Real ale and real music get it together as The Band on the Wall Beer ‘n Blues Festival opens with one of the country’s top rocking blues & roots bands The Cadillac Kings plus over 20 rare and refined beers.
The Cadillac Kings
Firm favourites on the blues & jump-jive scenes, The Cadillac Kings feature six of the UK’s top blues and roots musicians. Inspired by the sounds and styles of the ‘40s & ‘50s with a distinctly modern take lyric-wise, this is a band with a reputation for wowing their audiences, from intimate clubs to major festivals, from theatres to dance-halls, the length & breadth of the UK & Europe.
Along the way the band has picked up numerous awards including The Times’ best blues cd of the year 2004 (for ‘Highway 17’) and Canada’s Real Blues Magazine’s award for best UK blues act & cd 2009 (for ‘Trouble in Store’).
2011 not only marks the band’s tenth anniversary but also signals their strongest ever line-up, featuring two of the UK’s very best blues instrumentalists – harmonica great, Gary Potts, and the brilliant west coast-style guitarist, Mal Barclay. So grab a pint. or two, or three and enjoy a brilliant night of music in the company of one of the best bands out on the live blues circuit today.
“The country’s premier blues & roots act” The Times
“Good time blues at its very best, do not miss these guys!” Blues in Britain
“Mike Thomas (is) the best blues songwriter in Britain” Blues in the Northwest
“One of the nation’s finest bands in ANY genre” Liverpool Echo
This event starts at 7.30pm with real ales and good times served up throughout.
£6 / £4.80 Concs (inc. CAMRA members – just click members rate and show CAMRA ID on door ) for each session; kids free or £10 for whole weekend