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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 2004 Poster is available free to download right now
What was on in 2004
All the bands, venues and times
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..
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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
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Liebezeit celebrate their first decade together at the Iron Pier, Ramsey in
2003. Click to enlarge
Liebezeit on the Queens Hotel Stage - Isle of Man Blues Festival 2004 - click
Alan - click to enlarge
Peter - click to enlarge
Carola - click to enlarge
Local band Liebezeit celebrated ten years together in 2003, having all met up
in the spring of 1993. They are: Alan Pearson (bass guitar, lead guitar and
vocals) Carola Colley (bass guitar, flute and vocals) Peter Maggs (lead guitar
and vocals) and Dave Colley (drums, percussion and vocals).
Originally called The Fabulous Dixon Sisters they sported front man Mick
Hegarty singing with them for the first two years, playing a laid back mixture
of blues and soul in venues such as The Beach Hotel in Ramsey. A change of
direction was soon to follow with Mick leaving to pursue other interests and
the band re-inventing themselves as The Landcrabs.
From 1995 to 2000 they played at venues throughout the Island, including TT
Week gigs at the Summerland Leisure Complex and the Villa Marina, as well as
their regular slot at the Cul-de-Sac. By this time they were playing a tougher
style of pub-rock and covering artists such as the Velvet Underground, The
Tubes, Paul Weller and Iggy Pop.
Millennium Year saw another change of name and re-invention for the band,
coming back after a six month lay-off under the name of Liebezeit. The band
still performs their 'off the wall' choice of covers, but always entertain
wherever they gig. Despite admitting that they are not really a blues band,
they plan to perform a mellow set of blues and cool tunes at the