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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.
Info & Location
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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.
Tim plays Slide
"...an artist I admire enormously"
Paul Jones, Jazz FM
Driven by WORX, a rhythm section which powerfully melds the flavours of Chicago
and Jamaica, Tim will rock you with favourites like "Crazy 'bout an
Automobile," and roll you with his dub workout of the classic "Need your love
Tim gets to work on his er... hair
Tim is a vibrant performer, and has worked with the best on both sides of the
Atlantic. In San Francisco he gigged with John Lee Hooker's daughter Zakiya,
Jefferson Starship's Pete Sears and sat in with the Bay Area's best. His
history includes playing guitar behind top reggae artists and opening for Chaka
Khan, Tony Joe White and Curtis Stigers. Back home, he regularly works
with the likes of Papa George and Robin Bibi.
Tim will often improvise a lyric onstage, later crafting this as
minimalistically as possible, into one of the Blues/reggae hybrids for which he
is known. His passion for 'roots' music has taught him the value of simplicity,
and that, above all, a song is a means of communication.
He has co-written with Narada Michael Walden, who has written and
produced hits for Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin and George Michael to name but
a few; and Maggie Ryder (You're the Voice); Kit Hain (Dancing in the City);
Hooker (Daughter of blues legend John Lee) amongst others.
John Adams, who runs The Bottleneck Blues Club, one of the country's finest,
"Tim really mixes it! As well as being a brilliant guitarist he has a great
voice and injects a 'world' feel into his music."
In summing up, the last word must go to Bob Marley,
"One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain..."
which includes track samples and videos (high & low resolution)