HRH BLUES VS HRH CROWS II
Chantel McGregor, PS Wreck of Blues, Troy Redfern and Xander and The Peace Pirates lead the posse for
HRH Blues vs Crows II at Liverpool Arts Club
IT’S BACK – BIGGER AND FRESHER THAN EVER BEFORE!
The HRH HQ are extremely excited to announce the first batch of bands announced for the return of HRH Blues vs Crows for its second helping. The crew will be taking you on a journey to the home of the Fab Four for two days of the best in Blues Rock, Outlaw and Southern Rock. This new bubble of hybrids will be held at the unique Arts Club in Liverpool showcasing three rooms of live music ready to hit the city by storm! The third room will also be a HRH Unplugged stage for the entire day with exclusive sets from some of the top name appearances, making this a very rare curation!
The line-up for this event is vibrant, fresh and full of the rising stars amongst the blues rock scene, including Pontus Snibb’s Wreck of Blues, Chantel McGregor, Xander and The Peace Pirates, Jack J Hutchinson, Gerry Jablonski Band and MANY, MANY more!
This is a two day, three arena, Blues/CROWS affair which will take place on 22nd & 23rd October 2022. Please note this is an intimate and cleverly choreographed event for only 1000 Rockers, there are only 75 Royalty places which feature private booths.
If you love the Royalty treatment with all its extras; namely seated balcony, private bar, toilets, security – it will roll in a flash! Do NOT miss out on what will be a killer event!
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THE LIVERPOOL ARTS CLUB
Situated in the heart of one of the most exciting areas of the city, Arts Club features two rooms, the glorious main amphitheatre and the smaller upstairs loft. Liverpool’s Arts Club has seen some of music’s hottest stars grace the stage as well as those artists who are about to break. Foals, Paul Weller and Skepta have all played the venue in recent years, cementing its claim as one of the city’s premier music venues. Now considered a high-quality concert venue, Arts Club showcases the finest in local and national talent, as well as hosting music, comedy, club nights and much more.
BLUES VS CROWS LINE-UP 2022
Recent HRH Awards Winner for Best British Guitarist, Chantel McGregor is known for her shy, girl next door, off stage persona combined with her soft spoken Yorkshire accent belie the power and energy of her performance on stage. Chantel has been performing live gigs since the age of 12, schooled at a music college and achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music. Along with her current band members, Colin Sutton on bass and Thom Gardner on drums, they form an awesome power trio playing an eclectic mix of blues based tunes, composed by Chantel, ranging from traditional blues numbers complimented perfectly by the purity of her singing voice, to a much more raunchy blues rock style.
XANDER AND THE PEACE PIRATES
Brothers Keith and Stu Xander were discovered on YouTube by former Gibson Brands CEO Henry Juszkiewicz and during their subsequent performances for the company at numerous international events from LA to Dubai the band caught the attention of not just an ever-growing collective of fans but also industry legends such as Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Rolling Stones) and Rick Allen (Def Leppard).
PONTUS SNIBB’S WRECK OF BLUES
Wreck Of Blues is the bluesier side of Bonafide frontman Pontus Snibb. With his dad Håkan Nyberg behind the drums, going on 28 years of playing shows together, this trio is as tight as it gets and a family business for sure. With bass player Kalle Johansson they play mostly originals from the three Wreck Of Blues albums. The latest one Home Bound released recently has gotten great reviews and Pontus won Blues Singer of the Year in Sweden. Get ready for a mix of Austin Tx, Chicago Ill & Malmo Sweden.
JACK J HUTCHINSON
Jack J Hutchinson is a London based guitarist and singer songwriter. Described by Classic Rock Magazine as “Southern-smoked blues-rock with hooks, choruses, the lot”, his most recent album “Who Feeds The Wolf?” reached #1 in the Amazon Blues Chart and the iTunes Blues Chart Top 5. Hutchinson has toured internationally, including headlining tours of Brazil, Spain, Russia, France and Germany. He has also played various high profile festivals across the world, sharing stages with acts such as ZZ Top, Bad Company, Rival Sons and Blackberry Smoke.
GERRY JABLONSKI BAND
Powerful and energetic, standout act with an ultra confident, no-holds-barred swagger. Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band have a unique trademark sound and style. Their raw and crafty stage show takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of dangerous, charming and gutsy music with hooks and melodies that cross genres and age groups.
Troy Redfern combines the rawness of Hound Dog Taylor, the free-form approach of Sonny Sharrock, the firebrand playing of Johnny Winter and the technique of Dave Hole, mixed with the ghost of Elmore James’. There’s something about the Welsh marches. As guitarist Troy Redfern tells it, he grew up in the shadow of Hergest Ridge, made famous by Mike Oldfield. The Welsh borders – roughly that area between Hay on Way, Brecon and Hereford – might not quite evoke the arresting geography and climate of say Louisiana, but there’s something about the freedom of that area.
THE MILK MEN
The Milk Men is a band made up from the cream of British R’n’B talent and pedigree. Bringing together members of the legendary Pirates, and British Blues Award-nominated the Mustangs, The Milk Men have been tearing up venues and festivals all over the UK with their dynamic, white-hot versions of classic blues tunes, alongside unforgettable foot-stomping originals. Their sound has been called ‘ZZ/DC Feelgood” by some critics, who have lavished praise on the band’s dynamic live show and original songs. But the band draws its influences from all corners of the blues world, from early Rod Stewart, through classic Rolling Stones & Steely Dan, to the heavier blues leanings of ZZ Top and AC/DC.
If you like your Rock & Blues Dirty then you’re in the right place, and nothing could be truer for Yesterdays Gone. Composed of a group of inspirational musicians and skilful performers, the artists behind Yesterday’s Gone have earned their reputation as a talented band to look out for. From live festival gigs to studio sessions and more, they continue to touch fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style Southern Fried Blues Rock Straight up no chaser!! Explore the site and check out their music below.
TBelly is a solo project for lead vocalist and songwriter Russell Keefe. The band’s first album “Dead Men Don’t Pray” was released in 2015 and got fantastic critical acclaim in the USA, Europe and the UK. TBelly released their second album “I Never Want To See Me Again” in Oct 2021 Dennis Dunaway who is the original bass player from the Alice Cooper Group plays on the title track. The album also features Will Wilde on harmonica and on one track Mike Ross on slide guitar. Russell Keefe has had a long and varied career in music both on the road and in the studio. Having played in many original bands in his early years Keefe recorded albums and singles for Polygram and United Artists.
Irish duo Seafoam Green includes Dave O’Grady and Muireann McDermott Long. The pair specialise in Americana; a combination of blues, gospel, and folk. They’ve perfected this hybrid of sounds across two albums and countless live shows is the sound of a glorious rock n’ soul revival. Seafoam Green even find room for a dash of Dublinese, just to remind people where they’re coming from. Heavy hitters like Rich Robinson, Derek Trucks, and Tyler Greenwell have all chipped in, and it’s not hard to hear why, for this is thrilling, vital, and – that word again – soulful music
Trident Waters are a London based rock band formed a little over 2 years ago. One of the upcoming acts in the New Wave of Classic Rock movement, renowned for their passionate, highly charged live show and innovative Blues Rock songs. Inspired by the great bands of the genre such as Led Zeppelin, Bad Company and Free and more contemporary artists like Rival Sons and Monster Truck. They’ve played Festivals including Giants Of Rock and Skegness Rock & Blues and supported acclaimed artists such as Pat McManus, Chantelle MacGregor, Federal Charm and Hawkwind. Two impressive performances at the 100 Club along with other shows around the country have set them up as ones to watch.
THE COSMIC TRIP ADVISORS
The Cosmic Trip Advisors are a saucy little rock ‘n’ roll band with a heart full of soul. They hail from West Lothian in Scotland and have been flying the flag for vintage, foot-stomping, sexy ass blues-infused rock since then. Fronted by the incomparable, mesmerising, Lesley McGonnal…the missing link between Janis Joplin and Dolly Parton, it’s fair to say there’s nobody else around these parts that are quite like them!
Gorilla Riot are band of 5 legendary warriors, each with slightly different facial features. Their quest for world peace knows no bounds. Utilising a 3-pronged guitar attack with multi-part vocal harmonies, they play raucous blues-based rock, combining elements of grunge, acoustic and country to create a full-on high energy sonic experience. If you see them on the street, give them money, they deserve it.
Formed during 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Gasoline Outlaws unleashed their own brand of infectious, hook-filled heavy rock music at the start of 2015. The band consists of brothers Matt and Chris Fitzsimons, formerly of Black Freeway, Adam Parkin, ex Yellow Sam and Ryan Hood formally of Last Known Addiction. Having previously shared the stage with such acts as Black Stone Cherry, SkidRow, The Quireboys, Eric Martin (Mr Big) and many others, this allowed Gasoline Outlaws to hit the ground running, securing coveted support slots with local bands such as The Answer, Trucker Diablo and Screaming Eagles.
SONS OF LIBERTY
Fronted by the exuberant Rob Cooksley (Vocals), a twin guitar attack in Fred Hale & Andy ‘Moose’ Muse with a powerhouse rhythm section in Mark Thomas (Bass) and Steve Byrne (Drums), Sons of Liberty are the UK’s own Hard Southern Rock Band. A group of well-travelled musicians from Bristol and South Wales. The boys were drawn together by a shared love of the incredible music of the Southern States of America and their desire to share this with the people of the UK; an energetic band that delivers an authentic and fresh show based on professional musical ability.
Mississippi MacDonald is a three times British Blues Awards nominee, from London, England. He has been playing since he was 11 years old and has travelled extensively on the US blues trail, meeting, amongst others, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Big Eyes Smith, Otis Clay and BB King. In 2010, he was part of the team that purchased a gravestone for the late Hi Records recording artist and soul legend, OV Wright.
BIG WOLF BAND
Big Wolf Band is one of the must-see rock blues bands on the circuit. 2017 saw the band release their ground-breaking debut album A Rebel’s Story. After extensively touring and supporting some of the best artist on the scene including Bernie Marsden of Whitesnake, the band set about recording their second album. 2019 saw the band release Be Free album featuring Zoe Green on lead vocals. A storming success with plenty of great reviews and radio play from BBC, Planet Rock,HRH and many more world-wide.Their live performances take the listener on a blues rock fuelled journey with dynamic highs, lows and energy filled set that incorporates everything you want to see from a live band. The band is excited to return to the stage after a very difficult and frustrating 2 years.
TOM KILLNER BAND
Hardcore Southern rock and roll musician Tom Killner will be hitting the stage at the Arts Club Liverpool for HRH Blues vs HRH Crows II for 2022 for a set full of soul-drenched blues-rock, at its finest! A superb blues-rock artist with a little bit of southern influence, packed with a whole lot of soul for each performance.
THE SWAMP BORN ASSASSINS
The Swamp Born Assassins are a group of six well honed musicians. Individually they have great experience of touring and playing larger stages. Having released two albums and one acoustic EP today it is too easy for them to just come under the hard rock title. Those that know them well know that there is much more to this band. Charlie Moffat’s harmonica and Craig Buchanan’s slide guitar easily give The Swamp Born Assassins a bluesy edge and when playing acoustic a whisper of folk can even be heard. 2019 saw the band cement themselves on the festival circuit and in 2022 it looks like we will see a lot more of them right there.
JED POTTS AND THE HILLMAN HUNTSMEN
Jed Potts is an Edinburgh-based guitarist and vocalist. He fronts Jed Potts & the Hillman Hunters and Jazz Bar residents Swampfog. He has been playing the guitar since he was 9 years old. Although not musicians, Jed’s parents listened to music around the house constantly and were keen to take Jed to see live music as soon as he was old enough. Jed played his first gig when he was 16 and has played as often as possible ever since, even performing as many as 6 gigs in one day with The Blueswater at the Edinburgh Fringe a few years ago.
FIVE POINTS GANG
Five Points Gang is a London based blues trio. The band are Gaet Allard, Dinho Barral and Joe Pearson. Recently signed to Lunaria Records, the Gang released their debut album Wanted in September 2021. They blend new original material with classic blues standards. The band has hugely diverse influences, which breathes new life into the blues genre.
BIG JOE BONE
Big Joe Bone plays Blues-Grass music; a mix of fast, furious Delta Blues, Bluegrass, Oldtime, Gospel and Hillbilly music with raspy vocals, hard-driving harmonica rhythms, bottleneck slide guitar playing on steel-bodied guitars and fast finger-picked 5 string banjos, all held together by a very heavy stomping boot! As well as playing songs from great Roots musicians like Son House, Dock Boggs, Bukka White, Flatt and Scruggs, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Robert Johnson, Joe also plays his own songs, which fit right into his eclectic set. Big Joe Bone is an act not to be missed!