrent incarnation, they are promoting their latestlive recording, entitled "Naturally Live".

While the veterans keep celebrating more than half acentury on the road, classics such as "Love Like AMan", "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl", "The Hobbit","One Of These Days" and "Choo Choo Mama" gettheir live treatment just as long-standing fanfavorites like "Gonna Run", "Nowhere To Run", "I SayYeah”, "Hear Me Calling” or "I’d Love To Change TheWorld”, not to mention various surprises and tracksof recent date.

 

 

 


Crow Black Chicken have earned a reputation as one of Ireland's top blues acts. Their sound combines elements of folk and hard rock with the blues rock of bands like Gov't Mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Led Zeppelin.  An extremely hard working band, they have built up a strong underground following throughout Ireland, the US, and Europe with multiple well received tours and one off gigs, including a slot at Glastonbury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   


The debut album from Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse, Love & Murder, spurned Top 10 hits in genre charts across Europe. The album’s wide-reaching appeal earned it a #13 placement in the “Top 50 Albums of the year” by Classic Rock Magazine, describing it as “A sensual, vibrant cocktail”. Multi-award-winning vocalist, songwriter, & GROW VISION founder Greta Valenti is a Louisiana-born-and-bred creative with generations of family as artists and revolutionairies dating back before the Louisiana purchase. Guitarist Robin Davey was the youngest ever inductee into the British Blues Hall of Fame. He spent time as an artist on Atlantic and Interscope Records, and has recorded with a wide spectrum of artists from Mick Jagger to Katy Perry. Their rock outfit Well Hung Heart (OCMA’s Best Live Band) toured the USA opening for the likes of Fitz & The Tantrums, Twenty One Pilots, Foreigner, and Offspring. Check out BGG’s album ‘Good Times End Times’ on all digital platforms.


With influences including Eric Clapton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, SRV and Jimmie Vaughan, Dr John, Booker T, Albert, Freddie and B.B. King, this band has developed a delicious, bubbling gumbo of blues, soul, gospel and funk, with live performances defined by a swirling dynamic energy (and restraint) and the visibly obvious delight of personal interaction, in the moment, between five performers at the top of their game. The band, who have recently collaborated with The Cinelli Brothers on the superb “British Blues Summit” album “No Country For Bluesmen” is fronted by the charismatic Christian Sharpe, a consummate master of improvisation and dynamics. The Cinellis/ Redfish BB single “Together is Better” is blazing a trail across the community. Onward, Christian’s soldiers!
 
 
 
 
 

Blue Nation, a 3-piece band from Birmingham, use Riff based Melodic Blues Rock from a reservoir of influences, including Beatles, Cream, Zeppelin, Brit Pop 90’s, more recently Rival Sons and Vintage Trouble, to create their memorable sound. Their songs are delivered by three accomplished musicians, fronted with stunning vocals. All backed up with impressive gig experience, stage presence and great songs.

They play top venues and festivals in the major cities of the UK and further afield including two tours of NYC’s Greenwich Village and Manhattan. They are equally happy doing stripped down acoustic or full-blown electric gigs.

Their most prestigious performances have been on the Main Music Stage @ F1 British Grand Prix Silverstone, twice, and tours / gigs with Dirty Thrills, Steve Conte (NY Dolls), Skid Row, Brian Downey
(Thin Lizzy), Von Hertzen Brothers, Virginmarys, Cats in Space, King King, Daxx & Roxane, Kris Barras, The Record Company, Sari Schorr and Chantel McGregor. Main support to Toploader @ Rhuddfest and main stage slot @ Evoke Festival Brentwood. The quirkiest was The Tramlines Festival Sheffield, acoustic on a moving Tram.


James Oliver has already rubbed shoulders with many of the greats of the guitar firmament. Now, having recorded three vital, very contemporary albums with his band Glas, he is preparing to write a new chapter of not only his career but also Welsh music history.

His progress since forming Glas in early 2012 has been steady rather than spectacular, playing every gig in the Valleys before expanding horizons beyond. See him on stage, though, and spectacular is very much the word. Little wonder the late, great Deke Leonard of Man/Iceberg fame was moved to say that ‘Speaking as a guitarist, James Oliver scares the hell out of me.’ Taff Williams and Tweke Lewis, who have played with him, were similarly impressed.

Oliver’s propulsive guitar won Glas an invitation to play the prestigious Monaghan Blues Festival in Ireland – the first Welsh act to do so – while other festivals at Tenby and Colne soon followed. His rootsy, Fender-fuelled music has been heard supporting the likes of Albert Lee . Bill Kirchen,and, only this year, Played London’s legendary 100 Club. Former Love Sculpture/Dave Edmunds bassist John David has worked with Jamesin the studio, further enhancing a more than respectable CV.

As music business veterans will tell you, success is 10 per cent inspiration and 90 per cent perspiration. As he enters the next stage of his career, James Oliver has a track record that shows he will not allow an ounce of his talents to be wasted. And with new musicians to interact with, chances are the music in store will exhibit hitherto unheard dimensions to delight his growing army of fans. Blues, rock a billy, rock and country…it’s all here in one explosive pickin’ package.

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