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The Aftershave are a North London based Urban Country Miserablist band who write all their own material based on the strength of a good tune with a start, middle and end.
Rob Allen singer/songwriter and instrumentalist from Wales and has been obsessed with the music scene since he was 15 years old.
Amberjack is a fusion of four of the finest Scottish Borders musicians, providing us with a superb 13-track album that can be recognized for its unique array of sound. The album, Anytime Whenever is the result of quality musicians making good use of studio time.
Arizona Flame Arizona Flame are a Country Band From The North East of England.Consisting of: George Mcintosh, Lead Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitar & Percussion,Glenn Mcintosh, Backing Vocals, Bass & Backing Instruments.Kris Mcintosh, Keyboards & Backing Vocals
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B'Eagles an Eagles tribute band hailing from various parts of Yorkshire, England, formed in 1998 from the nucleus of the Stu Page Band, a prestigious group of musicians who enjoyed a huge following among fans of country blues in Britain and internationally, picking up many awards along the way.laced by the equally talented Colin Gibb, guesting on bass in the B'EAGLES unplugged.
Back Door started life when Miguel and Mark met in a band called Union Jack, they formed a bond between them that they knew was going to last.
Back in the Saddle
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.
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
Borderline Duo a country duo with many years experience in the music industry. They play country music for line-dancers or just listeners.They both enjoy playing country music and cover most of the popular country line-dance songs.
Bojangles are a superb LIVE Country group, and though the name may be new to you, the Musicians in the band are well known and respected, and have spent many years involved in our type of music.
Brushwood are a British based country duo.Their own material is based on British experiences and circumstances delivered with a country flavour.
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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" a well recognised face on the Country Scene and proving to be a winner.Carolann covers both Traditional & New Country and cater for both those who wish to listener and dancer.
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 )
Cherry Pickers Our brand of original country-rock music has gone down a storm at
Peterborough Truck Fest and in The Cavern. We have been asked back
again-October 12th. Live radio performances on The Bay Radio and Radio
Lancashire were popular and well-received.
Eddie Choate & Texas Nightlife born and raised in Beaumont Texas, has performed in bandsfrom Colorado to Texas. Eddie established the well known band "Aces & Eights" in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Since moving to England, he's been busy bringing his style of "Texas Country Music" to Britain.
Corndogs : Stubby, Cliff and Kevin are the 'CORN DOGS' a lively country music band formed originally in 1998 by Cliff and Kev. Stubby joined them at the beginning of 2002 and they have since gone from strength to strength!
The Corn Dogs are especially renowned for thier very varied reportoire covering old, new, line dance - in fact just about all styles and with the use of many instruments including piano, pedal steel, lead guitar and of course those very special 'Eagles' type harmonies!
Country Company are undoubtedly among the top half dozen most popular acts on the British Country Music scene.They come from the small village of Crossgates, near Llandrindod Well in the heart of mid-Wales and have been involved in country music for nearly 25 years.
Country Girls Sandi and Vicky have known each other for more years than they care to remember. Sandi being brought up in Morden, Surrey and Vicky originally from East London. Both girls now live just a stones throw away from each other in Finchley, North London.
It would be fair to say that The Country Girls would consider themselves to be Entertainers first and foremost, with the enjoyment of their audiences being by far the most important thing about being on stage.
The Girls' love of Country Music has grown rapidly over recent years. There is now simply not enough time to cram all of their favourite country music songs into their performances, as much as they would like to do.
"Britain's most exciting Country vocal duo singing
" Traditional & Original Country Music
Wayne Corr , a 40 year old country music junkie, who dreams of one day singing in Nashville on the stage of the Grand Old Opry, started singing at the age of 16 when he joined his father and uncle’s band the Corr Bro's.! His latest CD Refried Dreams is a mixture of my favourite songs, from the old traditional to the upbeat modern, from George Jones to Travis Tritt with the BR5-49 in-between.
His music suites all ages of country music lovers.
Cactus Jack are Steve Simpson (lead & backing vocals, bass, mandolin), Clive Read (lead & backing vocals, guitars) and Damon Sawyer (drums).
Claire Gaynor a prolific British singer song writer has gained considerable experience from live performance and is currently receiving critical acclaim with her excellent new self-penned album 'Devotion'.
Clearwater Junction ... North-East Band Based in SHILDON Co. Durham Clearwater Junction formed in 1975 are now reformed, with two of the original line up, and a new singer. All members of the band have been playing country music for 25 years. We like, and play, lots of "modern" country but WILL NOT play any tecno,rap or disco
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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Deanne is country with attitude, she has a unique voice and sings with heart and soul, she loves to sing new and traditional country making each song her own.
Dirty Hat Band from North Wales and Macclesfield, and make our living playing Modern Country Music at Clubs and Festivals all over the country.Ours is a mixed selection of modern Country covers and our own original New Country songs.
Dean Brothers John and Jim are real life brothers from Harrogate and when they first got together as a duo, it was the music of the Everley Brothers and Rock & Roll that they performed.It was only in 1994 that they finally decided to "go country".Now with in excess of 27 CD’s released
Derringer is an established band consisting of dedicated musicians based in the London area who enjoy playing country music to an appreciative audience of listeners and dancers alike. Their repertoire is wide and varied, consisting of original material together with covers of well known modern country songs aimed at the line dance scene, playing music which is guaranteed to keep the toes tapping and the dancers dancing.
Diamond Jack
Kerr Donnelly In 1987 Kerr Donnelly formed The Kerr Donnelly Band. During the first year they recorded and released their first EP 'It's A Question Of Time'. They became very popular playing around the Country Music Clubs in the Cannock and Staffordshire area. The Kerr Donnelly Band brought a fresh style of original Country and Rockabilly music to the Country Music scene. Over the years The Kerr Donnelly Band recorded and released several CDsWith the band finding rave reviews in the Country Music press for their releases, Kerr brought the band off the road to concentrate on songwriting for the band and other artists, whilst still playing at selected Country Music and other Festivals.
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Evangeline
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Duncan Ferguson.. Scottish singer songwriter- mostly plays solo, acoustic sets. Duncan writes and sings country, Celtic rock, Scottish folk.

Mick Feeney now lives in Birmingham England for over 20 years and has made a good living from singing in the bars and Irish clubs in the region of the West Midlands. He gets lots of Radio airplays from the BBC country shows as well as from Irelands RTE In Europe and America his style of Keltic Country get's lots of requests because he is different from the usual run of the mill sound alikes.
Mick is a prolific writer and has an abundance of songs written.On his CD's he always includes some of his own songs

Peter Fairhead a favourite around the north of England Peter Fairhead is a long established Radio Presenter and DJ popular with Line Dancers and Country Music lovers.
Frazer & Friends left the rugged highlands of Scotland for the bright lights of London to set up a Country Rock Band.
Frazer and friends have gigged around the London scene, since 1998 starting of at the Mean Fiddler, and gathering fans a long the way. Frazer has not only been seen live, he has also been heard on the radio.
Raymond Froggatt
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 recording artist/ radio presenter
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Craig Gatford from Dumfries, Scotland has been writing songs of a mixture of country rock and ballads for some years and has already released an album called This One’s For You two years ago which has even had critical acclaim from national music press Record Buyer who ated “A worthy effort from a would-be Brit country contender who could conceivably make a mark in the future” penned by Michael Heatley in his country review.
Craig writes songs with a great emphasis on telling a story within them where his strong vocal talents give him the edge to make even a simple ballad send a special meaning to everyone who hears them. Craig believes a good song has a beginning, middle and an end and that people can relate to the words and melody as if they were old favourites.
Micky Groome began playing in bands in his teen years in and around his home town of Hemel Hempstead in Southern England.Micky has released a highly-acclaimed CD album titled "Yo!" which is a mix of Country-Rock and traditional-style Country tracks.
Geordie Jack & Caledonia Formerly known as Colorado, Scotlands premier country band.
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Kenny Hackett from Cornwall England,along with partner, Smiley, form a duo called "Western Union". Specializing in Modern Country Music. Kenny also do a little solo work where the emphisis is on the older style of country music.
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.
Kelvin Henderson country singer plus well know radio presenter
Roger Humphries & Bite The Bullet To many people in Britain the name Roger Humphries means absolutely nothing, although to some, he is regarded as one of the greatest talents British country music has yet produced.
Sheila Henderson Singer/songwriter Sheila from the Shetland Isles has been getting rave reviews for her latest album 'Waiting For Venus' and had three nominations in The British Country Music Awards ( Female Vocalist, Rising Star and Album )
The Honky Tonk Heroes Singer / Songwriter, Lex Allen, formed the band Honky Tonk Heroes in February, 1991. From the very beginning the band concentrated on performing the American Top 40 songs and their own compositions, written primarily by Lex and the band’s lead guitarist, Helmut Phillipp
Suzy Hart a Country Singer based in Cleveleys, Lancashire, originally from East Kilbride in Scotland. has been singing Country professionally for about 3 years now and feel equally at home in Line Dance Clubs and Country Music Clubs.
John Hinshelwood has become an established name on the Scottish roots, country and folk music scene, gaining a reputation as a singer and writer of finely crafted, country influenced songs.
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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Jackson County Country dou playing country music from the 50s to present day.
John Douglas Ban
Sarah Jory
Sue James brilliant debut CD "FIVE STARS AND THE MOON" received great reviews and 2 Best Album nominations in the UK. Sue also received Best Female Vocalist nominations in both the 1998 and 1999 BCMA awards as well as a Rising Star nomination in 1998. She was voted Songwriter Of The Year in 1998 by NCM, awarded jointly with songwriter Lorna Flowers, Sue's main co-writer.
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Kitchen Poets alt country -band
Kane & Co.
Bob King is an award winning country music artist, who has travelled the length and breadth of the British Isles, and beyond, bringing his interpretation of country music to the many country music clubs and festivals throughout the land.
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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.
Little Rock A coming together of almost like minded musicians has created one of the hottest most sought after bands in the country today.Formed by the remnants of various bands (e.g. Diablo, Tony James Trio, Cliff Ledger Band, And CrossCountry) who’s musicians have come and gone, over time.
Rick Lee can be seen at various venues throughout the UK and he often heads for the Greek Island of Corfu to entertain holiday makers during summer season.
For the year 2001 Rick is to concentrate on pleasing as many listening and dancing audiences as possible in the UK with some of his own compositions and cover versions of great's of country music, both modern and traditional
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Keith Manifold has been a Country Music singer for many years, and can be seen throughout the U.K. performing solo or with his daughter Louise, also an accomplished singer
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.
Mountain Dew Trio are a Country Music Trio based in Gloucestershire UK. We play both traditional and modern Country and cover most of the Southern UK
Dave Montana a solo artist and performing the sounds of George Strait Alan Jackson,Garth Brooks but to mention a few.His show consists of the full sound you would come to expect from the totally professional perfectionist that is Dave Montana
Angel Montgomery has returned to his country roots. Following guest appearances at local and national festivals with his guitar player Fenn Charles, he is attracting outstanding reviews and will be one of the great discoveries of 2002
Dave Morrison: roots are in Oregon USA but has lived in England for a long time now.
... very listenable - and polished - country rock/blues including a charming cover of God Only Knows. The highlights for me though were two beautiful instrumentals. ‘For Cathy’ and ‘Daybreak’, packed full of melody. Acoustic music lovers should definitely check this CD out.
Alan McCulloch Carlisle based Alan McCulloch brings a breath of fresh air to the country scene. Not only is he a lively, entertaining performer, but he has a talent for songwriting that can rival the best.
Memphis Roots Combining vast experience with expertise, they perform a subtle blend of traditional and modern country music. It's a winning formula that appeals to the widest possible range of tastes so, whether it's a listening audience at a concert, theatre or club, or a filled to capacity dance event, Memphis Roots guarantee satisfaction.
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