Sights and Sounds 2015

Cruise Collage

Blues@Sea #1

 

Many thanks to all fellow-cruisers providing photos/videos on this site .. John Ashton (JA), Chris Owens (CO), Adrienne Jackson (AJ), Frankie (FF)  Fiona  & Les(FR), Darran Turner (DT), Tony Jenkins (TJ), Brian Glover (BG) and Keith Moore (KM)

(Collage above from JA’s images)

Blues Matters Review - 2015

Blues Matters Review – 2015

On Board

Julian Burdock, 24Pesos, (JA)

Julian Burdock, 24Pesos, (JA)

Marcus Bonfanti (JA)

Marcus Bonfanti (JA)

Click here for rare footage of Marcus singing ‘Get Out My Life Woman’ with 24 Pesos.(TJ)

Sadly, unknown to us, this was to prove a fitting tribute to the song’s legendary author, Alan Toussaint, who died the day after the cruise docked.

With two nights of inspired music onboard and a very special exclusive gig in Amsterdam both the many cruisers and the dozen musicians were left buzzing from this very-legal-high and already demanding more” (Blues in Britain)

Soul sister Kyla Brox (AJ)

Soul sister Kyla Brox (AJ)

“Kyla Brox stepped up to join the Pesos and continued the weather-defiant theme with ‘Rock Me Baby’ before calming the mood as only she can with her much-requested reading of Anthony Newley’s ‘Feeling Good’ and, in truth, everyone was – secure in the knowledge what was developing was a unique, exclusive event…” (Blues in Britain)

Soul Sister - Katie Bradley (JA)

Soul Sister – Katie Bradley (JA)

Katie Bradley & Tom Attah (Barry)

Katie Bradley & Tom Attah (Barry)

Blues Finale (FR)

Blues Finale (FR)

“At this point it was hard to judge if the smiles were broadest on stage or in the enchanted auditorium. With the temperature still rising and midnight approaching the stage was packed (Moz and Nick even sharing the same keyboard) for the finale, a memorable and rousing slice of classic blues, ‘I Just Want to Make Love To You’.” (Blues in Britain)

24 Pesos -view from the balcony (JA)

24 Pesos -view from the balcony (JA)

Tom sings with Norman & Band (AJ)

Tom sings with Norman & Band (AJ)

 Click here for rare footage of Tom singing ‘Help Me’ with Norman’s Band (TJ)

Ashore

Little Steve and the Big Beat at 'The Last Waterhole', Amsterdam (CO)

Little Steve and the Big Beat at ‘The Last Waterhole’, Amsterdam (CO)

Click here for rare footage of Little Steve and the Big Beat at ‘The Last Waterhole’, Amsterdam (TJ).

Little Steve at 'The Waterhole' - (KM)

Little Steve at ‘The Waterhole’ – (KM)

Little Stevie and the Big Beat, at the Waterhole (JA)

Little Stevie and the Big Beat, at the Waterhole (JA)

“The combo’s material sets it apart from their contemporaries in eschewing guitar histrionics and focussing on the songs of the late 50s and early 60s that emanated from Kansas City, Chicago and Los Angeles…” (Blues in Britain)

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