Blues and booze event

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A host of musical acts are lined up for a popular village beer festival.

The Eydon Beer Festival will be held at The Royal Oak pub in the village on Saturday, June 21 with performances from four different musicians and bands playing the blues.

Opening up the festival is Big Baloosh who are a particularly dynamic four-piece beat combo.

Inspired by the likes of Dobie Gray, ZZ Top, Larry Graham, Rick Derringer, The Who, The Isley Brothers and Stereophonics, this band is set to get the festival off to a great start.

This will be followed by Marcus Bonfanti who is well known within blues circles with an energetic set.

Upon hearing the first note of Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog, sixteen-year-old Marcus Bonfanti knew he wanted to be a guitar player.

He is known for his high-energy live shows that have been receiving rave reviews and solidified his reputation as one of the most exciting live performers on the UK scene.

Former Whitesnake guitarist Micky Moody, who played at last year’s festival with Papa George, has drawn together a ‘down and dirty’ four piece especially for the event.

The Micky Moody Band comprises Micky Moody, Roger Chapman, Frankie Miller and Chris Farlow.

Also playing are Devlin Blue a young three-piece blues/rock band from Lincoln.

This year they have been supporting King King on their UK tours with Alan Nimmo naming them as the next big thing in British Blues.

They are very much up and coming and gaining popularity with every performance. Devlin Blue are Sam Varlow – (bass/lead vocal); Dave Devlin (guitar/backing vocal); and Callum Turk (drums/backing vocal).

The pub is organising the beers and food and local music organisers Eydon Live Music booking the bands and providing the sound and lighting. The group also puts together several live music events in the village throughout the year.

Entrance to the festival is free.

For further details of the beer festival and other events in the locality visit www.facebook.com/eydonlivemusic.