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Blues in Leeds


Duck and Drake - Kirkgate - Live Rock and Blues Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday.

The Grove -Back Row- Stormy Monday Blues Night first Monday of the month plus regular blues acts.

The New Roscoe -Bristol Street -Regular Blues acts.

Artistes appearing regularly in Leeds include

Johnny Flockton, Alex Eden, Terri Shaltiel, Wayne Clark, Steve Fraser, Tony Higgins, Gino, Louie (Robert Lewis), Crosscut Saw, Dr Blue, Blues Positive,
Hot Pot Belly Band (Blues and jug band music), Euclid Avenue, The Lightnin'Rods,
Speakeasy Blues Band, Welsh T Band, Sneakin' Suspicion, Sam Payne, Mojo
and The Roosters. 

The First Leeds Blues Festival 30th April & 1st May 2006

The first Leeds Blues Festival took place on Sunday 30th April 2006 & Monday 1st May 2006.

On Sunday the main venue was Baroque a city centre pub opposite Leeds Town Hall.

Bands playing were Dr Browns Blues Band, The Lowdowns, The Lyndon Anderson Band, Euclid Avenue and The Neil Dalton Band.

Other venues taking part on Sunday were the Duck and Drake where Blue Relic, Speakeasy Blues Band, The Fuel and Jed Thomas played. The Grove Inn featured Sam Barrett, Speakeasy Blues Band (acoustic set) and Blue Relic.

The Lightnin' RodsOn Monday 1st May the main venue was another city centre bar The Mixing Tin with James O'Hara, Speakeasy Blues Band, The Revelator Band, Sam Payne, The Lightnin'Rods (Photo), The Welsh T Band,
Crosscut Saw (second photo), and Michael Messer.





Crosscut Saw

The Duck and Drake featured Sneakin' Suspicion and The Hummingbird Blues Band.

Hot Pot Belly BandThe Grove Inn featured The Hot Pot Belly Band and a Stormy Monday open mic night.









Terri Shaltiel and Jim MullenAt the Sela Bar in New Briggate jazz guitarist Jim Mullen and local blues and jazz singer Terri Shaltiel played.

The festival was very well attend and was very enjoyable with two days of excellent artists taking part I have been informed that there will be another festival next year. I would like to thank Alex and Nigel for organising an excellent blues festival.



The second
Leeds Blues Festival was on 4th to 7th May 2007.
The main venues were the Duck and Drake, Dr Okells and the Fox & Newt.
Bans were: Steve French Band, Billy Martin Jnr, Lyndon Anderson Band, Adrian Byron Burns, Dr Brown, Dr Blue, Welsh T Band, Sam Payne, Sly Fox, Hokum Hotshots, Speakeasy Blues Band, Fuel, Dan Bennett, Mojo, and Sneakin' Suspicion

Tony Higgins

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