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Ealing Blues Festival

Time to get a dose of the summer blues

Ealing Blues Festival is fast approaching. The line-up for this year features the cult beatbox bluesman Son of Dave, the award-winning Kyla Brox, Bad Influence and Nick Lowe.

The Canadian-born Son of Dave is one of the impressive running order of acts across the weekend of 20-21 July for the festival in Walpole Park in Ealing.

Son of Dave will be performing at the Ealing Blues Festival
Son of Dave will be performing at the Ealing Blues Festival

Son of Dave has built a reputation through his prolific, eclectic musical style. Often reflective and melancholic, featuring Southern-inspired harmonicas, his songs are roaringly upbeat and tongue-in-cheek. Previously part of the Grammy-nominated rock band Crash Test Dummies, Son of Dave has released seven albums over his prodigious 20-year career, including collaborations with production legend Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, The Breeders). Alongside fellow headliner Nick Lowe, the festival’s main stage will truly showcase guitar music in rude health.

Meanwhile, Kyla Brox will be showing off her smooth, soaring vocals backed by the rolling rhythms of her seasoned band, which features long-time collaborator Danny Blomeley. The daughter of blues royalty Victor Brox, she was the winner of the 2018 UK Blues Challenge and represented the UK in January’s 2019 International Blues Challenge in Tennessee. In April, Kyla and her band went on to beat artists from 22 countries to win the European Blues Challenge, coolly illustrating her unmissable talent.

Also on the bill are South London’s Bad Influence, led by the guitar shredding Richard Hayes and captivating frontwoman Val Cowell. The pair have been playing together for 30 years and have supported rock gods Status Quo on tour. Festival regulars Robert Hokum Revue will be returning to Walpole Park along with rock and roll revellers Geoff Garbow Band and The Paul Cook Blues Band, the latter featuring the extraordinary emotive vocals of Emma Wilson.

Ealing Summer Festivals are run by Event Umbrella on behalf of Ealing Council. You can get updates via social media on Twitter @Ealing_Summer
and Facebook /EalingSummer

Full line-up for the Ealing Blues Festival:

  • Nick Lowe
  • Son of Dave
  • Kyla Brox
  • Who’s Next
  • The Cosimo Matassa Project
  • Bad Influence
  • Big Mamma’s Door
  • Paul Cook Blues Band ft. Emma Wilson
  • MACK feat Tommy Hare
  • Winnie and The Rockettes
  • Robert Hokum Revue
  • Near Death Experience
  • Geoff Garbow Band
  • Nicole Skeltys & The Disenchanted
  • Neil Stout’s Old
  • Tommy Allen’s Trafficker
  • Crossfire Blues Band
  • Marky Dawson
  • The Frisco’s
  • Stiff Joints Duo
  • Johnny G
  • Lewis Cohen
  • Tim Staffell & Paul Stewart Band
  • The Eel Pie All-Stars
  • Great West Groove
  • Andy Twyman

Where, when and how

  • Saturday 20–Sunday 21 July
  • 12noon-10.30pm
  • Walpole Park, Ealing W5 5HS
  • Tickets available via this link: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/ealing-blues-festival#bio
  • Advance tickets £5 for the day (plus booking fees); £10 for the weekend; tickets on the day will cost £7 before 3pm and £10 thereafter, or £12 for the weekend; children aged 12 and under go free.

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