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The who's who of Festival 2004; pictures, links, the lot
Many of the Fest bands and musicians
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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..
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ISLE OF MAN BLUES CLUB
The Manx Blues Club; where the Festival sprang from
venue, dates, history etc..
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Stage: MAIN STAGE GIG REPORT 2003
Photo's and Report on the
Charterhouse International Blues Pavilion
Stage: ACOUSTIC STAGE
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Groundhogs brought to book
5th December 2005
The Groundhogs' Classic Years
by Martyn Hanson
Foreword by Captain Sensible
The Groundhogs' are one of British rock's legendary names. Cutting their teeth
backing the legendary John Lee Hooker in 1964, they went on to cut a series of
influential blues-rock albums Thank Christ For The Bomb, Split (a Top 5 LP)
and Who Will Save the World, to name but three. They supported the Rolling
Stones by the band's special request, were favourites of late, great DJ John
Peel (who played one side of Thank Christ For The Bomb straight through) and
graced many major 1970s festivals.
Guitarist Tony McPhee was invited to audition for several supergroups (the
Stones included) but elected to stay and steer the Hogs through four decades,
on and off. He, along with past and present Groundhogs members, have
collaborated with writer Martyn Hanson, author of well received books on
Emerson Lake And Palmer and the Nice, to produce the first ever biography of a
band whose place in British rock history is assured.
Tony McPhee - eminence grise of the Groundhogs
The Groundhogs' have been hugely influential on many of today's bands: Dave
Grohl (Foo Fighters), Steven Malkmus (Pavement), and Karl Hyde (Underworld) are
all major fans, as is Captain Sensible (the Damned) who writes the foreword,
while guitar magazines regularly profile McPhee as one of his generation's
leading players. The Guardian recently referred to an album by "the
increasingly influential Groundhogs" not bad for a band that formed 40 years
Authorised by the band and extensively illustrated from their archives, Hoggin'
The Page will be eagerly awaited by blues fans, rock fans and guitarists alike.
It will be promoted via many major rock and blues magazines, while planned
radio interviews include Radio 2's Paul Jones Show.
"Tony McPhee is an absolute genius - the Groundhogs' were a mixture of blues,
psych and pop that's never been bettered - the finest prog rock you can get. It
changed my life!" Captain Sensible
ISBN: 1 900711 16 8
PUBLISHED: October 2005
Northdown Publishing Ltd.,
PO Box 49, Bordon, Hants GU35 OAF
For further details
Tel: 01420 489474
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