‘The Cold Heart Revue’ is a chart-topping UK new rock and blues band. ‘Hope And Magazines’ and ‘(You’re A) Picture on a Wall’ both reached Number #1 on the iTunes Blues Single Chart. ‘The Cold Heart Revue’ have been ‘Time Out Critic’s Choice’ for Music in London. They appeared on BBC’s ‘The One Show’ in the UK and ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on CBS Television in the US. The frontman David Robinson was introduced to Sir Paul McCartney at the LIPA Graduation Ceremony. ‘The Cold Heart Revue’ have been regularly broadcast on BBC Introducing: Solent and were the support for ‘Madness’ at a 13,500 football stadium on the officially listed ‘biggest open air music tour in UK rock n roll history’ – ‘GRANDSLAM MADNESS’. ‘The Cold Heart Revue’ headlined Collide Festival at the Royal Albert Hall in London. They have performed at the world-famous ‘Isle of Wight Festival’ and met with the Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. ‘The Cold Heart Revue’ did their first national UK theatre tour supporting ‘Roy Wood & his Rock n Roll Band’- performing to 10,000 people in a series of dates.
With that under their belts, Frontman David Robinson should have no fears with the more intimate surroundings of Leek’s Beerdock, just hope he brings the right PA!
.44 Pistol are a young, high energy electric blues band. Slide guitar driven, stripped back & dirty, they bring together the laid back country blues of artists such as Mississippi Fred McDowell with the raw electric sound of contemporary bands like the White Stripes. Up-tempo, rough & ready this is music to drink, dance and stomp your feet along to.
The band play a mix of originals, re-written old blues songs and known covers.
Although based in Stafford, since forming in 2008 they’ve clocked up around 10,000 miles, honing their style at pubs, clubs and festivals across the country & proving just how much gear it’s possible to fit into a Ford Fiesta. The band have received radio play on local stations from Essex to the Peak District, been reviewed by Blues in Britain & reached fans as far away as France and Poland. All of which they have managed without a bass player.
Frontman Lil Jim has been awarded the title of Best European Accordion Player by Cajun & Zydeco Europe. He has been playing the Accordion, along with an array of other instruments, for over 20 years. Cajun music is in his blood – his father is ‘Beeds’ from R. Cajun & The Zydeco Brothers.
Jim is the founder of “Down To Roots Music” and has made a name for himself in Derby and the surrounding area as well as performing at numerous festivals around Europe. He has even played several times on stage in Louisiana, the home of Cajun & Zydeco!