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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.
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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
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"Serious guitar and heavy driving vocals...deep and fiery, then cool and blue.
It's like being on a roller coaster in a hurricane..."
Nicky Mitchell is a singer, guitarist and songwriter, based in Brighton in the
South of England.
"A voice and a half...definitely someone to watch out for..."
"A powerful and soulful vocalist with an aura of ease and
professionalism on stage..."
"If Nicky Mitchell's voice doesn't make your toes curl, your soul is on
vacation and your mind is in neutral..."
Bottleneck Blues Club
Born in London, she grew up in Warrington before moving south to Brighton in
the eighties. Cutting her teeth in restaurants and bars in the town, she has
steadily built up a supportive fanbase and an excellent reputation as an honest
and forthright, no holds barred emotive performer. Her work as a jazz
musician both as a solo performer and with her trio has kept her busy in
Brighton and the southern counties. Her jazz, swing, bebop and blues sets are
characterised by her own unique interpretations, and have allowed her to make
music her career.
Citing influences as diverse as Robert Johnson and Joni Mitchell, Nicky's
experience as a professional performer since 1991 is equally as eclectic. She
has played support cabaret for top artists such as Jo Brand, Donna McPhail and
The Well Oiled Sisters. In the field of blues she has worked alongside top
contemporary names such as Taka Boom, Dana Gillespie, Eugene Bridges and
'Promise & Fire'
is her long awaited debut original release. Written from the
soul, this is a remarkable body of work delivered with passion and commitment,
from a highly respected and widely appreciated contemporary singer-songwriter.
The recording captures the essence of her live sound and atmosphere -
fragments of experience viewed from coloured windows that draw you through them
into vibrant emotional landscapes and out to the edges of everything.