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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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June 2020

The Steepwater Band with support from Rob Tognoni

June 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ United Kingdom
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£18

AC/DC once said, "If you got the dollar, we got the song / Just wanna boogie woogie all night long," and The Steepwater Band surely embodies this lip-smacking urge to get some in this mean old world, befitting the group's Chicago roots and their earthy understanding of crackling city blues. The abiding, resounding passion inside this band is clear as day. Dive into their seemingly endless catalog of songs just about anywhere, and the heart and muscle pumping away inside…

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September 2020

Sean Webster Band

September 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

A young Sean Webster's life dramatically changed when a friend introduced him to the likes of the music by the blues greats. The three Kings, Albert, BB, and Freddy, as well Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Gary Moore and the primary reason for Sean playing the guitar, the legendary Eric Clapton. Sean's passion for guitar and his dedication to music since has continued to grow to an almost fevered obsession. That thirst for music has led to the creation of six…

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October 2020

Ian Siegal (solo)

October 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street
Edinburgh, Lothians Eh2 2AA United Kingdom
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£18

Though he is best known as a bluesman and variously described as a legend and a national treasure, a typical Siegal solo show is much more than blues, taking in the American folklore of songwriters such Guy Clarke and Townes Van Zandt, and his own genre-defying songs. What binds together this varied repertoire is Siegal’s fabulous voice and immense command of the guitar. https://youtu.be/iqTfndxvBco His trophy cabinet swells by the day: British Blues Hall of Fame, nine-times British Blues Awards…

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November 2020

Bernard Allison

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

As a true “Son of the Blues”, Bernard possesses the requisite guitar feel and vocal intonations necessary to propel his blues to the next century. He delivers the energy level essential to captivate audiences and indulges showmanship and spontaneity to drive his performance in fresh, innovative directions each night. “In order for anything to expand, you have to take a risk,” says Bernard. “Blues is about experimenting and getting your feelings across to someone else. And if you want to…

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December 2020

Dr. Feelgood

December 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ 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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