Leek Blues and Americana Festival

Festival Calendar

Leek Blues & Americana Festival

Wed 28th September – Sun 2nd October 2016

Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Tickets £12.50 available on-line and from the venue Doors 7.30pm for 8.00pm start   “Lisa Mills can be called a Blues singer, a Gospel singer, a Torch singer or an R&B singer–to which I might also[...]
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm Dyers Arms,
Musicians Against Homelessness Charity Music Quiz  with Ricco £1 per team member 8.00pm for 8.30pm Start
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Tickets £6.00 available on-line and from the venue Doors 7.30pm for 8.00pm start Tom Seals, “quite possibly the future of Jazz/Pop”, literally has the world at his fingertips. His virtuoso solo-ing, excellent improvisation skills as well as[...]
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm Den Engel
  free admission
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm The Red Lion
Swing Dance Session at the Red Lion, Leek
Sep 29 @ 8:30 pm The Earl Grey
8.30pm Kayleigh Knight 10pm Amy Condley & The Razors Free Admission
Sep 29 @ 9:00 pm The Cock Inn
Local talent from across the Staffordshire Moorlands help to kick off this year’s Festival with an evening of acoustic music from the genres.   Free Admission
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Tickets £7.00 available on-line, from the venue & TF Travel, Leek and Chris Bevington! Doors 8.00pm for 8.30pm start Chris Bevington & Friends hit the Blues scene in 2014 with the release of their debut album[...]
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm The Engine Room
https://www.facebook.com/randallsstone/   Almost entirely home-grown songs in a blues/folk tradition.  
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm Dyers Arms,
8.00pm for 8.30pm Start The Missing Link is a vastly experienced and talented five-piece band based in Stoke-on-Trent, playing an eclectic mix of classic pop-rock songs, mostly from the 60’s and 70’s, but including some[...]
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm The Red Lion
Three Time Losers , big, bad blues from the Churnet Delta at the Red Lion, Leek Free Admission
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm The Engine Room
    Free Admission
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm The Roebuck Hotel
  Moonshine Magazine Solo Blues Artist Of The Year 2015-16 “…a master slide guitar virtuoso” – Maverick Magazine They say the blues is as much an attitude as it is a music. In the acoustic[...]
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm The Cock Inn
“Sunjay is very much the man of the moment. Not so much the flavour of the month is the flavour of the year.” – Living Tradition You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that Sunjay is older[...]
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm The Wellington
Our very own Les Hunt featuring Fastfret Egan on Bass, Cathouse Cricthlow on skins.   Free Admission
Sep 30 @ 10:00 pm The Engine Room
R ‘N’ B, Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues, Ska   https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=reefy%20blunt
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm The Roebuck Hotel
Free Admission
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm The Roebuck Hotel
The Rivercards A lot of plushy numbers in a laid back manner! Acoustic Blues, Jazz, Americana and a whole lot more besides!!! https://www.facebook.com/The-River-Cards-560114364075260/ Rick Ford ‘One of those rare singer-songwriters who is wholly convincing in[...]
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm The Cock Inn
Tom Attah is a strong and soulful performer of new and original acoustic blues material, based in the UK.   Combining the raw power of Son House with the dense hypnotic rhythms of Howlin’ Wolf and the barrel-chested[...]
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm The Roebuck Hotel
Barrelhouse Jukes is an acoustic blues and roots band.We write our own material and also put our own twist on classic blues and roots covers. If you dig your roots, play them Barrelhouse Jukes. https://www.facebook.com/barrelhousejukes/[...]
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm The Cock Inn
Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp ‘n’ Roll from the bayous of Staffordshire Formed in the dim and distant past of 1993, in Stoke-on-Trent, Elvis Fontenot have evolved to become the premier European swamp’n’roll outfit that they are[...]
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm The Roebuck Hotel
Rhythm and Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rockabilly and Country Rock… These are just some of the musical influences that shape a live performance byBin 53. The Band began as a duo by two friends and neighbours, Ric Bateman and[...]
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm Spout Coffee Shop
A trio of tenor saxophone, guitar and female vocals. Funny and engaging, Pastry Shoes will soothe you with their easy-listening jazz and swing and have you singing and dancing to popular hits from the 1940’s[...]
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm The Cock Inn
  Singer/songwriter acoustic guitarist, and all round nice guy 7.30pm Free Admission
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm The Wilkes Head
The BWTC is a five piece band originating from Stoke-On-Trent, West Midlands (UK). Traversing various genres and sounds, we don’t like to label ourselves under any particular one. Most of our current music centres around[...]
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm The Roebuck Hotel
Bio Chris has been playing the guitar since a teenager. His album entitled “10 Songs” is a collection of these songs and other ideas due for release soon. Influences Peter Green, Eric Clapton, The Beatles,[...]
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm The Red Lion
Dominic ‘Chuck Berry’ Cooper endorsed by the Berry Family.   Dom has kindly stepped in to replace the Bad Soul Buskers who have sadly recently disbanded.
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
Fantastic lineup including – Headliners Psyence, Stoke-on-Trent’s neu-psychedelic wunderkind wash you with a swirling kaleidoscope of singing guitars, soaring vocals and hypnotic circular rhythms. Cited as “the best live band” he’d seen in 10 years[...]
Oct 1 @ 8:30 pm The Engine Room
  Greg Murray and the Seven Wonders In a big old shed, at the bottom of the wild garden of an old house in Stoke, something wonderful is happening. Seven musicians have been laughing a[...]
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm The Cock Inn
  Free Admission
Oct 1 @ 10:00 pm The Wilkes Head
The blues played well. If you want to hear quality blues music, these guys have got it all. Playing a mix of classic; contemporary and original tunes, their repertoire reads like a ‘Best of the[...]
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
  Free Admission – Peace Through Folk Choir   http://www.liveagefestival.co.uk/        
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm market place
The Sunday Supplement on the first Sunday of every month in Leek, Staffordshire. Action For Market towns regional award winning event with a handmade food & craft market, music, shops, cafes, pubs all open, community[...]
Oct 2 @ 1:30 pm The Cock Inn
  Free Admission
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm The Roebuck Hotel
https://www.facebook.com/TheRetrobaits/ The Retrobaits are a Vintage Rock N Roll trio based in central UK. Free Admission
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm The Engine Room
   
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
  Hissyfit – Linda Kelly & Hazel Richings Rick Ford, Peter Shirley, Birdscarers Val Williamson, Derek Baker, Jane Rushton, Rosie Rushton, Jazz Stephens, Duncan Bourne, Richard Watson, Farnham Haywood, Mike Gledhill & more… http://www.liveagefestival.co.uk/  [...]
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm Den Engel
  free admission
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm The Cock Inn
  Free Admission
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm The Roebuck Hotel
https://www.facebook.com/Pip-Pip-and-the-Swags-280294228762431/   Free Admission
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm The Cock Inn
Rough Chowder are a Cajun music band from the UK. Fronted by husband and wife, Ian McIlroy and Miss Kitty, Rough Chowder combine traditional Cajun and Zydeco music with their own original material, to produce[...]
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
  Hissyfit – Linda Kelly & Hazel Richings Rick Ford, Peter Shirley, Birdscarers Val Williamson, Derek Baker, Jane Rushton, Rosie Rushton, Jazz Stephens, Duncan Bourne, Richard Watson, Farnham Haywood, Mike Gledhill & more… http://www.liveagefestival.co.uk/  [...]
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm The Roebuck Hotel
Midnite Johnny has worked extensively throughout his native USA and has established a reputation as one of South Florida’s most powerful Blues and Rock guitarists. A lead/slide guitarist and vocalist specialising in Blues, Blues Rock,[...]
Oct 2 @ 9:30 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
  Hissyfit – Linda Kelly & Hazel Richings Rick Ford, Peter Shirley, Birdscarers Val Williamson, Derek Baker, Jane Rushton, Rosie Rushton, Jazz Stephens, Duncan Bourne, Richard Watson, Farnham Haywood, Mike Gledhill & more… http://www.liveagefestival.co.uk/  [...]
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm Foxlowe Arts Centre
  Leek Blues and The Situation present: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club… With support. Doors 7.30; show 8.30pm. In September 2016, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is releasing its new album The Commandments According to SCAC. It[...]
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