2019 - Line-Up
Skinny Molly - Nine Below Zero - Deborah Bonham - Maas/Moody Band featuring Micky Moody
Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band - Chris Jagger Group - Climax Blues Band - Elles Bailey
Dr. Feelgood - John Verity Band - The Mentulls - Robin Bibi Band - Sam Kelly's Station House
Vince Lee & The Big Combo - Jawbone - Bad Pennies - A.R.T - Lightnin Willie & The Poor Boys
Mack - Howling Hatter - Big River
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jawboneband/
More to be announced soon!
Jawbone are a new and exciting London-based four-piece band. Beginning as a collaboration between established solo artists Paddy Milner (keyboards, vocals) and Marcus Bonfanti (guitar, vocals), the band was soon joined by the renowned rhythm section of Rex Horan (bass, vocals) and Evan Jenkins (drums, percussion), Jawbone has quickly become a band with a unique sound focused on delivering strong songs. Each member of Jawbone are all respected musicians in the industry. They have played with everyone from Tom Jones, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ten Years After, Van Morrison Robert Plant, Dave Gilmour, Seth Lakeman, Cliff Richard, Ginger Baker, Ronnie Wood, Shuggie Otis, Laura Marling, James Hunter, Phil Manzanera, Garth Hudson, Jimmy Carl Black and many more. In January 2018, Jawbone were chosen to back Eric Clapton, Van Morrison & Tom Jones at Paul Jones’ legendary charity show at G-Live in Guildford, gaining rave reviews from the artists involved and the sell-out audience alike!
Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What’s more fate has blessed her with a ‘smoky vocal’ style that perfectly fits her music, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever. Reviewers have been wowed by Elles' debut album Wildfire(which charted at no.2 in the iTunes Blues Charts) with Maverick Magazine gave ‘Wildfire’ top marks (5/5) calling every song ‘Fresh & Original’ And Blues In Britain reminding us that ‘It’s a fact that very few make it to the big stage but Elles Bailey has the necessary talent, the drive, and now the product.’
Catch Elles Bailey at BOTF in 2019 and look out for the new album ‘Road I Call Home’ coming soon.
“Every Song is Fresh and Original - 5/5*” - Maverick Magazine
“Wildfire - A Scorching Debut Album” Blues Matters
“One of the Best Of British Albums of the year” Country Music Magazine
"With Shades of the late Dusty Springfield... A genuine triumph / wonderful offering" Elmore Magazine
Sam Kelly's Station House is a “groove” band with dancing very much in mind. Their musical catalogue includes Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Gary Moore, Stevie Wonder, Little Feat, to name but a few. Their unique sound is influenced by New Orleans second line, soul, jazz, calypso, reggae and British funk. With two ‘lead’ singers supported by bassman, percussionist and internationally acclaimed drummer, the result is an eclectic fusion of music with its roots firmly based in the blues.
They regularly form the houseband for overseas visiting artists, charity events and "one-off shows". Performances include supporting the Soul Britannia Allstars Tour (Madeline Bell, Hamish Stewart, Linda Lewis), Chicago Beau, Imelda May, Robben Ford, Chris Barber, Andy Fairweather Low, Bernie Marsden & Paul Jones.
Official Website: www.drfeelgood.org
John Verity Band
Official Website: www.johnverity.com
More to be announced soon!
Dr. Feelgood are a British band formed in 1971. Hailing from Canvey Island, Essex, they are best known for early singles like "She Does It Right", "Roxette", and "Back in the Night".The group's original distinctively British R&B sound was centred on Wilko Johnson's choppy guitar style.
Along with Johnson, the original band line-up included singer Lee Brilleaux and the rhythm section of John B. Sparks, known as "Sparko", on bass guitar and John Martin, known as "The Big Figure", on drums.
Although their most commercially productive years were the early to mid-1970s, and in spite of Brilleaux's death in 1994 of lymphoma, a version of the band continues to tour and record to this day, with the current line-up of Kevin Morris, Phil Mitchell, Steve Walwyn and Robert Kane being by far the most durable having been together for 17 years.
John Verity is a guitarist, producer and singer/songwriter, with an awesome pedigree, making him a leading light in Rock & Blues today. In his long career, John Verity has supported legendary artists like Jimi Hendrix, Mountain, Canned Heat and Janis Joplin, has played with Russ Ballard, Colin Blunstone, Keith Emerson, Ringo Starr and Mike Rutherford and was in the rock group Argent from 1973 to 1976.
‘Verity’ is highly-acclaimed in the UK, Europe and the US and John found himself in demand, collaborating with Mike Rutherford, Keith Emerson and Greg Lake.
His credentials as a guitarist, producer and singer/songwriter, today make him one of the leading lights of Rock and Blues.