Twice voted “European Blues Vocalist of the year” by the French Blues Trophies Awards” and nominated again “Best UK Blues Vocalist” 2011-2012.
Connie Lush has been recognised as one of the finest Blues singers in the UK, winning five times, “Best Female Vocalist Uk” earning a place in the gallery of greats, alongside Alexis Corner and Eric Clapton to name just two.
In recent years, Connie has performed in over 30 countries. She has played at some of Europe’s largest and most prestigious festivals, including Glastonbury Festival 2011 and wowing audiences in Moscow, New York and LA , recording in “The Cotton Row Studios” in Memphis and of course singing at BB Kings, Beale St....Connie also toured with BB King through the Uk, finishing at The Royal Albert Hall London.
Connie is also a known songwriter, writing for TV and featuring at Jazz FM and other radio stations as a DJ. She continues her love affair with audiences everywhere, bringing her enormous “Gusto” for life and music wherever she goes. As BB King said “That Woman makes my heart sing!”
Blues is her first love.
Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancy, richly melodic and dancey, listeners experience a sound which unites the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance.
Kangaroo Moon have their roots in the music people play and the music people dance with .They've played and danced their way through more than a few permutations of global sound. Well travelled, extensive touring in Australia and Europe, the band has played Glastonbury and Womad several times, as well as Phoenix, Guildford, Mistelbach(Austria)Sfinks(Belgium) Oerol(Netherlands)Maleny & the National Folk(Oz).
The Band have recorded many albums since their roots in 1988, Mark ,Matt, David Williams and Elliet Mackrell being the originators, the sound has grown with their experience, striving for originality in a business thriving with talent. The sheer commitment and skill involved in wooeing an audience to fly. Inspiring and evocative, the celtic-aboriginal /aussie roots meet in rhythm with the spiralling speeds of our millenial inheritance.
The band are augmented on a less regular basis by a host of colourful characters. including Thom the World Poet, Tim Wheater 'the mystic flute', formerly of the Eurythmics, Fred Hood, former drummer of the Pretenders and now in Moodswings, along with Northumbrian pipes players, belly dancers, drummers and members of the audience.
A unique chance to experience the sound of 1960′s London blues-laced psychedelia ‘at source’. The Psychedelic Raiders is the classic power trio vehicle for the astonishing, incendiary guitar playing of Ian Staples, veteran ’60′s survivor, wired denizen of the Middle Earth Club, and lysergically-fuelled habitué of Roundhouse happenings. The band is completed by Jon Seagroatt (bass & backing vocals) and Chris Hills (drums).
A Raiders set consists of Staples’ signature blues-drenched & psychedelic rock-fuelled originals with some aptly chosen covers, viewed through the multi-coloured Raider prism………
Trevor was a founder member of The Move and stayed throughout their career. He then played with the wonderful Steve Gibbons Band. He played and sang and recorded with Jimmi Hendrix, Steve winwood, Robert Plant and many more before starting his own unique blues band. With members of his band from all the great Birmingham bands of the last 30 years this is one helluva collection of musicians.
Bruise formed in the early 00’s , Isobel was a painter living in East London, recently returned from Alaska, and Jim was an international standard drummer (Mark Knoffler, Sting and Squeeze included) looking for the opportunity to get his all round multi instrumental skills into something proper. Something proper was formed. With two very separate ideas of what music was, Isobel and Jim’s taste collided to form progressive folk like it had never been heard before. From a background of folk clubs and festivals, unaccompanied singing and opened tuned guitars, Isobel had a catalogue of melodic and lyrically intense songs, Jim brought production sensibilities from early Genesis and pop genius not seen since Eurythmics. Not quite sounding like anyone else has been a monkey on BRUISE’s back and one of the things they are most proud of, cutting a maverick swathe through the original music scene in the UK. They play Glastonbury yearly, extensively tour the UK, gig in the US and have taken recent strides into Europe.
They’ve shared a stage with The Levelers, Terravision, Reef, & Feeder, as well as supporting the likes of Hawkwind and Glenn Tilbrook. Their two self released studio albums ‘B’ and ‘Nobody Else’ were well received by press and the public and are soon to be joined by their third album ‘Little Victories’ which represents a monumental leap forward in terms of songwriting and production. Bruise open a window into a world where irresistible groove meets growling guitars, melody meets emotion and though you haven’t heard these songs before, wild horses won’t drag you away.