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Laxey Big Wheel Blues Festival

  • When Apr 29th 2016
  • Where Laxey Pavilion
  • Time 19.30

The 'Big Wheel Blues Festival' is returning home to Laxey and we are playing host to the festivities! All weekend, we will have a great selection of music.

During the day, gigs at the Pavilion are free of charge, and will feature talented local artists and acoustic bands. The Working Men's Institute will also be hosting an electric stage during the day.

Our on-site cafe, 'Noa in the Glen', will be cooking up a storm and have some delicious food on offer and we have a fully licensed bar, so you can really enjoy the festival atmosphere!

Ticketed evening concerts on Friday and Saturday feature international artists in the The Pavillion more information and tickets are available here.

Friday night opens with Giles Hedley and the Aviators. Giles' big, expressive voice and dazzling harmonica, bottleneck and lap steel playing equip him ideally for the Delta and Chicago blues that he  has loved for fifty years. While respecting masters like Son House, and Howlin' Wolf, Giles and The  Aviators add their own flavours, arrangement and songs, creating a sound quite unlike other British  bands.
The second act on Friday brings back one of the most popular acts we've ever featured, the fabulous  Kyla Brox and her band, with partner Dan Blomeley on bass. Described as first lady of British blues,  and authentic soul diva, Kyla's range of voice and emotion, plus breath-taking flute playing are  unique on the blues scene.


Headlining, from New York, is Sari Schorr, powerhouse vocals with a mix of blues rock, soul and funk.  Sari has recently been inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame. Her band The Engine Room  features British guitarist Innes Sibun, formerly with Robert Plant. Sari kicked off her album tour at  Carnegie Hall, performing with Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

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