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Our past gigs and below that our past news items.


Gig Archive

Here is a list of previous gigs, starting with the most recent and going back to October 2010 when we started the website, for those of you who like to see a band's history through their calendar:

Mar 23 2017
Oxford, UK
Mar 10 2017
Northampton, UK
Jan 28 2017
Village Community Centre, Milford-on-Sea
Dec 17 2016
Kingswell Street, Northampton, UK
Dec 16 2016
White Hart, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, UK
Nov 19 2016
Trédrez-Locquémeau, France
Nov 18 2016
Morlaix, France
Oct 28 2016
Blues at the Swan
Wotton under Edge, UK
Oct 13 2016
Swindon, UK
Sep 11 2016
Newark Blues Festival - The Ram
Newark, UK
Aug 15 2016
Whichford, Nr Shipston-on-Stour, UK
Jul 29 2016
Glos Blues Fest - Peppers Cafe - CD LAUNCH!
Bull Lane, Gloucester
Jul 17 2016
Upton Blues Fest - Blues Cruise
Upton on Severn, UK
Jul 3 2016
Ledbury, UK
Jul 2 2016
Duck Lane, Aylesbury, UK
Jun 4 2016
Sub Rooms, Stroud, UK
Jun 1 2016
Charlton Kings Club, Cheltenham, UK
May 7 2016
Lezardrieux, Brittany, France
Mar 13 2016
Newnham, UK
Feb 25 2016
Swindon, UK
Feb 18 2016
Teignmouth - Devon, UK
Feb 14 2016
St Owen Street - Hereford, UK
Feb 11 2016
Ledbury, UK
Dec 20 2015
CANCELLED Prince of Wales
Ledbury, UK
Dec 4 2015
Trent Navigation
Meadow Lane - Nottingham, UK
Nov 29 2015
The Beehive
Prospect Hill - Swindon, UK
Nov 15 2015
Teignmouth - Devon, UK
Nov 12 2015
Southampton, UK
Oct 16 2015
Vianden, Luxembourg
Sep 21 2015
Norman Knight
Whichford, UK
Sep 12 2015
The Fox & Crown - Newark, UK
Aug 23 2015
Dog and Partridge
Marchington, Staffordshire
Aug 22 2015
Yew Tree
Ednaston, Derbyshire
Aug 21 2015
The King William
Milford, Derbyshire
Aug 2 2015
Gloucester Blues Festival - Cafe Rene Outdoor Stage
Gloucester, UK
Jul 31 2015
Gloucester Blues Festival - Peppers Cafe
Gloucester, UK
Jul 29 2015
Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival Open Mic
Cross Keys Inn - Gloucester, UK
Jul 28 2015
Monmouth Festival - Three Horseshoes
Monmouth, UK
Jul 19 2015
Upton Blues Fest - Blues Cruise
Waterside - Upton upon Severn, UK
Jul 17 2015
Hinckley - Leicester, UK
Jul 4 2015
Stratford-upon-Avon, uk
Jul 3 2015
Trent Navigation
Meadow Lane - Nottingham, UK
Jun 28 2015
Shipston-on-Stour, UK
Jun 27 2015
Ludgershall, UK
Jun 25 2015
Town Quay - Southampton, UK
Jun 19 2015
Worcester, UK
Jun 14 2015
Queens Head
Monmouth, UK
May 29 2015
Blues at the Swan
Wotton under Edge, UK
May 25 2015
Hereford, UK
Apr 19 2015
Prince of Wales
Church Street - Ledbury, UK
Apr 12 2015
Gotherington - Nr. Cheltenham, UK
Mar 15 2015
Swindon, UK
Mar 14 2015
Swindon, UK
Mar 8 2015
High Street - Swanage, UK
Mar 7 2015
Studland Village Hall - Studland, UK
Mar 6 2015
Shore Rd - Swanage, UK
Feb 27 2015
Stroud Blues Club
Lansdown Hall - Stroud, UK
Feb 26 2015
Town Quay - Southampton, UK
Jan 30 2015
Bernie's Club
Easton Runton - Cromer, Norfolk - UK
Jan 24 2015
Kings Head (private function)
Cirencester, UK
Jan 23 2015
The Marrs Bar
Worcester, UK
Jan 12 2015
The Norman Knight
Whichford, UK
Nov 30 2014
the Beehive
Prospect Hill - Swindon, UK
Nov 29 2014
The Bartons Arms
Aston - Birmingham, UK
Nov 23 2014
Church Lane - Ledbury, UK
Nov 14 2014
White Hart - Winchcombe, Chelt - UK
Nov 13 2014
Southampton , UK
Oct 23 2014
Town Quay - Southampton,
Oct 5 2014
The Kings Head
Cromer, UK
Sep 27 2014
Swanage Royal British Legion
High Street - Swanage, Dorset - UK
Sep 14 2014
Blackstairs Blues Festival - Enniscorthy, Ireland
Sep 13 2014
Blackstairs Blues Festival - Enniscorthy, Ireland
Sep 12 2014
Blackstairs Blues Festival - Enniscorthy, Ireland
Aug 25 2014
Colne - Lancashire, UK
Aug 25 2014
Great British R&B Festival - Colne & Nelson RUFC
Colne - Lancashire, UK
Aug 24 2014
Ludlow Blues Folk @ Parkway
Corve Street - Ludlow, UK
Aug 1 2014
Peppers (Glos Blues Fest)
Bull Lane - Gloucester, UK
Jul 19 2014
Blues Boat @ Upton Blues Festival
Upton upon Severn, UK
Jul 16 2014
St. Owen Street - Hereford, UK
Jul 4 2014
The Brunswick
Park Road - Gloucester, UK
Jun 28 2014
Cromwell Road - Southsea, UK
Jun 27 2014
Town Quay - Southampton, UK
Jun 15 2014
Sheringham, Norfolk - UK
Jun 6 2014
Hanging Gate pub - Diggle, Nr. Oldham - UK
May 30 2014
Lansdown Hall - Stroud, UK
May 4 2014
Church Lane - Ledbury, UK
May 2 2014
Trent Navigation
Nottingham, UK
Apr 19 2014
St Georges Place - Cheltenham, UK
Apr 12 2014
Clarksdale MS, USA
Apr 10 2014
Clarksdale MS, USA
Jan 17 2014
the New Inn (BWM Promo)
Gloucester, UK
Jan 10 2014
Trent Navigation
Nottingham, UK
Dec 12 2013
The Brunswick
Park Road - Gloucester,
Nov 24 2013
Prospect Hill - Swindon, UK
Oct 19 2013
Whitecroft (Nr. Lydney), UK
Oct 12 2013
private party
Gloucester, UK
Sep 14 2013
Avening - near Stroud, Glos.
Sep 6 2013
RMA Tavern
Cromwell Road - Southsea, UK
Sep 5 2013
Platform Tavern
Town Quay - Southampton, UK
Sep 1 2013
Cornhill - Stroud, UK
Aug 30 2013
the New Inn
Northgate St - Gloucester, UK
Aug 17 2013
Brunswick Blues Festival
The Brunswick in Gloucester, UK
Aug 2 2013
Bull Lane - off Westgate Street, Gloucester
Aug 1 2013
New Inn (Glos Blues Fest)
Northgate St - Gloucester, UK
Jul 21 2013
Upton Blues Fest Boat Trip
Upton On Severn, UK
Jul 6 2013
Charity Festival @ Manor House
Fillongley - Coventry, UK
Jun 28 2013
Nottingham, UK
Jun 16 2013
Prospect Hill - Swindon, UK
Jun 9 2013
Lichfield Vaults
Church Street - Hereford, UK
May 26 2013
Cinderford (Free) Music Festival
Cinderford, UK
May 25 2013
Private Party
Upton-on-Severn, UK
May 25 2013
Gloucester Docks, UK
May 6 2013
Ludgershall Mini Music Festival
Aylesbury - Bucks,
May 3 2013
Supporting The Former Members @ Wotton Hall
Gloucester, UK
Apr 27 2013
London Road - Cheltenham, UK
Apr 5 2013
The Bayshill Inn
St Georges Place - Cheltenham, UK
Mar 23 2013
RMA Tavern
Cromwell Road - Southsea, UK
Mar 22 2013
Hambledon - Hants, UK
Mar 21 2013
Platform Tavern
Town Quay - Southampton, UK
Mar 8 2013
Nottingham, UK
Feb 23 2013
Beaufort Arms
London Road, Cheltenham
Feb 7 2013
The NBE CSA Club - Onslow Road, Southsea - UK
Feb 1 2013
The New Inn (BWM Promo)
Northgate St - Gloucester, UK
Jan 17 2013
Prospect Hill - Swindon, UK
Dec 13 2012
Sloanes (BWM Promo)
Brunswick Rd - Gloucester, UK
Nov 23 2012
The New Inn (BWM Promo)
Northgate St - Gloucester, UK
Nov 17 2012
Prince of Wales (private party)
Ledbury, UK
Oct 14 2012
Town Quay - Southampton, UK
Sep 23 2012
Church Lane - Ledbury, UK
Sep 22 2012
Zamora, Spain
Sep 21 2012
Arrasate, Spain
Sep 20 2012
Segovia, Spain
Sep 15 2012
The Quarry Gig
Avening - near Stroud, Glos.
Sep 9 2012
Prospect Hill - Swindon, UK
Sep 8 2012
Newark Blues Festival - The Castle Pub
Castle Gate, Newark
Sep 3 2012
The George
Lower Brailes, UK
Aug 20 2012
Monmouth Festival 2012
Monmouth, Monmouthshire
Jul 25 2012
hosting Glos Blues Fest Jam
New County Hotel - Gloucester, UK
Jul 24 2012
Glos Blues Fest - the Brunswick
Park Road - Gloucester, UK
Jul 22 2012
Upton Blues Festival - Blues Cruise
Upton-Upon-Severn, Worcs. UK
Jul 13 2012
Meadow Lane, Nottingham
May 31 2012
The New Inn (BWM Promo)
Northgate St - Gloucester, UK
May 20 2012
Whichford, Nr Shipston on Stour,
Apr 9 2012
Gloucester Docks, UK
Mar 25 2012
Gloucester Blues Club
@ The New Inn - Gloucester, UK
Mar 11 2012
Prospect Hill - Swindon, UK
Mar 8 2012
Bullfrog Blues Club
The NBE CSA Club, Southsea
Mar 3 2012
25th Banbury Blues Festival
Mill Arts Centre - Banbury, UK
Feb 26 2012
Lichfield Vaults
Church Street, Hereford
Dec 23 2011
Sons Christmas Party!
New County Hotel (BWM Promo), Gl
Dec 15 2011
Cross Keys Inn
off Southgate St, Gloucester
Nov 19 2011
XXII Festival de Jazz Blues Arri
Arriola Kultur Gunea - Elorrio,
Oct 27 2011
Clothiers Arms (BWM Promo)
Bath Road - Stroud, UK
Oct 26 2011
Cross Keys Inn
off Southgate St, Gloucester
Oct 8 2011
Swanage Blues Festival
Herston Yards Farm Park - Swanag
Oct 7 2011
Swanage Blues Festival
Country Foods Kitchen - Swanage,
Oct 6 2011
Swanage Blues Festival
The Red Lion - Swanage, UK
Sep 30 2011
La Mor
Grand Parade - Cork, Eire
Sep 29 2011
Phoenix St. Cork, Eire
Sep 28 2011
Corner House. Coburg St. Cork, E
Sep 10 2011
The Strand - Cheltenham, UK
Aug 29 2011
NBE CSA Club - Onslow Rd, Souths
Aug 28 2011
Town Quay, Southampton
Aug 27 2011
RMA Tavern - Cromwell Road, East
Aug 20 2011
Prospect Hill - Swindon, UK
Aug 19 2011
New County Hotel (BWM promo)
Southgate St - Gloucester, UK
Aug 12 2011
Casa de Cultura
Gandia - Valencia, Spain
Aug 11 2011
El Patio de Arboles
Torreon de Lozoya - Segovia, Spa
Jul 29 2011
Cross Keys Inn
Gloucester Bluesfest 2011, UK
Jul 29 2011
Pig Inn the City
Gloucester Bluesfest 2011, UK
Jul 15 2011
Blues Cruise @ Upton Bluesfest
Upton-upon-Severn, UK
Jun 30 2011
Bamfurlong Lane - Gloucester, UK
Jun 30 2011
off Southgate Street, Gloucester
Jun 1 2011
The One Elm
Stratford Fringe Festival, UK
May 23 2011
High Street - Cheltenham, UK
May 13 2011
The York (BWM Promo)
London Road, Gloucester
Apr 24 2011
Town Quay, Southampton
Apr 23 2011
Cromwell Road, Southsea
Mar 31 2011
Nelson Street - Stroud, UK
Jan 16 2011
Prospect Hill - Swindon, UK
Nov 20 2010
Roger's 50th Birthday Party
Somewhere in Glos, Private
Oct 29 2010
Guanarteme - Las Palmas, Gran Ca

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Last Newsflash

The new year is underway and we start it with a handful of gigs in the Midlands including our first gig at the legendary Marrs Bar in Worcester. Damon T is supporting us at that one and we are really excited about performing for the Worcester blues crowd. Now that we have our Facebook feed on the front page (see below on the main panel) we can keep you more instantly up to date than by posting these news flashes, so this will be the last newsflash from us in this format. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds below! Thanks.  

Bye Bye 2014

We hope you all enjoy the festive season whether you celebrate or not. We'd like to thank you all for your support during 2014 and look forwards to seeing you all at a gig somewhere soon. It's been a busy year! We've released our long awaited third album to great reviews, enjoyed performing far and wide to appreciative audiences and loved making new friends who I know we'll see again and again thanks to the passion and loyalty people have for our kind of music.

Goodbye Summer

That's almost it for another season. We've had a fun time playing at festivals far and wide - thank you all who came! Tasty Nuggets is still getting some great airplay including the Paul Jones Show on BBC Radio 2 and glowing reviews continue to come in - see our Press page for those. So what's next? We have club appearances coming in the run up to Christmas and it's now time to capitalise on all the exposure we've been getting by continuing to book festivals and club dates for next year and 2016.

More reviews for Tasty Nuggets

Here are two more great reviews for Tasty Nuggets - one from Blues in Britain in the latest (August) issue and one from Liverpool Sound and Vision. Big thanks to Norman and Ian for their support and, of course, excellent taste in music ;)

IBBA - August's Pick of the Month

Fantastic news! ‘Tasty Nuggets’ is one of August's Pick of the Month albums for the IBBA – the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association. Each week the IBBA disc jockeys broadcast 127 hours of blues to the UK and beyond.

First review for Tasty Nuggets

We have had our first review for the new album. Click here to read what Bluesdoodles.com has to say about Tasty Nuggets

Busy April

The new album, Tasty Nuggets, nears completion and should be ready for release early May. Recording it has been great fun and there are only a few bits and pieces left to do. We have some special guests on the album and many new songs to share with you. The artwork is nearly complete so watch out for the album cover appearing in the run up to the release!

We're off to Mississippi again very soon to play at the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale. We can't wait to get back there and catch up with our old friends and, no doubt, make some new ones. Mark will also be playing a few sets with our blues buddies, the Myers Brothers from Ottawa, Canada, who regularly play at the festival. Video and photos to follow on our return!

Hello Lyndon

We are pleased to welcome our new bass player the brilliant and multi talented Lyndon Webb. Although principally our bass player, Lyndon is also a fantastic guitarist, mandolin player and more which potentailly gives us more scope for sonic variety as we move forward. He's a great vocailist too so will be able to join the rogues chorus on harmony backing vocals. If you saw us play at the Stroud Fringe Festival then you'll have already seen him. We've rescheduled our studio time so that Lyndon will be the bass player on the forthcoming album - out early 2014!

Thank you Ade

We announce with some sadness that Ade is no longer with Sons of the Delta. Here is a statement from Ade himself...

"Hi All, It is with a very heavy heart that I have to announce that I am no longer the bass player with Sons of the Delta. I really wish the band every success, and I hope to catch up with you all soon. Ade"

We would like to thank Ade for his talent, hard work and dedication and we wish him good luck and success with his future musical ventures.

Recording Update

Recording is coming along nicely for album 3. We've almost finished the duo based tracks and soon we'll be back in the studio to record the band based tracks. You can hear how it's coming together as we've added two 'almost there' tracks to our new Audio player below, 'Spaceman Blues' and 'When Can I Change My Clothes'. We will work on the final mix when the band tracks have been recorded so that the tracks all work together well. We hope you like how it's coming along!

Goodbye January

Well, that's January out of the way. Traditionally a quiet month after all the excesses of December. One gig cancelled because of the snow but off to a great start with both duo and band gigs, all well attended. So we take our hats off to the supporters of live music out there who ensured that our gigs were well attended and who kept the venues in business by drinking lots of their lovely beer - responsibly of course!

December 2012

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all our fans around the world! Considering the global recession we've had another great year and we're looking forwards to a busy and fun 2013. The new album won't be out in time for Christmas as we're busy finishing other projects but in the New Year we will be back in the studio. As we've mentioned before, the album will contain mostly original songs with a few covers that have become favourites with gig-going fans over the last few years. We're looking forwards to working many of the new songs in to the set for next year and taking the band all over the blues lovin' world! Thank you all for your continued support and we look forwards to seeing you all soon!

A summer postcard from us...

"Dear All, having a great summer here in Bluesland. We had a fantastic time at the Upton Blues Festival and the Gloucester Blues Festival where our slots went really well and we're now looking forward to the Monmouth Festival later this month, Newark Blues Festival early September and our Spanish tour later in September. In amongst all that we need to make time to get some recording done as we promised you a new CD this year. Wish you were here - Mark, Rick, Ade and Marty x"

Bluesmen don't hibernate!

Despite a slow start to the year on the gig front, we are far from idle. Mark has been writing new material for the forthcoming album and demos of the new songs are being put together ready for the band to work on prior to the album recording. We're also busy getting plenty of dates in the diary for the year ahead.


We have had a busy summer so far with festivals both in the UK and Spain. There are photos and fan videos from our recent Spanish trip on our Facebook page. Click on the Facebook icon at the bottom of this page to go there. In September we're off to play some dates in Ireland, including the Beamish Cork Folk Festival. We're really looking forward to it! A return to Spain is on the cards for November and plans are already underway for our return to Clarksdale next April to play at the 2012 Juke Joint Festival. Check the calendar to see where we're playing near you. Thanks.

Juke Joint Festival 2011

We have added a new photo gallery with pics taken on our recent trip to Clarksdale Mississippi to play at the 2011 Juke Joint Festival. Click here to visit the Gallery. You can also find two videos taken at the performance here and one of Mark sitting in at the end-of-festival jam here. Enjoy!

New live EP - and it's free!

We've been listening to some live recordings sent to us by fans and decided to share some of them with you. They weren't professionally recorded, just captured on small hand-held devices straight to stereo, warts and all, but we think they are fun and give a flavour of the duo and band live. The sound quality is not 'hi-fi' but we think you'll like the performances for their energy and passion. Use the widget below to listen and download. Enjoy!

It's a new year and we're feeling good!

A belated Happy New Year to everyone out there. Hopefully you have all recovered by now and are in full swing with your plans for 2011. Our plans include a new album, more gigs in Spain, a full band mini tour in Mississippi in April and festivals near and far. At the moment we are busy writing songs for the new album and it's looking like it will be a mix of full band tracks and acoustic duo numbers, maintaining that balance of the previous two albums which all of you seem to love.

3rd Playa Viva Blues Festival

We had a fantastic time headlining the 3rd Playa Viva Blues Festival in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria at the end of October. The weather was good, apart from a brief shower towards the end of our set, the crowd was large and enthusiastic and the other bands were fantastic and varied in blues styles. It was extremely well organised and we had a great on-stage sound. We recorded our set and we may put some of it on here or maybe our Reverbnation page. We will let you know when we do. Click here for some great photos and, to read more about the trip and festival, click here to read Mark's blog.

Swanage Blues and Roots Festival 2010

The 'Sons' have been booked to play at this year's Swanage Blues and Roots Festival. Both the gigs are duo gigs and both Mark and Rick are looking forward to 'taking the sea air' and spending time with the thousands of blues fans that turn out to support the festival every year. See the calendar for details of the two gigs.

Gloucester Blues Festival hosts

Once again we have been chosen to host this year's Official Open Mic & Blues Jam at the Gloucester Blues Festival. It's being held at the Cross Keys Inn right in the centre of the city, on Wednesday 28th July. Kick-off is at 8.30pm. If you want to come along and perform then please get there early! We also have our own gig at the festival - a full band gig on Saturday 31st July at the Pig Inn the City. Hopefully we will see you there!

New website

Welcome to the new-look website! We're sad to lose the old tweed amp website, but with new browsers coming on the scene and changes in compatibility, the old website was misbehaving itself for some people and so it was time for a change. It's cleaner, more easy to navigate and bigger. Enjoy!

Mark's new blog

Mark has just launched a new blog to inform and hopefully entertain on all things musical in his life. This, of course, will include a lot of posts about Sons of the Delta and that's why we are letting you know about it. We've added a link to it on the Links page. He's off to perform and record in Canada for a while so follow his exploits on the blog.

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