LOOE BLUES FES­TI­VAL

20-22 MARCH

Cornwall Life - - EVENTS -

There’s a new mu­sic fes­ti­val in town this month, but don’t worry – March fes­ti­val­go­ers will be un­der­cover to lis­ten to top names from Blues, Rhythm and Rock mu­sic.

Kick­ing off the fes­ti­val at Ten­creek Hol­i­day Park, Looe, on Fri­day 20 March will be one of the best bands from the 60s – The An­i­mals.

Their back cat­a­logue is a sound­track to a golden decade of mu­sic - House of The Ris­ing Sun, We Gotta Get

Out Of This Place, Don’t Let Me Be Mis­un­der­stood and Boom Boom which fea­tured in the James Bond movie, Sky­fall. The line-up fea­tures, from the orig­i­nal An­i­mals, John Steel and Mick Gal­lagher, joined by Danny Han­d­ley and Roberto Ruiz.

Bruce Spring­steen re­cently re­vealed that it was The An­i­mals, not The Bea­tles or the Stones, who were his favourite Bri­tish In­va­sion band. Af­ter break­ing into the Amer­i­can charts with House of the Ris­ing Sun, they had more than 20 global Top Ten hit records.

Satur­day night’s head­liner is Martin Turner, for­merly of Wish­bone Ash. West­coun­try mu­si­cians Martin and Steve Up­ton headed for the bright lights of London in 1969 and put an ad in Melody Maker for mu­si­cians to join them and form a band. Ted Turner and Andy Pow­ell were re­cruited and Wish­bone Ash was born.

Clas­sic al­bums in­clude Ar­gus, Pil­grim­age and New Eng­land. Martin continues to per­form the band’s best loved works with his cur­rent line-up, which fea­tures gui­tarists

Danny Will­son and Misha Nikolic, and drum­mer Tim Brown.

Bring­ing the week­end to the close in fine style on the Sun­day will be The Block­heads, once back­ing band for Ian Dury but now mu­sic-mak­ers in their own right. Af­ter Ian died in 2000, they have rarely been off the road with

Derek Hussey tak­ing on the role of fronting the band.

Ex­pect all the crowd-pleas­ing hits – What A Waste, Rea­sons To Be Cheer­ful (Part 3), Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll and Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. For a full line-up and in­for­ma­tion on tick­ets, go to soli­den­ter­tain­ments.com

The An­i­mals head­line a new three-day mu­sic fes­ti­val in Looe

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