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 passionate, dangerous songs... 

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. Award-winning vocalist Ali offers heartfelt homage to these self-made, trailblazing and musically vital women with her acclaimed band... 

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out show 2011-2014! Winnner: Best Act (Mettman Blues Week, 2008, Germany). Unashamedly good, rockin' 12-bar blues on 6/12-string guitars – accurately picked at eye-watering speed, mouth-harps (Mike just packs 'em with great music and blows it at you), and a wee tottie drum-kit... 

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. Material covering Meade 'Lux' Lewis to Otis Spann to Herbie Hancock, along with foot-tappin' originals, make his gigs a good-time experience packed with classy musicianship, musical variation and humorous asides from Daniel... 

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 evenings of funk, soul and good vibes... 

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. Featuring songs from T-Bone Walker, Freddie and Albert King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and many more... 

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.com) celebrates Lady Day's career from her early days singing Tin Pan Alley songs, to her later more melancholic ballads... 

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. 

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. 'A serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's number one boogie pianist' (Blues in Britain). 

Taylor & Leigh’s Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh’s Country Blues Night

Taylor & Leigh return to the Fringe, bringing soulful Country Blues. Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane; Alex’s guitar playing takes your breath away... 

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 passionate, dangerous songs... 

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 including The Blue Note (New York and Tokyo), London's Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott’s... 

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 Eddy Hanson, Coaltown Daisies and Gus Munro. 

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 musicality... 

Avocet: Folk Over Blues

Avocet: Folk Over Blues

With original evocative songs, Avocet explore folk over blues. Iona Zajac (vocals, clarsach), Sam Grassie (guitar), Herbie Loening (double-bass). The group released their debut EP (Mink Records), recorded at the Abbey Road Institute in Amsterdam in May 2018, and their music has received critical acclaim from Folk Radio UK and BBC Scotland... 

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. Latest album The Water Of Leith won The Skinny magazine readers' Album of The Year poll, and both album and live appearances have garnered plaudits from both audiences and critics for Wilson's intelligent, passionate and lyrical mix of folk, jazz and… Caledonian Soul... 

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. Returning after sell-out shows in 2017, the dynamic seven-piece band is back to take you on a laughter-laced quest to find the roots of soul music – and recreate the original spirit of the legendary singers and foot-stomping soul classics that soundtracked a generation... 

Wizz Jones

Wizz Jones

Triumphant return after successful AMC 2017 gigs. Wizz, the acoustic guitarist, singer/songwriter, bluesman! Originally inspired by seeing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot in the coffee bars of late 1950's London's Soho, Wizz learned guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry... 

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. Award-winning vocalist Ali offers heartfelt homage to these self-made, trailblazing and musically vital women with her acclaimed band... 

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. This casual and engaging 40-minute show compares the like-minded and socially conscious lyrics of Dylan and The Beatles, in particular, Lennon... 

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, Statesboro Blues and the much loved Jessica and Rambling Man... 

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 musicality... 

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. 2016 Fringe sell-out... 

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 Up Now... 

Pitchblenders

Pitchblenders

Vocals from Christine Adams with trumpeter Colin Steele, guitarist Phil Adams and bassist Jerry Forde. New kid on the block delivering her own arresting takes on songs from Blossom Dearie to Billie Holiday and from Blues to Bop. 

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. They have released three singles since forming, and their last song, Girl, was awarded Single of the Week by BBC Radio Scotland... 

Blues Brothers Scotland

Blues Brothers Scotland

Blues Brothers shows have been around for a number of years but never has so much fun been had by so many! Please welcome Blues Brothers Scotland: Jake and Elwood are portrayed by Robert Bruce and Stephen Pearce, two of the north east's finest entertainers... 

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. Very early on, she felt influenced by singers such as Etta James and Aretha Franklin... 

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. Marshall and her seven piece soul, funk, blues and R’n’B band, the 45s, have continued to wow audiences across the UK with television, radio and festival appearances, a busy live schedule and their newest EP Bootleg Liquor... 

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.com) celebrates Lady Day's career from her early days singing Tin Pan Alley songs, to her later more melancholic ballads... 

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

Blueswater Presents: Live at the Jazz Bar

The Blueswater is an award-winning Edinburgh band. They will perform five high-energy, late-night gigs at The Jazz Bar. Expect a full-on party. ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Edinburgh act The Blueswater have built a solid reputation in blues circles, both in Scotland and further afield' (Scotsman). 

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. 'You're a fool to miss it' (Jim Brooks)... 

Acoustic Blues

Acoustic Blues

Exciting Scottish acoustic blues trio featuring three acclaimed Scottish blues musicians. Derek Smith (Main Street Blues), Jim Harcus and Pete Caban (Wang Dang Delta) have joined together to perform their authentic blend of foot-stomping acoustic blues 'n' roots, including many of the old blues masters such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Jimmy Reed and many more. 

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 classics... 

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Smitten are a minimalist, smoky, pop three-piece. Performing original songs written by vocalist Nicole Smit and arranged by guitarist Charlie Wild and drummer Alex Palmer, they will be playing three concerts in the intimate and award-winning venue The Jazz Bar... 

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. The band will be joined on stage by the leading blues harmonica player Jim Harcus, to perform a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

'Boogie-woogie, slide-guitar master' **** (Scotsman). John's eighth Fringe, following seven years of full house concerts. 'Ingenious 21st-century blues. Inventive, unique, soulful' **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

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. With impressive reviews – a must-see for any music loving Fringe visitor. 

Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie!

Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie!

'There's two kinds of blues, happy blues and then sad blues. I don't know, blues is sort of a mixed-up thing. You just have to feel it' (Billie Holiday). Cat Loud and Sarenne Wallbridge present and sing their personal selection of Billie Holiday favourites... 

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. Scots-Cajun mid-tempo personal ballads are grounded in the grooves of Cajun dance music and the unusual interplay of accordion, acoustic guitar and bass... 

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. After last year's sell-out this is a must-see show. The band have played on numerous festival and concert stages with some of the biggest names in the soul, blues and popular music genres, including Paul Carrack, Status Quo, and the Average White Band... 

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 with passion and humour... 

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. In an intimate basement venue, Toby will dissect the songs and styles around which he revolves his work and reveal how this form of folk music became so influential to so many around the world... 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

One hundred years of blues, 60 minutes to play it. Blues! plays the songs and tells the stories of the artists that redefined popular music around the world. The show features a 12-piece line-up of acclaimed Edinburgh rhythm and blues band The Blueswater, playing an all-new set of songs... 

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 unrecognised for their influence and talent, until now... 

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. The band performs a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

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. Tonight we gather his colleagues including Jacqui McShee of Pentangle with Mike Piggott, Steve Tilston, Bernard Butler, and fans Ben Watt, Karine Polwart and Alasdair Roberts, and Bert's original guitar teacher and national treasure, Archie Fisher, to perform music that shaped Bert and the songs that he has left us as an ever-resonating legacy. 

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 performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories... 

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, Ray Sims (Zoot's brother) Pepper Adams and Marty Paich... 

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Musical gems from the Great American and British Songbooks. Relax at the end of a wonderful day, or warm up at the start of a great night, with some of the most popular and enduring melodies and lyrics from the golden age of songwriting... 

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. His fun and spirited live performances have sold out shows the world over and always demonstrate his skill and stamina featuring saxophones, flute and bass clarinet... 

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 Wagon, Mad Ferret Band, and FCUKulele. 

Hot Rocs

Hot Rocs

A unique cabaret experience brought to you from a stoner's living room. Blending high-grade comedy and smooth rock'n'roll, the Hot Rocs present an unmissable, alternative late-night sesh... 

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. Programmed takes us on an emotional journey, showing how emotions are being manipulated (not least by social media and the press) at the expense of collective resistance to the man of the 21st century: corporatism and the acquisitive culture that it promotes... 

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. Join hostess with the mostest Cat right in the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe... 

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. The band will be joined on stage by the leading blues harmonica player, Jim Harcus, to perform a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

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. Featuring a rollicking, seven-piece band and a dynamic, all-action stage show, this laughter-laced road trip will take you on a quest to find the roots of soul music, and recreate the original spirit of the legendary singers and foot-stomping soul classics that sound-tracked a generation... 

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.com) offers an intimate homage to the legendary lady in satin. With familiar songs nestled in with Holiday’s more obscure offerings, a passionate and memorable performance awaits... 

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: Whipping Post, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed and Statesboro Blues... 

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. Material from Meade 'Lux' Lewis to Otis Spann and Herbie Hancock, along with foot-tappin' originals, make his gigs a good-time experience packed with classy musicianship, musical variation and humorous asides from Daniel... 

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. The Blueswater, Smitten, Cat Loud, Toby Mottershead and more will feature in a truly unique line-up and collaborative effort... 

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). Unashamedly good, rockin' blues on 6/12-string guitars (accurately picked at eye-watering speed), mouth harps (Mike just packs 'em with great music and blows it at you), and a wee tottie drum kit... 

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. Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane... 

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Blueswater Presents: Smitten

Smitten are a minimalist smoky pop trio. Performing original songs written by vocalist Nicole Smit and arranged by guitarist and percussionist Charlie Wild, they will perform two intimate concerts in the award-winning music venue The Jazz Bar. 

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 finest musicians... 

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 classics... 

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. ‘Gorgeously characterful and distinctive voice' (Heart of the Art). A stunning five-piece band, outrageous musicality, playing Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Louis Armstrong – a feast of songs await, covering every emotion from the sweet sentimental to the dark and sinister... 

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. These songs are hardwired into our culture, with strong emotion, bypassing the brain and speaking directly to the heart: Piaf, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong, Sinatra, Rae Charles... 

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-funk-blues and R’n’B band, the 45s... 

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. 'Serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's number one boogie pianist' (Blues in Britain). 

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. This passionate journey starts with early gospel, spirituals and the very first blues songs ever performed! ‘Ali is Scotland's bonafide queen of vintage blues, raw emotion, means every word she sings’ (OCWeekly... 

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

Afternoon Acoustic Blues

New show for this year at the award winning Jazz Bar from Scottish duo Colorblind Slim. Delta blues spanning 90 years from Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Howlin’ Wolf to the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Free as well as Colorblind Slim’s own original contemporary blues and roots numbers... 

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. Expect a full-on party... 

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. As well as performing beautiful new Scottish pop, this upcoming songwriter and her bayou band demonstrate an easy familiarity with the older dance music of the swamps of rural French Louisiana – featuring Cajun blues licks from accordionist drummer Kim Tebble and swamp-pop grooves from Ian "Stretch" McFadyen on electric bass... 

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.com) resurrects the work of the vocalists who pioneered today’s music. Award-winning Ali offers up a timeline of passionate and dangerous songs with historical context... 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

'Boogie-woogie. Slide-guitar master... DIY explosion' **** (Scotsman). John's seventh Fringe, following six years of full-house concerts. 'Hunt has mojo, a funky version of Got You Under my Skin’ **** (Edinburgh Evening News)... 

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. Expect guest singers and musicians to give them a hand... 

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 each other... 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

One hundred years of blues, one hour to play it. From early delta blues to modern artists still playing today, Blues! plays the songs and tells the stories of the artists that redefined popular music around the world... 

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 unrecognised for their influence and talent, until now... 

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. With impressive reviews – a must-see for any music loving Fringe visitor. 

Eva Cassidy the Story

Eva Cassidy the Story

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song. Elsa Jean McTaggart launches a tribute to her all-time favourite artist Eva Cassidy. With voice and guitar, she brings alive the essence of Eva as she relates the songs to the beautiful and yet tragic story of one of the world’s most iconic voices, which was not brought to light until two years after her untimely death at 33... 

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. He has since opened shows or made music with world famous artists such as Chic, Chaka Khan, Patti La Belle, Bill Withers, Kool & the Gang, The Wailers and Joss Stone... 

Blues and Burlesque

Blues and Burlesque

After last year’s sell-out run, the Blues and Burlesque are back with a new show. Once again, songs and piano playing from ex-Dexys jazz reprobate Pete Saunders are upstaged superbly by the show’s extraordinary hostess Lady Beau Peep ... 

Voice

Voice

A new one-woman show written and performed by Vikki Parker. Theatre, comedy, movement and singing the Blues. A woman immersed in her story of madness and covert control, her lost self, her TED talk fantasy of socially unacceptable facts and her brave ways out... 

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. Frontman Gregg Kofi Brown is best known for work with Youssou Ndour, Benjamin Zephania, Lauryn Hill, Bomb the Bass and Sting... 

Jazz for Lunch: Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton

Jazz for Lunch: Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton

A new relaxing lunchtime concert. Following last year's "sold-out" success, another opportunity to enjoy the mellow voice of Julie Roberts with the superb piano accompaniment of Michael Hinton... 

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 the biggest error of judgment in medical history - the transorbital lobotomy... 

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. They are now regularly joined by Brendan O'Neill, Billy Nicholls, and Geraint Watkins, and together they deliver a unique and entertaining show, both joyous and of a high musical calibre... 

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival

FEM.ALE Brewster Beer Festival is returning to the Marlborough pub and theatre for our second year, celebrating women in the brewing industry, bringing musical talent from our home town of Norwich to join the best riot grrrls Brighton has to offer and inviting local women beer experts to share their brewing knowledge! Join us on Friday evening for local DJs to kick off the weekend... 

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. A review of Tony's 2014 Fringe show said: ‘Mitchell's relaxed style was very assured and truly eclectic covering folk, blues, classical, jazz etc’ (ThreeWeeks)... 

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. Enlisting Mirek Hodun on the organ they set about writing and producing their debut album Make Up Your Mind, which was well-received by critics and fans alike... 

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 Orchestra, Zero 7 and Bobby McFerrin... 

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) and Steve Hamilton (piano)... 

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out 2011-2014! Best Act winner at Mettman Blues Week (2008). Unashamedly good rockin' 12-bar blues on 6/12-string guitars (accurately picked at eye-watering speed), mouth-harps (Mike just packs 'em with great music and blows it at you), and a wee tottie drum-kit... 

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 – leaving her audiences uplifted! Lillian is a New Orleans institution who delights audiences all the world over and has enjoyed a career performing with legendary musicians while also working tirelessly to help victims of Hurricane Katrina... 

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 from growing up in a Scottish town... 

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. The line-up includes The Blueswater, Cat Loud, Toby Mottershead, and more... 

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 incredible journey of sound and history... 

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. John Hunt comes on a few minutes early and chats to the crowd; he seems to capture the mood of this dark room – “The Jazz Bar is like a country, it has its own time-zone”... 

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. Arturo's incredible musical repertoire ranges from 1934 to 2016 and includes bebop, calypso, bossa nova, reggae, pop and jazz from all over the world... 

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 Dogs, Hokum Hotshots... 

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 performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle-Eastern, and Russian styling into uncharted territories... 

Beyond the Blue

Beyond the Blue

A songwriting partnership, forged in the wilds of Scotland. Edinburgh native and smooth jazz operator, Lorna Reid combines forces with dustbowl blues Glaswegian, John Alexander. Together they create a unique blend of folk-blues and country music... 

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. This year’s songs include Clapton covered classics Cocaine and After Midnight, all played in the style unique to this highly talented and reclusive man. 

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 Reed, You Don't Love Me and Statesboro Blues... 

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. Heather has the voice of an angel with the power of a hurricane. Alex's guitar-playing simply takes your breath away... 

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: high energy quintet The Copper Cats and sultry trio Bedlam Swing... 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots with The Dana Dixon Band. Considered to be the world’s finest female blues harmonica player and singer, Dana has sold out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for seven years running... 

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. Material covering Meade 'Lux' Lewis to Otis Spann to Herbie Hancock, along with foot-tappin' originals, make his gigs a good-time experience packed with classy musicianship, musical variation and humorous asides from Daniel... 

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 venues... 

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. Marshall and the seven-piece 45s won Blues Magazine’s Future of the Blues 2015 competition in London last April and have continued to create a strong impression across the UK with television and radio appearances, a busy live schedule and a well-received single, Big Easy... 

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. The band will be joined by special guest Jim Harcus, one of Scotland’s leading harmonica players... 

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. Famed for high energy, quality music, this band is a regular feature of the Scottish blues scene... 

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. 'Raw sexy music, loaded with energy. Get in early to ensure yourself a seat' **** (BroadwayBaby... 

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. 'A serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK's Number One boogie pianist... 

Bluesy Woozy Man

Bluesy Woozy Man

Comedy with the blues – risible recollections of festivals, musicians, stolen instruments and the influence of morris dancing. Infused with blues harmonica and piano. Artist, philosopher, visionary? Or eccentric, fool, bumbler? ‘Brilliant natural clown’ (Daniel Kitson)... 

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: high energy quintet The Copper Cats and sultry trio Bedlam Swing... 

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. Staged at the award-winning Jazz Bar, this bluesy trio were a sell-out last year and Highly Recommended by FringeReview... 

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. ***** (ThreeWeeks, for Blues!)... 

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!

100 years of blues, one hour to play it. From early delta blues to modern artists such as Jack White and Seasick Steve, Blues! plays the songs and tells the stories of the artists that have defined today’s music... 

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. Dropping names like Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Etta James, Tony Bennett, Count Basie only gives a flavour of who Barbara has performed with... 

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. ‘Toby Mottershead is a commanding presence on stage’ (DailyRecord)... 

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. Since it's opening over a year ago in London, Smitty's has been turning jazz's exclusive and snobby reputation on its head... 

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. Initially only opening with Saunders, this left the audience confused as to when the burlesque half of the Blues and Burlesque would be coming... 

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. "A tour de force performance" **** (Chortle), "A brilliant natural clown" (Daniel Kitson, The Telegraph), "Born to make people laugh" (The Times) 

Live Forever:The Sounds of Oasis

Live Forever:The Sounds of Oasis

Live Forever are Sussex's premier Oasis tribute act. Journey from the powerhouse swagger rock of  'Supersonic' to the psychedelic storm of  'Shock of the Lightning', touching base with classics such as 'Wonderwall', 'Some Might Say', 'Half a World Away' and 'Don't Look Back in Anger'. 

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, love songs and some memorable covers, notably Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan. 

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. A stunning selection from Lady Day’s vast repertoire. Expect a stirring performance of song and story from Edana and her quartet, that those who love the power of the voice and the magic of jazz won’t want to miss... 

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 magnificent cycle of 100 tales, set against the macabre backdrop of the Black Death... 

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. A riot of musicians weaving in and out of the throng, overseen by a megaphone-wielding High Priestess invoking the spirits of celebration. 

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. A stunning voice and captivating presence... 

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, waiting for an evening of unprecedented acts of horror to follow... 

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 musician, Martin is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world. 

The Blues Corporation Returns!

The Blues Corporation Returns!

The Blues Corporation returns! New material, new show. Get set for another hot performance by the legendary Brighton-based nine-piece! Funky blues and soul, full horn section for that really BIG sound, these rare appearances by the band are frequently a sell-out, so book early and don’t miss out! 

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. They play a thrilling mix of classic and contemporary tracks – you're guaranteed to be dancing your socks off to their super-tight guitars, drums, bass, and horn section... 

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. Seven or eight top-quality acts every week... 

Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision

Standard Lamps, Tenderhooks, Idle Talk. An opportunity to see three great Brighton bands live and enjoy the screening of their latest music videos. If you like blues, rock, pop or mod and you like it live, then this is the business! Details on the Facebook events page, Sound and Vision. 

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, Rotait, Night House, plus many more tbc... 

Mike Whellans

Mike Whellans

AMC sell-out 2011 to 2014 (inc)! Winner – Best Act (Mettman Blues Week 2008, Germany). Unashamedly good rockin' 12-bar blues on 6/12-string guitars (accurately picked at eye-watering speed), mouth-harps (Mike just packs 'em with great music and blows it at you), and a wee tottie drum-kit... 

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. Also, originals from her acclaimed album Falling Like Dew and new single My Hotel Wrecking Days Are Over... 

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 the world... 

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. Robert Burns and Niel Gow were both responsible for some of the greatest words and music ever to have come out of Scotland... 

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. Equipped with acoustic guitar and stompbox he blends traditional material and originals with the odd slide-ifed cover... 

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. Favourites on the London swing dance and jazz circuits, today the band will perform charts popularized by the greatest band leaders of all time, including Basie, Kenton and Ellington... 

Arturo Tappin – Caribbean Clipper

Arturo Tappin – Caribbean Clipper

As Arturo says, The Caribbean is in my music. Arturo returns to Edinburgh to bring the Caribbean to the Fringe for 2015, capturing hearts and souls with his saxophone, and Barbadian accompaniment... 

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 Wagon. 

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, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Russian stylings into uncharted territories... 

Allman Brothers Appreciation

Allman Brothers Appreciation

The Allmans Project – Safehouse are back, playing their highly acclaimed Allman Brothers Band set. Includes classics from the At Fillmore East album including Whipping Post, In Memory of Elizabeth Reid and Statesboro Blues... 

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. The show is a superb exhibition of differing styles of the early blues and is a joy to watch, with Mottershead as at ease on stage as he is playing the music you hear... 

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. The set includes Clapton covered classics Cocaine and After Midnight and encapsulates the laid-back feel and style, uniquely associated with this reclusive and unassuming man... 

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. Her mature moody voice is accompanied by the superb talents of the Dave Swanson Band. 

Blues and Roots

Blues and Roots

Blues and roots with The Dana Dixon Band. Considered to be the world’s finest female blues harmonica player and singer, Dana has sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe for six years running... 

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. Material covering Meade Lux Lewis to Otis Spann to Herbie Hancock, along with foot-tappin' originals, make his gigs a good-time experience packed with classy musicianship, musical variation and humorous asides from Daniel... 

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. Lillian’s glorious voice, energy and passion performed in an intimate venue guarantees an unforgettable show! Boutté started as a session singer and actress working with the Neville Brothers, Dr John, Patti Labelle and Allen Toussaint before joining the cast of vaudeville musical One Mo’ Time for a world tour in the late 70s and early 80s... 

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'. Performing songs with Tony Remy and Tim Cansfield from a new collection of love songs, tributes, warnings and protests that she regards as the best album of her life, Bloody Rain... 

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 musicians – high energy quintet The Copper Cats, and the sultry Bedlam Swing Trio (see band website for performers: www... 

The Bevvy Sisters

The Bevvy Sisters

***** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday). BBC's Best of Fest 2014. Thursday evenings with special guests The Bad Boys from The legendary Loveboat Big Band. Nobody knows Edinburgh Fringe better than The Bevvy Sisters and The Bad Boys, and no one so renowned for creating a feel-good atmosphere and an uplifting time... 

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. With equal measures of passion and prowess in expressing both happy and sorrowful lyrics, ‘Ali sings with the same elan and swing that is very evident in the recordings of a certain Billie Holiday... 

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. Be ready to dance. ***** (ThreeWeeks). 

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, with a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

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 Nickerson, formerly bass guitarist with Rankin File (a well-known folk group in the 1970s); and guitarist Tony Mitchell, also a member of Rankin File, and well known as a solo guitarist, guitar teacher and composer... 

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, with a range of original numbers plus new and old blues classics... 

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. A must-see celebrating the genius of Ray Charles and Sammy Davis Jr. Movin’ Melvin Brown is an award-winning international entertainer, a living showbiz legend who has shared the stage with BB King, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and more... 

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. With a sinsational soundtrack of the devil's music supplied by Black Cat Bone, stripteasers and entertainers entice, tease and titillate audiences with a blend of dark eroticism and a touch of Illicit Thrill humour... 

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Blues Piano

Daniel Smith Blues Piano. Down-home blues, stomping boogie-woogie, foot-tapping New Orleans piano, hard-bop classics and exciting originals evoking the good-time atmosphere of the speakeasy... 

The Alan David Ross Show

The Alan David Ross Show

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

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. Sell-out shows last year, with fresh new tunes for this year's Fringe... 

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

John Hunt Four O'Clock Afternoon Blues and Swing

'Boogie-woogie. John Hunt... slide-guitar master... DIY explosion' **** (Scotsman). John's Fifth Fringe, following 40 full-house Fringe concerts. 'Hunt has mojo, a funky version of Got You Under my Skin’ **** (Edinburgh Evening News)... 

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 musicians – high energy quintet The Copper Cats, and the sultry Bedlam Swing Trio (see band website for performers: www... 

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 Ronnie Scott’s... 

Blues!

Blues!

100 years of blues, 55 minutes to play it. From early Delta blues, to modern names such as Jack White and Seasick Steve, Blues! is a show that covers the history of the genre, playing the songs and telling the stories of the artists that have helped define today’s modern music... 

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 the award-winning show Blues! ***** (ThreeWeeks, for Blues!). 

Where Are the Villains Now

Where Are the Villains Now

Protest music night taking on the BBC. The Cold Heart Revue is a UK solo acoustic artist. He was introduced to Paul McCartney at the LIPA Graduation and has met with Ronnie Wood. As seen at the Cambridge Folk Festival and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, he has performed a 100 date London Live! tour of the capital, featured on TV's The One Show and met with musician Bob Geldof... 

Tom and the PennyBlacks

Tom and the PennyBlacks

Solid musicianship and original lyrical content, reaching out to young and old alike. From the youthful exuberance of Restless Nights to the heartbroken rendering of Get Well Soon, Tom and the PennyBlacks keep the audience spellbound.