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Upton Blues Festival

The UK's largest free blues festival We love going to festivals, and for me, Upton Blues Festival was right up there amongst the greats.  It’s a fabulous weekend of live music.  For a small town on the edge of Worcestershire, Upton really know how to put on a festival.  Billed as the UK’s largest free blues festival, there are 3 stages …

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The Whisky Rebellion

A band with real passion and energy What an outstanding performance, The Whisky Rebellion were entertaining and energetic.  The sun was scorching at Upton Blues Festival, and it was baking hot inside the Big Top performance area, but these guys put on a fabulous show despite the heat.  The audience were dancing, really enjoying the show.  Thank you so much …

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Discover Castell Roc Music Festival at Chepstow Castle

A Music Festival in a Stunning Medieval Castle Castell Roc (Welsh for Castle Rock) is a lively music festival held in the magical environment of a fairy tale venue – Chepstow Castle, an ancient castle on the Welsh border. Every August the medieval castle transforms from a tourist attraction by day to an open air arena each evening.  Inspiring performances …

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Claude Hay Live At The Iron Road Rock Bar, Evesham

Claude Hay – Come TogetherClaude Hay We loved seeing Australian singer, songwriter Claude Hay at The Iron Road in Evesham during his 2017 UK tour.   Claude is an independent artist from the Blue Mountains down under.  His solo act comprises a big band sound as he similtaneously sings, plays guitar, controls a looper with one foot, and a kick …

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Wille and the Bandits

Wille and The Bandits Live at Castell Roc Festival, Chepstow We filmed Wille and the Bandits at Castel Roc Festival in Chepstow.  This trio of bearded surfer dudes from Cornwall are passionate about their music, working hard to perfect their art; a full time touring band they perform about 200 live gigs each year.  Their unique style includes roots rock, …

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B.D. Lenz – Juxtaposition. Performed Live at Theoc House

B.D. Lenz Trio – Juxtaposition B.D. Lenz Trio are a New Jersey band, who we saw performing at Theoc House, Tewkesbury, during their UK tour.  We love these guys, they are true professionals, performing a fusion of rock and jazz with real energy and passion.     B.D. Lenz is joined by James Rosocha on bass and Joe Falcey on …

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Effra – Live on Tour

Effra Live On their UK Tour Effra put on a stonking live performance at The Prince Albert in Stroud as part of their UK tour.  This London based group of talented young men describe their music as “post-folk”.  Their lively and original music features a beautiful bespoke handmade guitar, a fiddle and an accordion.  The band regularly tour the UK, …

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Effra – On Tour in Stroud

Effra – Live at The Prince Albert, Stroud Effra entertained us for an evening with their original instrumental music.  This handsome and talented trio are currently on tour, playing at venues across the UK.  We were lucky enough to catch them in a little pub on the outskirts of  Stroud.  It was a warm summers evening, the pub was crowded …

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Rod Kelly Trio

Rod Kelly Trio – Theoc House, Tewkesbury Enjoy Rod Kelly Trio perform traditional jazz to an enthusiastic audience at Theoc House. They’re a friendly and talented band, who entertained us with their foot tapping music and tongue in cheek lyrics. This instrumental piece combines piano, bass and drums. Theoc House is a cafe lounge and bar in the heart of …

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Heavy Beats Brass Band

Heavy Beats Brass Band – Live at The Bottle of Sauce With an array of brass and percussion instruments this 8 piece band of talented musicians bring the sound of New Orleans to Cheltenham.  They gave an energetic performance, stomping their way through the busy bar of The Bottle of Sauce public house whilst we sat eating our pizzas.  Heavy …