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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..
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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
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Blues Club meeting goes with a bang as bass player mounts bass...
11th March 2005
Darry Williams plays some ragtime with Tim Davies on harp
On Friday 4th March last the new
at the Roverís Return in Douglas was the venue for the
first Blues Club in many a long month and what an excellent new venue it is.
Opened only a week
previously, itís music room is just the right size to generate a great
There is also the bar and a smaller room to the side where people can go to
talk but keep in touch with events as pictures are delivered courtesy of the
CCTV system - a very nice touch.
kicked off with an hour of blues rock. As ĎJim the
drummerí was relaxing in Spain
Sweet Sweet Bulb
in the rhythm section whilst the usual double lead
soloed their hearts out. Finishing on a moody "Love
That Burns" with
joining on keyboards this was a good rocking start.
Darry Williams plays some more ragtime with Tim Davies on harp
A fine crowd now filled the room as
30minutes of acoustic blues which was lapped up showing that the room's
acoustics are great for a wide range of music.
StoneChase run wild
followed with an hour
of rockíníroll and rockabilly. Guest drummer
was a hit with his
crisp solos and despite the low ceiling
managed to spectacularly mount
his double bass.
The place was really jumping now
Dave Wade and mates wind things up a notch or two
as for the last 45
minutes the blues club stalwarts
took to the small but perfectly formed stage with
returning for one of those blues jam sessions that
could go on all night but sadly had to end at midnight.
Thanks go to
and best wishes for a swift recovery go to
and long may this
new venue continue. Watch this space for details of the next meeting...
Atmospheric photos supplied courtesy of Big John Barker's cellphone - very nice too.