Chasing away the blues as festival finds the rhythm

PICTURE BY ALLAN McKENZIE/AMGP.CO.UK - - Angelo Palladino
PICTURE BY ALLAN McKENZIE/AMGP.CO.UK - - Angelo Palladino
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A four-day blues festival is being held at music venues around the city.

A string of gigs are being staged as part of KT’s Wakefield City Rhythm and Blues Festival.

The annual festival started on Thursday , when guitarist Angelo Palladino performed at the Eye Wood venue, on Wood Street, Wakefield.

On Friday the blues band Slack Alice, fronted by vocalist and harmonica player Cliff Stocker, played at Unity Works, on Smyth Street.

Also on the bill were the Welsh T Band and Bonnie Mac Band.

On Saturday The Orangery, on Back Lane, will host a three-act line up of David Hick, Charlie Padfield and The Now Nows. The gig will run from 3pm-6.30pm.

Turrentine Jones will also perform tomorrow at Fernandes Brewery Tap, from 9.15pm.

There will be a free guitar and harmonic demonstration on Sunday featuring musician Mick Shaw at Trad Music from 2pm-4pm.

And from 4pm on Sunday The Roosters will perform at Fernandes Brewery Tap.

Then from 7pm The Hop on Bank Street will be the venue for a live show from four piece Leeds-based blues band Poorboy.

Admission to the remaining festival gigs is free.

For more information about the festival log on to www.themusiccollective.co.uk