Headline act: Hamilton Loomis
The 2019 Dereham Blues Festival was without any doubt the greatest yet!.
It started with this guy called Hamilton Loomis, a name hardly anyone had heard of a year ago, but what an explosive performance by a young talented musician who, with his band, entertained the gathered throng with some wonderful original and classic blues songs (not least the Led Zeppelin compilation which was stunning). To top it all he is such a nice guy and an inspiration to young aspiring guitarists to embrace blues guitar and the genres created from the blues.
And it didn’t finish there! With great weather and the town buzzing we had some super local, national and international bands who gave some fine performances and were enthusiastically received by the crowds of revellers attending the festival.
A13 Allstars, After Hours Blues Band, Bad Day Blues Band, Bell Ayre, Blues Business, Blues Situation, Bo-nidle, Born Healer, Chicago One Zero, Chris Lord and her Blues Express, Cold Sweat, Cruiser Blues Band, Dangerous Daydream, Dave Ferra, D C Wilson Band, Egypt, Forged, Fourplay, Gin City, Groove Hounds, Hamilton Loomis, Hot Cold Ground, Hot Tramp, Jacques D'Ladde, Jamie Roe Band, Jimmy Regal and the Royals, Joe Goes Green, John's Blues Crew, Julie Ushers Twisted Blues Band, London Blues Machine, Lou's Connections, Martin McNeill, Metro House Band, Mister-Pink, Mule, Paul Tinkler's Part Time Blues Band, Pistol Pete Wearn, Ray Fenwick & the Rest, Richard Townend, Robin Bibi Band, Rockavox, Ron Sayer & the Shunters, Rough'n'Ready, Saltshaker, She Said So, Stone Pony, Stoney Broke, Tanya Piche Blues Band, The Blues Spiders, The Mighty Guevaras, The Wild East, Trevor Babajack Steger, Uncalled Four, Used Blues, When Rivers Meet