The 10th annual Cleethorpes Blues Festival may be a few months away but an exciting line-up has been released.
The summer event will take place at the Beachcomber on Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 2pm to 10pm.
Here are the confirmed acts
Headlining the event will be Blockheads accompanied by a supporting line up – fronted by Derek ‘The Draw’ Hussey, and Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher from the original band.
The current line-up is augmented by John Roberts on drums and a rolling line up of saxophonists that includes Gilad Atzmon, Terry Edwards and Dave Lewis.
Playing all the hits: Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Hold Up, Inbetweenies, Sweet Gene Vincent and Sex & Drugs and Rock & Roll.
Animals and friends
The Animals were the second British band to top the American charts after The Beatles with the now multi-million selling and legendary anthem, House Of The Rising Sun.
The band subsequently achieved over twenty global Top Ten hit records, in Britain, the band had no less than twelve chart entries and were the first British band to tour Poland and Japan.
Co-headline act Animals and friends features from the original Animals – John Steel and Micky Gallagher (The Blockheads, The Clash, Paul McCartney) plus Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz .
Following their critically-acclaimed and hugely successful tours together in 2008, 2011 and 2012 this legendary combination of musicians will once again be performing on the same stage together.
Expect a fantastic concert of pure classics on what will be their farewell tour; including House Of The Rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Baby Let Me Take You Home and more.
Wille & The Bandits
Essentially, Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.
The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category.
Now touring their third independently released studio album, it’s rare to find a band as dynamic as Wille and the Bandits, one that is just as comfortable and as impressive at both ends of the sonic spectrum.
Deep Blue Sea
From wild wild west London Borough of Los Angeles, an astonishing vocalist, Dregas and from the frozen north London Borough of Stockholm, a funky master of rhythm and groove, Amanda Dal on drums.
From the sunny south London Borough of Santiago De Compostella, the amazing Iago Banet on guitar and from inner London, the Royal London Borough of Hartlepool, established songwriter, Graeme on bass.
The Southbound sound derives from classic influences stemming from the Chicago and Delta blues as well as early Southern rock.
Taking their inspiration from iconic bands such as: Derek and the Dominoes, the Allman Brothers Band, Humble Pie, Santana, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter and Ry Cooder which culminates into a unique blend of their own modern up tempo British Blues Rock and Soulful Ballads.
When performing live, all these influences come together to create an unparallelled live experience that’s both exciting and entertaining.
Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm
Fronted by an unusual pairing of mother & daughter, this musical powerhouse brings you original tracks with sounds firmly rooted in blues history. The unique vocal pairing of Lee Ainley & Tori Mai showcases tight harmonies wrought from close family bonds and a solid musical pedigree.
These unstoppable ladies create the feel of the music with their song writing artistry. On lead guitar is the raw edgy Elliot Young, who also drops his song writing prowess into the mix. The engine of the rhythm section growls along with the skilful David Atkin on drums. Locking in with David is patriarch Nat Ainley on bass, making this a family affair.
- Beachcomber, Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 2pm to 10pm.
- Early bird tickets £28 (available for a limited time).
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