Full Stage Times Listing
Friday 30th June
STAGE TIMES (subject to change)
NAGS HEAD MAIN STAGE:
19:50-21:00 The Hitman Blues Band
22:00-23:30 Dr Feelgood
21:10-21:55 Troy Redfern Band
Saturday 1st July
STAGE TIMES (subject to change)
NAGS HEAD MAIN STAGE:
16:00-17:00 Storm Warning
18:15-19:30 Del Bromham Band
20:30-21:45 Bernie Marsden
22:15 23:30 Chantel McGregor
13:00-13:40 The Barnstormers
15:00-15:45 Del Bromham Solo
17:15-18:00 Azz's Bluzn Rootz
19:45-20:15 The Fabulous Duck Brothers
21:45-22:15 The Fabulous Duck Brothers
DJ's to close 3am
Friday - 22:00 - Nag's Head Main 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. Dr. Feelgood have 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.
Saturday - 20:30 - Nag's Head Main Stage
Guitar legend Bernie Marsden is best known for his tenure in the original line up of the world famous rock band Whitesnake, co-writing the multi-million selling hit ‘Here I Go Again’. In the early 70’s Bernie was an original guitarist for hard rock outfit UFO and then went on to play with Babe Ruth, before becoming an original member of Paice, Ashton & Lord in 1977. After PAL split up Bernie joined David Coverdale in the newly formed Whitesnake, helping to establish the band as one of the most successful live rock bands in Europe and Japan. After leaving Whitesnake, Bernie formed the band Alaska and has since gone on to have an illustrious career playing with a plethora of world-famous stars of music. Joe Bonamassa recently covered Bernie’s ‘Place In My Heart’ on his Driving Towards The Daylight album.
Del Bromham’s Blues Devils
Saturday - 18:15 - Nag's Head Main Stage
Del Bromham is best known as founding guitarist of the band Stray who extensively toured in the 1970’s, releasing a host of critically acclaimed albums. Del Bromham also has his Blues Devils band where his blues roots come to the fore with storming blues guitar and Johnny Winter influenced slide. As well as playing with his band, Del will also play a separate acoustic blues set.
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music states: "In the late '60's the first wave of guitar idols were Page, Clapton and Beck. Bromham's past work should be re-appraised as he clearly slipped through the net."
The Hitman Blues Band & The New York City Horns
Friday 19:50 - Nag's Head Main Stage
Band leader Russell ‘Hitman’ Alexander, is the real New York deal and one of the most charismatic frontmen you’ll see on the blues scene with a sensational band. Brimming with New York swagger, great modern blues songs, interesting arrangements breathing new life into blues standards and an entertaining show you’ll not want to miss! “Born to play and with real personality, as he tells stories, jokes with the crowd, proudly features his excellent band and plays a spiky guitar with great panache and soul. What a find you may think and you’d be right” Blues Matters magazine UK
22:15 - Saturday - Nag's Head Main Stage
Chantel McGregor was voted by the British Blues Awards as 'Guitarist of the Year' for two years' running . She has won five awards in the last three years and the first in the history of the British Blues Awards for a female artist to be voted 'Guitarist of the Year'. The blues came calling first, but rock and roll was always waiting around the corner. When Chantel was eight years old, she was the youngest person in the UK to pass a Rock school exam and eventually went onto Leeds College of Music becoming the first student to achieve a 100% pass mark and also received a coveted prize, for outstanding musicianship. To date Chantel has released two acclaimed CDs, showing her gradual transition from conventional blues to a harder, bigger and bolder rock sound with progressive influences.
The Troy Redfern Band
Friday - 21:10 - Rupe's Stage
Troy is a passionate, intense, free spirited indie blues artist whose ferocious slide guitar style twists and turns timeless themes and ideas to his own ends.
The protean slide guitarist leads his power trio with style, gusto and virtuoso playing that fuses spontaneity with real craft. Redfern combines the rawness of Hound Dog Taylor, the freeform approach of Sonny Sharrock, the firebrand playing of Johnny Winter and the technique of Dave Hole with the ghost of Elmore James. Troy: “I’ve got a wide range of influences from Zappa and Mike Keneally to Sean Costello, but it all originally came from a friend of mine Nigel Peters who lent me a Son House collection. That led me to discover Hound Dog Taylor, Mississippi Fred McDowell, the rough attack and hard edge approach of Bukka White’s resonator, and Mississippi Hill Country Blues, with people like RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough etc.”
Friday - 19:15 - Rupe's Stage
The Barnstormers play Chicago-style blues, rough and raw and raucous! From Elmore James to Floyd Jones, taking classic songs and see what happens when they play them!
Saturday - 16:00 - Nag's Head Main Stage
Storm Warning are lauded by the UK blues press as one of the best contemporary blues bands in the UK playing top quality original blues songs and making blues standards their own. “Blues workout par excellance ……Oozes class…..Love to see them play live. Uplifting stuff.” Sunday Express
Ex Mick Ralphs Band vocalist Son Maxwell and guitarist Bob Moore, lead the band backed by Ian Salisbury on keys, Derek White (Larry Miller band) on bass and ex Mick Clarke band drummer Russ Chaney. Storm Warning have recorded four CDs, all receiving critical acclaim and tracks have been played on radio station across the world including BBC Radio 2 for whom they also recorded a live session which was broadcast on the Paul Jones blues programme.
Saturday - 13:50 - Nag's Head Main Stage
Catfish's debut album 'So Many Roads' went straight to no. 1 in the IBBA blues airplay charts on its release. The new EP, 'When BB Sings the Blues', a tribute to BB King, was no 5 in the IBBA blues airplay chart for over two months.
Within their first year, they were nominated twice as finalists in the British Blues Awards 2015 - the band in the Emerging Artist category and Paul Long for keyboards. They followed this with three more nominations in the British Blues Awards 2016 - Band of the Year, Young Artist of the Year for Matt Long and Keyboard Player of the Year again for Paul Long. Paul won the keyboards category and Matt was runner up in Young Artist. A very proud day for the band.
Azz's Bluzn Rootz
Saturday - 17:15 - Rupe's Stage
Stripped back blues and roots lead by local bluesman Big Azza on vocals and blues harp.