Friday 22nd July 2016
JAZZ & BLUES STAGE

King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys

Rough, tough and always rocking, the legendary King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys’ zany stage show sometimes belies the fact that here is the finest, most authentic rhythm and blues band ever to come from outside the USA.

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The Broombusters

From chart topping success on Top Of The Pops and over 40 years experience in the music business, Charlie Wolfman is continuing to deliver upfront, gritty “back to his roots” Reggae, Ska, Blues and Rock n Roll, with his band The Broombusters.

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52 Skidoo at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

52 Skidoo

1920's band 52 Skidoo are an unlikely collection of drunks, gamblers, misfits and outlaws performing Harlem Swing, a music born out of the stride piano style made famous by James P. Johnson and Fats Waller.

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Saturday 23rd July 2016
JAZZ & BLUES STAGE

Honeyfeet

A good-time band fusing old folk forms, blues grooves and jazz chords to create a unique sound all of their own with an unequaled flair for blending and mixing the boundaries of musical genres.

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Charlie Cooper at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Charlie Cooper

Charlie Cooper writes vintage soul, updated perfectly, sung with deep and husky soul-pipes! Not only comparable with classic voices like Dusty Springfield and Shirley Bassey but also up there with modern soul divas Alice Russell and Sharon Jones, Charlie is a vocal force to be reckoned with.

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The Spring Chickens at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

The Spring Chickens

This local and likeable four piece blues band may not be ‘spring chickens’, but are young at heart and seriously know their stuff.

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The Daisy chains at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

The Daisy Chains

Six petticoated girls that all sing in beautiful close harmony as well as playing drums, guitar, bass, trumpet, tenor and baritone saxophones.

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The Jake Leg Jug Band

The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's America - Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption.

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Kiki Lovechild

Kiki is a multi-skilled silent clown. Over the years thousands have enjoyed his routines, which draw upon his training and experience in a variety of skill-sets, including mime, physical theatre, puppetry, illusion, escapology and more.

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Pepper and the Jellies at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Ricky Cool & the In Crowd

An explosive mixture of ska, bluebeat, rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll, plus entertainment in the inimitable Ricky Cool style. Their music is guaranteed to get your feet itching to dance.

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After Dark Fonksters

On the edge Hammond organ trio with nothing to hide behind, finding the groove that sits just where the audience likes it.

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ROOTS IN THE WOODS ACOUSTIC STAGE
Luke Jackson at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Luke Jackson

A young Roots Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category.

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Pistol Pete Wearn at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Pistol Pete Wearn

Tearing it up with his own raucous interpretation of traditional blues, Pistol Pete Wearn is a renowned vocalist, slide guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter. Equipped with acoustic guitar and stompbox he blends traditional material and originals with the odd slide-ifed cover.

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Sunjay at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Sunjay

Sunjay is one of the UK’s brightest young stars and is gaining critical acclaim from the national press and his peers. His latest album, his fourth, Black & Blues, was released in November 2015.

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Darcy at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Darcy

Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Darcy is a solo Country Rock artist bringing the country scene over to the UK in style. Foot stompin', tequila slammin' and boot scootin' boogies are all part and parcel of his high octane shows.

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My Girl The River at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

My Girl The River

Created by Kris Wilkinson Hughes, My Girl The River was born out of a song. 'The Last Song' was the first song written for this Americana, alt-country, folk/roots project.

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Sunday 24th July 2016
JAZZ & BLUES STAGE
Digby Fairweather's Half dozen at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Digby Fairweather's Half Dozen

Ten-time winners for ‘Top Small Group’ in the prestigious British Jazz Awards (2014) this all star group - led by the legendary Digby – promises you an unforgettable evening of swinging sounds, favourite songs (sung by the Four Fairweather Friends), latin jazz, and gorgeous selections from the Great American and British Songbooks.

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Digby Fairweather's Half dozen at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Tipitina

A captivating mix of New Orleans boogie, blues, barrelhouse and gospel with the soulful voice of Debbie Jones and the piano wizardry of Justin Randall.

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The Hot Stuff at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

The Hot Shoes

This lively swing band from Cardiff perform a repertoire of old classics plus a good smattering of modern pop with a vintage twist.

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The Remi Harris Project

Remi was named in The Culture Trip's "10 Young British Jazz Musicians You Should Know", runner-up in the Rising Star Category and his band we're runner-up in the Small Group Category of the 2015 British Jazz Awards.

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Stevie Williams and the Most Wanted Band

Soulful, gravelly vocals, blazing guitar riffs and simple, well-crafted songs are at the heart of this rootsy, alt-country outfit – melancholy blues or feel-good Americana – perfect summer late-afternoon vibes.

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The Whiskey Brothers

Featuring Richard Heath on vocals/mandolin and Gerry Smith on piano, The Whiskey Brothers perform old style acoustic blues with songs from the great American blues tradition as well as their own material.

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ROOTS IN THE WOODS ACOUSTIC STAGE
Blair Dunlop at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Blair Dunlop

Blair Dunlop's achingly beautiful Blight & Blossom may be one of the most memorable and melodic debut albums of recent years, but what has really marked him out from his peers is his ability to craft meaningful songs that connect with everyone who claps ears on them on a deeply emotional level that belies his age.

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Pistol Pete Wearn at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Pistol Pete Wearn

Tearing it up with his own raucous interpretation of traditional blues, Pistol Pete Wearn is a renowned vocalist, slide guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter. Equipped with acoustic guitar and stompbox he blends traditional material and originals with the odd slide-ifed cover.

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Robert Lane at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Robert Lane

Robert Lane is a singer songwriter based in Birmingham. Inspired to write and perform by the likes of The Beatles, Pete Townshend, Rufus Wainwright and Ron Sexsmith, Robert played with various bands as a guitarist before taking the decision to perform as a solo artist.

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Darcy at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Darcy

Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Darcy is a solo Country Rock artist bringing the country scene over to the UK in style. Foot stompin', tequila slammin' and boot scootin' boogies are all part and parcel of his high octane shows.

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Jess Morgan at Sugnall Jazz & Blues Festival

Jess Morgan

Inspired by storytelling songwriters like Nancy Griffith, the playfulness of Devon Sproule and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg, expect a tumbler of unfancified roots music – with heart, with passion, with gusto.

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