Blues Band now has a CD of some of our favourite blues classics recorded
live...."Just like that". The CD will be available at our
gigs for £10 and by post for £11.50 using the Paypal button
(CD Review by Ian Mckenzie - Editor of Blues in the South - on the Scrapbook
First review of our CD now
in following a rush of sales at Poole Blues Festival........."Marvellous!
got your cd which is really good- cheers guys"
Swanage Blues Festival -March 2018
the arrival of the Beast from the East and various logistical issues
resulting from the snow and ice Riverside Blues Band was joined by
an intrepid crowd of blues fans for an energetic Friday night in
The Anchor (See Riverside Blues Band Facebook page for photos). Stan's
Blues Jamboree and Steamer also had a fun weekend.
(see www.stansbluesjam.co.uk/jamboreeswanage for video highlights and Stan's Blues Jamboree Facebook Page for photos).
Thanks, as ever, to Steve Darrington for masterminding the event.
Blues Festival - October 2017
Blues Band, Steamer
& Stan's Blues Jamboree had a groovy old time at Swanage Blues Festival October 2017... Thanks as ever to Steve Darrington for impeccable organisation. www.swanage-blues.org
(Videos of Friday night in The Anchor on the music page)
Blues Festival 2017
Blues Band, Steamer
& Stan's Blues Jamboree had a fun weekend on the Quay for the blues
festival in September 2017 with the Riverside Blues Band Saturday night
gig in the Portsmouth Hoy bucking the trend of lower attendances where
a riotous night was enjoyed by many blues aficionados. The clash with
Bournemouth Air Festival may well have played a part in reduced
audience numbers for some.
UPTON BLUES FESTIVAL July 2017
acoustic band Steamer played 2 slots on the new Camping Field Stage at
Upton Blues Festival in Worcestershire - A really well organised
Festival with a mix of Festival Stages and pub gigs, with camping!
Seas Festival 2017
Blues Band joined the line-up for the Seven Seas Festival, part of Poole
on Saturday 20th May.
Seven Seas Festival is a FREE family festival - a voyage of discovery
that celebrates the food, music and culture of the world in seven unique
arenas at Harbourside Park in Baiter.
At the heart of the festival, the Poole Maritime Arena showcases the
part seafaring has played in every aspect of life in the town past and
BLUES FESTIVAL - March 2017
Blues Band and Steamer had a breezy weekend of gigs and jollity......also
a splendid Jamboree!!! Great organisation by Steve Darrington Esq. Thank
ROOTS & BLUES FEST
Blues Band joined another
gathering of the blues clans in Southampton
for the Hampshire Roots Blues Fest at The 1865 Sunday 29th January
2017 and played to large and enthusiastic
audience. See the videos on our music page and photos on our Facebook
BLUES FESTIVAL - 6th 7th 8th 9th October 2016
Riverside Blues Band had
two fab gigs at Swanage Blues Fest October 2016. We sold so many CDs
we might get on Top of the Pops....Organisation as ever ran like clockwork
thanks to Steve Darrington.
BLUES FESTIVAL - 16th 17th 18th September 2016
been approached by the festival organiser Anna Doyle, landlady of The
Lord Nelson Pub on Poole Quay, to advise on which bands to book for the
first festival in 2016, Stan & Helen were pleased to see many
of the acts they had recommended appearing on the line-up, including
several bands from the Southampton area.
Blues Band, Steamer and
Stan's Blues Jamboree also took part in the first Poole Blues Festival. A couple
of videos of the Riverside gig are on the music page....were you there?
Roots Blues Fest II
Sunday 21st August 2016
Band opened the show at The 1865 in Southampton for 'Hampshire Roots
Blues Fest II'! Featuring the finest blues talent from Hampshire and
surrounding areas. All good fun!
Riverside Blues Band had played to the Festival crowd on the Quomps
- Great to see so many blues fans this year!
BLUES FESTIVAL -
3rd 4th 5th 6th March 2016
We had a lot of
fun in Swanage - see the Riverside Blues Band Seaside Adventure photo
album on our Facebook page.
Year's Eve - Recent Gigs
Blues Band entertained the revellers on New Year's Eve at The King's
Arms, Longham for the third year running - fabulous food, dancing, live
music and fireworks - a great time had by all!
Blues Band returned to the gastronomic delights of The King's Arms,
Longham for New Year's Eve again this year - Ticket Only - Dinner -
Dancing - Fireworks - More Dancing !
A gastronomic experience playing
at The King's Arms, Longham to bring in 2014 - a six course gourmet
meal and still they danced!
Riverside Blues Band sampled
the culinary delights of
the rather fabulously refurbished Rock
Wimborne in...er...Wimborne on the last night of 2012 and welcomed the
New Year with a mighty portion of Old School R'n'B....with just a hint
of .... and we were back at Rock on Easter Sunday afternoon for a second
BLUES FESTIVAL 1st 2nd 3rd 4th October 2015
played at every Swanage Blues Festival since 2009 it's farewell to yet
another one... Riverside Blues Band - Stan, Carl, Marcin, Richard, Juan
and Helen - had a wild old time in The Anchor and The Crow's Nest...
It's do widzenia and adeus and cheerio for now
BEER FESTIVAL - 26th September 2015
A jolly afternoon
of blues and mellow fruitfulness in the autumn sunshine fundraising
for Bransgore Rotary....a few snaps on our Facebook page
ARMS BEER FESTIVAL - 7th 8th 9th August 2015
Blues Band and Steamer
had a great weekend playing at the Bankes Arms Beer Festival in Studland
on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.
acoustic trio Steamer took part in the annual Lymington Arts
& Music Festival on Friday 10th July at The Community Centre Hall
and Saturday 11th July in The Angel Courtyard on the High Street at
2pm and the United reform Church Courtyard on the HIgh Street at 4pm
on Saturday 11th July.
Blues Band had a fine old time on the Music Stage at Everton Arts Festival
near Lymington on Saturday 27th June playing the the finale of the day's
Blues Band had a blast at the County Fair at The Three Tuns in May 2015
- thanks all!
BLUES FESTIVAL - March 2015
Blues Band and Stan's Blues Jamboree returned to Swanage in March 2015
for a fabulous weekend with blues fans, friends and jammers. Video snippets
of RBB's Friday night gig can be found on the music page.
Blues Festival -October
splendid gigs in the company of blues fans from near and far…Friday
night in The Anchor got us off to a flying start. At The Crow’s
Nest on Sunday evening we were joined by 3 guest guitarists – Pedro,
Kev and LH Paul and Paul on saxophone – along with some fancy footwork
on the dance floor, including a fine example of the Status Quo elbow
dance, made for an entertaining night ….A fabulous weekend superbly
organised as ever – Thanks Steve!
Dorset Steam Fair 2014
Riverside Blues Band and Steamer
entertained the fair goers at GDSF for the fourth year in 2014. A
great day out with steam engines galore, stalls, fairground, arts and
crafts and live music for all tastes!
Flowers Festival 29th 30th August 2014
Blues Band joined a multi band line up for a fundraiser for local charities.
Boldre Club was packed...and as luck would have it tea and cakes were
served in the garden...
at Freshfields Festival - 16th August 2014
A fun afternoon
flying the Blues flag at Freshfields 2014...The Revival, Shoestring
Blues, Dan Sowerby, Jools' Blues All Stars, Riverside Blues Band and
various permutations of Jammers - Video highlights on our website later....Thanks
to all the musicians who supported the Festival and the audience who
showed their appreciation....
Guitar Festival - 8th 9th 10th August 2014
We organised a Blues
Jamming Workshop on the Saturday evening of Wimborne Guitar Festival
9th August 2014. It was a fun evening and a great weekend!
were back in Swanage for the March 2014 Blues Festival with Riverside
Blues Band, Steamer and Stan's Blues Jamboree and had a fantastic weekend
of blues gigs and jamming with friends and fans by the sea in glorious
Willett Arms, Wimborne
Charity Event for Julia's House Childrens Hospice 2013
Blues Band had a great
time at The Willett Arms and by the end of our set, after 3 other acts
had played, cars had been washed, and raffle tickets sold, over £1000
had been raised, with more bucket rattling to come...
Blues Festival 2013
Blues Band had two fab gigs at the Festival. Our "Stan's Blues
Jamboree" event was great fun with more than 30 musicians taking
part. The Legion was busy all afternoon (...but that could have been
the burgers and fish'n'chips..). Details of the next Jamboree can be
Blues Band played at the 2010, 2012 and 2013 Christchurch Festivals
along with other local bands. A healthy dollop of cash was raised for
the Mayor's Charities.
Motorcycle Federation Show
Blues Band returned to the Blues, Booze and Bikers Stage for the Tailend
BMF Show in September 2012 and had a fabulous time with the bikers.
Arts & Music Festival 2012
Blues Band joined
two other bands to open the Festival's music programme on Wednesday
5th September at Shaftesbury Arts Centre
Blues Band joined 4 other bands for an afternoon of blues on Poole Quay
on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2012. The
blues fest raised funds for the Margaret Green Animal Rescue Charity:-
Margaret Green Animal Rescue is a the oldest and largest animal rescue
charity founded in Dorset.
Blues Band played their part again at this year's festival on
23rd June 2012 on the Main Stage in the High Street (outside
the United Reform Church - opposite Boots and up a bit)
more shenanigans at The Chequers later that night....
Blues & Beer Festival - June 2012
Blues Band supported Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters
- he sounds just like his dad....), 24 Pesos, and Earl Green & the
Right Time, at Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival on the first weekend
in June 2012...
Blues Band supported the
fabulous VOODOO ROOM on Saturday 14th April 2012 with Steamer as support
in 2013...hope to see them down this neck o' the woods again soon. Absolute
Blues Band had the pleasure of supporting Nine Below Zero and The ZZ
Tops at The Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne in 2011. A great live music venue
with nice comfy chairs......fantastic!