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2004 FESTIVAL ARTISTES
The who's who of Festival 2004; pictures, links, the lot
2004 GIG REVIEWS
Photo's and Gig Reviews of ALL the stages/venues of Festival 2004
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
a fund raising event for the British Red
Cross. Please give generously.
'Papa George, a mean axeman who has built up a strong reputation in recent
THE TIMES SATURDAY 21ST DECEMBER, 2002
Papa George is a long served pro and knows his biz and the art of mastering the
audience - simply by being GOOD!
Diane (Sister Feelgood) BLUES MATTERS
"Live he is a one man juke joint with a large bourbon soaked voice, playing
driving, yet laid back foot stompin' boogie-woogie blues. ENJOY!"
The Musician, Leicester.
Live radio performances/interviews:
Include: BBC Radio 2, Jazz Fm (UK), Radio
Atlanta (USA), Radio Trnava (SK) and Radio Mafia (FIN). Festivals include:
Pordenone and Cison di Valmarino "Soul & Strings" (IT); Dobrofest (SK); Hell
(NOR); Jarvenpaa (FIN) Chelsea Blues, Gloucester B&H, Banbury and Padbury (ENG)
Guiness and Monaghan (IRE)
Papa George is one of Britain's leading live blues artists. He has been
entertaining audiences across the UK, Scandinavia, Europe, USA and Colombia
since the mid-seventies. He is not only an accomplished singer and guitarist,
leading his own band, but he is also in great demand for his National Steel and
Electro-Resophonic Solo performances.
The blues of Papa George appears to be without boundaries and driven more
through personal feelings and moods of the moment. His compositions have an air
of authenticity to make one believe that the feelin' of the early bluesmen down
South still lives on in the 21st Century. The quality of his voice adds power
Nite With You" (Papa George Band - live) is a raunchy, lively, electric CD,
which reveals Papa's ability to drive and rock as a Band and then bring it
right down to a mere whisper. "Being Free ain't no crime" (Solo acoustic) has a
more rootsy approach and is a fine example of how one man and one guitar can
communicate so much in so many different ways. "Runaway Boogie", a track from
this CD was issued on the
"Blueprint (magazine) 2000"
issued a further track, "Broken Mirror", on 'Artists in
Resonance' in 2003.
"Flying Finn Guitars"
are developing their first reso-electric guitar for Papa
George, who is currently road-testing two great prototypes.
commissioned a specially engraved "Amistar" silver-plated, electric-resonator
guitar for Papa.
With a new album under way and the combination of his experiences of electric
and acoustic blues, you can expect quality songs with a Papa George Feelin'
firmly rooted in the traditional blues foundations.