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Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.

Martin’s guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on ‘Aqualung’. His playing on the album ‘Crest of a Knave’ earned him a Grammy award in 1988.

As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring, Martin has put together a band to play the “classic” music from the Tull catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years. The band includes top musicians from a similar background.


As one half of Scotland’s highly respected ‘Nimmo Brothers’, Stevie Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for over 2 decades.

Now, having toured extensively with the critically acclaimed blues rock outfit over the last few years, as well as taking to the road in a stripped back, acoustic format to promote his debut solo project ‘The Wynds of Life’, Stevie is now in full stride with his full-on, electric, no-holds-barred trio format.

Stevie says that, although the acoustic project is extremely satisfying and allows him to showcase his voice and song writing talents in the perfect environment, sometimes “…you just want to break out the Les Paul or strat, crank up the old orange amp and make some noise!”

Which is exactly what he plans to do.

Stevie’s new cd ‘Sky Won’t Fall’ was released worldwide in 2016 on the Manhaton Records label and it has already been voted album of the year by many in the media and by his fans.

He is enjoying making music now as much as at any point throughout his 20 years in the business and is fully relishing touring and performing the new songs to his ever growing army of admirers.

Don’t miss this chance to catch an artist at the top of his game doing what he does best – standing on stage playing his own music in his own passionate, inimitable fashion.
You will not be disappointed!


JFK Blue are a stylish rock/blues band with a fresh take on well-crafted rock and blues, with stirring songs and superb musicianship. These are musicians with one aim - to play their style of blues and rock with freedom of expression, not to get hung up on genres but to play music that they like. In doing so their music is contemporary yet has an assured retro feel audiences immediately identify with. Some have commented that JFK Blue have a Southern Rock feel combined with melodic songs and great hooks.



Bourbon Street Revival is an 8-piece Rhythm and Blues band out of Southwest London. Taking inspiration from the old masters and modern day heroes BSR play traditional Blues and Soul with a contemporary with rare and well loved classics. Gigging regularly around London, they were the first band to play Kingston’s Rose Theatre, were Alabama 3’s Special Guests at JAMM in Brixton, and recently did a small acoustic tour of Belgium. Their eponymous album was released in 2011 and have since signed a publishing deal with Long Lunch Music. Bourbon Street Revival was formed in 2001 by Mike Hanson (guitars), Nick Pratelli (keyboards/trumpet) and Dave Jillings (drums). Not long after they recruited Marcus Foster on vocals and found that ‘chemistry’ all great live acts need. Soon after Stevie B joined on guitar and harp, and recently Rupert Flindt on bass. Dave Bostock (Tenor Sax) and Diane Webster (Alto Sax) complete the horn section, making BSR the powerhouse it now is.


Deep Blue Sea have crashed onto the UK music scene with a new wave of indie blues – a small selection of reviews are here: 100 Club, London – It’s blues Jim, but not as we know it. The quality of the playing alone would put this gig up there with the best but this is also great fun; the band obviously enjoy themselves and audiences will always pick up on that. Great performances and big smiles all around the room - that’s a good combination for a great night. Allan McKay, Music Riot Woodlands Blues Club - A breathtaking performance from Deep Blue Sea with a flawless mix of self penned songs and covers featuring a soulful harmonic voice and driving guitar work - we knew this was something special from the first song to the sudden rush to buy CDs at the end. Andy Davies, Woodlands Blues Club Blues in the South - The new songs are simply outstandingly good. The instrumentation is nicely balanced and beautifully played with a voice and delivery to die for. Will this band will eclipse what has gone before? One comment: Given this start, No problemo! Ian MacKenzie, Blues in the South - DJ The Hope Tavern - With Iago on lead guitar, backed up by the rhythm section of Graeme on bass and Amanda on drums and fronted by the beautiful Dregas with outstanding vocals, it just got better and better. What a cracking afternoon! and what an amazing band. Vince Collins, writer/artist The Blues Show on Bishop FM - Deep Blue Sea will float your troubles away with their great new sounds, no lifejacket required! Gary Grainger, The Blues Show - DJ Deep Blue Sea, a London band - but London's a big city. From west west west London, the London Borough of Los Angeles, an astonishing vocalist - Dregas. From north north London, the London borough of Stockholm, a funky master of rhythm and groove Amanda Dal on drums. From south south London, the London borough of Santiago De Compostella, a master of so many guitar styles he leaves audiences dumbstruck, the amazing Iago Banet on guitar. And from inner London, the Royal London Borough of Hartlepool, Graeme on bass - he played bass with Tenpole Tudor back in the day and is an established song writer. The band's music has been defined as 21st century blues - new shoots from the old roots - taking the blues out for a walk in the sun and the rain, the here and now. Just few of highlights from the last 12 months have been: Signed a 3 album deal and recorded the first album in 2017 - this is for an internet based graphic novel Blues In Buckle - DBS is providing the soundtrack for the stories. Started their own club – Xroads Blues Bar - which is also streamed live on social media - hitting 75,000 views on a Facebook Live Event – more info at https://www. allaboutbluesmusic.com Recorded a new live album - in response to requests at gigs we released "Live It Up" available on iTunes and everywhere else. There are a lot of new video clips currently being added to the You Tube site.
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