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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..
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.
Info & Location
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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.
MANX BLUES CLUB
From March 2005 the venue for the Blues Club - The Rovers Return, Douglas
The Club's previous venue was
upstairs at The Bridge Inn, Laxey but on the basis that a change is as good as
a rest the organisers have now moved venues to
The Rovers Return
, a traditonal
Douglas Pub run by the well respected live music supporting
owner of the famous
and one of the principal sponsors of the Isle of Man Blues Festival.
If you are interested in developments at the club and want to make a
contribution visit our very own
Blues Club Forum
The Isle of Man Blues Club's previous long standing venue - The Bridge Inn,
The Blues Club "house band" wind things up a notch or two - March 2005
where you can make your views and ideas known.
THE BLUES CLUB BACK STORY
The Isle of Man Blues Club has been an important part of the live music scene
for as long as most of us care to remember - the first gig was in 1990. Founders
Dave and Carrie Wade, Tony and Pat Williams and George and Ruth Hughes set
out to to establish an intimate atmosphere for blues afficionados and live
music fans to enjoy the best Blues they could afford. Venues have changed over
the years from, amongst others, the cellar at the
in Douglas, the
(some of these are no more - some
have changed their name - rumours that the Bues Club was responsible are
horribly exaggerated), but the
in Laxey was the club's home for
some time until the change to the
There have been some amazing nights with guest artistes and some equally
amazing nights when local bands have just hit the groove and the club has
rocked. This is not necessarily a place to sit in silence admiring the every
chord inversion and fancy dan fingering of gifted players but rather a place to
simply enjoy the vibe of live music.
Guests at the club have included:
Louisiana Red, Doctor Ross, U.P. Wilson, Bob Brozman, Philip Walker, The Hoax,
Kent Du Chaine, Jon Cleary, Catfish Keith, Cephas and Wiggins, Roy Bookbinder,
and many others. House bands have included
Raw Deal, Sinister Dexter, Shaft the Cat
Rebels Without Applause
Sometimes the club has been stunned into silent admiration of some very
impressive virtuoso performance but there have also been many nights when
dancing and uproarious laughter have been the order of the day. Long may it
continue - wherever the venue and whoever is playing...
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