Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival
Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce that Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival will be again taking place at Penstowe Manor Resort on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8th, 9th, 110h November 2019
Building on the success of last years festival, this years line-up includes award winning artists from across the UK and wider afield, plus a selection of bands fast approaching the pinnacle of their career. With Fullhouse Frankie Millers Band, Wille & The Bandits and Sugaray Rayford headlining plus fifteen other very different, but striking bands stepping on stage, this will undoubtedly be another great festival and one live music event not to miss in the South West!
The full line-up over the three days is as follows:
Fullhouse Frankie Millers Band - Kyla Brox - Del Bromham’s Blues Devils - Jamie Williams And The Roots Collective - Deep Blue Sea - The Wang Dang Doodle
Frankie Miller was born on 2nd November 1949 in the east end of Glasgow. Growing up with a passion for the rock n' roll music of Elvis, Ray Charles and Little Richard and for the way that their classic songs were crafted. The first thing that will hit you like a hammer is his unbelievable voice and stage presence; but could he write incredible songs? Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Cher, The Everly Brothers and Ray Charles are just some of the incredible musicians who have covered his songs. Now comes the exciting prospect of Frankie’s music being reinvigorated by some of the country’s finest musicians totally dedicated to the works of Frankie Miller; the band are Fullhouse. You can find out
more about Frankie Miller and the band at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GrkQDu0d2U
Wille & The Bandits – Stevie Nimmo Trio – RHR – The Ryk Mead Band – Glas (Wales) – Jimmy Regal And The Royals
Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, they try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up. The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category. Having toured with artists such as Deep Purple through to the John Butler trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances. Have a look and listen to the guys playing “Find My Way” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLQ_kb5JhXw
Sugaray Rayford (USA) – Nine Below Zero – Eliana Cargnelutti (Italy) – The Achievers – Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm – Mojo Preachers
Sugaray Rayford began his musical career at the tender age of seven, singing and playing drums in church, and his gospel influences definitely shine through in his music. The soulful rasp and emotive vocal style hint at his first-hand experience with hardship, and a childhood marked by poverty and loss. “I remember a sad game I used to play with my brothers, a competition that determined who was skinniest by counting the number of belt holes left unused,” recalls Rayford. In the studio and in person, Sugaray Rayford is developing a reputation as a force to be reckoned with and an artist to watch in the coming years. Have a look and listen to him playing “Take Me Back” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVFbyo7kkEI
To match such a phenomenal set of musicians, the venue itself and location of the festival had to be just as impressive. Situated in a beautiful part of the country, set in private grounds, the holiday resort has a wide range of self catering accommodation and facilities also include: • Two bars, restaurant and take away • Indoor, heated swimming pool • On site gymnasium • Coffee Shop • Amusement Room
With accommodation for the weekend being just a short distance away from the music you won’t need to worry about booking that taxi to take you home or to a hotel at the end of each night. Also - car parking is free for the weekend - so you don’t have to worry about where you leave your car. So whether you’re local to North Cornwall, travelling from the other side of the country or overseas to be with us, you’ll only have to focus on the music and enjoying yourself. No need to search for food and drinks on the day either, there will be a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, real ales available and a varied menu that should meet everyone's taste!
North Cornwall has a lot to offer, with rolling hills, coastal paths, wonderful sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and historic buildings. Situated close to the Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast and a stone’s throw from the historic village of Kilkhampton, Penstowe Park is ideally located for exploring the many delights of Cornwall. If you want to chill out (literally), why not have a stroll on one of the beautiful bays in the area, with secluded coves and wide stretches of golden sand and crashing surf.