Blues at The Fold 4 – The Line Up
The Fold, Bransford, Worcester, WR6 5JB
Following the sell out of 2011, Worcester’s Blues at The Fold 4 will be bigger and better than ever. This year we have top names Earl Green & the Right Time, Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton, Steve Roux and the Brass Knuckle Band, Mumbo-Jumbo, Babajack and Matt Woosey providing the music providing a great spread across the breadth of blues.
And we also have all the fabulous benefits of the The Fold as a location. The delightful courtyard setting, the wonderful local beers, ciders and perry’s – all from local artisan producers and the delicious organic food from chef David McCaw. This year we also have Worcestershire’s Poet laureate Theo Theobold as our festival compere and a special Poet’s Corner for poets from Worcestershire Literary Festival.
By combining great music with tasty food and drink we sold out last year with all 450 tickets snapped up, mostly in advance. This year tickets available on Paypal through www.bluesatthfold.co.uk, or order by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, through the Ticket Hotline on 01886-812898 (no credit card facility just old fashioned cheques I’m afraid) or direct from The Fold EcoCafe. Tickets are £12 (£14 after 1.7.12) Under 12′s tickets are £3 and Under 5′s are free. Camping/caravan tickets also available at £6 per adult.
More information on each of our bands;
Earl Green & The Right Time 9.45 pm
This has been an incredible year for Earl Green and The Right Time! In September 2011 they released their much anticipated CD “Live at Bronte Blues Club”, perfectly capturing the atmosphere of the band’s shows. The response has been fantastic: November’s Blues in Britain gave the album a 10/10 review! The album has enjoyed extensive airplay, including Paul Jones’s BBC Radio 2 show. January’s Blues Matters said “Smooth, soulful and at no stage indulgent ‘Live At The Bronte Blues Club’ is highly recommended and certainly helps to fill that fix until their next live performance comes around”. Gigs and festivals are coming in thick and fast, but the band is particularly excited to be playing Blues at the Fold for the first time!
The Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton Band 8.00 pm
Steve „Big Man“ Clayton, born in Birmingham (GB), is a highly gifted piano player and singer.
After finishing his classical studies, he decided to dedicate his musical life to his love of blues piano, and has remained true to himself and blues piano for over 30 years.
His own compositions demonstrate his love for this music; a mixture of blues, boogie woogie, gospel and rock and roll, are all available to hear on 6 CD´s.
He presents himself on the stage totally relaxed and with great humour, although from the very first note, the audience realise that Steve „Big Man“ Clayton is a very serious artist, an artist of the highest calibre, an artist that is very much keeping the art of blues piano alive and kicking !
Steve Roux & the Brass Knuckle Band 6.30 pm
Steve Roux on guitar and vocals heads up this Kickin’ & Swingin’ blues band with horns. “The Brass Knuckle Blues Band changed the mood with a polished and accomplished set. Albert King’s ‘You’re Gonna Need Me’ worked well with the rousing horn section.”
(Blues Matters – Blues on the Farm)
“Most were lifers in the twelve-bar prison but Steve Roux broke out with some much needed delicacy on ‘Can’t Change The Time’.” (Daily Telegraph)
Mumbo-Jumbo are regulars at Blues at The Fold, bringing their own brand of close-harmony piano-led versatility, and sounding like no-one else on the circuit. The new album Life of Riley is getting cracking reviews from the blues press. This year they are joined by top session drummer Tony Baylis to add a little extra oomph to their performance.
Their sound is powerful, original and contemporary combining traditional blues slide, harmonica, winebox guitar and vocals with the African drums, stomp and bass and all with great musicianship. They are the upcoming blues/folk act on the scene in the UK and Europe– the one you can’t afford to miss.
Matt Woosey 2.00pm
Matt Woosey combines an explosive slap-and-pick right hand guitar technique and a big-range blues shout – he’s the sort of charismatic performer that stops chat in the noisiest bar. Yet his songwriting is sensitive and soulful. Matt is steadily building a strong national following for very good reason. www.mattwoosey.co.uk
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