HOMETOWN HEROES

"OUR EXCEPTIONAL LOCAL BANDS"
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THE ANDY TAYLOR GROUP
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BAD APPLE
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THE USUAL SUSPECTS
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CRAIG RENDALL & THE HELLYBUCKLES
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THE BLUE TONES '42
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THE ORKNEY ROCKS CHOIR
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THE IAN COOPER TRIBUTE
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HELLIHOLE HOUNDOGS
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THE BADCATS
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THE BURRAY BLUES CLUB
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THE DRIFTWOOD COWBOYS
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POPLAR JAKE
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THE CINELLI BROTHERS

We are delighted to announce The Cinelli Brothers will be performing at Orkney Blues Festival 2022!

 

The Cinelli Brothers are one of the most in demand bands on the blues scene and we are thrilled to have managed to get them on this years line-up!

Please like, share and join me in welcoming the lads to Orkney Blues Festival 2022!

Orkney Blues Festival September 23rd-25th

In 2020, 2021 and 2022 the band has been nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Band Of the Year”.

Music Republic Magazine nominated Marco Cinelli as Best Guitar Player of 2018.

http://www.cinellibrothers.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSH4AJX3zl8

REBECCA DOWNES

Delighted to reveal our second visiting act!

REBECCA DOWNES!!!

Rebecca will be bringing her stripped back band to Orkney this year and we cannot wait!

Rebecca is one of the most sought after blues acts on the scene right now and we are thrilled to welcome her and her band to Orkney Blues Festival September 23rd-25th.

AWARD-WINNING, POWERFUL, ORIGINAL BLUES-ROCK

"whilst you have the likes of Joanne Shaw Taylor, Chantel McGregor and Rebecca Downes playing the Blues, then Blues in the UK is most definitely in a very good place." Joe Bonamassa

 

rebeccadownes.com

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LIZ
JONES

Delighted to add the incredible Liz Jones to this years Orkney Blues Fest line up!

Songwriter Liz Jones, originally from South London & Cumbria, has landed a creative base in Edinburgh working beside celebrated & internationally toured musicians on her original music. A singer also in the roots rock & blues worlds, most known for a hybrid soothing and raucous “voice that could wake the dead”.

Wry, idiosyncratic, often challenging and personal lyrics fuelled by sexuality, atheism and a ‘peace & love’ hippy spirit, performed in a, ‘whichever way the wind blows’ style.

 

Jones has been bizarrely compared vocally to both Dusty Springfield and Janis Joplin! Several new releases are expected in 2022, after the first single ‘Mother Earth’, debuted on BBC Radio Scotland.

https://www.lizjonesmusic.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwKw7n3_6HQ

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JAMES OLIVER BAND

We are thrilled to announce that Welsh Guitar Wizard James Oliver & his band will be appearing at The Orkney Blues Festival 2022.

James is one of the hottest blues acts on the scene right now dazzling audiences at every major festival and venue worldwide!

Please join me in wishing James & his band a very warm welcome to Orkney Blues Festival September 23rd, 24th & 25th 2022.

Please like, share and keep your eyes and ears peeled for lots more exciting announcements soon!

 

*James Oliver - Emerging Artist Winner 2020 UK Blues Awards*

"James Oliver has already rubbed shoulders with many of the greats of the guitar firmament including Albert Lee, Bill Kirchen and Greg Koch to name a few."

"James Oliver is the real deal, a passionate roots rocker loaded with guitar firepower." - Bill Kirchen

"Speaking as a guitarist James Oliver scares the hell out of me." - Deke Leonard

"You sounded great James!" - Greg Koch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7HW39KkKxQ

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TOMMY BENTZ
BAND

**RETURNING FAVOURITE**

All the way from River Falls, Wisconsin! The Tommy Bentz Band!

 

We are excited to welcome the incredible Tommy Bentz Band back to Orkney as part of their Scottish tour. Tommy and his band blew us away when he visited back in 2016 and we are thrilled to have him perform for us again!

Please like and share and join me in welcoming Tommy and his band to Orkney Blues Festival 2022.

Orkney Blues Festival September 23rd, 24th, 25th 2022

https://tommybentz.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrQzmlpLuXw

  • THE BLUES CLUB: STROMNESS SHOPPING WEEK
    22 Jul, 19:30
    Stromness, 55-57 Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3BS, UK
    ROCKER THE BURRAY BLUES CLUB ANDY TAYLOR GROUP CRAIG RENDALL & THE HELLYBUCKLES PLUS MORE
  • THE BURRAY BLUES SHOW [ORKNEY BLUES FESTIVAL]
    23 Sept, 19:00
    Burray, Burray, Orkney KW17 2UG, UK
    REBECCA DOWNES LIZ JONES ANDY TAYLOR GROUP THE DRIFTWOOD COWBOYS THE BURRAY BLUES CLUB PLUS MORE
  • THE BLUES CLUB: FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL [ORKNEY BLUES FESTIVAL]
    23 Sept, 20:00
    Stromness, 55-57 Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3BS, UK
    THE CINELLI BROTHERS JAMES OLIVER IAN COOPER TRIBUTE BAD APPLE PLUS MORE
  • ORKNEY BLUES FESTIVAL 2022 - THE MAIN EVENT
    24 Sept, 17:30
    Stromness, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA, UK
    THE CINELLI BROTHERS JAMES OLIVER REBECCA DOWNES TOMMY BENTZ THE ORKNEY ROCKS CHOIR PLUS MORE
  • THE BLUES CLUB: SUNDAY BBQ BLUES SPECIAL
    25 Sept, 14:00
    Stromness, 55-57 Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3BS, UK
    THE CINELLI BROTHERS JAMES OLIVER ANDY TAYLOR GROUP POPLAR JAKE PLUS MORE

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