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By r4dford, Aug 21 2017 12:13PM

In 10 years time, you'll want to be able to say "I was there!"


As Saturday slowly opened, it was as though Heaven itself had blessed the Radford Mill Festival. Radiant sunshine, as only a West Country English summer can bestow, greeted the incomers and rewarded those with the diligence to have camped from the previous day.


And the Divine continued; Keith and Julie Richards opened the day with elegance, charm and an angel's own voice! Strumming and crooning never seemed so apt!


Gruff, and yet warming, Jon Walsh's voice is like a breath of cigar smoke swirling around a glass of brandy. This is the blues, right enough; urban, assertive, familiar and also refreshing.


It's a truism, and almost becoming a cliche, but everybody DOES love Ragged Union. What's not to like? Topper songs played well with a personable front man. Back in the day, Alan Scrase was lauded for his guitar playing and his fingers have lost nothing of their cunning with the passing of the years.


It's a puzzle to me how such a young stud can convey this magisterial presence, but he does. It's a bold man that can add the word "guitar" to his name but Ruzz Guitar does it with impunity. Although, so many are his talents that he could also bill himself "Ruzz, well dressed man",or "Ruzz, modest and hardworking" and there'd be no argument. Rhythm section pretty snappy too.


The First Raitt Band. There's no substitute for craftsmanship, and this combo have an embarrassment of it. Like Julie Richards, Caroline Tarbuck has the voice of an angel, but this particular angel is stopping over after an all nighter in Memphis and possesses the devil's own wit.


We were blessed with a visit from international award winners Deep Blue Sea. Sophisticated and urgent with some boss guitar and yet another beautiful woman goading and cajoling us.


That'll take some following ... luckily we had Flash Harry Band lined up. Many words have been written, attempting to evoke their friendly yet insistent vibe. Should you be one of the tiny number that have never seen them in their pomp (and it COULD be possible), then we suggest you remedy this with all speed. You don't get to be unanimously perceived as legends for so long by accident.


Local hero? Yup. International star? Yup. Lauded recording artist? That's Jon Amor, alright. Know him anywhere.

That's the thing with Jon Amor; he can make the familiar seem new, and the new seem like an old and valued friend that's been away too long.

By now a full tent were on their feet, some speaking in tongues, while others were definitely feeling no pain.


All too soon, it was over .... but only until AUGUST 11th next year!



By r4dford, Aug 13 2017 02:24PM

Following the huge success this year, the next Radford Mill Festival of Rhythm & Blues will be held on

*** SATURDAY 11th AUGUST 2018 ***


Look out for special price tickets for 'Early Birds'. More news as it happens!


Updates on the successful 2017 Festival coming soon!

By r4dford, Apr 9 2017 05:48PM

Fantastic news!

We've been bursting to share the word, but now we can finally confirm that the sensational JON AMOR will be bringing his internationally lauded blues band to headline RADFORD MILL FESTIVAL OF RHYTHM & BLUES!

Obviously, you will remember him from the legendary HOAX, but the passing years have allowed Jon to hone his skills and sharpen his craft even more than previously!

It is unfortunate that Stevie Nimmo has had to stand down, but I'm sure you'll agree that the Radford Mill Rhythm & Blues Festival ticket is even better value than ever!

Go to Tickets page and buy yours now for the discounted price of £30*


*Limited offer

By r4dford, Jan 3 2017 07:37PM


Lets face it, everyone loves a bargain!

And if there's one thing we all love more, it's a good time!


So a good time at a bargain price is irresistible!


THE RADFORD MILL FESTIVAL OF RHYTHM AND BLUES Early Bird tickets are now on

sale at the ridiculously low price of £30!


RUN, don't walk, over to view the stellar line up!


Then do yourself and your ten best friends a favour, and click on the button, thereby assuring yourself of the best possible time and the snippiest of prices!


And don't forget - the more you spend; THE MORE YOU SAVE!


By r4dford, Nov 29 2016 10:36PM

HOWDY music lovers!


Check out the Artistes page for next year's exciting line-up at Radford Mill Festival which falls on Saturday 12th August 2017.


You may wish to peruse the list very slowly, the better to savour the incredible delights in store, because like a fine wine, Radford Mill Festival improves with age ...... !


STEVIE NIMMO TRIO


FLASH HARRY BAND


DEEP BLUE SEA


THE FIRST RAITT BAND


BLACK FISH BAND


RUZZ GUITAR'S BLUES REVUE


RAGGED UNION


KEITH & JULIE RICHARDS

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