Let Me HOWL

Let Me HOWL

Most of us have experienced absence to some degree during the past eighteen months, even if it’s solely the life we once knew. 

BlundaBuskers: Pianist Wanted!

BlundaBuskers: Pianist Wanted!

Fantastic late-night mess-about with BlundaBus favourites Lucy Hopkins, Bob Slayer, Cammy Sinclair, Eilidh Hodgson and… more! The twinkliest idiots, witches and clowns. 

When Judas Met John

When Judas Met John

Influenced by the meeting of Bob Dylan and The Beatles, Irish duo Brothers Broke compare, adapt and perform a bluesy fusion of songs by both artists. 

Bonnie Bayou Blues

Bonnie Bayou Blues

Scots-Cajun music, Louisiana French classics and vintage blues jostle with distinctively Scottish straight-from-the-heart original songs by Jennifer Ewan and the blues-drenched Caj… 

Queens of the Blues

Queens of the Blues

Nicole Smit returns with her sell-out show after a year-long hiatus, celebrating the women who have defined blues and popular music over the last 100 years with an intimate perform… 

Ali Affleck’s Speakeasy Sessions Live from Los Angeles

Ali Affleck’s Speakeasy Sessions Live from Los Angeles

Award-winning Ali joins up with pals back in California for this unique show filmed live from the true home of jazz! All-star band of Katie Cavera, Clint Baker, John Reynolds and C… 

Music in the Gardens

Music in the Gardens

Join us in the fabulous atmosphere of Assembly George Square Gardens for some of the best in local, Scottish and festival music on our new, open-air stage! Featuring your favourite… 

Claude Bourbon: Progressive Blues

Claude Bourbon: Progressive Blues

Ready for a unique, talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish and… 

When Judas Met John: Songs of Dylan and Lennon

When Judas Met John: Songs of Dylan and Lennon

Irish duo Brothers Broke compare, adapt and perform a bluesy fusion of songs by Bob Dylan and The Beatles. 

Sitting on a Cornflake: Songs of Lennon and McCartney

Sitting on a Cornflake: Songs of Lennon and McCartney

Irish duo Brothers Broke compare, adapt and perform an acoustic interpretation of songs composed by Lennon and McCartney throughout their Beatle and solo years. 

Bonnie Bayou Blues

Bonnie Bayou Blues

This year Jennifer and her band bring a blues theme to their bonnie bayou. 

Acoustic Blues at Lunchtime

Acoustic Blues at Lunchtime

Returning to the Jazz Bar for the fourth year, Scottish acoustic guitar and double bass duo Malt & Rye will be playing classic blues and roots songs from the last 90 years. 

Acoustic Blues and Beyond

Acoustic Blues and Beyond

Whisky Road are very pleased to be back for a third year at the Jazz Bar presenting their top-class, sell-out, lunchtime acoustic blues show. 

2 Guys, 3 Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

2 Guys, 3 Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

Join The Rhythm and Booze Project duo as they play you a set of stomping blues music and serve you three top quality drams. 

The Blueswater: Live At The Jazz Bar

The Blueswater: Live At The Jazz Bar

Award-winning Edinburgh band The Blueswater are performing five raucous late night gigs in Edinburgh’s best live music venue, The Jazz Bar. 

Delta Blues and Country Rags

Delta Blues and Country Rags

Lone Bear plays early blues and country rags on resonator guitar, blues harp and kazoo, with classics from the 20s, 30s, 40s and originals which showcase his unique finger-picking … 

Spider MacKenzie and Danny Britt: Texas Americana Meets the Blues

Spider MacKenzie and Danny Britt: Texas Americana Meets the Blues

This pair of renowned musicians met and regularly play in Texas. 

Kings of the Blues

Kings of the Blues

An electric blues tribute to the masters, BB King, Albert King and Freddie King, including classics The Thrill Is Gone and Born Under a Bad Sign. 

10th Year: John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

10th Year: John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

‘Fantastic’ (Jools Holland). 

Daniel Smith – Whole Lotta Blues'n'Boogie Goin' On!

Daniel Smith – Whole Lotta Blues'n'Boogie Goin' On!

Rockin’ blues, stomping boogie-woogie and silky soul jazz! Pianist/vocalist Daniel Smith delivers class and variety, explosive dynamism, classic songs and dry humour. 

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, will be performing an exciting hour of foot-stomping acoustic blues. 

Blueswater Presents: Blues! – The 10th Anniversary Show

Blueswater Presents: Blues! – The 10th Anniversary Show

The Blueswater return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a special 10th-anniversary edition of their award-winning show, telling the stories and performing the songs of the artists that … 

The Aretha Franklin Story

The Aretha Franklin Story

This multi-award-winning show takes you on a journey through the incredible life and music of Aretha Franklin, the most charted female of the 21st century. 

Pitchblenders

Pitchblenders

Pitchblenders return to Valvona & Crolla’s intimate venue for more beguiling swing, blues and latin vocals from Christine Adams, ably aided and abetted by Colin Steele on trumpet, … 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues – Live at The Jazz Bar

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues – Live at The Jazz Bar

Acclaimed vocalist Nicole Smit returns to the Fringe with her sell-out show Queens of the Blues, a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we kn… 

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out 2011 to 2014! Winner, Best Act Mettman Blues Week 2008 (Germany). 

Kooch

Kooch

A performance between Shirin Majd, her ensemble and dancer, Kooch fuses traditional and new songs from the Farsi, Turkish, Spanish and English languages. 

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues

‘Bourbon weaved his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life, taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond. 

Pianist Tim Barton: Rhapsody in Chicago Blues

Pianist Tim Barton: Rhapsody in Chicago Blues

Learning from the Chicago Symphony, the home of the blues, Chi-Town’s singular jazz scene, folk, roots-rock and life in the 60s-70s, Tim’s wondrous musical immersion allowed him to… 

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford: 25th Year

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford: 25th Year

The 25th year of the Festival’s best free music event. 

Winter Wilson: Folk With Its Roots in Blues

Winter Wilson: Folk With Its Roots in Blues

Following triumphant tours of Australia, Europe and the UK, this Scots-English duo returns to Edinburgh (and AMC debut) with a live album recorded on the road with, and featuring, … 

Two Guys, Three Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

Two Guys, Three Drams: The Ultimate Live Blues and Whisky Experience

Is there a more intoxicating combination than blues music and good whisky? There is – blues music and multiple good whiskies. 

Ali Affleck's Torching the Blues – Blues and Torch Songs from the 1920s to the 1950s

Ali Affleck's Torching the Blues – Blues and Torch Songs from the 1920s to the 1950s

Award-winning jazz vocalist Ali, with a heavy hitting band of internationally acclaimed musicians, resurrects the original outspoken blues and torch song divas. 

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul connects audiences with the energy, excitement and raw emotion generated by the pioneering R’n’B and soul acts of the 40s, 50s and 60s. 

Bare-Knuckle Goddess: The Immortal Billie Holiday and Her Handpicked Favourites

Bare-Knuckle Goddess: The Immortal Billie Holiday and Her Handpicked Favourites

Award-winning Ali, Scotland’s ‘queen of vintage jazz’ (OCWeekly. 

Allman Brother Appreciation

Allman Brother Appreciation

Safehouse return for their seventh year paying tribute to the Allman Brothers Band. 

Pitchblenders

Pitchblenders

Vocals from Christine Adams with trumpeter Colin Steele, guitarist Phil Adams and bassist Jerry Forde. 

Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain’t Misbehavin’ featuring Lisa Scott. 

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

A classic eight-piece soul, funk and rhythm and blues lineup, driven by a powerful three piece horn section, mighty Hammond organ and some very soulful lead and harmony vocals. 

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, will be performing an exciting evening of foot-stomping acoustic blues and roots. 

Joseph Martyn: Songs from the Road

Joseph Martyn: Songs from the Road

25 countries in 10 years, Joseph brings songs from his journey to Edinburgh. 

Ali Affleck's Queens of Swing

Ali Affleck's Queens of Swing

Rediscover the golden age of swing jazz: Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Maxine Sullivan, Peggy Lee. 

Kings of the Blues

Kings of the Blues

Main Street Blues present an hour of blues from the trio of blues icons known as The Three Kings. 

Acoustic Blues'n'Roots With Passion and Humour

Acoustic Blues'n'Roots With Passion and Humour

A return Fringe visit by Scottish duo Malt & Rye to the award-winning Edinburgh Jazz Bar with their highly successful show. 

The Blueswater: Live at The Jazz Bar

The Blueswater: Live at The Jazz Bar

Award-winning Edinburgh band The Blueswater will perform five high-energy, late-night gigs at The Jazz Bar. 

1890-1930: Uncrowned Queens of Blues, Hot Jazz and Hokum from The Red Hot Rhythm Makers

1890-1930: Uncrowned Queens of Blues, Hot Jazz and Hokum from The Red Hot Rhythm Makers

From their critically acclaimed show Six Gals Named Smith, the six women of the RHRM present songs and fun chat on original jazz and blues queens. 

An Afternoon with The Rat Pack

An Afternoon with The Rat Pack

A mix of hits from the Great American Songbook that will have your fingers clicking and toes tapping all afternoon. See website for further details: www.mcsorleysbar.com/events/ 

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh return to the Fringe, bringing soulful Country Blues. 

Acoustic Lunch Time Blues

Acoustic Lunch Time Blues

Following their run of sell-out lunchtime acoustic blues shows in Fringe 2018, Whisky Road are back with their lunchtime acoustic blues show. 

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – A Night in New Orleans

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – A Night in New Orleans

Award-winning jazz vocalist, washboarder and early jazz historian Ali resurrects the original outspoken blues and jazz divas who shaped today’s music via their passionate and dange… 

Andy Gunn Acoustic: Whashappenin Edinburgo?!

Andy Gunn Acoustic: Whashappenin Edinburgo?!

Though known as a world-class electric player, Scotland’s own blues guitar virtuoso and radgiest of gadgies, here plays acoustic versions of original and obscure cover songs in a s… 

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

Following 2018’s sold-out run, Scottish virtuoso Andy Gunn’s back with his homage to the greats of electric blues guitar with a multimedia experience featuring projected films, nar… 

The Big Bluesy Brunch

The Big Bluesy Brunch

Sundays are the day of rest, but Brewhemians don’t believe in this! We’ve got local blues bands, fantastic choirs and award-winning a cappella groups as well as showstopping silent… 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

‘Boogie-woogie, slide-guitar master’ **** (Scotsman). 

Fingers and Thumbs with Andy Gunn

Fingers and Thumbs with Andy Gunn

Scotland’s own guitar virtuoso debuts an all new show exploring in trio format, various stringed instruments. 

Blues Guitar Duo – Hot Tin Roof

Blues Guitar Duo – Hot Tin Roof

Playing their eighth consecutive Festival Fringe, Hot Tin Roof are back with their highly acclaimed show Blues Guitar Duo, playing originals and popular blues classics at Edinburgh… 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues Live at The Jazz Bar

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues Live at The Jazz Bar

Led by acclaimed vocalist Nicole Smit, Queens of the Blues presents a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we know it, and have gone largely … 

Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie Bayou

The Jennifer Ewan Band is back with another exhilarating melting pot of heartfelt original songs and old-time Louisiana Creole and Cajun dance classics. 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Returning for their ninth year, the award-winning Blueswater tell the stories and perform the songs of the artists that defined popular music around the world. 

A Talking Therapist's Blues

A Talking Therapist's Blues

Poettess is a psychotherapist. 

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Two shows only! Award-winning jazz vocalist, washboarder and early jazz historian Ali resurrects the original outspoken blues and jazz divas who shaped today’s music via their pass… 

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out show 2011-2014! Winnner: Best Act (Mettman Blues Week, 2008, Germany). 

Ali Affleck's Sirens! Jazz Queens of the 50s

Ali Affleck's Sirens! Jazz Queens of the 50s

Two nights only! Rediscover the immortal jazz divas of Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and Peggy Lee. 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

Back by popular demand! A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie woogie and bluesy soul-jazz from dynamic pianist/vocalist, Daniel Smith and band, with John Burgess. 

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone to Trucks

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone to Trucks

Fronted by Scottish guitar virtuoso Andy Gunn, From T-Bone to Trucks will take you on a journey through the decades, showcasing the most loved and respected exponents of the blues. 

Bourbon Street 5: Funked Up and Blue

Bourbon Street 5: Funked Up and Blue

The funky gentlemen, who have been thrilling Edinburgh audiences with their unique brand of funky soul music, are teaming up with Greenside Venues to bring you six electrifying eve… 

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Two shows only! Award-winning Ali, Scotland’s ‘queen of vintage jazz’ (OCWeekly. 

Daniel Smith Trio – Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Trio – Blues Piano

Downhome blues, stomping boogie-woogie, rhythmic New Orleans piano, hard bop classics with searing guitar evoking the good-time speakeasy atmosphere. 

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa is joined by top-class musicians covering great music from a bygone day to date. This is Lisa’s 14th year at the Fringe, she sings with sophistication and humour. 

Taylor & Leigh’s Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh’s Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh return to the Fringe, bringing soulful Country Blues. 

Caledonian Folk and Blues at the Guildford: 24th Year

Caledonian Folk and Blues at the Guildford: 24th Year

The festival’s best free music event hosted by Yard Of Ale and Sandy Tweeddale featuring guests Bedford Falls, FCUKulele, On The Wagon, Mad Ferret Band, Edgehill, Kevin Gore and … 

Love and Blues: Unplugged

Love and Blues: Unplugged

Winner of the UK Perrier Jazz Vocal Award, Scottish Style Award and Spirit Of Scotland Music Medal, Niki King has released five albums and performed in leading jazz venues includin… 

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – One Night in New Orleans

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – One Night in New Orleans

Award-winning vocalist Ali transports you to the underground prohibition era with her gorgeously characterful and distinctive voice and a stunning five-piece band of outrageous mus… 

Blue Rose Code Presents: This Is Caledonian Soul

Blue Rose Code Presents: This Is Caledonian Soul

What is Caledonian Soul? Ross Wilson (aka Blue Rose Code) will attempt to answer this question with the help of a 14-piece band and some well-known musical friends. 

Avocet: Folk Over Blues

Avocet: Folk Over Blues

With original evocative songs, Avocet explore folk over blues. 

When Judas Met John

When Judas Met John

Influenced by the meeting of Bob Dylan and The Beatles, Irish duo Brothers Broke compare, adapt and perform a bluesy fusion of songs by both artists. 

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Oww! I feel good! The sensational story of soul – from the pounding R’n’B of the 1940s to the smouldering sounds of Stax. 

Wizz Jones

Wizz Jones

Triumphant return after successful AMC 2017 gigs. 

Allman Brothers Band Appreciation

Allman Brothers Band Appreciation

Safe House are back for a fifth year playing their highly acclaimed Allmans Brothers set including classics from the Fillmore East album Whipping Post, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,… 

Andy Gunn

Andy Gunn

Scottish guitar virtuoso Andy Gunn brings his soulful bluesy set to the Fringe with a rare stripped-back performance featuring songs from his latest album, Too Many Guitars to Give… 

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Showcase

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Showcase

Every singer and member of our Blueswater Presents family, featuring 20 musicians, will be playing in a raucous showcase that presents the best blues music the Fringe has to offer. 

Blueswater Presents: Logan's Close

Blueswater Presents: Logan's Close

Logan’s Close are an Edinburgh based four-piece, performing original music with strong influence from 60s rhythm and blues. 

Pitchblenders

Pitchblenders

Vocals from Christine Adams with trumpeter Colin Steele, guitarist Phil Adams and bassist Jerry Forde. 

Blues and Soul Revue

Blues and Soul Revue

The show they couldn’t stop. 

Soul! Heidi Burson Original Soul

Soul! Heidi Burson Original Soul

Award-winning Nashville songwriter, Heidi Burson, tells an artist’s story of shared human experience. 

Charlotte Marshall and the 45s

Charlotte Marshall and the 45s

Nominated for Scotland’s Blues Act of the Year, award-winning Glasgow-based singer Charlotte Marshall returns for two dates at The Merchant’s Hall in 2018. 

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

The Blueswater is an award-winning Edinburgh band. 

Main Street Blues: High-Energy Electric Blues

Main Street Blues: High-Energy Electric Blues

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, performing a powerful set of up-tempo electric blues material, with a range of original numbers plus some new and old blues … 

Acoustic Blues

Acoustic Blues

Exciting Scottish acoustic blues trio featuring three acclaimed Scottish blues musicians. 

The Best of Billie Holiday

The Best of Billie Holiday

Acclaimed Scottish jazz singer Mary May and her top-drawer musicians are back with their Billie Holiday show after selling out their last three years at the Fringe. 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

‘Boogie-woogie, slide-guitar master’ **** (Scotsman). 

Main Street Blues: Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues: Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, will be performing an exciting evening of foot stomping, acoustic blues and roots. 

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Smitten are a minimalist, smoky, pop three-piece. 

Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues

Join Edinburgh bluesman and lead singer of The Black Diamond Express, Toby Mottershead, on a solo musical exploration of blues, showing how early guitarists inspired each other. 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

One hundred years of blues, 60 minutes to play it. 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Led by acclaimed vocalist Nicole Smit, Queens of the Blues presents a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we know it, and have gone largely … 

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

A return visit by Scottish duo Malt & Rye to the award-winning Edinburgh Jazz Bar with their own brand of acoustic blues and roots music played on acoustic guitar and double bass w… 

Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie Bayou

The Jennifer Ewan Band presents a stirring mix of original songs and old-time Cajun dance classics with a Celtic tint. 

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

Lights Out by Nine – Live!

LOBN play a selection of classic soul and funk songs along with some highly acclaimed original material. 

Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie!

Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie!

‘There’s two kinds of blues, happy blues and then sad blues. 

Guitar Duo – Hot Tin Roof

Guitar Duo – Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof regularly pack The Jazz Bar playing classics and originals, earning a reputation for playing excellent music while creating a relaxing atmosphere. 

Main Street Blues: High Energy Blues

Main Street Blues: High Energy Blues

Main Street Blues are a high-energy blues band that bring together a powerful mix of acoustic and up-tempo electric blues material. 

Bert Inspired – A Tribute to Bert Jansch

Bert Inspired – A Tribute to Bert Jansch

Since bursting onto the music scene at Edinburgh’s legendary Howff club, Bert’s unique style of folk, blues and jazz has inspired generations of genre-defining musicians. 

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Not a same ol’ same ol’ gig! Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performan… 

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Musical gems from the Great American and British Songbooks. 

Shades of Dave Pell

Shades of Dave Pell

An afternoon of great jazz music with this local octet who recreate the spirit of the legendary Dave Pell Octet – whose soloists included Dave Pell, Jack Shelldon, Art Pepper, Ra… 

Arturo Tappin: Don't Stop the Carnival!

Arturo Tappin: Don't Stop the Carnival!

Arturo Tappin returns to the Fringe bringing the Caribbean sunshine to Edinburgh through his music. 

Caledonian Folk and Blues at the Guildford: 23rd Year

Caledonian Folk and Blues at the Guildford: 23rd Year

The festival’s best free music event hosted by Sandy Tweeddale Band and Yard of Ale featuring guests Bedford Falls, Mike Whellans, Delacroix, Coaltown Daisies, Hot Tin Roof, On the… 

Hot Rocs

Hot Rocs

A unique cabaret experience brought to you from a stoner’s living room. 

Programmed

Programmed

In this blues-based reflection on the modern condition, these virtuosic musicians explore traditional topics of the blues (work, money and society) with a contemporary twist. 

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul

Oww! I feel good! The sensational story of soul – from the pounding R’n’B of the 1940s to the smouldering sounds of Stax. 

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Acoustic Blues and Roots

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, will be performing an exciting evening of foot stomping, acoustic blues and roots. 

Blueswater Presents: Down the Rabbit Hole

Blueswater Presents: Down the Rabbit Hole

Cabaret diva Cat Loud is venturing down the rabbit hole on a spicy musical adventure, stumbling upon songstresses and local legends in a unique bluesy variety show. 

Allman Brothers Band Appreciation

Allman Brothers Band Appreciation

Safehouse are back at the Edinburgh Festival for a third consecutive year playing their highly acclaimed Allman Brothers set including classics from the At Fillmore East album: Whi… 

Ali Affleck's Billie Holiday – A Celebration in Song

Ali Affleck's Billie Holiday – A Celebration in Song

Scotland’s ‘queen of vintage blues and jazz’ (OCWeekly. 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

Back by popular demand! A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie woogie and bluesy soul-jazz from dynamic pianist/vocalist Daniel Smith and band. 

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Showcase

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Showcase

Every member of our Blueswater Presents family will be playing a set in a raucous showcase that will present the best blues music the Fringe has to offer. 

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa is joined by top-class musicians covering great music from a bygone day to date.  

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out 2011 to 2014! Best Act winner, Mettman Blues Week 2008 (Germany). 

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Smitten are a minimalist smoky pop trio. 

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Scotland’s sultry star returns to Edinburgh’s jazz hotspot with her sell-out show of spellbinding jazz classics and original songs, featuring a stellar line-up of Scotland’s … 

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Edinburgh sibilings Taylor & Leigh return to the Fringe after last year’s sell-out show, bringing their blisteringly-hot country blues. 

Blues: High-Energy Electric Blues

Blues: High-Energy Electric Blues

Main Street Blues, one of Scotland’s top blues bands, performing a powerful set of up-tempo electric blues material, with a range of original numbers plus some new and old blues … 

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – One Night in New Orleans...

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions – One Night in New Orleans...

Award-winning vocalist Ali transports you to the underground prohibition era. 

Charlotte Marshall & the 45s

Charlotte Marshall & the 45s

Two dates at The Merchants Hall in 2017 for this award-winning Glasgow-based singer, as Charlotte Marshall makes a triumphant return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her soul-… 

Ali Affleck's Adoring Angels / Despairing Demons – The Greatest Songs of Love and Sorrow

Ali Affleck's Adoring Angels / Despairing Demons – The Greatest Songs of Love and Sorrow

Award-winning vocalist Ali presents a showcase of the most powerful songs ever written on love and loss, within blues and jazz. 

Ali Affleck's Birth of the Blues! – The Preaching Divas

Ali Affleck's Birth of the Blues! – The Preaching Divas

Award-winning vocalist Ali – ‘stunningly expressive’ (San Diego Union-Tribune) – celebrates the powerful songs of the bold women who laid the ground for today’s music. 

Daniel Smith: Blues Piano

Daniel Smith: Blues Piano

Downhome blues, stomping boogie-woogie, foot-tapping New Orleans piano, hard bop classics and exciting originals evoking the good-time atmosphere of the speakeasy. 

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

New show for this year at the award winning Jazz Bar from Scottish duo Colorblind Slim. 

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

The Blueswater is the band behind the award-winning show Blues! They will be performing five high-energy late night gigs at one of Scotland’s best small music venues, The Jazz Bar. 

Bonnie Bayou

Bonnie Bayou

The Jennifer Ewan Band presents an exhilarating melting pot of heartfelt original songs and old-time Louisiana Creole and Cajun dance classics. 

Ali Affleck's Birth of the Blues! – The Divine Divas

Ali Affleck's Birth of the Blues! – The Divine Divas

“Scotland’s ‘queen of Vintage Blues and Jazz’ (OCWeekly. 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

‘Boogie-woogie. 

Blueswater Presents: The Porch Band Audience Picks

Blueswater Presents: The Porch Band Audience Picks

A special stripped-down lineup of The Blueswater play an upbeat swampy set of blues songs decided in advance by fans on social media. 

Blues Guitar Duo

Blues Guitar Duo

Hot Tin Roof regularly pack The Jazz Bar playing classics and originals, earning a reputation for playing excellent music while creating a relaxing atmosphere. 

Eva Cassidy the Story

Eva Cassidy the Story

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song. 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

One hundred years of blues, one hour to play it. 

Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues

Acclaimed Edinburgh bluesman and lead singer of The Black Diamond Express, Toby Mottershead, presents a solo musical exploration of blues, showing how early guitarists inspired eac… 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Led by superb vocalist Nicole Smit, Queens of the Blues presents a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we know it, and have gone largely unr… 

LeBurn Maddox

LeBurn Maddox

LeBurn’s career began in the mid 70s as a 20-year-old guitarist for Atlantic Records’ recording artist Jimmy Castor. 

Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque

After last year’s sell-out run, the Blues and Burlesque are back with a new show. 

Voice

Voice

A new one-woman show written and performed by Vikki Parker. 

Osibisa Tribal

Osibisa Tribal

Osibisa first exploded onto the music scene in 1971 and is seen by many as the godfather of today’s UK-Afrobeat scene. 

Jazz for Lunch: Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton

Jazz for Lunch: Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton

A new relaxing lunchtime concert. 

Frontal Lobotomy

Frontal Lobotomy

Bold, witty, and surreal, burlesque maverick Jeu Jeu la Foille fuses original beat poetry with the tormented lullabies of Tom Waits, punctuated with scientific accounts of perhaps … 

Slim Chance

Slim Chance

Slim Chance is a tight band of good friends, which has evolved around three original members of Ronnie’s Lane’s band - Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson. 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM. 

The Eclectic Guitar of Tony Mitchell

The Eclectic Guitar of Tony Mitchell

Following his two very successful previous shows, Mitchell returns with another programme of solos, including his own compositions and songs in various styles. 

The Simon Kennedy Band Live!

The Simon Kennedy Band Live!

A guitar and organ driven blues trio, the band was formed in 2014 by Dundee-born guitarist Simon Kennedy. 

NEHH Presents... Eska

NEHH Presents... Eska

Eska, one of music’s best-kept secrets, has built an inimitable reputation as a writer and performer through collaborations with such legends of the game as Grace Jones, Cinematic … 

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out 2011-2014! Best Act winner at Mettman Blues Week (2008). 

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Sell-out show 2015! Award-winning vocalist Ali (Scottish Jazz Awards) is back with a two-hour performance and an all-star band – Graeme Stephen (guitar), Chris Greive (trombone) … 

Lillian Boutté's Mississippi Rhythm

Lillian Boutté's Mississippi Rhythm

As the only musician since Louis Armstrong to receive the title New Orleans Jazz Ambassador, Lillian Boutté always showcases the music of her home city with joy, warmth and sass … 

Euan Drysdale: Songs from the Boarwood

Euan Drysdale: Songs from the Boarwood

Glasgow-based singer/songwriter Euan performs songs from his recently released Songs from the Boarwood album, a collection of heartfelt and uplifting songs that draw inspiration fr… 

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Party

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Party

Every single band and singer from our Blueswater Presents family will be part of a huge blues party taking place in a converted church. 

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues

Blueswater go from strength to strength with their all new show, Queens of the Blues, focusing entirely on the often overlooked heroines of Blues music and taking us on an incredib… 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

The Jazz Bar is packed for this one, and no wonder: this is music you can’t help but tap your feet to. 

Arturo Tappin: Saxman

Arturo Tappin: Saxman

Arturo Tappin is a world-class jazz saxophonist from Barbados who has performed with Roberta Flack and Luther Vandross. 

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Not a same ol’ same ol’ gig! Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performan… 

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford 22nd Year

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford 22nd Year

Festival’s best free music event hosted by Sandy Tweeddale Band and FCUKulele featuring guests like Hot Tin Roof, Mike Whellans, Heidrum, Mud in Your Ear, Coaltown Daises, Chilli D… 

Beyond the Blue

Beyond the Blue

A songwriting partnership, forged in the wilds of Scotland. 

JJ Cale Appreciation Show

JJ Cale Appreciation Show

Scottish session musicians The Breeze return to perform an hour-long set featuring popular and lesser well-known songs of the late JJ Cale. 

Allman Brothers Band Appreciation

Allman Brothers Band Appreciation

Safehouse return to the festival playing their highly acclaimed Allman Brothers set, including classics from the At the Fillmore East album, Whipping Post, In Memory of Elizabeth R… 

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh's Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their sell-out show of blisteringly hot country blues. 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots with The Dana Dixon Band. 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

Back by popular demand! A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie-woogie and bluesy soul-jazz from dynamic pianist-vocalist Daniel Smith and band. 

Ali Affleck and the New Orleans Speakeasy Sessions – A Masterclass in Real Grassroots Jazz

Ali Affleck and the New Orleans Speakeasy Sessions – A Masterclass in Real Grassroots Jazz

Following outstanding sell-out shows in 2014 and 2015, stunningly expressive vocalist Ali is back to perform gems from early New Orleans jazz and blues with two award-winning bands… 

Blueswater Presents: The Jazz Bar Party

Blueswater Presents: The Jazz Bar Party

The Blueswater is the 12-piece band behind the award-winning show Blues! They will be performing five high energy late night gigs at The Jazz Bar, one of the UK’s best small music … 

Blues! Acoustic Blues and Roots

Blues! Acoustic Blues and Roots

New for this year: Main Street Blues have created a fully acoustic blues and roots show with a powerful set of original material plus blues classics. 

Charlotte Marshall & the 45s

Charlotte Marshall & the 45s

Award-winning Glasgow-based singer Charlotte Marshall returns to live action with her soul-funk-blues and R’n’B band the 45s at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. 

Blues! High Energy Electric Blues

Blues! High Energy Electric Blues

Main Street Blues are a high energy blues band with a powerful set of up-tempo original material plus new and old blues classics. 

Blues Now

Blues Now

Blues – the base root of modern music – presented by popular, in demand Edinburgh four-piece, playing lovable, timeless standards plus some driving originals. 

Bluesy Woozy Man

Bluesy Woozy Man

Comedy with the blues – risible recollections of festivals, musicians, stolen instruments and the influence of morris dancing. 

Daniel Smith: Blues Piano

Daniel Smith: Blues Piano

Downhome blues, stomping boogie-woogie, foot-tapping New Orleans piano, hard-bop classics and exciting originals evoking the good-time atmosphere of the speakeasy. 

Ali Affleck and the New Orleans Speakeasy Sessions – A Masterclass in Real Grassroots Jazz

Ali Affleck and the New Orleans Speakeasy Sessions – A Masterclass in Real Grassroots Jazz

Following outstanding sell-out shows in 2014 and 2015, stunningly expressive vocalist Ali is back to perform gems from early New Orleans jazz and blues with two award-winning bands… 

Bluesy Trio Hot Tin Roof

Bluesy Trio Hot Tin Roof

Three guys playing stripped back, bluesy tunes about life and the world we live in. 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

100 years of blues, one hour to play it. 

Barbara Morrison: I Wanna Be Loved

Barbara Morrison: I Wanna Be Loved

Barbara is a three-time Grammy nominated jazz and blues recording artist who has worked with an A-list of jazz greats. 

Blueswater Presents: The Blueswater Porch Band

Blueswater Presents: The Blueswater Porch Band

A three-piece version of award-winning band The Blueswater plays a mix of original songs and arranged covers, with a raucous sound reminiscent of Mississippi Hill Country blues. 

Blueswater Presents: Early Blues and Roots with Toby Mottershead

Blueswater Presents: Early Blues and Roots with Toby Mottershead

Acclaimed Edinburgh bluesman and lead singer of The Black Diamond Express, Toby Mottershead, presents his personal history of early blues and roots music in an intimate solo show. 

Kansas Smitty's – The World's Greatest Imaginary Jazz Bar

Kansas Smitty's – The World's Greatest Imaginary Jazz Bar

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at this year’s Fringe, Kansas Smitty’s will throw the kind of party they’ve become famous for: the jazz rave. 

Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque

This clever infusion of comedy and burlesque from Dexys’ former piano man Pete Saunders proved to be a treat. 

Addy van der Borgh presents Blind Charlie Harwood

Addy van der Borgh presents Blind Charlie Harwood

Blues harmonica and booze harmonica legend Blind Charlie Harwood makes his Brighton debut after 35 years of licking the blues. 

Live Forever:The Sounds of Oasis

Live Forever:The Sounds of Oasis

Live Forever are Sussex’s premier Oasis tribute act. 

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album, ‘Compared to What’, which includes some wry comedy, lov… 

All or Nothing, The Songs of Billie Holiday: Album Launch

All or Nothing, The Songs of Billie Holiday: Album Launch

Launching Edana Minghella’s new album, ‘All or Nothing’, a tribute to Billie Holiday. 

Decameron

Decameron

A promenade performance by in situ: Following the sell-out success of Canterbury Tales in 2015, in situ:’s storytellers return with another medieval masterpiece – Boccaccio’s m… 

Voodoo Love Orchestra

Voodoo Love Orchestra

The big band sound of 1960s Latin America via the back streets of New Orleans, this irresistibly swinging street music will have the crowd baying for more. 

Kianja

Kianja

Kianja is an emerging young singer/songwriter making waves on the live London scene, fusing jazz and urban flavours with a twist of vintage style. 

Casual Violence: Slow Fade To Bleak

Casual Violence: Slow Fade To Bleak

It’s Friday the 13th and I am about to be trapped inside a slightly claustrophobic metal container with an unsuspecting audience by a group who call themselves Casual Violence, w… 

Martin Simpson

Martin Simpson

Nominated an astounding 31 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - there is no doubt that, after 35 years as a professional musi… 

The Blues Corporation Returns!

The Blues Corporation Returns!

The Blues Corporation returns! New material, new show. 

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

South Coast Soul Revue Live at The Brunswick

This eight-piece soul and funk band just keeps getting better. 

Brighton Showcase at The Brunswick

Brighton Showcase at The Brunswick

The Brighton Showcase hosts the best in new and up-and-coming local talent every Wednesday evening at award-winning venue, The Brunswick. 

Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision

Standard Lamps, Tenderhooks, Idle Talk. 

Folk Off Sessions

Folk Off Sessions

The Fiddler’s Elbow plays host to a showcase of alternative folk, blues and roots acts for the third year running, featuring Black Fields, Paul Murray, Edd Mann, Warsaw Radio, Rota… 

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out 2011 to 2014 (inc)! Winner – Best Act (Mettman Blues Week 2008, Germany). 

Austin Sound Exchange

Austin Sound Exchange

Austin Sound Exchange is comprised of professional musicians and vocalists from Austin, Texas who have collaborated to share their city’s unique musical genres with people all over… 

Lorna Reid: All of Me

Lorna Reid: All of Me

Heartfelt jazz, blues and Americana, Lorna and her musicians perform beautiful standards from the great American songbook. 

Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

Following their 2014 sell-out Fringe performance, the SLJO are back with an all new set featuring the finest tunes from the golden era of Big Band. 

Euan Drysdale – The Music and Words of Burns and Gow

Euan Drysdale – The Music and Words of Burns and Gow

Featuring singer/songwriter Euan Drysdale on vocals, guitar and piano and Alastair Savage on fiddle. 

Pistol Pete Wearn - Footstomping Acoustic Blues

Pistol Pete Wearn - Footstomping Acoustic Blues

Tearing it up with his own raucous interpretation of traditional blues, Pistol Pete Wearn is a renowned vocalist, slide guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter. 

Arturo Tappin – Caribbean Clipper

Arturo Tappin – Caribbean Clipper

As Arturo says, The Caribbean is in my music. 

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford 21st Year

Caledonian Folk and Blues at The Guildford 21st Year

The festival’s best free music event hosted by Yard Of Ale, Scotland’s favourite folk’n’fun band and guests: Sandy Tweeddale, Bedford Falls, FCUKulele, Maria Barham, and On The Wag… 

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Claude Bourbon: Medieval and Spanish Blues – Guitar and Songs

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, S… 

Allman Brothers Appreciation

Allman Brothers Appreciation

The Allmans Project – Safehouse are back, playing their highly acclaimed Allman Brothers Band set. 

Blues! Roots of the Blues

Blues! Roots of the Blues

Toby Mottershead presents an excellent selection of blues tracks in a 50 minute display of musical talent in the SpaceTriplex venue on Nicolson Square. 

JJ Cale Appreciation Show

JJ Cale Appreciation Show

Scottish session musicians The Breeze perform a 60 minute set featuring popular and lesser known songs of the late John Walden Cale. 

Lisa Scott With the Dave Swanson Band

Lisa Scott With the Dave Swanson Band

Twelfth year at the Fringe! From Billie Holiday to Ray Charles, Lisa sings with passion and humour, with ease and sophistication. 

Lillian Boutté – Crescent City Cutie

Lillian Boutté – Crescent City Cutie

The world-class Ms Boutté returns to Edinburgh to spread the joy of New Orleans music. 

Cathedral Blues

Cathedral Blues

A rocking Chicago blues set, stomping boogie-woogie and bluesy soul jazz from dynamic pianist and vocalist Daniel Smith and band. 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

Blues and roots with The Dana Dixon Band. 

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions,  New Orleans Jazz and Blues, Moody Moonshine

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions, New Orleans Jazz and Blues, Moody Moonshine

Following sell-out shows in 2014, stunningly expressive award-winning vintage vocalist Ali is back to perform early New Orleans jazz and blues with a cheeky mix of renowned local m… 

Sarah-Jane Morris: Bloody Rain

Sarah-Jane Morris: Bloody Rain

The British soul, jazz and r’n’b singer who topped the UK pop charts with The Communards in 1986 with ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’. 

The Bevvy Sisters

The Bevvy Sisters

***** (BroadwayBaby. 

Acoustic and High Energy Electric Blues

Acoustic and High Energy Electric Blues

Hard-hitting blues from Edinburgh four-piece: Main Street Blues are a high energy blues band that brings together a powerful mix of acoustic and up-tempo electric blues material, w… 

Blues! Live at the Jazz Bar

Blues! Live at the Jazz Bar

The Blueswater is the 12-piece band behind the award-winning show Blues! They will be performing five high energy late night gigs at The Jazz Bar. 

Billie Holiday – Sweetness and Sorrow: The Two Sides of Lady Day

Billie Holiday – Sweetness and Sorrow: The Two Sides of Lady Day

Award-winning vocalist Ali presents a heartfelt homage to Lady Day with a selection of both rare and familiar songs. 

Brack 'n' File

Brack 'n' File

Returning to AMC after their debut 2014 Fringe sell-out show, the trio comprises: Maureen Brack, a fine singer from Edinburgh with a wide repertoire covering many styles; Rick Nick… 

Acoustic and High Energy Electric Blues

Acoustic and High Energy Electric Blues

Hard-hitting blues from Edinburgh four-piece: Main Street Blues are a high energy blues band that brings together a powerful mix of acoustic and up-tempo electric blues material, w… 

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Blues Piano. 

Bluesy Trio: Hot Tin Roof

Bluesy Trio: Hot Tin Roof

Hot Tin Roof is a blues based trio playing stripped back atmospheric music about life and the world we live in. 

Movin' Melvin Brown: Me, Ray Charles and Sammy Davis Jr

Movin' Melvin Brown: Me, Ray Charles and Sammy Davis Jr

Melvin is a toe-tapping throwback to the golden era of song and dance men. 

The Illicit Thrill

The Illicit Thrill

After teaching Edinburgh to perv responsibly, The Illicit Thrill is again open for business with house-mistress Gypsy Charms taking audiences to the next level. 

The Alan David Ross Show

The Alan David Ross Show

Great live music followed by some blasts from the past and current gems. 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

‘Boogie-woogie. 

Blues!

Blues!

100 years of blues, 55 minutes to play it. 

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions,  New Orleans Jazz and Blues, Moody Moonshine

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions, New Orleans Jazz and Blues, Moody Moonshine

Following sell-out shows in 2014, stunningly expressive award-winning vintage vocalist Ali is back to perform early New Orleans jazz and blues with a cheeky mix of renowned local m… 

From Geek to Goddess – Free

From Geek to Goddess – Free

Kooky, french horn-playing, little Miss K from Massachusetts never imagined she’d become a 1950s-style blonde bombshell with shows in New York and Milan, and a residency at Ronni… 

Blues! Storyville

Blues! Storyville

Named after New Orleans’ historic red-light district, Blues! Storyville features the raunchiest, smuttiest blues songs ever written, guest burlesque performers, and the band behind… 

Where Are the Villains Now

Where Are the Villains Now

Protest music night taking on the BBC. 

Tom and the PennyBlacks

Tom and the PennyBlacks

Solid musicianship and original lyrical content, reaching out to young and old alike.