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The Achievers with special guest Bluesman Mike Francis
June 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Achievers are one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed bands on the UK roots music scene. With a reputation for innovation and originality they prove that soul, groove and song-craft still matter in the blues.
In less than 18 months their own brand of modern, ‘dancefloor gospel-blues’ has catapulted them from near-complete obscurity to rave reviews and big-stage appearances across the world. Following the release of their 2019 album ‘the lost arc’ they received radio airplay by cerys matthew (BBC 2 blues show) and reached #1 in the independent blues broadcasters airplay chart and were nominated for three UK blues awards.
Bluesman Mike Francis was recently involved with a national project to broaden audience engagement for the Blues genre and as a former finalist himself, became UK events coordinator for the European Blues Awards 2016 -18. Since 2015 Mike has also co-organised Manchester Blues Festival and having first toured Europe decades ago has performed at International Blues Music Day Croatia, Guitar Festival of Great Britain, BBC 6 Music Festival, Acoustic Festival GB & hosted ’30 Years of Colne’ at Great British R&B Festival 2019.
“New Era Blues… Great advert for both Acoustic & Blues Music alike” BLUES IN BRITAIN
“Exciting approach introducing the Blues to a whole new generation” KATIE MCBARRON, ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL OF GREAT BRITAIN
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