Bushy's Big Wheel Blues Festival



The 10th Big Wheel Blues Festival


Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd May, 2008
Laxey Pavilion Ballroom, Laxey Glen Gardens

Only a few days to go before the 10th Bushy’s Big Wheel Blues Festival gets underway at the Pavilion Music Room, Laxey Glen Gardens. Friday May 2nd through Saturday May 3rd.

There’s a fantastic line-up of top class international blues music on the Cains’ Main Stage with performances in a vast range of musical styles.  There really is something here for everyone … ! 

Friday night ranges from the country blues of Michael Roach, through the rocking power of Val Cowell & Primo Blues to the funky tones of Hamilton Loomis and his Band.  Hamilton's European tour this year ends here on the Isle of Man and he's off to Houston early Saturday morning!

Friday 2nd May 2008

Hamilton Loomis


Val Cowell
Primo Blues


Michael Roach

Saturday afternoon – you get the best of the Manx Blues scene for free!  From The Soul Suspects, Stone Creation, Walter Ego and the Big Wheel Blues Band on the Cains’ Stage; to our acoustic blues stage on the lawns of Laxey Glen (subject to the weather) with music from the Jurby Mountain Daredevils, Blue John and Papa Cass, the Lawrences (Al, Katie & Mark), Redgap and The Manx Jazz Kats. 

And while you’re sipping your pint of Bushy’s in the bar of the Pavilion (or, hopefully, outside in the sunshine), your kids will be entertained either by Monica George’s “Fiddly Fingers” supervised face painting, drawing and other activities, or by members of the Possan Straiddey Troupe with whom your youngsters will learn some “street circus” skills.  Or they can just enjoy the music at the Main Stage or simply sitting on the grass at the acoustic tent!

Saturday night on the Cains’ Main Stage offers another range of great live music – from the powerful blues voice of Kyla Brox, accompanied by Danny Blomeley’s amazing guitar work, through the classic driving and gritty songs of Papa George with the Primo Blues boys, and concluding with our Saturday headliner, Sherman Robertson and Blues Move – a classic Texas blues act, with powerful guitar work and moving lyrics.  Sherman is flying in from Belfast to play for us for the 2nd date of his European tour.

Saturday 3rd May

Sherman Robertson
Blues Move


Papa George
Primo Blues


Kyla Brox

There really is "something for everyone" at this year's Blues Festival weekend – Tickets are 15 per person per night – and the Saturday afternoon stage and activities are all free!  You’d have to be mad to miss it!

See you there. 

 John, Pete, Dave, Jonno, Tim, Seth & honorary lifetime president Dave Wade