First bands announced for HRH Blues 2018

Sheffield’s O2 Academy once again plays host to HRH Blues, slated for 14th and 15th April 2018 and already it’s looking to be a great weekend!

Bernie Marsden and King King will be headlining the event, which boasts a talent-packed line-up.

Best-known as founder member of the iconic Whitesnake, Bernie Marsden wrote or co-wrote many of the group’s hits, such as “Fool For Your Loving” and “Here I Go Again”. To call Bernie a major player in rock and blues is an understatement. “There are only two men can play the blues, Eric Clapton and that bloke from Whitesnake,” said B.B. King in a 90s radio interview. High praise indeed!

“King King are setting the Blues world on fire!” proclaimed Classic Rock. That flame is coming to HRH Blues. No smoke and mirrors – just a fist-tight line-up delivering killer songs.

The Pat McManus Band are a powerful three piece blues/rock trio, headed up by Pat McManus (a.k.a. The Professor), the former Mama’s Boys’ and Celtus’ guitarist/violinist virtuoso.

Glaswegian Steve Nimmo played in The Nimmo Brothers, with his brother Alan (now of King King), but is a strong solo artist, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. “Man, this guy can sing!” said Storyville, and sing he shall at HRH Blues 2018!

Other great bands announced include:

  • Danny Bryant
  • Geoff Achison
  • Pontus Snibb’s “Wreck of Blues”
  • Sari Schorr
  • Ben Poole
  • Del Bromham
  • The Danny Giles Band
  • Chris Antonik
  • Catfish
  • Rainbreakers
  • Jim Kirkpatrick & Heavy Weather
  • Sugarman Sam and the Voodoo Men
  • Brian Rawson Band
  • The Della Grants
  • Kris Barras Band
  • Tom Killner Band
  • Big Canyon
  • The Black Thunder Revue

Like all HRH events, HRH Blues will be a close-knit  community experience, where fans of the music get to meet up, absorb great music, and party with friends old and new. Great acts, chosen by the fans. Quality accommodation, with all hotels on the doorstep to keep the community spirit intact. This will be a two day experience with hotels and breakfast included, as well as entrance to the event over the weekend.

With only 76 rooms left (already!), book now to avoid disappointment!

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