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Martin Turner and his band return to the concert stages in Spring 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash. Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, who arrived in London in 1969 to embark on their musical journey. Intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody, Martin Turner envisaged the band’s innovative harmony-guitar hallmark and guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were recruited via a now legendary Melody Maker advert. The partnership of the original line-up of Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music's best loved works and influencing numerous successful bands, resulting in millions of album sales and concert attendances. Wishbone Ash would become one of the most enduring British rock acts - its name synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music. Five decades later, the music of the classic line-ups of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new. Classic album releases such as Wishbone Ash, Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans. As lead vocalist and key creative force, founding original member Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success of Wishbone Ash’s most revered albums, with his passionate vocal delivery, songwriting ability, keen melodic sense and production values being major ingredients in the definitive Wishbone Ash sound. Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Tim Brown. In recent years Martin Turner has delighted audiences worldwide with his performances of material from the classic periods of Wishbone Ash’s history. Martin’s 2020 touring continues his exploration of the Wishbone Ash catalogue and follows the release of a deluxe 30-disc Wishbone Ash career retrospective CD boxed-set entitled The Vintage Years 1970-1991 as well as Martin Turner’s 2016-recorded 2CD/DVD package The Beauty Of Chaos – Live at the Citadel.
Birmingham-based Rebecca and her band are a ‘must see’ live act that often leaves new listeners blown away by the power of the performance. With her co-writer Steve Birkett alongside her, a very tight band behind, and Rebecca’s powerful voice to the fore, the 5-piece outfit performs original rock/blues tracks mainly from her superb second album Believe and the stunning new album More Sinner Than Saint, punctuated by one or two classic covers. Rebecca was voted Female Vocalist and Emerging Artist of the Year at the British Blues Awards 2016 and Female Blues Vocalist of the Year in the FORM UK Blues Awards 2018.

Rebecca was born and grew up in Wolverhampton. She started performing live music when aged 13 and as a teenager wrote and performed her own material. The current music began when she linked up with co-songwriter Steve Birkett to write blues-infused material – a partnership that ‘clicked’ right away to deliver their excellent first album, Back To The Start.

May 2019 saw the release of their latest studio album containing exciting new material honed with advice from producer Chris Kimsey, famous for working with the Rolling Stones and Peter Frampton, and with tracks mixed by California-based producer Bill Drescher and Thunder’s bassist Chris Childs. The album has received considerable critical acclaim and the second single – Hurts – was playlisted by Planet Rock Radio.

Rebecca will be gigging throughout 2020, undertaking headline shows, festival and support slots, taking the music from More Sinner Than Saint to a wider audience. And she and Steve will be releasing new tracks throughout the year prior to a new album in 2021. Whether you are a sinner or a saint, buy an album, stream online or join us at a gig for stunning, original blues-rock delivered with power and passion.
In 2014 Chris Bevington realised a lifetimes ambition to record a Blues based album and after months of hard work, the first album ' Chris Bevington and Friends' was released to critical acclaim here in the UK, USA and globally. Album 2 “Better Start Cookin” followed in 2016 and the band included a host of Guest Musicians and the title track 61 & 49 has also been voted in the best 3 International Blues tracks by Blues & Roots in the USA in January 2020.

2018 saw the release of “Cut and Run”, this features 12 original tracks.

For 2021 & 2022 the band have been nominated for 3 British Blues awards and it’s an exciting time with the release of the bands fourth award nominated Album “Sand & Stone”.
 

"What happens when you take a drummer tighter than Ron Jeremy’s boxers, a bassist with more low-end than the Grand Canyon, a guitarist who shreds faster than Simon Cowell’s accountant and two singers whose voices seem to make the world that much sweeter? You get Brave Rival, the South East’s brand new rip-roaring blues-rock and soul machine."







 



 


Blue Nation, a 3piece 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 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 recent tours with Dirty Thrills, Steve Conte (NY Dolls), Skid Row, Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy), Von Hertzen Brothers, Virginmarys, Cats in Space, King King Daxx & Roxane and Kris Barras. Main support to Toploader @ Rhuddfest and main stage slot @ Evoke Festival Brentwood. The quirkiest was The Tramlines Festival Sheffield, acoustic on a moving Tram.
"Big Joe Bone" (A.K.A. Danny Wilson) plays what he calls "Blues-Grass" music.....a mix of Delta Blues, Bluegrass, Oldtime, Gospel and Hillbilly music utilizing his raspy vocals, hard driving harmonica rhythms, sublime bottleneck slide guitar playing (on steel bodied resonator guitars) and lightning finger-picking skills on 5 string banjos.....all held together by a very heavy stomping boot! Originally from London and now living on the Mid-Wales coast, Danny started playing guitar as a schoolboy and has now been travelling all around the UK playing his fast, furious Roots music to eager audiences since 2012. As well as playing songs from great Roots musicians like Son House, Dock Boggs, Bukka White, Flatt and Scruggs, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Charlie Parr, Blind Willie Johnson, Skip James, Robert Johnson .....the list goes on and on!, Danny also plays his own songs, which fit right in to his eclectic set.....which shows that when it comes to roots music, he really "gets it". Although "Big Joe Bone" is a relatively young act compared to some, Danny has a lifetime of music behind him and has thrown himself into what has become a very busy schedule of gigs since he hit the road in 2012. "Big Joe Bone" is an act not to be missed!
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