Promoters HRH have announced the line-up for HRH Blues 2018, to be held up at the O2 Academy in Sheffield between Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April, 2018. Bernie Marsden and King King will be headlining.
Best-known as founder member of the iconic Whitesnake, Bernie Marsden wrote or co-wrote many of the group’s hits, such as ‘Fool For Your Loving’ and ‘Here I Go Again’. To call Bernie a major player in rock and blues is an understatement. “There are only two men can play the blues, Eric Clapton and that bloke from Whitesnake,” said B.B. King in a 90s radio interview. UK band King King combine blues, hard hitting rock and powerful but soulful vocals, and uber-commercial songs that have built up a loyal and large following. Fronted by Kilt-wearing Alan Nimmo who has the chops on guitar as well as his voice.
The rest of the line-up is strong. Including The ‘Pat McManus Band’ – a powerful three piece blues/rock trio, headed up by Pat McManus (a.k.a. ‘The Professor’), the former Mama’s Boys’ and Celtus’ guitarist/violinist virtuoso.
Glaswegian Steve Nimmo played in The Nimmo Brothers, with his brother Alan, now of King King, and is now a strong solo artist, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. On the same label and with the same management as his younger brother’s band.
Other bands and artists on the same bill include: Danny Bryant, Geoff Achison, Pontus Snibb’s “Wreck of Blues”, Sari Schorr, Ben Poole, Del Bromham (of Stray), The Danny Giles Band, Chris Antonik, Catfish, Rainbreakers, Jim Kirkpatrick & Heavy Weather, Sugarman Sam and the Voodoo Men, Brian Rawson Band, the superb Della Grants, Kris Barras Band, Tom Killner Band, Big Canyon and The Black Thunder Revue.
This two-day experience has nearby hotel and breakfast included, as well as entrance to the event over the weekend. The organisers report that they are already down to 76 rooms left for the weekend, and this event always sells out.