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All the bands, venues and times
2004 FESTIVAL ARTISTES
The who's who of Festival 2004; pictures, links, the lot
Many of the Fest bands and musicians
who have appeared over the years
Bio's, pic's and loads of info.
2004 GIG REVIEWS
Photo's and Gig Reviews of ALL the stages/venues of Festival 2004
Vast archive of Photo's and Gig Reviews of Previous Festivals
The "Acoustic Stage" (in reality an eclectic mix of music from Delta Blues to
flat out rock) at The Shore Hotel has it's own website which is now updated
with new pictures and info..
Without our sonsors
there would be no
Fest - Who are these
ISLE OF MAN BLUES CLUB
The Manx Blues Club; where the Festival sprang from
venue, dates, history etc..
The Festival is mostly FREE
but which stages require tickets?
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Bio's, pic's and loads of info on most of the artistes that have ever appeared.
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Where is it? Here!
Includes Photo's of Laxey
How to get to the Isle of Man
Stage: MAIN STAGE GIG REPORT 2003
Photo's and Report on the
Charterhouse International Blues Pavilion
Stage: ACOUSTIC STAGE
The Acoustic Stage has it's own web
site. You can check out: Previous
fest.s, pictures and details.
Domicilium: Internet Providers to the Festival
Bushy's Big Wheel Blues Festival 2003 is
a fund raising event for the British Red
Cross. Please give generously.
We asked Heather to tell us something about herself and this is what she
e-mailed through to us:
"I've been playing double bass for 10
years and bass guitar for more than 6 years but I now play acoustic guitar.
always sung and after playing in a few bands including the late
I decided to go it alone and teach myself guitar. From what I knew already
on bass, I managed a few chords and converted old bits of poetry into songs.
My guitar playing is nothing special but it does the job - of accompanying my
vocals. I guess the lyrics are the main part of my music and a lot of the
songs are written straight from life experience (sometimes resulting in
tears - from me OR the audience!)
After a workshop at school with
I felt inspired to continue along this new path and soon had written too many
remember. I put a short set list together and played to random friends who
said I HAD to get a gig somewhere.
My first gigs were at
The Trafalgar (South Quay, Douglas)
acoustic nights and then I went on to play
with bands in The Traf and
and more recently
claim to fame is supporting
and other dates around the Island when she came over last year. It was
I havent as yet got anything recorded but hope to record a quick 3 track
to send to
BBC Radio 2.
I'm really looking forward to playing the Blues Fest (2005) because it was a
fantastic weekend last year and I'm excited to play to a new audience".
We look forward to Heather's Festival debut at the Shore Hotel on Sunday the
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