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AHAB  A london based alt.country duo who are Callum Adamson and Dave Burn. They recently released their debut self titled album on the "White Wail Records" label and have received radio play in the UK both on independant and the BBC as well as being playlisted throughout Europe and in Australia.
Live session's include the BBC's Brand New Country show and Smooth FM.
Alabama Express are a 6 piece band based in Kent and Bedfordshire with a female vocalist, bass, pedal steel, banjo, keyboard, guitar and drums.  We play anything from Bluegrass to western swing via Keith Urban and Shania Twain
The band includes members of the old George Brown's Alabama Hayrides and Al Doherty's Frontier Express who were 2 well known bands on the British Country circuit

M.T.Allan Malc Allan is a Yorkshire man with a love for country music. Born on the North Yorkshire Moors. Malc came from a very musical family and from a very early age his father taught him to sing and play the guitar.
Malcs first real band was at the age of 16 he joined York based band Harmony and played lead guitar with them for quite a few years.

MT Allan Duo  was formed in 2000 and with this Malc won many awards including British country music duo of the year award in 2008

The Copper Kettle Festival is a joint venture that Malc and his business partner Roger Wild have started. It runs twice a year on the last bank holiday in May and August. Both festivals run Thursday to Sunday and are a must for any country music fan.
M.T.Allan Audio a company that Malc started over 6 years ago provides stage, sound and lighting for many large events and festivals.
Malc is the current chairman of the BCMA(british country music awards) and the BCMHoF (british country music hall of fame)

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Blue Horizon bring together a wealth of experience and infectious enthusiasm in a versatile band playing music ranging from standards, ballads, swing and line dance favourites to songs from the best in new country today, using a variety of instruments such as Lap Steel, Banjo, Mandolin and Baritone guitar as well as electric, acoustic and bass guitar.
The band are very popular on the county music scene, having appeared at many venues and major festivals around the UK and also supported legendary country performers Albert Lee and Danni Leigh. Whenever possible the band can augment the line up and play as a 4 piece or 5 piece adding drums and fiddle. To date the band has appeared on Channel 4 Television and performed in the USA. The band have also won awards for their songwriting.

Christine has been on the country scene for many years as the driving force behind the local band Keywest. Chris is singer-songwriter well known for her great voice, friendly personality and experience at all levels having performed everywhere from pubs, clubs, theatres, including appearances at the Wembley Silkcut Festival, the North America County Music Awards Tennessee and live in concert on B.B.C. Radio 2 and in the U.S.A. 
Over the years Chris has perfomed with Country legends such as Danni Leigh, with whom she dueted in concert, and pedal steel great Buddy Eammons, who joined her on stage at a London concert, more recently Christine also performs in the duo Tennessee Highway.

Dave is a well-known figure on the country circuit having played guitar for many of the bands that have toured the north-east. As well as being a sought after session guitarist on the live scene Dave can also be heard on many studio recordings and also has performed at Wembley Silkcut Festival, the North America County Music Awards Tennessee. Dave also performs in the duo Tennessee Highway.

Mark has played bass since he was 14 years old in a variety of musical styles, became involved in country music in 1996 and played with Crazy River Band. Mark has performed on over 30 recordings in his career, and while with CRB received awards through NACMAI in USA for recordings and performance work.
Back2Back - Dee had always included some country in her show, i.e. Patsy Cline, Lonestar & The Dixie Chicks, and has now extended her repertoire to include artists such as Gretchen Wilson, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis etc. She has added a new string to her bow by playing guitar or mandolin on some numbers.Paul, lead guitarist, has broadened his vocal talent to take lead on tracks by Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn etc.BACK2BACK perform great country music for listeners and dancers alike. They are equally at home playing festivals or clubs, and have already won many fans at venues around the UK.They have recorded their first COUNTRY MUSIC CD - GONE COUNTRY - which is available to purchase at their gigs.A professional, but friendly and approachable attitude, runs through this duo from first contact, to mixing with the crowd at their shows.
Jeffrey Backus singer/songwriter used to live in Nashville, TN until he moved to London a couple of years ago, and is now trying to get into the British country Music scene.
Daniel Berry Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist and performer of all things Country and Rock n' Roll from South East London. As well as performing Solo I also perform with my band 'The DB Band' and play predominently country music although upon request can accomodate all you Rock and Roll lovers out there.
The Beaver Street Hatband - We are three musician friends who met many years ago, We got together & recorded a CD of songs that we heard & played when we were growing up.
Black Diamonds British skiffle group - A lively and highly entertaining British skiffle group, comprising of vocal harmonies, Banjo, Washboard, Tea chest bass, Guitars & Percussion - additional accompaniment when required.
Performing music from a vast repertoire covering many decades and genres : 1920's to present day (including their own songs!), Skiffle, Beatles Skiffle, British Skiffle, Techno Skiffle, Rock a Billy, Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Irish Folk, Country, Swing and Gypsy Jazz.
The Barhoppers Suzy, Tony and David, are a true country band featuring both female and male lead vocals, steel guitar, accordion, banjo, guitars and keyboard.
They provide a unique blend of both old and new country music throught an evening enhanced by their multi-instrumental capabilities
Paul Bailey is a lively top quality solo country entertainer and is extremely popular with the dancers.
The Big River Bandits are a professional 5-piece Americana/country rock band with a unique sound of new and old style country incorporating rock, blues, swing, rockabilly and bluegrass with a refreshing new approach to traditional country music.
They have a wide repertoire of original songs and great covers from artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson, Alan Jackson and Gary Allen. Their exciting and exuberant live performance has proved appealing to line dancers, freestyle dancers, couples and listeners. Their album of 12 original songs is being played on radio stations around the world and is receiving some excellent reviews.
Kel Briton Hi, I’m Kel Britton and I’m a singer / songwriter from Liverpool, England. UK.
My solo show contains only country songs and includes hits from Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw; I also play a selection of my own danceable material. If you would like to see my show and dance to some great country music then booking information is available on my website www.kelbritton.co.uk 
Back in the Saddle a 5 piece band have been on the road for over 16years
Phil Best Professional Guitarist & Singer. Phil's unique and astonishing voice is backed up by some nifty and diversely styled guitar playing on Slide, Twelve String, Electric and Acoustic guitars. She weaves her inimitable style into a repertoire of songs from John Hiatt, Chris Smithers, Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Etta James.
The Big River Bandits play country rock, country swing, bluegrass, rockabilly and traditional country music. and try to appeal to young and old, line dancers, freestyle dancers and listeners,We love to play our own material, but we know that there is a wide audience out there who love to listen to more traditional country music as well as the new country styles. So when we’re booked at country clubs we play our own style of music along with plenty of covers, new and old, so that we can play something for everyone. We also write and perform some lovely traditional style country songs and ballads as well as our more rocky material and they seem to be very popular. Our original songs are receiving radio airplay in The UK, throughout Europe & Australia, and internet radio play, worldwide.
Black Stetson Band Ken, Vicky and Des, are based in Cambridgeshire but travel over most of the UK playing Real Pure Country Music Classics. From Traditional to Modern Line Dance

Broken Flowers are 5 very different people, with a wide variety of influences, who have come together to make some great music and have a good time.
"We draw our musical influences from our collective histories so they are as broad as they are wide. Between us we have played across numerous genres including Country, Southern rock, cow-punk, bluegrass and 'head-on' rock. Always melodious and always guitar driven, held strong by a foundation of a tight and driven rhythm section.
We play predominantly original songs, and where we do play covers, we tend to make them our own and put the “Broken Flowers” stamp on them."

Lynne Butler has worked with various bands over the years performing at different venues and festivals. Her last band, The Lynne Butler Band, was a six piece Bluegrass band for which Lynne was the lead vocalist.
Still occasionally singing with 'The Lynne Butler Band' she has now gone solo and entertains at pubs, dinner parties and private parties with a blend of humour, her own songs, those from artists such as Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones, Four Non Blondes, humorous songs and a range of music from the 50's to the present day. fun out of the sessions and are always welcomed.
Glasgow singer/songwriter Jim Byrne follows up his debut release, "On These Dark Nights" with this eclectic collection of ten beautiful, atmospheric songs influenced by Americana, English and Celtic folk, country and pre-war blues music.
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September 7th 2011 saw the release of Jack Cade's debut album 'This Fiery Road', 6 months in the recording and 5 years in the writing, it blends a mix of country, Americana and folk and draws on the experience of the road traveled, from growing up in the Medway Delta to time spent living on the west side of Reading. The Fiery Road is a direct reference to the Oxford Road, Reading where Jack lives, and is one of many local inspirations scattered throughout the album.

Jack can usually be found playing the venues as a solo singer guitarist, the album however brings together a varied and very talented bunch of musicians to form the backing band 'The Every Day Sinners', comprising Tom Anderson, Andy Purcell, Andy Goodchild, Phil Berry, Ben Cox-Smith and Alex Anderson with guest appearances from Matt Holland and Tony Whennel.
Alan Cameron singer/songwriter, has been a performer for thirty years ."I grew up listening to people like Hank Williams, Jim Reeves and Johnny Cash, finally I decided to go full country. It was then that I discovered a talent for writing and began slipping my own songs into the act, I'm pleased to say that they were well accepted and pretty soon other artists were performing them .Favourites are the ballad "A single red rose" "I'm a Yorkshireman" and more recently "The song of the thong". In the last few years I have realised my dream of being able to be myself, what you get these days is 100% Alan Cameron, I sing all my own songs.
Carolann "B" Yorkshire's Very Own "1st Lady of Country". Carolann Caters for Both Traditional and Line Dance Venues and is available as Solo - Duo or Band. Carolann Plays Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin and is currently mastering her latest Instrument,  the Steel Slider Guitar. Carolann Plays throughout the UK, Europe and the USA and is always looking for New Venues to Visit. To find out more about Carolann, Visit her Website or Tune Into www.ukcountryradio.com visit her Presenter page and listen to her Radio Show each month.
CENTERFIELD is a Modern and Traditional Country band, with a twist - we are also able to play venues where Country and Pop/Rock is welcome. We are seasoned musicians with Rock 'n' Roll and Country on our minds, determined to breathe something fresh and exciting into the UK music scene. We can perform as a duo or a three, four or five-piece band depending on what is required.
Steve Chase His current influences range from the traditional Merl Haggard / George Jones country, right through to the modern George Strait / Alan Jackson / Tim M'Graw / Brad Paisley material and he also enjoys writing and performing his own material. Steve is most at home performing to traditional country music audiences but he can also cater for the line dancers ( AS LONG AS IT'S COUNTRY )
Jim Clarke started back in Liverpool in 1956, singing and playing guitar in pubs for free drinks, singing Country Music and Rock and Roll. His main influences being Webb Pierce, Slim Whitman,Hank Locklin and Hank WIlliams on the country side, and Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and Chuck Berry on the Rock and Roll side.
Graham Clark's fans already know him as a singer/songwriter/guitarist and performer extraordinaire!
Having been on the pop/rock scene until the early '90's, Graham started to concentrate on composing; eventually teaming up with Bob Steelman to form the highly acclaimed duo Clark Steelman. Now working solo and with a four-piece band, Graham continues to make waves on the original music scene.
Country Dave and Friends is a group of disparate musicians who all share a love for a similar vein of music, Country, Alternative Country, Mississippi Country Blues, Rockabilly and American Roots Music. Our Gigs are kind like the old American medicine shows where many of us play all together then each highlights their own style. We rarely all get together at the same time because there are about 15 of us who all have other gigs and day jobs.The Hub is Countrydave , Isaac, Andy and Alex, With mainstay players Graham on standup bass Kieran on Lead guitar, Penny on fiddle.
Billy Curtis Billy is now writing, touring and performing as a polished 'Singer/Songwriter' soloist. With a repertoire to include 'classic covers' as well as his own 'original compositions' of modern Country Music, Billy Curtis is creating a wave of excitement to rave reviews.
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John Davis - a freelance steel player based near Cambridge, available for gigs and as backing musician for visiting artistes.
I have three bands that I work with plus a gig coming up in July with Hank Williams Daughter Jett, but nothing permanent and still lots of dates to fill!!
I used to have my own band "Wildwood" and had the good fortune to work with a Mr. Kit Morgan, in my opinion one of the best guitar players in the world. Did some recording in between with Jeannie Sinclair and Stateside plus numerous Jed Ford concerts and festivals, working with artists like Dave Dudley, Stonewall Jackson, Ferlin Husky and Bobby Bare. I then went off to the States and Canada and played with all kinds of bands from Nashville to Vancouver. I have had the good fortune to work with so many excellent bands - such as Chapperal, Nichols and Dimes, Kentucky Gold, Pinkertons Colours and Jon Derricks Country Fever to name just a few. Anyway, having worn my picks out, right up to the knuckle I thought my playing days were over, so I packed up (for seven years) and started a new family. Started back about Feb 2003 doing a few dep jobs for my good friend Micky Byrne.
Peter Dee has been around since the mid eighties played in several bands over the years the longest being with Hobo which played the northwest & east for about fifteen year. After oa break for a couple of year's decided to try the solo scene currently overing Merseyside and surrounding areas.

Dexeter play fresh contemporary country with a rock and roll twist from deep within the folds of Leicestershire. Twenty two years ago, guitarist and songwriter Gareth Thomas bought a guitar for £50 from a builder who kept it in the back of a pick up truck. From rock to metal to reggae and country, he bashed out a few chords at hundreds of gigs across the UK and Europe often to an audience consisting of the other bands on the bill, their girlfriends and the bar staff.Lately though, things have got much more exciting since the band hooked up with talented vocalist Deeanne Dexeter. Having spent two years writing, rehearsing and social networking, they’ve met a great producer in a lovely studio that lets them sparkle, and are ready to release the harmony heavy musical bubbles in all of them bringing their own brand of feel good country music to the people of the UK and beyond.

The Diablos are a rocking country band who perform original material and requested classics. They are unsigned experienced gigging musicians who have been wowing country fans around Brighton for nearly 3 years. They are putting the finishing touches to their 2nd album. with their distinctive guitar & pedal steel driven sound
Double Barrel have been together for  a few years now.
Tony martyn. The lead singer. of Double barrel actually sung a few songs in the main artistes break which people thought were excellant and, would encourage Tony at every local gig (if the main artiste would allow ) to get up and sing for them.Then at the tender age of fifty three! he met up with the other half.....
Kev Hall.
The rythmn guitarist / harmony vocalist. who has been involved in music in some form or other either disco or live as a bass guitarist for thirty eight years!! Kev thought Tony was (and still is !) a brilliant singer, so they got together and after a few rehearsals, Guess what !!  DOUBLE BARREL!!

Rusty Douche Stalwart is the word often used, it is another way of saying he has been in the business a long time. Well Rusty Douch has been in the business a long time, so he must be a stalwart. Starting in the sixties in pop music and recording six singles, three with Polydor Records and three with EMI Records and singing on the same bill with bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and backing Roy Orbison, to name just a few, but always with a preference for country music, having listened to the likes of Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Buck Owens and many more from that era. Rusty has been a solo artist now for about fifteen years, winning several awards over the years and many friends along the way, doing many tours of the clubs from Devon and Cornwall, the Midlands and the North and the North East of Britain. As Rusty said, that is the place to learn your craft as a stage act. With the advent of Line and Western Dancing, Rusty changed a lot of his material to suit the Line Dancers but still does many evenings singing what he calls "older" country music for the audiences who are not into the Line Dancing.

During the 1980s Kevin Duffy, one of the well known Duffy family of musicians, formed a country music band known, not surprisingly, as the Kevin Duffy Band. It went on to tour the various country music clubs and festivals in the United Kingdom and beyond. During this period the band supported acts such as Dwight Yoakham and his Band and backed artists such as Barbara Fairchild and Geordie West to name but a few. Kevin is now back on the road again with a new lineup of great musicians; Rob Jarmin on Bass and vocals, John Godfrey on Drums, Nick Stone on lead guitar and vocals, Kevin Sullivan on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Lucy Lea vocals and Kevin on pedal steel guitar.

Tim Dunn has a an ambition to bring Country Rock to the UK and favours artists such as Alan Jackson,Garth Brooks and Tim Mcgraw. Tim says " The music these people are producing is real life down to earth,hard working hard playing stories and are lyrically realistic. In summary, if I can make one person in my audience feel warm inside from my performance then it's all worthwhile".
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Eagle Country are a male/female duo living in Cornwall. They use no backing tracks, Marianne
plays keyboard and sings harmony vocals and Gordon plays rhythm guitar and sings lead vocals.They love to playold and modern country music for dancers and listeners alike.
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Danny Frank is a solo country singer/musician/songwriter using backing tracks proffesionally made for him by country and Western musicians, and with many years experience in the world of country music he has been on the country scene for some time.
Although he has worked with bands through the years (which has never worked out due to band members having work commitments, or not willing to travel), he has stayed solo, so when he is performing or on the recordings everything you hear is Danny Frank.

Frankie Lane - On Thursday 11th September 2003, Frankie Lane launched his latest musical offering: Gunsmoke at El Paso, at the Holiday Inn, Pearse St., Dublin. As one of Ireland's best-known performers and traditional musician of international renown, Frankie Lane is the original front man of the legendary Fleadh Cowboys. During their sparkling career in the 1980s, Frankie's live performances were famed for being fun-filled as well as tremendous -Frankie has worked extensively in the field of Irish traditional music, recording the innovative album Dobro on the Gael-Linn label. This was the first time ever the Dobro slide guitar was used in the context of Irish traditional music.
Mervyn J Futter (Merv) to almost every body) is a name that anybody who follows Country Music will be very familiar with. He has won awards and appeared alongside most of the top names working throughout the British Isles
Gerry Ford is recognised as Scotland`s leading Country Music Singer/Songwriter. Currently over 25 years as a professional entertainer, he has recorded 15 albums, 12 of them in Nashville. He has appeared on the World Famous "Grand Ole Opry" on 21 occasions as guest of JEAN SHEPARD.
As a singer Gerry's style is in a traditional vein, relaxed smooth presentation covering songs from Hank Williams to Garth Brooks, Jim Reeves to Alan Jackson, interspersed with his own compositions, country classics and songs from his many recordings. He performs as a soloist, using his Nashville backing tracks; with "live" vocal and acoustic guitar, ideal for today's country fan who enjoy
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Tony Goodacre has been singing country music since 1956, and is still actively singing and touring, not only all over Britain, but overseas as well, having just returned from his fourth tour of Australia and New Zealand. Winner of numerous awards, he has taken British country music worldwide, and performed on stage at many of the world's leading venues including The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Wheeling Jamboree in West Virginia, fifteen consecutive years at the Floralia Festival in Holland, the Empire Pool Wembley and the London Palladium, represented Britain at Australia's Bi-Centennial celebrations in Parramatta, near Sydney in front of 35,000 people, as well as being one of the first non-Australasian acts to feature on major concerts at the Tamworth Festival.
For full details of all Tony's many C.D's, Videos and booking information, visit his comprehensive website.
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Dominic Halpin & The Hurricanes are a 4-piece country/country rock band based in the Manchester area.  Their music ranges from the songs of Patsy Cline to Johnny Cash, via Elvis and the Everly Brothers.  Blending in well with these well-known classics are some self-penned songs by Dominic himself.  It’s a mix in which there is something for everyone. 

Dominic Halpin has been a professional musician since the age of 15.  He has fronted a number of different bands – from punk rock, through rockabilly to swing; quite an eclectic range.  During his time living in Australia, Dominic built up a very well respected reputation with his band Dominic Halpin & The Suspects and since 2005, when he moved back to the UK, he has had much success with his swing band Dominic Halpin & The Honey Bs (www.dominichalpin.com) and this continues, with bookings already into 2014.

In 2012 Dominic took the decision to form a band with a country/country rock sound which is where the Hurricanes blew in from!  Performing with this band enables him to sing some of his own songs, which complement the standards very well.  Dominic’s main instrument is guitar and he is highly accomplished on both electric and acoustic. 

The Hayley Oliver Band
Over the past few years Hayley has regularly performed with various Artists and Bands. A chance meeting with Lee Ellis at Buds Country Music Store 5 years ago lead to the idea of Hayley forming her own band.

They first came together in February 2009 and began to rehearse for their first gig at the Viking Rooms and the 18th April 2009. They were warmly received by the crowd and the decision was to ultimately continue with the live performances and to record their first album "Naturally" with Hayley.

Hayley needed to showcase her talents on the live circuit, and with two albums in the can, the award winning "Two Hearts" and "I Can Still Dream", she needed a way to get the music across to her wide and varied audience. "Naturally" marks the first, of hopefully many, recordings together.


The Hayley Oliver Band from Britain have slid into the number 1 position on the Hotdisc charts this week to make it three chart toppers out of three releases for the band who have now become the most successful British act ever to appear on Hotdisc. No other UK act has managed three number ones in the main Top 40. It's an incredible achievement for the singer who has only really been on the scene for just over a year with her band.

The Haleys sisters Jo-Ann and Becky, were brought up on Country Music by their parents Pat and Tony Haley and spent many hours Listening to the likes of Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Crystal Gayle.After performing the odd gig in their local pub the girls decided to Pursue a career in Country Music and they finally burst onto the British Country Music scene in March 1990 as a duo —The Haley Sisters.Since then the Haleys have never looked back. they Have played at Most Line Dance and Country Festivals and gigs all over the UK And have won many awards.
The Hanks - A popular trio from the Sheffield area.  They have their own style of country music, covering traditional material from Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, but also include numbers by Alan Jackson, BR549, The Mavericks, Hal Ketchum and Heather Myles - to name but a few.  Enjoyed equally by both a listening and dancing audience, you will not be disappointed with the performance from this band.
Steve Hanks material ranges from Hanks Williams to the Mavericks, and is played in an up to date style but with a traditional feel which makes him popular with dancers and listeners alike,
" I had avoided doing my own material until recently when I was asked to write a song for a Film called Among Giants, The song “Why” wasn’t used in the film for copyright reasons but the response I got from playing the song live has prompted me into writing more “Another sunny day” & "Friends Are" being the latest, with more in the pipeline.
Tara Henton grew up in a small town called Kenora in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. She cut her teeth on country music, and has fond memories of driving around with her dad in his Chevy half-ton listening to Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Don Williams, Johnny Cash, and just about anything else with a fiddle or a steel guitar in it. While growing up, she performed in a couple of cover bands as a keyboardist and vocalist, and studied piano and voice privately. In 1995, she was featured in a televised talent search show in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1996, Tara moved to Kingston, Ontario and completed a Bachelor of Music at Queen's University (BMUS 00). She continued to perform regularly in karaoke contests and singing competitions. In 1999, Tara was a finalist in the Kingston Country Singing Showdown, alongside Avril Lavigne, who went on to win the competition and begin a successful solo career. Tara moved to the UK in 2001, and works as a school teacher. She continues to sing and play regularly as a solo artist.

The Ian Highland Band website. Ian has been brought up on country music since the day he was born. His first involvement in the British country music scene was as a roadie to The 'Stewart brothers and First Chapter'.
In the early 90's Ian's work took him to the USA, and there he formed his own band called Highland's Country Band. After 5 years, Ian decided to come back home to the UK, then joining a band called 'Alaska' for about 3 years. Ian then decided to take a long break from playing live gigs. During this time however, he fulfilled his dream of going to Nashville to record a CD on Music Row.

Ian and his band are a top name in the british country music scene and their album track 'Carmen' achieved number one in the British and Irish HotDisc charts for two weeks in February 2012. If you're already a fan of country music, then Ian and the boys really need no introduction. Formed three years ago in 2009, they are now one of the most popular bands on the circuit today. With a repertoire of mainly classic favourites, Ian and the band have firmly impressed all fans with their own imitable style and interpretation.

Highway Dave & The Varmints Born and raised in The Black Country in the Industrial Heartland of England in the 1950s, Dave got his first guitar for his 7th birthday, by which time The Beatles and The Stones were well underway. The new music was not welcomed into the Vale household, regular entertainment and early influences being provided by the small collection of Johnny Cash and early Elvis Presley records.
Working with long-time friend, percussionist Tim Robbins (SAM, ManianaRama), he was surprised to be contacted by Mick South after more than 20 years, These three quickly recruited the rock solidest rhythm section known to alt.country, in the form of Chris Brown on bass and Al Cormell on drums. Hey presto! The Varmints!
Having been reunited with Mick after so many years, Dave thought it would be a nice idea if some of his other old friends could feature on the album, so he set about contacting John 'Speedy' Haddock and Mark Stuart who was running Mad Hat Recording Studios Both very busy guys, but none the less they both agreed to take part.
The icing on the cake was supplied by guests Pete Arnold with his banjo, Jeff Homer's fabulous harmonica playing and two of the Bushburys finest - Buzby Bywater and his Big Bull Fiddle and Lucy Collinge-Hill, who not only provides her usual wonderful fiddle playing, but also duets with Dave on the last track.
Here, you can find out all about our album “Independence Day”, which is currently receiving critical acclaim from all over Europe
The Hoedown Band offers a combination of rocky traditional and country style music.Our caller and all round dance expert can guide you through Square Dances, Line Dances, Party Dances and lots more. Even reluctant dancers will find it hard to resist joining in and everyone can be part of the fun; there is something for all ages and abilities.
Alternatively we can perform a concert set which draws on New Country and Country Rock to give a very accessible concert experience and we can intersperse the songs with 'yee haw' country instrumentals to liven up the atmosphere. Our singer (Martyna) has been working with such influential talents as Boo Hewerdine, David Knopfler, Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman.
JW Houston has been heavily influenced by the "American New Country" scene, especially by Garth Brooks, George Strait & Alan Jackson. JW’s style is therefore unashamedly traditional but with a modern, unexpected twist
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The Jackson Creek Band comprises of Ben Ashby, Helene Jones and Ken Hill; an acoustic band based in Cambridge, UK performing country & western, bluegrass and folk music -  all with a healthy dose of harmony, some fancy guitar picking and wholesome bass beats.
It all started with an idea; Ben Ashby wanted to play country & western music in Cambridge, England. Ben was born in the US and lived there for close to ten years, and a love for C&W music is something he's carried ever since moving back to Britain with his folks. 
Ben learned about an American singer who was living in Cambridge who, was looking for a new project, too. He contacted Helene Jones and together they formed a duo act called Ashby & Jones, in 2012.
Ben and Helene learned some songs and performed at local folk clubs-  but Helene and Ben both decided something was missing; a bass player.
Just so happened they met Ken Hill who has been playing in bands since he was a teenager.
Ken, Helene and Ben then decided to rename the band and The Jackson Creek Band was born.
Ivor James From this childhood filled with music, Ivor was caught up in the great Rock n' Roll and Skiffle boom in the '50s. He learned the guitar and formed a skiffle group with three school pals. This band stayed together and developed over the next ten years, carrying Ivor and his Country roots into the "swinging 60s". Ivor's stage act includes many of his self written songs, and several of these are featured on the cassettes and CDs which he has released to date.
Jinder is a 23 year old solo acoustic country rock artist based in Bournemouth,Dorset. Influenced by artists such as Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris, Jinder has attracted rave reviews for both his band Candlefire's mainstream rock single "Sorrow Spreads Its Wings",a #18 hit in 2002, and also for his roots based acoustic duo album "The Best Of Days Ahead" recorded in late 2003 with fellow singer/guitarist Olas. Currently working on his own solo album"Torch Songs For A New Generation" ,due in late
2004, Jinder has played over 200 gigs in the last 9 months and is an experienced and diverse live performer, drawing on a mix of country standards such as "Brass Buttons" , "Heart Of Gold", "Pancho & Lefty" and "Lost Highway" and his own material (described as "Stunning,haunting and remarkable" by Roots2Rock
Sarah Jory In 1985, the British Country Music Association voted Sarah as the most promising new act, and since then, she's picked up almost every country award conceivable in this country: for eight consecutive years in the 1990's, she was voted Female Vocalist of the Year by the British Country Music Association and since 1997, she has been voted European Country Rock Entertainer of the year.
Over the last couple of years Sarah has toured throughout the world, enjoying success in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Holland, Scandinavia, Belgium, Switzerland, Lithuania and Australia and has appeared at major festivals and on major TV and radio programmes in all of these countries. Sarah's music is a blend of contemporary country and soft rock, although a broader awareness and appreciation for various musical cultures distinguishes it as well. Sarah is widely regarded as one of the best guitarists and live performers on the modern music scene.
Darren Jones repertoire covers everything from well-established standards from such legends as George Strait, Merle Haggard and George Jones to breaking line dance tunes from artists such as Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Travis Tritt. Darren can steer his performance to suit every taste and occasion, from line Dance to Ballads, keeping his music as country as possible.
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Kentucky Rain is a Country Duo based in Preston and Colne in Lancashire and is made up of Darren Colt Murphy on lead and harmony Vocals and Rhythm Guitar, And Kris Davis on Lead and Harmony vocals and lead Guitar, Darren has been on the country circuit mainly in Lancashire playing in several clubs in the area He has been singing for several years on both the Cabaret and country circuit and has vast experience and knowledge of the circuit and has decided to team up with his close friend Kris Davis to form the Duo Kentucky Rain,

Kris Davis has been a full time regular on the Country circuit since 1994 since moving up to Lancashire from Newbury Kris has played in several trios and duo's and also solo over these last 20 years including as an original member of Liberty Free Duo/Trio, Red Dirt Road duo, Whiskey Ride duo with Billy Stevens from the band Dillinger and also several stints working with Vic Oakley in the Duo No Regrets, Kris has travelled from one end of the country to the other as a professional singer and musician and is well known up and down the country by both the artist's and the audiences for whom he has entertained, Kris originally hails from Scotland but has lived in England since 1979 and has played in several bands but with the demise of clubs booking bands decided to take a break for several years, But came back on the circuit in 1994 and has never looked back since,

Contact details,

Kris Davis 01282 863557 / 07512 128769, [email protected] (Skype colne1)

Darren    07756139078 / 01995 601344, [email protected]

Bob King is an award winning Country Music Entertainer who has travelled the length and breadth of the British Isles and beyond, bringing his style of Country Music to the many Country Music clubs and festivals throughout the land.

Bob spent the first sixteen years of his life in the south west of Scotland in his home town of Kilmarnock, before moving south of the border to settle in the Manchester area where he learned his trade with the British based Irish Show bands until he cut his teeth as a solo performer, a role he has maintained to the present and eventually to his new home in the East Midlands town of Mansfield. It was back in 1989 when Bob decided to turn professional and telephoned the then promoter of Pontins Country Music Breaks, Bob Chappel, and was allocated a slot on “The Showcase” where he was so popular that besides being added to the mainstream shows at all the holiday camps he was inundated with enquiries from all over Britain as to his availability to work in the regional Country Music clubs, several of these clubs enjoying his performance so much that he was vote Act Of The Year, making him one of the most sought after solo artists on the circuit. Bob also won the Ponsmere Hotel Country Music Festivals Sylvia Saunders Trophy in 1994. Another string to Bobs bow is his song writing ability, a talent which can be appreciated on many of the releases out of the Emerald Isle as well as on the recordings that Bob has released. Bob took a break from the business but is now back on the road with his unique style and delivery
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Lottie & Allen known as The Lottie & Allen Country Music Duo based in Monmouth and have been extensively performing as a duo around the world together since 2010. Performing a mix of old classics up to modern day hits including country rock.

Music for Mike Lane started out as a hobby.
From being a teenager he always had a guitar in his hand and was singing.
During his time in Hong Kong he became part of a Chinese four piece band and that was it, he was hooked! On his return to England he continued to play and sing at various shows that his friends had asked him to do. 
Finally Mike turned professional in the 1980s and now has achieved amazing success not only in the UK but worldwide!
His talent and hard work have got him work all over the world. His music can be requested and played on most mainstream radio stations and is available for download on iTunes, Reverbnation and other internet sites and shops.
He is also a regular on various country charts throughout the world and his new songs are receiving critical acclaim in Nashville, Ohio, Kentucky, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Europe plus UK.
Mike is currently spending most of his time in the recording studio and touring t

Lazydog. The year 2000 saw the release of their studio album 'Chasing the Dream', followed in 2001 by 'Live at the Red Bandana'. Well loved by the fans at festivals and events they will always be the ones to simply 'do their own thing' in their own inimitable way.
Tom Lambert In 1976, Tom returned to Ireland, to live at his present home in Lurgan Co. Armagh and has been writing and performing country music to audiences throughout Ireland, at week-ends, week-nights, on radio as a country music DJ and doing his daytime job, driving trucks.
Leather & Lace a male/female Duo new to the Country Scene. Deanne sings lead Vocals/backing vocals and Paul plays Keyboards, Guitar and backing Vocals. Their set is mainly New Country with the influences of Shania Twain, Leanne Rymes, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Alan Jackson to name but a few, but they are making sure that some of the old favourites are included too with artists such as Patsy Cline and the Bellamy Brothers and the more traditional Country Music.
Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes the Official Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes Website. This where you can find all the latest news about the band. You can also find out more about our tours, buy our CD's, in fact anything connected with Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes can be found right there.
Logic are singer songwriters Davy and Valerie. Born in Belfast Davy and Valerie moved to England and set up their recording Studio - Wizard Sound Studios near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire, where they record their music. Their music is a blend of Country & Folk with strong melody and thoughtful lyrics. Traditional Irish music or Country music had little influence on Davy & Valerie's early life. They were inspired by american pop/rock music and british pop/rock groups of the 1960 / 70's - Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Otis Redding, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones etc. It wasn't until they had moved to the outskirts of London, where they heard Irish folk songs sung in pubs and social clubs, that they became aware of the musical traditions of their homeland.
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Johnny Marks Over the years Johnny's music has been influenced by such artists as Gene Watson, Merle Haggard, Hank Snow, Ernest Tub, Buck Owens and many more.Johnny has worked hard to achieve his present status within the country music business and his revision of the Hank Snow number "Merry-Go-Round" you could say is Johnny's trade-mark.
Susan McCann Twenty seven years on Susan McCann, Ireland's First Lady is still a highly respected personality with both the public and media in her homeland and overseas. She is certainly one of the most travelled and consistent performers to emanate from the Emerald Isle. In 2003 she will have a number of new singles in the shops and her international activities continue unabated as she kicked off her world-wide appearances with a tour of South Africa and with several other tours to follow in America, mainland Europe and the U.K.
John G. McCarton - solo vocalist/guitarist (with backing tracks to add variety and danceability to the show). Performing songs and music from amongst others; Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Dwight Yoakum, Johnny Cash, John Prine, Kenny Rogers, Don Williams, Soggy Bottom Boys, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe Billy Currington, Garth Brooks, Flatt & Scruggs, Union Station and many more, as well as a few of my own for good measure.
Terry McKenna musician singer/songwriter, based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England For many years as an entertainer Terry appeared in concerts, shows and music festivals, often with top names, all over the country. Though not as active touring and performing as he used to be, he is still involved with songwriting and recording with a new CD released Songwriter, 12 original tracks.
For the majority of his musical career, Lance Merlin has been playing in a dutch country/rock band called  TREND. These guys were well known in the country scene and renowned for their excellent harmony singing. They never would shy away from taking on songs that were done by, for instance, The Eagles......and the way they arranged the musical and the harmony parts, were always very high praised.
Lance has been a member of  TREND  till spring 2008, when he decided to leave The Netherlands and move to Great-Britain. While doing a normal daytime job as a forklift driver, Lance has been trying to gather musicians around him, to form a new countryband, which obviously wasn't as easy as it looked at first hand.
After attending a performance of CarollAnnB in Crewe, he knew then and there that he would be able to do performances by himself, playing the guitar and sing, with the help of backing tracks.
Repertoire from Alan Jackson,George Strait, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, and everything upto The Eagles are in his repertoire. And if asked, he is able to do a few of the oldies as well like Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Waylon and Willie.
Midnight Highway are Sandie and Martin a Vocal / Keyboard Duo who specialise in performing the very best in Country Music for Clubs, Line Dancing, Theme Nights, Theatres, Corporate Functions and Hotels. They are based in the Midlands and bring a wealth of performing experience covering a number of music genres.  We play a wide range of country music and always aim to keep the dance floor full.
Mim Grey, the most beautiful voice to come out of the UK in a very long time, released her long-awaited and highly accomplished debut album, ‘Grey Matters’ in April 2010. The album evokes the sounds of James Taylor and Joni Mitchell but conjures up a life lived through high-heeled boots, blue jeans, curling tongs, late nights and love lost and found.

Shortly after the release of ‘Grey Matters’ and a successful UK theatre tour, Mim hunkered down in her bedroom once again to begin the creative process that would become her second solo album ‘Chasing Tigers’. The collection of beautifully hand crafted songs have a slightly earthier feel to them than on her previous album and Mim seems to feel more comfortable in her own skin as you are drawn into the stories of childhood, life, love and passion.

Without doubt, Mim Grey is one of the finest voices in the world and her ability to recreate the beauty of her recorded albums live is unsurpassed. The way she manages to turn the intricate details of her personal life into emotional heartfelt songs is something that every music lover should experience.
MICHIGAN DUO from Stoke are husband and wife with Andrew on lead/rhythm guitar and Diana on bass guitar.  The couple met in Malta and formed a duo called Kalamazoo performing middle of the road music together along with Country music.  They instigated the first Country music festival on Malta. Recently I met Maltese Country singer Marisa D'Amato and I know Mel Paul & Mary Lacey spent time over there.I thoroughly enjoyed their performance, their discrete harmonies, sharp bass sound and nice added lead guitar work.  

 Bob Morgan was born in Birkenhead but, in his early childhood, moved to Wallasey, where he still lives.

Around the age of 15 a school friend invited Bob along to listen in at a rehearsal with his band. During the practice the singer’s microphone broke down and he went off to get a replacement. In his absence Bob’s friend repaired the original microphone and, whilst awaiting the singer’s return, Bob was invited to have a go at a couple of songs. As the singer, on his way back, neared the house he heard Bob and fearing that the band was trying to replace him, stormed off in a huff never to return! A new career was born there and then!
This schoolboy band would practice at Bob’s house and store their equipment there. Not one to miss an opportunity, Bob began to learn to play the drums alongside his other interest in the guitar, in time, becoming accomplished with both instruments in addition to singing.
Over the years Bob has played in various “pop/60s/rock & roll” bands such as “The Mersey Specials” and “Chunky” as well as “depping” with many other “Merseybeat” outfits. Allied to this have been spells with a comedy/cabaret group (Past & Present), front man for a well known North West country rock band, “Charlie Boy” (later to become “Steelin’ Time”) and “Gazzmatazz” – a blues/jazz/soul combo. In addition to music, Bob also performed in pantomime throughout the 80’s invariably cast as the villain apart from 2 memorable occasions as dame (without the beard!).

Bob had always liked country music but it was whilst touring US army/air force bases in Germany and Turkey in the late 60s/early 70s that he was introduced to “the real stuff” by the US servicemen and eventually, a few years ago, began to perform country music with a long time guitarist friend who convinced him that he should have been doing it 30 years earlier!! The duo was the “Country Gentlemen” and when his colleague moved on to other projects Bob found that he was a fully professional solo act almost by default! This might have been the end of Bob’s development until he found himself meeting the same chap at club after club and being hounded into “joining our band”!! The band turned out to be the remnants of the former award winning group “Western Union” and they reformed with Bob as front man – they are now known as “Bob Morgan’s Western Reunion” and Bob fits in the odd job with them as and when solo commitments allow.

A big fan of the more “traditional” style of country music Bob’s act features songs from the likes of Alan Jackson, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn along with a nod to George Jones/Merle Haggard/Charlie Pride and Hank Williams.

From the age of seven Sam Millar stood alongside his family performing traditional Pop & Country Music standards of the time. His many Performances, in clubs and pubs prepared him well for what was to become a lifetime love of music. Sam’’s roots in Pop and Country Music proved an influence on his on going song writing career and in late 2002 he sent a demo of his material to the head of CMR Nashville. From this he met the owner Lee Williams, who told him: “Pack your bags, you’’re going to Nashville"