Little Violet is a band from the UK fronted by the female singer, songwriter and pianist Cherie Gears. Classic vocal-jazz-inspired, even vintage sounding songs, combined with great melodies, witty lyrics and contemporary but swung beats proved quite the combination, matching influences from 20s and 30s swing with modern production.
Chris Beard “The Prince of Blues” grew up in a house of Blues. His musical DNA is made up of influences that started with his own father, legendary blues guitarist Joe beard. His rich blues heritage has been formed from traits of living blues legends like Matt Murphy and Buddy Guy. Chris grew up in a generation whose focus was on using the guitar to convey emotion more so than the voice.
Hailing from New Zealand, Oscar Ladell and Chris Armour are two young blues musicians on a recent rise. Their latest album, “Right kinda Wrong” is a greasy, authentic take on classic blues sounds that harkens to classic Chicago Blues labels like Chess, Cobra and Excello.
Bad Temper Joe, born 1992, is part of a new emerging generation of the blues, writing and performing contemporary blues tracks at its finest. The German is a songwriter with sure instinct, and a performer who has an incomparable presence.
Walter Baumgartner is bound with the blues since way back. With his voice and harmonica he has been exciting the audience and spreading the raw, traditional and pioneering legacy of the blues in Europe.
Bidu Sous is considered a revelation of blues in Brazil. Daughter of a guitar player father, she grew up in a small town listening to rural music and later was inspired by the blues. Her first album with guitarist and producer Lancaster Ferreira titled “Don’t Wake Me Up Early”, recently released, is the first traditional blues album released by a woman in Brazil.