The best of the best return!

Wednesday, 18th May 2016


To fall in line with the numerous other changes we have made to the feel of this year’s Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, instead of looking for new and different artistes to perform as part of the Jessica Foxley Unsigned initiative, we are going to bring back some past winners – and we want to know who you would like to see again.

We are doing this to celebrate the success of the project and the musicians it has brought to light, as well as letting Blues fans see how the young artistes have progressed from their first performance at the Festival and listen to them again.

So, who ‘wowed’ you and who would you like to see perform again? There are a limited number of spots available on the British Stage and four of the official roadhouses and we want to get together a selection of the best of the best.

Could Good Foxy return?

TC & The Moneymakers are past favourites

The Jessica Foxley initiative was first introduced to the Festival in 2010, since then, every year we have been inundated with bands and musiscians wanting to perform at Europe’s number one Blues Festival.

Some of the previous artistes have used the event as a springboard to propel themselves into the music world and such is the calibre that some of the bands have returned to perform as part of the Festival in their own right.

Festival spokesperson, Sue Madigan, said: “And that’s what’s going to happen for 2016. Who have you liked over the years?... The Tom Killner Band? Bright Shapes? Catfish? The Midnight Ramble? The Blind Dead McJones Band or TC and The Moneymakers?

“It will be really interesting to see what people come up with. Help us choose by leaving your suggestions on our Facebook page and we will try our best to bring your favourites back.”