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Duck and Drake - Kirkgate - Live Rock and Blues Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday.
The Grove -Back Row- Stormy Monday Blues Night first Monday of the month plus regular blues acts.
The New Roscoe
-Bristol Street -Regular Blues acts.
Artistes appearing regularly in Leeds include
Johnny Flockton, Alex Eden, Terri
Shaltiel, Wayne Clark, Steve Fraser,
Tony Higgins, Gino, Louie (Robert
Lewis), Crosscut Saw, Dr Blue, Blues Positive,
The First Leeds Blues Festival 30th April & 1st May 2006
The first Leeds Blues Festival took place on Sunday 30th April 2006 & Monday 1st May 2006.
On Sunday the main venue was Baroque a city centre pub opposite Leeds Town Hall.
Bands playing were Dr Browns Blues Band, The Lowdowns, The Lyndon Anderson Band, Euclid Avenue and The Neil Dalton Band.
Other venues taking part on Sunday were the Duck and Drake where Blue Relic, Speakeasy Blues Band, The Fuel and Jed Thomas played. The Grove Inn featured Sam Barrett, Speakeasy Blues Band (acoustic set) and Blue Relic.
On Monday 1st May the main venue
was another city centre bar The Mixing Tin with James O'Hara, Speakeasy Blues
Band, The Revelator Band, Sam Payne, The Lightnin'Rods (Photo), The Welsh T Band,
The Grove Inn featured The Hot Pot Belly Band and a Stormy Monday open mic night.
At the Sela Bar in New Briggate jazz guitarist Jim Mullen and local blues and jazz singer Terri Shaltiel played.
The festival was very well attend and was very enjoyable with two days of excellent artists taking part I have been informed that there will be another festival next year. I would like to thank Alex and Nigel for organising an excellent blues festival.
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