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Whether performing solo or with his band, Big Joe Louis serves up delta fed blues and boogie with an intensity and authenticity that evokes the spirit of the blues in a way unrivaled by any other British artist

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“ important force in modern British Blues.”
The Virgin Encyclopaedia Of The Blues

"The best blues group ever to emanate from these shores. You must see them. They are great." Now Dig This

"Perhaps the finest set I have ever heard from a UK band..." Blues & Rhythm

“ of the best British Blues bands ever.”
Juke Blues

Big Joe Louis was born in Jamaica, West Indies, and moved to the UK during the 1970s. The Blues Kings were formed 18 years ago and have taken their special kind of real down-home Blues to venues the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland and with great success in virtually every country in Western Europe and Scandinavia. 1998 and 1999 brought two invitations to play in the USA, leading to exceptional reviews. A groundbreaking tour of Norway and Russia (filmed for Russian TV) in October 1993 brought blues to the north of Russia for the first time and a 1996 trip to Bulgaria was enthusiastically received. Big Joe Louis And His Blues Kings have recorded radio and TV sessions worldwide and the last 2 years have seen trips to South Africa, Poland, Finland, France, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Egypt as well as two visits to the Caribbean for the Mustique Blues Festival.

Earlier Event: October 29