BLUES WEEKEND TICKET at Bristol SU Live (Anson Rooms) Fri 22 March 2019 to Sun 24 March 2019

Multi Event ticket for Bristol Blues Bros / Kirk Fletcher / Josh Smith / Ian Siegal / Anysley Lister / Lucky Peterson as part of Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival (22-24 March 2019) 

The Bristol Bluesmen  
Saturday 23 March / 1pm-2.30pm / £18+bf
The Bristol Bluesmen return this year to pay homage to the greats of the British Blues Boom of the 1960s. This was the decade when the electric blues took the UK by storm, popularised by the likes of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, The Animals, Fleetwood Mac and The Rolling Stones. 
In a unique collaboration for the festival, six of the South West’s premier blues players will recreate the sounds of an era that saw the blues explode into the mainstream, bringing the electric guitar to the fore and changing the face of popular music forever.
Kirk Fletcher Trio
Saturday 23 March - Anson Rooms / 3.30pm - 5pm / £20+bf
Described by Joe Bonamassa as “one of the greatest blues guitarists in the world today” Fletcher is one of a new generation of young African-American blues artists. He will be performing in Bristol as part of an increased, by popular demand, blues programme in 2019 and is touring his new album which features musicians from Bristol who were introduced to him by BJBF two years ago.
Josh Smith Trio
Sunday 24 March - Anson Rooms / 1pm - 2.30pm / £18+bf
One of the greatest blues guitarists/vocalists on the scene today Josh Smith, even at 14 years old, was “three heartbreaks away from being a true blues genius” by Jimmy Thackery. Several years and several albums later, Smith fulfils that prophecy night after night. See for yourselves with this rare UK visit when Josh and his power trio will raise the roof!
Ian Siegal
Sunday 24 March - Anson Rooms / 3.30pm - 5pm / £18+bf
2018 was another milestone year for the UK’s favourite contemporary bluesman and renegade Americana'man. He scooped Best Male Vocalist and Best Acoustic Artist in the UK Blues Awards, adding to a long list of accolades in the UK, Europe and USA.
For Spring 2019 Ian will tour an unplugged presentation of songs from his latest album All The Rage including a beautifully adapted acoustic version of the soul stunner, Sweet Souvenir.
Aynsley Lister
Sunday 24 March - Anson Rooms / 6pm-7.30pm / £18+bf
Award-winning blues-rock aficionado Aynsley Lister continues his ‘Eyes Wide Open Tour’ following the
release of his eighth studio album, released on October 7 2016 on Straight Talkin’ Records.
Aynsley’s previous opus, 2013’s ‘Home’ garnered the guitar ace Songwriter of the Year at the Bri2sh Blues Awards. The album is a bold, confident and accessible slice of contemporary blues-rock that promises to bring Aynsley yet more accolades as well as introduce his genre-blending sound to a new audience, building on the 100,000 albums he’s already sold worldwide.
Peter Green, Albert King and Eric Clapton were the musical giants influencing the young ears of Aynsley Lister while he was growing up. Building on this foundation, Aynsley has cracked his own unique perspective on contemporary blues since he first formed a band aged 13 and released his self-titled debut in 1998 on Ruf Records. It’s been a fantastic journey so far that has seen Aynsley play with, amongst others, Buddy Guy, John Mayall and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He’s won mul7ple awards including Guitarist of the Year at the 2015 Bri2sh Blues Awards and was nominated in the Guitarist and Male Vocal categories in the 2016 Bri7sh Blues Awards.
Eyes Wide Open sees Aynsley confidently pursuing his own musical path. Self-assured, inven7ve and richly- textured, he brings his 18 years of hard touring, 11 album releases (eight studio and three live) and all his experience as a musician to fruition. Eyes Wide Open also displays Aynsley’s exquisite taste that means he always plays for the song, bringing the blues to everyone.
Lucky Peterson
Sunday 24 March - Anson Rooms / 8.30pm - 10pm / £25+bf
Peterson has, for many years, been a champion of blues in its original form and is an essential part of today’s thriving blues scene. With over 30 albums to his name since his debut in 1969, Peterson is one of the genres true living legends. A rare visit to the UK, and Bristol in particular, is highly anticipated and will also feature, as support, many of the South West’s blues musicians at this special concert. 
Tickets: £75.00  

 You can say what you like about students....
 You cannot deny that nothing attracts cool bands like a university student union and Bristol uni is no exception.
Up in one of the prettier parts of Bristol, hidden by some trees is the Anson Rooms, the uni’s live music hall. The venue itself is a big, school like, assembly room with a stage at one end and doors leading to a bar at the side with sensibly priced Drinks.
It is a simple, no gimmicks venue that lets the bands play their music how they want to and the kids jump up and down and scream. You will generally find the indie kids at the front sweating, going crazy and the grown ups at the back enjoying the gig in a more restrained manner.

Almost every Guitar band on their way up has come through the doors. When they were littler, the likes of the White Stripes, Franz Ferdinand, Kasabian and Feeder have all played in this modest 900 capacity venue. A cert to keep your eye on for everyone who loves the NME and the live music scene. It is not only for students, although they do tend to get 'stuck in' the most.
It's an Over 14’s Venue if you're unaccompanied (Ages10 to 13 can go but must be in the company of an adult at all times) and they are safety conscious. Security is tight but not so in your face that it impedes on having a good time.
…Oh and really.... You can say what you like about students.