Cameo of Rainbreakers Live Performance Jaks Skegness 2018

Cameo of Rainbreakers Live Performance Jaks Skegness 2018

Cameo of Rainbreakers Live Performance Jaks Skegness 2018. Rainbreakers are back to set Skegness alight once again. This year they headline Saturday in Jaks; the stage organised by Blues Matters. The venue that is dark, moody hot had the venue that has seen amazing nights we all still talk about the night Larry Miller set Jaks ablaze with his music. The anticipation was high amongst the many who have heard The Rainbreakers play live before. Into the mix and those who just came to see what the fuss was about or party and drink into Sunday morning.

Cameo of Rainbreakers Live Performance Jaks Skegness 2018The band was on fire full of energy as the band from Shrewsbury blended the music to create a music fuelled party atmosphere. Having spoken to members of the audience many just popped in for five minutes and now determined to stay to the end. This was no surprise to me as having been captivated by the sound since I first heard and reviewed in 2015 Blood Not Brass. 

What is Rainbreakers sound? What makes then stand-out on a crowded circuit? They have stretched the blues from the Mississippi Delta, up to Chicago across to the sun-drenched West Coast and sound drenched in the seventies full of soul. Musicians ready to conquer the here and now.  A quartet mix power with subtlety. A rhythm section drummer Sam Edwards and bassist Peter Adams lay down the scaffolding of their brand of Blues-rock. Guitar work from Charlie Richards bending the notes as vocals are delivered by Ben Edwards. The unit is tight and the live sound electric.

Cameo of Rainbreakers Live Performance Jaks Skegness 2018Tonight in Jaks they came set-up and allowed their music to conquer. That is exactly what they did. Saturday in Jaks was a happy place to be as they played music that made you get up and dance, smile and be happy with tracks from the second EP; Rise Up. This is what Jaks as we all rose up as one and enjoyed the moments they played a storming set, to be remembered long after Jaks falls silent. The Rainbreakers were the last Saturday night headliners to play the small stage in Jaks.

Cameo of Rainbreakers Live Performance Jaks Skegness 2018

Bluesdoodles Reviews:

2015 E.P. – Blood Not Brass

2017 E.P. – Rise UP

In Conversation about 2017 UKBlues Challenge

 

Now on tour supporting, Wille and The Bandits, do not miss any opportunity to see this young band play live as we await the anticipated full-length studio album from The Rainbreakers

 

 

 

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Cameo of Rebecca Downes live Performance Centre Stage Skegness 2018

Cameo of Rebecca Downes live Performance Centre Stage Skegness 2018

Cameo of Rebecca Downes live Performance Centre Stage Skegness 2018

Rebecca Downes returns once again to Butlins, Skegness in January. From performing on the Introducing Stage and winning the evening in 2015 thus guaranteeing her a Centre Stage slot in 2016. Rebecca and her marvellous band of musicians are back to entertain us. Rebecca’s wonderful voice will always capture the attention of the audience. Now combine with a confident stage presence full of warmth and pose her show has gone from strength to strength as we have watched her perform over the years. This is down to hard work and dedication, Rebecca and her band have toured around the country thrilling audiences whenever she picks up the microphone and sings. A golden voice matching her stylish golden hair.

The performance delivers a beguiling mix of blues with the hit of soft rock, she is a consummate professional.  The set is full of power and beauty with her signature song Believe. Rebecca is the voice of the band and now with guitar in hand, she adds an additional layer of rhythm guitar. The quartet that surrounds her provides the perfect backdrop of textures and tones, with lead guitarist Steve Birkett and the keys of Rick Benton combining with the rhythm section of bassist Dan Clark and Lloyd Daker at the back on drums.

Closing out a set that had the magic of a live performance her own special version of With A Little Help From My friends. This rearrangement is the perfect encore for a band whose foot is firmly on the accelerator of success.

Not once, Not twice but three times she delighted the audience on The Blues stage. Her own set then late on Saturday as the guest of Slack Alice and then invited to duet with Connie Lush on Sunday evening. They are made for singing together as they stage a powerful duet. It is these special unique moments that make festivals special as musicians come together and share their talents making the Blues Stage and The Great British Rock & Blues Festival 2018.

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Read overview of the Great Rock and Blues Weekend over at Bluesdoodles

Rebecca is out on tour with Magnum opening the show Check out the Dates 

Check out Bluesdoodles reviews of her albums Be Live and Believe

Check out what we talked about when Liz and Rebecca had a chat.

Cameo of Rebecca Downes live Performance Centre Stage Skegness 2018