2 day music festival 24 bands +more tbc
“This weekend I have had the pleasure of listening to ‘The Blind Dead McJones Band’s’ first album ‘Last Resort Mexico’, and well impressed I was too. Very different, like a cross between ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ and Quentin Tarantino’s ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’, rhythm section from hell and vocalist with the growl of Lucifer himself, I shall look forward to catching this band live. 8/10 and rising with every listen.” Barry Middleton, Chairperson of The Nottingham Blues Society and The British Blues Awards. “Deep and rich vocals somewhere between Tom Waits and Nick Cave and mind-blowing bluesy guitar work a la Buddy Guy. Ain’t your typical Chicago blues this one tho, lots more experimental and mixed with a ZZ Top typa southern rock tunage and a Dave Alvin americana feel.” Dublin Castle, London
Bio: The Blind Dead McJones Band formed out of a pure chance meeting between the blues legend and the Boys back in 2008. The boys had been having a casual wee jam session at the wise owl pub (now been demolished) when they noticed this mysterious looking fella keeping a keen eye on them. This turned o...See Full Bio
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“Finally, The Blind Dead McJones Band (also celebrating a new album release) announce their presence with an involving cover of 'Mustang Sally', goading the audience into joining them during the iconic refrain, before blasting them away with a flurry of rapid fire blues soloing. 'Time for a guitar intermission' is the best introduction to a guitar solo I've ever heard. The Blind Dead McJones Band are also briefly joined by the elusive McJones himself before he orders his confused band to 'take it away' and strolls away into the night. The Blind Dead McJones Band remind me pleasantly of a more cohesive Birthday Party era Nick Cave or Dead Young records signed band 'The Cubical', and during their lengthy but consistently exciting set they cover some interesting topical ground, notably a wonderful ode to that most underrated of cooking appliances: The George Foreman Grill. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”