DC Blues

Sunday, 25th August 2024

Exchange Project Stage | 19:00 – 20:00

Recently making the Top 20 nominees for Best Emerging Band at the 2024 UK Blues Federation awards, it has been a long road for DC Blues as they originally formed under the name Hobo Joe & The Dead Cats in 2012, later shortened to The Dead Cats and finally to DC Blues.
They have been through several changes in their line-up with Paul Winn (Lead Vox/Harmonica) & Ben Darwin (Bass) being the only original members left. Joining them are Lloyd Massingham (Guitar), Stephen Brandon (Hammond/Rhodes) & Paul Thompson (Drums).
They have received several reviews in Blues Matters Magazine who stated “Hard bluesin’ at its best!  A cohesive band of top-class musicians, what is not to like?”, “Highly recommended, go and see this band when you can”, “Playing live they are a joy to behold, they are a tight band who really enjoy playing to a crowd”.
DC Blues have released two albums, both of which made the Top 40 in the IBBA Chart (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) with national & international airplay on countless radio stations.
They are now looking to further build their reputation as a hard hitting, entertaining band at major festivals throughout the UK… including here in Colne!

“This is what live music is all about. Magic moments that you can’t get in any other musical medium”
Blues Matters