Launching on the final bank holiday weekend in May, the Blues Kitchen Festival brings together all that’s good about out of town live festivals and houses it within an exciting Camden venue. Die hard Blues fans and newbies alike are welcome to join in our 8-day vintage knees up for a week of amazing live music, authentic soul food, bourbon by the gallon and rare appearances from some of the tastemakers in live music from the past 50 years. Forget the wellies, mud encrusted tents and inedible takeaway food… this is a festival experience with a difference.
To celebrate we’ve got a WEEK long VIP pass to give away with a slap up lunch thrown in, simply tell us the name of Muddy Waters eldest Son who is performing at this year’s Blues Fest? And send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by this Friday when a winner will be plucked from our Blues like hat!
At a time that seems to be pushing for a Blues music boom in London, this is the perfect opportunity to experience some rare (and often free) live shows with all the indoor comforts, deep South soul food and heart-warming whiskeys you can ask for. Please go to www.theblueskitchen.com for more information.
Sunday 29th May
Muddy Waters eldest Son – Mr MUD MORGANFIELD takes to the stage for a very special show. He really ain’t no pastiche, he just happens to sound just as good as his Daddy!
Other entertainment comes from young rockabilly upstarts THE CAEZARS and a fantastic one man band show from DOLLAR BILL.
Monday 30th May
MICK TAYLOR (TBC)
Former Rolling Stones guitarist is pencilled in to headline the Monday event. This is still not confirmed so please do not preview the show – just wanted to give you a heads up on what we hope to be putting on.
Tuesday 31st May
Mark Flanegan has been Jool’s Holland right hand man and guitarist for years and has played with everyone from Amy Winehouse, Eric Clapton, Paul Weller and Chaka Kahn.
We are told that Mark started his musical career at the age of 8 in Liverpool with a Ukulele on a musical diet of The Beatles, Hank Williams and Ray Charles. Things have not changed that much except tonight Mark fronts his own band on the Blues Kitchen Stage.
Wednesday 1st June
We are delighted to welcome back IAN SIEGAL to the Blues Kitchen festival. Without doubt one of the finest Blues men to come out of the UK in many many years.
This evening he will be playing a solo set and will then be joined by The Blues Kitchen Band for a very special and unique performance.
Thursday 2nd June
We are very excited to announce legendary 60s act – THE GROUNDHOGS as headliners of day 5 of the festival. With a fascinating history, playing with the likes of John Lee Hooker and Little Walter. Fronted by Tony McPhee, expect to hear songs from their semincal record ‘Split’.
The Roll & Tumble Club with continue after the show until 2am.
Friday 3rd June
From the creators of legendary London rock n booze night ‘Gypsy Hotel’ comes a new night of shakin’ booze action!
Taking on day 6 of The Blues Kitchen Festival Gumbo Rumble presents:
Rock n roll accordion madness from SLIM’S CYDER CO, Harmoncia driven dirty boogie from CHARLIE HANGDOG & THE LOWDOWN HIGHS and fire eating from ANNA THE HULAGAN.
Saturday 4th June
The UK’s finest Rockabilly Band, JACK RABBIT SLIM are resident to The Blues Kitchen and grace our stage on the 1st Saturday of every month.
Over the last year, they have picked up some high profile fans, playing Daisy Lowe’s 21st Birthday party and playing all across Europe.
Proper good fun, high octane rock n roll / rockabilly. DANIEL JEANRENAUD & DJS play you through until 3am!
Sunday 5th June
SUNDAY JAM & CLOSING PARTY
Each and every Sunday – The best Blues Jam in London. Get down early to register your instrument and join the amazing Blues Kitchen Band on Stage.
If you are not a musician, simply come down, tuck into the papers and some soul food and let the band entertain you all evening!