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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
a fund raising event for the British Red
Cross. Please give generously.
Michael Berk's CD Cover
are the combined musical talents of two extraordinary musicians:
made his Sydney Opera House debut in 1988 and has since built a
reputation as Australia’s master Guitarist/Composer.
“A damned fine Guitarist”
said the Guardian. Since arriving in London in 1998 he has pursued a busy
recording career with the likes of the
English Chamber Orchestra
Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull)
, to name a few. He has performed live with Tommy Emmanuel, the Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Apart from a very
busy solo career he is the driving force behind the Modern Guitar Trio (with
Roland Gallery and Vincent Lindsey Clark), Native Tung (with Barriemore Barlow
and Phil Saatchi) and the Blue Healers (with Graham Pike).
Roland is a classically trained guitar virtuoso.These words are bandied about
willy nilly but Roland is the real deal, a musician of the very highest calibre
and he brings these qualities to his "21st Century" blues in a way that will
have the most sensitive enthusiast and knowledgeable blues musicologist stunned
by his amazing art. This is jawdroppingly good stuff.
has been stunning audiences around the UK for more than 10 years - London's
famous 12 Bar Club calls him " one of the few truly gifted acoustic guitar
players around… a true virtuoso".
Born on 23 March 1981, Michael began playing at the age of 6 using his mother's
old guitar and a Beatles songbook. By the time he was 11, he was playing
professionally. Since then, Michael has performed around the world and is a
regular session guitarist for several well known London-based producers.
Yet it has only been over the past 2 years that he has received recognition for
his own music, causing one leading promotion company to refer to him as "the
greatest exponent of acoustic guitar on the live scene… not for the faint of
heart!" (taken from Up All Night magazine last year).
Michael has recently returned from the United States having performed in New
Orleans, Memphis, Nashville and New York.
Roland's excellent Web Site:
Michael's excellent Web Site: