The organisers of the Durham Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival have aimed for a line-up they hope will appeal to music lovers of all ages and will attract fans from across the North-East.

Dr Feelgood headlines the event which features 11 different artists, six of whom will be performing on an Amp Driven Main Stage and five on a more serene Acoustic Stage.

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world.  The raw and uncompromising style of their performance was captured in the albumStupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.  They have also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles, including Roxette, Back in the Night, Milk and Alcohol, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator – which gave the group their first gold record.

Alongside Dr Feelgood Main Street Stage will host:

  • Aynsley Lister – an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with heart and soul
  • Kyla Brox – a stunning example of the soul singer’s art: turning up the heat by degrees, lulling and charming before unleashing emotional catharsis
  • Debbie Bond – singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years
  • Albany Down – stripped-down no nonsense rock and roll, mixed with a twist of rhythm & blues and jazz-funk, delivered with a vintage heartfelt sensitivity
  • Brian Rawson Band – is a Glasgow-based, contemporary blues band and have appeared at a number of Blues festivals throughout the UK and Ireland

The Blues Cafe Acoustic Stage will host:

  • Husky Tones – punk blues style favours the common rawness, simplicity and emotion shared between the punk and blues genres
  • Mike Ross – fuzzed up, fierce and full frontal fiery attack coupled with sexy smooth slidin’ southern soul from this Northern force of nature
  • Dr Blue – the real deal and was once reviewed as ‘the bastard son of Tom Waits and Howling’ Wolf’ which remains his favourite description of himself
  • AJK James – plays Welsh blues and sings songs about time travel and the sea. His hobbies include transactional physics, growing beards and eating
  • George Shuvlin and the Radars – the band has been re-invigorated by the break in their career and they are back, with a hunger, excitement and ambition

 

Don’t miss out on Durham Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 7 on Saturday 17th June

The festival takes place at the Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Early Bird tickets are only £26.00 (for a limited period).

Call 01472 349 222 or go online at http://durhambluesfestival.co.uk/tickets.html

To find out more about line up and the festival in general visit http://durhambluesfestival.co.uk/index.html

Doors open at 1.30 p.m. and the music starts at 2.00 p.m. and ends at 10.00 p.m.

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