Calendar

Sep
27
Wed
Festival First Call with Mike Gledhill & JR Mountford @ Cock Inn
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Festival First Call with Mike Gledhill & JR Mountford @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

Mike Gledhill & JR Mountford entertain the Wednesday Market shopping crowd with good old fashioned acoustic Blues & Americana, fuelled by Joules.

Music Quiz Night – Blues / Rock with Captain Plantagenet @ Cock Inn
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Music Quiz Night - Blues / Rock with Captain Plantagenet @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

a fun evening to test your blues /rock knowledge specially themed  this year’s Festival

Sep
28
Thu
Leek Blues Acoustic Session @ Cock Inn
Sep 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Leek Blues Acoustic Session @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

Local talent from across the Staffordshire Moorlands help to kick off this year’s Festival with an evening of acoustic music from across the genres.

Sep
29
Fri
McLovin’ @ Cock Inn
Sep 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
McLovin' @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

Jimmy and the boys guarantee a great night of blues/rock classics on their home turf, featuring the incredibly talented Jordan Swann – one to watch for the future !

Sep
30
Sat
The Streamliners (21up) @ Cock Inn
Sep 30 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Streamliners (21up) @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom
Benjamin Mod Steve Giddings JR Mountford reunite after 21yrds, sorry years! Back in the day, The Streamliners had a fierce reputation for their uncompromising take on the 90s blues revival scene and for never bothering to get a proper bass player. The Streamliners will now be disposing of their audience alienating practice of charging £2.50 on the door and will be performing outside the Cock Inn (knees permitting) free of charge, relying on only their wit and long term memory of a dim and distant set list to bring you what may or may not be an accurate account of a time before loop pedals.
Maharaja Blues @ Cock Inn
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maharaja Blues @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

Maharaja Blues is the culmination of the flow of three talented rivers, Richard, Jonathan and Satinder as they merge with the great Mississippi, fusing the sound of the beating tabla with the euphoric slide blues and the fire of the harmonica.

Walklate & Fuschi @ Cock Inn
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Walklate & Fuschi @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

United by a love of all styles of blues from the 1950s onwards, Mat (Vocals/Harmonica) and Paolo (Guitar/Vocals) play a diverse, dynamic set illustrating all shades of blues and allowing each others’ instrumental, vocal and improvisational qualities to shine.

Bill Dayson Band @ Cock Inn
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bill Dayson Band @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

Bill makes a long awaited return with his all new electric line-up, after concentrating on solo acoustic gigs in recent years’. . .Bill, Pete Latham, Al Bruce, Andy Yates and special guests….

Blackmoon Lake @ Cock Inn
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Blackmoon Lake @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

Three experienced musicians with a passion for live performance, have come together to form Blackmoon Lake. Playing covers of music by: Led Zeppelin, The Doors, John Mayer, Joe Bonamassa, Cream, Peter Green, John Mayall, S.R.V., Pink Floyd ……
What’s not to like?

The Bluesmakers @ Cock Inn
Sep 30 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Bluesmakers @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

The Bluesmakers, the former John Waterhouse blues band from North Staffs, still going strong after 30 years!

Oct
1
Sun
Jaxhill @ Cock Inn
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jaxhill @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

JAXHILL are Mike Gledhill (guitar, resonator and vocals) and Phil Jackson (harmonicas and vocals). We play acoustic blues, americana and our own songs in blues clubs, folk clubs, acoustic nights and anywhere that we can have a good time and the audience can go home happy! Our influences are Robert Johnson, Son House,Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, Ry Cooper,60s-70s songwriters, Sonny Terry,Brownie McGhee, Miles Davis and Charles Mingus. We host a monthly acoustic night at The Cock Inn, Leek and play gigs across The Midlands to infinity and beyond!

Swamp Dog Millionaires @ Cock Inn
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Swamp Dog Millionaires @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

Swamp Dog Millionaires, Louisiana funk blues from the Mersey bayou. Featuring Kenny Roberts, Gaz Gaskell, Tom Maguire and Mark Dagnall.

Mike Gledhill @ Cock Inn
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mike Gledhill @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

veni, vidi, lusi
A familiar face on the local blues scene for the past few years, Mike brings acoustic blues to his old stomping ground of the Cock Inn.

Elvis Fontenot @ Cock Inn
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Elvis Fontenot @ Cock Inn | England | United Kingdom

The guys who added the Americana into the first Leek Blues Festival and have been a permanent fixture ever since !!

Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp ‘n’ Roll from the bayous of Staffordshire

Formed in the dim and distant past of 1993, in Stoke-on-Trent, Elvis Fontenot have evolved to become the premier European swamp’n’roll outfit that they are today
Lineup is Nick Barber (Accordion/Vocals/Frottoir), Paul Asher (Accordion/Fiddle/Mandolin), Holly Vee Lucas (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Stu Duthie (Bass/Harmonica/Vocals) and Chris Plimbley (Drums)

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