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Upton Blues Festival
Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire
July 14th - 16th 2006

Upton Blues Festival Official Website

The fifth free Upton Blues Festival with 63 bands and 11 venues (pubs and clubs), all within walking (staggering) distance made this year's festival the biggest (and best) yet.
A fantastic weekend of blues music, R&B, rock, soul, rock n'roll, swing, jive and gospel, all in the superb sun-soaked setting of Upton upon Severn......

A big thank you to the organisers (the committee) for such a wonderful festival: Cliff Dawe, Tina Dickson, Daryl Dickson, Jo Graham, Stuart McEwan, Robin Staite, Fred Symes, Rowan Thomas, Richard Tippin and Steve White.

Thanks also to all the sponsors, especially the pub landlords for helping pay for the bands.

Finally a special thank you to Upton Fish & Chip Shop for supplying vast amounts of excellent fish and chips!

So here are some photos of the bands....... enjoy!

Alan White
Email: info@earlyblues.com








Ian Siegal - Solo


Ian Siegal Band


Perry Foster

King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys
Big Bear Music


The Krissy Matthews Band



It was 16.20 hrs and we were late -  over the bridge and following the path we reached the Cruisers Bar and all was ready for the Blues Stack Gig. Big thanks to Big Rich of Classic Hits Radio who greeted us so warmly. The programme said the band likes to ‘Rock It Up’ and we were not disappointed. Playing to an audience from a trailer in a car park in the blistering heat of the afternoon can’t be the best of places to ‘Rock It Up’ at the Upton Blues Festival but they did. Opening with ‘Can’t keep a good man down’ and following with ‘Walkin’ by myself’ so was the scene set. ‘Big change’ followed latter as did ‘Oh Pretty Woman’ and the set closed to ‘White Room’ amidst great applause and cheering. We can't comment on the second set as we needed to see as many bands as possible (10 venues all running at the same time) by moving back over the bridge to catch the ‘Phil Collins Band’; no, not the Phil Collins just a namesake playing at the Swan followed by Perry Foster but that’s all another story.

Steve Wosket and Alan White.

Check out some Bluestack details

The Wildcards


Tin Pan Alley


IDMC Gospel Choir


Two bands that couldn't play at this year's festival, but you should look out for are:

Blues Infusion

The Worried Men

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