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September 2019

Blues Caravan 2019

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street
Edinburgh, Lothians Eh2 2AA United Kingdom
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£15

The Blues Caravan keeps on rolling. In a shifting music industry, you can rely on Ruf’s annual revue tour as the gold-standard for modern blues. This year – just like every year since the first trek back in 2005 – you can expect a night of house-rocking live music, as three unique artists hit the stage at clubs across the US and Europe. It’s your first glimpse of the scene’s hottest tips – before they become supernovas. With past alumni…

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Geoff Achison & The UK Soul Diggers

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street
Edinburgh, Lothians Eh2 2AA United Kingdom
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£15

Geoff Achison is an award winning blues-roots artist from Australia known for his live performances, song-writing, and unique guitar mastery. Geoff began his apprenticeship with legendary Australian bluesman 'Dutch' Tilders establishing himself as a fine lead guitarist before striking out with his own. He released his debut album in the early 90s and began touring throughout the USA, UK & Europe. Geoff's music has been compared favourably to major artists such as Eric Clapton, JJ Cale and the Allman Brothers…

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October 2019

Martin Harley

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street
Edinburgh, Lothians Eh2 2AA United Kingdom
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£17.50

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. The new studio album ‘Static In The Wires’ was released in February 2017, it was produced by Martin & Daniel Kimbro and recorded in Nashville. It follows the critically acclaimed ‘Live At Southern Ground. A ‘Spellbinding 50 minutes’ as The Observer put it. It is Martin’s 7th album to date and the 2nd to feature Daniel Kimbro as well as 14…

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November 2019

Dr Feelgood

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Stramash, 207 Cowgate
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JQ United Kingdom
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£18

The most enduring act to emerge from the UK’s much touted pub-rock scene, Dr. Feelgood was formed in 1971 by a group of R&B enthusiasts who had originally played in local outfits such as the Southside Jug Band, the Fix, and the Pigboy Charlie Band. The original line-up included Lee Brilleaux (Lee Collinson, 10 May 1952, Durban, South Africa, d. 7 April 1994, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England; vocals/harmonica), Wilko Johnson (b. John Wilkinson, 12 July 1947, Canvey Island, Essex, England; guitar),…

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December 2019

Seth Rosenbloom

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street
Edinburgh, Lothians Eh2 2AA United Kingdom
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£15

“For me, playing the blues is all about expressing emotions,” guitarist and vocalist Seth Rosenbloom insists. “What’s always drawn me to the genre is the fact that it allows for an extraordinarily wide range of emotion. That, I think, is the key to making great music overall, and great blues in particular.” Rosenbloom knows of what he speaks. Hailed by The Boston Globe as “a searing blues-rock guitarist,” and The Noise Boston as a musician who “makes his guitar growl…

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January 2020

Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues

January 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street
Edinburgh, EH1 2ED United Kingdom
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£20

BILLY BRANCH 3 TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE RETIRED 2 TERM GRAMMY GOVERNOR ALLIGATOR RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST Billy Branch was discovered by Willie Dixon, the "father of modern Chicago Blues," while Billy was still in college. Willie encouraged Billy to finish his college education, which he did, but instead of going to law school after receiving his political science degree. Billy began touring with the Willie Dixon Chicago All-Stars. This gave Billy the unique opportunity to travel and work as an under…

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February 2020

Rebecca Downes

February 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street
Edinburgh, Lothians Eh2 2AA United Kingdom
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£15

Rebecca and her band are a ‘must see’ live act that often leaves newcomers simply blown away by the power of the performance. With her co-writer Steve Birkett alongside her, a very tight band behind, and Rebecca’s powerful voice to the fore, the 5-piece outfit performs original rock/blues tracks from the EP Real Life, the highly-acclaimed debut album Back To The Start and the superb second album Believe, punctuated by one or two classic covers. Rebecca was voted Best Female…

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March 2020

The Stumble

March 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street
Edinburgh, Lothians Eh2 2AA United Kingdom
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£15

A blistering mix of blues, soul and old school R&B, The Stumble have been wowing audiences with the energy and virtuosity of their live performances for the past 20 years. Festival favourites in every corner of the UK and Europe, The Stumble are taking their creative talents to a new level with their stupendous 4th album, The Other Side. This is the band that Lazy Lester wanted to take back to the States with him and the band that the…

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April 2020

The Achievers

April 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street
Edinburgh, Lothians Eh2 2AA United Kingdom
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£15

The Achievers are one of the most original and exciting new bands in British Blues/Roots music and their performances - with four-part harmonies, joyful melodies and infectious dancing rhythms have been leaving audiences across the UK and Europe wide-eyed and elated. Some call it 'Rhythm & Blues', some call it 'Roots' but The Achievers call their music 'Dance Floor Gospel' - a soulful message of Good News and Truth for the modern age. Their unique approach is distinctly British, referencing…

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May 2020

Kai Strauss & The Electric Blues Allstars

May 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street
Edinburgh, Lothians Eh2 2AA United Kingdom
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£16

Kai Strauss belongs to the small circle of European blues musicians, to whom also American colleagues and critics attest an authentic style. Grown up musically in Germany's Blues stronghold Osnabrück, Strauss toured for more than 15 years on the side of the Texan Memo Gonzalez and earned with its intensity a permanent place in the heart of Bluesgemeinde. "Even as a teenager, I was infected by the music of Buddy Guy, BB King or Jimmie Vaughan," says the guitarist and…

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