Finalist 2020 UK Blues Challenge. UK Blues awards nomination best blues band for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. The Cinelli Brothers have a passion for the music of the 1960’s, an amalgam of blues, rock and soul, and add a twist of contemporary style, making them a rising force on the music scene. Their appeal crosses all manner of boundaries, attracting a significantly younger crowd to their shows as well as pleasing the ears of older fans. Brothers Marco (guitar, keys, vocals) and Alessandro (drums, B/V’s) are joined by Tom Julian-Jones (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Stephen Giry (bass, guitar, B/V’s). The band has released three albums to date: Babe Please Set Your Alarm (2018) Villa Juke Joint (2021) No Country For Bluesmen (2022), featuring guests on every track, including Dana Gillespie, Ian Siegal, Big Joe Louis and many up and coming stars of the British blues scene. The Cinelli Brothers tour widely in the UK and across Europe, playing clubs and festivals, delivering live shows of predominantly original material with high energy, great musicianship and showmanship. They have been nominated for UK Blues Awards and are establishing themselves as one of the leading lights of the UK blues scene. Definitely a band not to be missed!

Way back in the halcyon days of rock, there came a trio of 'superheroes' known as the Groundhogs, riding the blues boom into unchartered territory, they gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic live acts around, and are influential and inspirational to this day. The classic line-up of Tony McPhee, Ken Pustelnik and Pete Cruickshank toured the world for 6 years straight, including seminal shows with the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall and Canned Heat, and at the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight festival along with Jimi Hendrix. In this time they produced 4 renowned albums: 'Blues Obituary', 'Thank Christ for the Bomb', 'Split' and 'Who Will Save the World'...

Now Ken Pustelnik brings you a new and exciting line-up - Groundhogs, playing that classic material with verve and power, and giving performances of energy and excitement that are as fresh and relevant to the modern audience as the originals were back in the day...

The Band

Ken Pustelnik (drums)

Original member of the classic line-up, officially joined in 1967, leaving at the height of their success in 1972 and features on all of the first 5 Groundhogs albums.

Chris D'Avoine (Vocals/Lead Guitar)

Incendiary guitarist of Mean Blue Monsters, Snatch it Back (w/ Ken Pustelnik) and formerly with numerous outfits such as Shiva.

Latch Manghat (Bass)

Heavy and hard-driving bassist of cult British stoner-metal band Gonga, Guitarist/Vocalist of the Rollbars, and producer of numerous artists such as the Heads.

Sol Latif (Lead Guitar)

Long-standing member of the Rollbars, formerly lead guitarist of Lastwind (w/ Ken and Latch), his ability to traverse the intricate and unorthodox sections are unmatched.

Established in 2014, These Wicked Rivers are Derby’s entry to the new wave of rock and roll that is sweeping across the United Kingdom. Drawing influences from the likes of Black Stone Cherry and Clutch, the quartet have made quite an impact since their inception with their brand of blues-infused modern rock steadily picking up plaudits for their gutsy live performances across the UK. Highlights to date include the release of two EPs ’The Enemy’ and ‘II’ as well as a double A-side ‘Shoulda Known Better’ which received stellar reviews as well as airplay on the likes Planet Rock Radio and Hard Rock Hell Radio, and also landed the band the coveted Planet Rock ‘Ones To Watch’ accolade. The lads are a regular fixture on the UK live circuit, having toured with Tax The Heat, as well playing stand-out performances at Planet Rock Stock, YNot Festival, 2Q Festival, Breaking Bands Festival and Giants of Rock Festival to name but a few. 2019 has been a busy year for the band, working tirelessly in the studio on their debut album whilst maintaining a strong presence on the live scene. Still to come this year are appearances at the prestigious Torquay Rock n Blues Festival in October as well as their debut appearance at rock ‘n’ roll mecca Hard Rock Hell in November. With their debut album due for release early 2020 and shows already booking to support this, These Wicked Rivers are sure to be rolling into a town near you very soon - jump on in and enjoy!

Vintage-Contemporary Blues Rock

Unforgettable Lyrics, Unmissable Solos, Unrivalled Rhythm

Ramblin’ Preachers was formed by Ross Connor and James Ives. Fuelled by a passion for Blues Rock, the aim was to create original Stomping Blues with Big Riffs, Powerful Vocals, and Tasty Solos.

Backed by the tight rhythm section of Bassist, Craig Howe and Drummer, Richard Baker. The band has created a Mouth-Watering sound that is sure to get you off your seat.

The band’s eclectic sound sees them take influence from the likes of: Free, Led Zeppelin, Chris Stapleton, Rival Sons, and Philip Sayce to name a few. Their sound has seen them play shows across the UK and have shared the bill with artists such as: Jared James Nichols, Danielle Nicole, King King, and many more...

Ramblin’ Preachers are kicking up a storm...

Mississippi MacDonald sounds like he should be on Stax or Hi. He has a strongly southern soul inflected vocal delivery, musical accompaniment that sounds just like Albert King turning up on the Malaco label, a tight, controlled band that is right on the top of its form, and songs that come straight out of the classic southern soul-blues songbook. He is a 3x British Blues Award nominee with a multi-album back catalogue. In 2021, he signed to APM Records, releasing his album "Do Right, Say Right" in November. In a short time, the record has reached number 1 on the IBBA British Blues Charts, and the top 10 of the Roots Music Report Blues / Contemporary Blues charts. said this :"The album is a joy to behold and to anyone who has even tried tackling the guitar you’ll know there is playing the blues and then there is “playing the blues” and Mississippi does the latter. We are very lucky in the UK to have such a rich pool of players of serious quality that we can call our own and Mississippi is another one to add to that list"