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Danny Bryant returns to the UK with his 9 piece Big Band. In what promises to be a very special evening Danny will be celebrating the release of his brand new album. The show will feature a specially selected nine piece big band.

"This is something I have always wanted to do. We are mixing the old with the new and will be playing Blues classics alongside modernising and re-presenting my own work in a classic big band format. I am more proud of this show than anything I have ever done”. Danny



Paul Lamb is known by aficionados and music press around the world as a foremost blues harmonica exponent, forging himself a place in the history books as one of the greatest players of our time. Countless awards have been won by him & his band. He has sold record-breaking quantities of albums and performed around the world. Having been inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall Of Fame (alongside the likes of Peter Green, John Mayall & Alexis Korner) Paul continues to bring his infectious brand of soulful blues to his fans around the globe.

Way back in the halcyon days of rock, there came a trio of 'superheroes' known as the Groundhogs, riding the blues boom into unchartered territory, they gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic live acts around, and are influential and inspirational to this day. The classic line-up of Tony McPhee, Ken Pustelnik and Pete Cruickshank toured the world for 6 years straight, including seminal shows with the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall and Canned Heat, and at the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight festival along with Jimi Hendrix. In this time they produced 4 renowned albums: 'Blues Obituary', 'Thank Christ for the Bomb', 'Split' and 'Who Will Save the World'...

Now Ken Pustelnik brings you a new and exciting line-up - Groundhogs, playing that classic material with verve and power, and giving performances of energy and excitement that are as fresh and relevant to the modern audience as the originals were back in the day...


"Félix Rabin is a French twenty two year old singer-songwriter who is inspired by musicians such as Jimi Hendriy and Stevie Ray Vaughan. His style embodies the best of Rock and Blues, and holds such passion and talent that you will be blown away! After touring around Switzerland and playing several times at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, Félix is now taking on London with his amazing band.”

The Ryk Mead Band, are indeed a blues band but by definition a lot more. A Stunning Power Blues, Jazz, Rock Trio. Through playing many different styles of music it has always been the case that the blues has had a deep influence on whatever type of material I’ve played. As time progressed, so did the inclination to select the more obscure and less trodden path of song and material I wanted to play.

It's hard to say whether this is my influence on the other members of the band or if the others have joined because they feel the same about the way music has influenced them. Whatever the case my band has developed a style of its own.
When i play live the set may change from night to night. We might suddenly change an arrangement or change direction at any moment within a song. The basis of the song stays the same but things change, imagination and feel for the moment take over; something new is created. Not even the guy’s in the band know when it's coming. This creates a tension and excitement that means things evolve and develop night by night. With hard work it becomes possible. This makes every gig potentially electrifying and new.

Ryk Mead, singer/guitarist, songwriter, Musical Director; Heart and soul of the band. A confirmed guitar virtuoso, started a gigging career on stage in the late 60s, touring in Germany from October 1969, he has built a reputation on solid experience gained alongside some of the worlds famous names, such as: Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Annie Lennox, Alison Moyet, The Pretty Things, Steve Waller (Manfred Man's Earth Band), Paul Fox and Dave Ruffy (The Ruts), Elmer Gantry (Stretch / Alan Parsons Project) Beverley Martyn (partner of former icon John Martyn) and a host supporting musicians from the professional arena. Working through many styles and genres, as professionals often do, Ryk has paid his dues and now has a world of experience to draw on. But if you listen you will hear in all these styles the heart of the blues.

Internationally, this native Londoner is performing all over the world, from China to the United States. Recently appeared in the USA as supporting act for Willy Nelson, and in Europe often touring France.

A mix of new songs and traditional covers plus original material. Genres are a spread over Rock, Jazz, melodic, and ethnic blues. Featuring songs from the album “Chicago” the last CD from Ryk Mead. And his latest EP “Pictures in a Gallery”, due for release soon.

Members of the Band on Bass and Drums; who are highly renowned international musician, forming a unique core of the supporting rhythm section.



The Brian Rawson Band is a Glasgow-based, contemporary blues band and, to date, they've played over two hundred gigs and a number of major festivals throughout the UK and Ireland (See below) with Henrik Freischlader, Stevie Nimmo, Simon McBride, Ben Poole, Pat McManus, Ryan McGarvey, Lulu and Wishbone Ash, to name but a few, and this year they're scheduled to play additional festivals throughout the UK and Ireland with Henrk Freischlader, Aynsley Lister, Matt Schofield, Dr. Feelgood, Kyla Brox and many more.

The latest addition to the line-up is Greig Taylor, formerly of the GT's Boos Band. A 2014 British Blues Awards nominee for male vocalist of the year, Greig has built up a substantial following throughout the UK and abroad having appeared on the BBC documentary "The UK's Best Part-Time band" under the mentorship of Midge Ure. He has appeared on Paul Jones' eponymous BBC Radio 2 blues programme and made numerous appearances at festivals and gigs up and down the country and his contributions to his former band's two highly acclaimed albums, both as a singer and co-songwriter, have cemented his reputation as one of Scotland's foremost soulful, blues singers.
Solid Entertainments Presents... Cleethorpes Blues Festival