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Skegness Rock & Blues Festival 2016
Sunday Afternoon 24th January 2016

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 Blue Swamp Band  

"Formed by songwriting duo Johnny ‘Guitar’ Williamson… former guitarist with “The Animals and Friends” … and Mike Bowden…. Vocalist with Dr Truth … Their unique sound has been enhanced with the addition of a red hot rhythm section… Big Vern (Drums) and Jim Moseley (Bass). Original songs encompass elements from a variety of genres, while remaining rooted in the blues. Four part harmonies and hilarious between song ramblings all add to the experience that is BLUE SWAMP."



"BabaJack have proved their worth many times over at festivals and venues across Europe. They have recently appeared at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Their unique blend of styles - described by CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE as ‘an intoxicating brew of blues, folk and roots music’ - makes for a great show. The combination of passion, energy and great musicianship never fails to win over new fans and the band are always welcomed back wherever they play.  Their last studio album RUNNING MAN brought them attention at the top of their field. Launched at the end of 2013, Running Man is considered one of the finest albums of its genre to be released in recent years, and won coveted slots in the top ten albums of 2013 for Classic Rock, Classic Rock Blues and Guitar and Bass Magazines. And their appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2014 was recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio 2, bringing them ever greater media attention". 

BabaJack are: Becky Tate - percussion and vocals Trevor Steger - guitars and harmonica Tosh Murase - drums Adam Bertenshaw - bass



 Courtney Pine  

"Courtney Pine is perhaps the most enigmatic of late 20th century British jazzmen; he has consistently fascinated and frustrated critics with a restless and adventurous musical vision that has brought world music, pop, reggae, electronica, funk, and soul to sit in with the jazz tradition on his recordings. Born in March 1964, Pine spent his youth in London, learning to play multiple instruments, including saxophone (he is proficient on tenor, soprano, and baritone), clarinet, flute, and a host of keyboard instruments. He has dedicated himself to public education in music, teaching and organizing workshops all over the U.K. Courtney was appointed an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 2000 and in 2009, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)".



 Colin Blunstone  

"As the lead singer of the Zombies, Colin Blunstone was one of the greatest '60s rock vocalists, pacing the group's minor-key masterpieces with his inimitable choked and breathy vocals. After retiring from the business briefly in the late '60s he went solo in the early '70s with a string of pop/rock albums that were more of an extension of the late Zombies sound than the more well-known work of Argent, the other Zombies spin-off act. The Zombies connection is hardly incidental; chief Zombie songwriters Rod Argent and Chris White gave Blunstone some songs, as did Argent member Russ Ballard, though Blunstone penned much of his material himself. With their moody melodies and Baroque touches of muted keyboards, classical guitars, and inventive string arrangements, his early-'70s albums sometimes sounded like a mellower take on the direction the Zombies pursued with their pop-psychedelic masterwork Odessey and Oracle. Blunstone managed some small British hits with "How Could We Dare Be Wrong," "I Don't Believe in Miracles," and the Top 20 single "Say You Don't Mind," a cover of a tune written and recorded by Denny Laine after he left the Moody Blues and before he joined Wings".



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