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Blues in the Bay

12 October 2013

An all day festival celebrating blues and rock music at Princess Pavilion in Falmouth.

Focus, Martin Barre Band and Grainne Duffy with support from Blacktop Deluxe.


FOCUS are the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop/rock exports and have gathered a cult following due to the rather unique sound and style of music they produce. Expect virtuoso hammonds, flutes and yodeling as the band still features founder member and rock world’s only yodeler, Thijs Van Leer. One to keep an eye on too is the world-class drummer, Pierre Van Der Linden, who is internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills.

MARTIN BARRE has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years and played a major part in the band’s success with 60 million albums shifted. Martin has shared a stage with the greats including Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd and his guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition in the music world. He was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on Aqualung. As Jethro Tull are taking a break from touring, Martin has put together a band (featuring other Jethro Tull members) to play the classics from the Tull catalogue.

GRAINNE DUFFY is an Irish blues singer and songwriter with a fast growing list of admirers. Backed by a stellar band of bass, drums, guitars and keyboards, her music has roots in blues, soul and country, but with a rock tinge. Her influences vary from the Rolling Stones to BB King and she has been compared to Bonnie Rait and Joss Stone.

BLACKTOP DELUXE features Keith Howe, who started his love affair with blues/rock guitar from an early age. Inspired by a variety of guitar masters including Johny Winter, Hendrix, Pat Travers, Rory Gallager, Paul Kossof and Walter Trout, Keith found his own distinctive style of playing. His favourite guitar is his beloved Fender Stratocaster with a standard Sunburst Strat set up, which is perfect for slide work.

Doors 3pm, Starts 3.30pm   Standing (with some unreserved seating)

Tickets £25