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    Abattoir Blues Festival

    Abattoir Blues Festival

    24TH-25TH AUGUST

    This August bank holiday weekend join us at The Castle Hotel for 2 days of the best blues and blues inspired artists around.



    The Rag N Bone Man
    The Rag N Bone Man is a one man band from the bowels of Scotland. Amped up explosive adrenaline fuelled one man band brutal trash blues. His Debut EP ‘Headbutts & Uppercuts' came out earlier this year on Petrol Bomb records to rave reviews.

    The Franceens
    The Franceens are a 3-piece from York UK. They play 50's inspired garage/punk, which is delivered with ferocity and precision. They have only been playing together for a short time, but they have already booked and completed their first UK tour and they've recently released their first EP entitled "Duck and Cover" on their own DIY label, which contains 6 of their current tracks

    Hopper Propelled Electric
    Hopper Propelled Electric is a delta blues punk garage trio from Oldham and California, playing high octane tales of loving, hating, bar-fights and dirty deals. The band have so far chalked up some excited live reviews from raucous nights in and around Manchester, a couple of radio sessions, they've recently been touted by Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music and a 7" has just been released and is available from Piccadilly Records Manchester and Bandcamp.

    New York Wannabes
    2 piece Garage band from Frankfurt, Germany that brings to mind THE CRAMPS, 68 COMEBACK, OBLIVIANS and THE GORIES. This is just good old 60's blues Garage Punk trash with songs about good and evil and played with blood, sweat and tears! There's a very genuiness to their song writing and it comes off very natural and pure

    Das Ekzem
    All the way from Berlin comes a one man bedroom band with sixty-four fingers, eight arms, and one separate moveable toe.
    Plays anything from reverse kitchen Blues to Lo-Fi Glam rock to Psychedelic Noise-pop

    Black Ribbons
    Black Ribbons met over a mutual love of music and cheap cider. It was a match made in musical heaven. They have been influenced by everything and anything and they're dark, folk, psych, blues sound compliments each lyric as it tells a story.

    Cactus Knife
    Playing rock with many influences, most noticeably: surf and psychedelic pop; the songs have a plodding rhythm too them like the kind of music you'd hear in a 50's diner. The guy /girl intermittent vocals gives it a Vaselines feel while the guitars sound straight from a late Pixies album or 60's surf soundtrack.

    John Ainsworth

    John Ainsworth is a singer/songwriter from Manchester UK with a unique style ranging from heavy acoustic 12 string blues guitar with powerful rock like vocals to soft folky classical guitar playing with expressive dynamic vocal melodies.

    The Genitals
    Alternative, Psych, Rock from Manchester

    The Gilded Palace of Sin
    Named after the Flying Burrito Brothers' 1969 debut, the Gilded Palace of Sin play a moody hybrid of country and rock music, dubbed "experimental-dusty-gothic-noise-country-soundtracks" by the bandmates themselves

    Euchrid Eucrow
    Manchester psych rock two piece essentially they take the simple playing style and complex emotive quality of old blues legends like son house and Willy Dixon and turn it all the way up until it's about to break

    Nervous Twitch
    Initially forming at the end of 2011 with the now lead vocalist and bassist, the pink haired Erin Van Rumble, on the drums, Nervous Twitch have undergone a number of line-up changes before establishing the current line up early 2013. Inspired by a shared love of the Ramones and other 70s punk bands, 60s girl group such as the The Ronettes through to and modern North American Garage acts such as Nobunny, Nervous Twitch create short sharp contagious pop songs crammed with hooks and memorable melodies.

    Dave Harris
    Acoustic singer/songwriter from Stockport and lead guitarist in Manchester indie band Floone

    One man, One guitar, One bass drum - his debut EP will be out soon on Abattoir Blues Records.

    Bees Of Burden
    Pounding, soulful hard fuzzy blues, this duo will weave their sound into your head and force you move.

    Dirty Vagrants
    Driving basslines, grimey guitar riffs, stomping drums and Lazlo Hockerville's wailing vocals all combine to give the Vagrants that distinctive punk blues sound we love here at Abattoir Blues.

    Death To The Strange
    Death to the Strange are five lads with a passion for making genuine and interesting music. Unafraid to make unusual noises and tackle real-life topics in their lyrics, their songs are sharp and philosophical, yet instantly memorable, speaking to even the most hardened souls. Death to the Strange never fail to inspire and enrapture their audience.

    Hey Bulldog
    Psych, Blues rockers return to the Abattoir Blues stage after wowing us at April's Label Launch.

    Ruby Tuesday
    Pounding, tribal drums combined with filthy, blues guitar riffs - get excited about this Manchester 2 piece coz we are!

    Carl Foulkes Jones
    Exploring the roots end of the pop spectrum and playing in a long line of tradition with songs passed down from country blues to folk. Foot stomp howling blues with guitar and harmonica!

    Tyler Hatwell
    Young, gifted and black - Well, 2 out of 3 aint bad! Abattoir Blues is proud to be releasing Mr. Hatwell's raw, blues harmonica fuelled debut later this year.

    Death Vignettes
    As an old-fashioned blues rock guitar/drums duo, Death Vignettes know where the volume control is and aren't afraid to crank it up to 11. They are angry and passionate in sentiment; filthily reverberating and unremittingly raucous in delivery


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