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We are not currently taking bookings for Riverside Blues Band or Steamer,
and have discontinued Stan's Blues Jams.
We will keep the situation under review for the future.


Riverside Blues Band 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 below.
(CD Review by Ian Mckenzie - Editor of Blues in the South - on the Scrapbook page)

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"


 In addition to the  regular pub gigs Riverside Blues Band and Steamer have played at some great events and festivals over the years.... 

ALL SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVALS from October 2009 to March 2020


Owl's Nest Pie & Ale Festival 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020

Great Dorset Steam Fair 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014

Christchurch Festival 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016

Three Tuns Beer Fest, Bransgore 2015, 2020

The 1865 Hampshire Roots Blues Fest 2016, 2017

Romsey Beggars Fair  2007, 2017, 2018

Bankes Arms Beer Fest, Studland 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

British Motorcycle Federation Show in  Peterborough - May & September 2012

Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival  2012

Lymington Arts & Music Festival 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2018

The Hobbit Easter Blues Weekend 2008, 2009, 2010

Swanage Carnival 2008, 2009

Milford-on-Sea Music Festival 2006

We have played Support Slots at the music venues in the area for:-
Mud Morganfield, Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero, The ZZ Tops, Big Boy Bloater, Voodoo Room, Ian Siegal, 24 Pesos, Jay Tamkin Band, Erja Lyytinen





For Live Videos see the Music page

Established in 2004, the 5 piece Riverside Blues Band plays a lively set of  "Foot-tapping tales from Chicago, Texas and Canvey Island...Old School R'n'B with a healthy portion of Classic Blues - The focus is on uptempo and upbeat so get your dancing boots on!"

Songs from Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Dixon, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Rogers, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, JB Lenoir, the music of Chess Records and songs by the Beale Street Blues Boy himself - the great BB King.
Also featuring the electric blues sound of Texan T-Bone Walker, Texas blues from Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, ZZ Top, the British R'n'B of Dr Feelgood, classics made famous by Cream and Eric Clapton…... an album of original blues is also in the pipeline..

Sample Set List - A small selection of songs from our set.

Kansas City
Hoochie Coochie Man
Just Your Fool
How blue can you get
Further on up the road
Highway 61 revisited
Route 66
Texas Flood
Shake your moneymaker
Sweet Home Chicago
Talk to your daughter
Sugar coated Love

Based on the edge of The New Forest on the South Coast, Riverside Blues Band plays in venues and festivals across the South of England and beyond.

With an extensive repertoire from which to choose material the set list changes regularly and can be tailored to suit the event, from festivals to parties and regular pub gigs.

With a high quality PA and lighting to suit both small and large venues, the band can be relied upon to put on a professional show for pub gigs, private functions or festivals.. A Riverside show is typically 2 hours long....played at a controlled volume level to suit each venue's requirements.

Publicity is a high priority and gigs are added to several live music listings such as Blues In The South. Rock Regeneration, various Facebook groups and pages and our mailing list.

Steamer is a 4 piece band and suitable for smaller venues - see the Steamer website www.steamermusic.co.uk.

Other Activities

As well as keeping the Riverside Blues Band and Steamer shows on the road, we have also organised Stan's Blues Jams  since January 2009  - Check out the website for all the jam dates and info...

Mailing List

We compile a weekly e-newsletter the "Blues Jammers Chronicles" with a reminder of the date for the upcoming Stan's Blues Jam, along with
Riverside Blues Band gig dates for the month, and various other blues-related news items and events that we think would be of interest.
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