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M/C ‘Cowling Wolf’ (Pic John Ashton)

 

Many of you will be aware that, sadly, the 3rd P&O Rock & Roll  Revue planned for 13th--15th March has now been cancelled.
P&O have had to make this understandable decision on the
basis of sales.
They will be contacting those ‘cruisers’ having already booked to  explain the situation and he procedures for refunds etc. If you don’t hear from them soon, please ring 0800 130 0030.
We can confirm that there will be no P&O Blues Revue, either, in  2020 so, in effect, the sical partnership between Parchman  Productions and P&O Ferries has run its course.
We have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity since 2015 to present  eight ‘Floating Festivals’ (5 blues, 2 rock & roll and 1 Mardi Gras) and witness some superb performances from top UK artists like Kyla Brox,  Marcus Bonfanti, Ian Siegal, Kaz Hawkins, Paddy ilner, Sean Webster, Norman Beaker, Mike Sanchez, Earl Jackson and The Revolutionaires in addition to many International ones like Larry  Garner (USA), Lisa Mills (USA) Roberto Morbioli (ITA) Little Steve (NL) Kai Strauss (DE) Lightnin’ Willie(USA) and Veronica  Spergia and Max Debenardi (ITA). (Apologies to the dozens of fine  musicians not mentioned  above)
Thanks to ‘Sound Alliance’ and  ‘Africa Sounds’ PA crews for
managing the sound.
We had the pleasure, too, of  promoting live ‘invitation only’ gigs in the beautiful cities of
Amsterdam and Bruges.
Most of all, though we’ve had the chance to meet other  music lovers like yourselves – a
chance we would never have had otherwise.
All eight shows were documented by John Ashton,
many of whose excellent  photos can still be found on
www.bluescruiseuk.com
Many thanks too to the  incredibly hard-working P&O
crews and catering staff on the  ferries and to the
administration team in Hull,  especially Tim Hennah whose  idea the whole project was.
We hope to see you at a music event (on dry land) in the near future!

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 Memorable, once in a lifetime, moments …Blues@Sea #8

The European Blues Brotherhood (Picture Biddy Unsworth)

“I’d Rather Go Blind” Sean AND Kyla (Picture Biddy Unsworth)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back from Bruges …Rocked – out!

Chris Owen’s catches a ‘team photo’ just minutes before demarcation (Earl Jackson Band, Bamboozle, Mike Sanchez and the Portions pus Michael & Barbara from Parchman Productions and Matt -P&O Ents Officer.)

 

 

 Some dancer pics HERE

Rock & Roll 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots of photos and comments on the 2018 ‘Blues Cruise’ HERE

Your Weekend Starts Here! (JA)

Play the Blues! (JA)

Sing the Blues (JA)

 

 

 

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Back from Bruges 2018…what a cruise!

 

Good Rocking Tonight (JA)

 Lots more Rock & Roll Revue 2018 photos HERE

For news about the 2018 International Blues Revue see HERE

Blues in Britain (January)

  More pictures and videos HERE

 

www.bluescruiseuk.com

 

Unforgettable!

P&O’s first Mardi Gras Cruise was simply an outstanding event celebrating the sights and sounds of New Orleans … you had to be there!

Transformation Station – John Ashton

Eight hand boogie! (John Ashton)

BaThe lovely Debbie Jones – John Ashton

Top man!

Congratulations to P&O Blues Revue stalwart Norman Beaker who has been inducted as ‘a Legend’  into the American Blues Hall of Fame alongside the likes of John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Koko Taylor, BB King, Taj Mahal and Bo Diddley!  http://www.blueshalloffame.org

Our MD – Norman Beaker (JA)

Well deserved honour!

 Click here to read Norman’s interview in Blues in Britain

 

 

What a weekend on the 2016 Revue!

See below for Blues in Britain’s review of November’s ‘Blues Revue’

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Blues is party music!

Blues is party music!

Kyla Brox (CO)

Kyla Brox (CO)

 

 

 

 

 

Our ‘cruisers’ captured the highlights of an outstanding weekend… Click below

Blues Revue 2016

'The Stompers' get the ball rolling (AJ)

‘The Stompers’ get the ball rolling (AJ)

Ian Siegal at 'The Waterhole' (FR)

Ian Siegal at ‘The Waterhole’ (FR)

Rockin' in the Showroom (DT)

Rockin’ in the Showroom (DT)

Larry lays it down (CO)

Larry lays it down (CO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click link below to read the Little Steve interview in October’s Blues in Britain Magazine ( www.bluesinbritain.org )

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Interview due to be published in Blues in Britain Magazine

Interview due to be published in Blues in Britain Magazine

Michael met up with ‘Little Steve’ in Amsterdam. ‘The Big Beat’ are planning to launch their first full-length CD on-board ship on 5th November …our very own ‘Blues@Sea Launch Party’!

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 Click to read the Blues in Britain Review of November ’15 Cruise

 

Baby, let me take you on a Sea Cruise!

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Blues Revue 2016