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A Celebration Of Rockin' Blues - Group tickets currently available

  • Date:23/03/2024 01:00 PM
  • Location The Appleyard, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne ME10 4DE, UK (Map)



Saturday 23rd March 2024
A Celebration Of Rockin' Blues

We are excited to be able to host this event in Sittingbourne, Kent and to bring such a high quality line up through the day.

Including :
The Sean Webster Band featuring Netherlands Blues Legend Erwin Java
Sweet Crisis
Jack J Hutchinson Band
Bad Luck Friday

Big River

& Revenant

Sean Webster

Sean Webster,  has been making waves in the blues-rock scene with his notable guitar skills and soulful vocals. Hailing from the United Kingdom, Sean has captured audiences with his heartfelt performances and has received accolades for his powerful songwriting. His ability to infuse blues with elements of rock and soul has gained him recognition and praise from fans and critics alike. He continues to mesmerize audiences with his live performances and has released several highly-regarded albums throughout his career.

Renowned guitarists Erwin Java and Sean Webster are thrilled to announce their collaboration on the exciting new album, "JAVA/WEBSTER". Bringing together impeccable guitar skills, dynamic vocals, and creative energy, this album promises to be a captivating showcase of these two musical powerhouses.

Erwin Java and Sean Webster each bring their unique style and influences to the table. 

Erwin Java

Erwin Java is a highly acclaimed Dutch blues guitarist, best known for his work with Herman Brood's Wild Romance and Cuby + Blizzards. With a career spanning several decades, Erwin has toured extensively and has earned a reputation as a top-notch live performer. His soulful playing and distinctive style have cemented his status as one of the most respected guitarists in the genre.

Sweet Crisis

“The missing link between Free and The Black Keys, This is the sound of Sweet Crisis.”

Paul Elliott, CLASSIC ROCK & MOJO Magazine

The sound of Sweet Crisis is nearly impossible to describe in one paragraph. Their influences range from Free, Lenny Kravitz and Marvin Gaye, to Gary Clark Jr and The Black Keys. It could be argued that their sound and musical manifestation is the triumphant love child of them all.

They released their debut album Tricks On My Mind in August 2021 to great critical acclaim. It was recorded and mixed at Headline Music Studios in Cambridge, mastered at Abbey Road Studios and released by Headline Records Ltd.

The classic sound of iconic 70’s artists combines with contemporary pioneers to shape and inform this modern rock band. Their album celebrates modern and classic vibes, incorporating just the right amount of funk, soul and pop along the way.

Since the release of the album, Sweet Crisis have been touring throughout the UK with huge success, supporting major artists including Skunk Anansie, FM, and Laurence Jones in addition to their own headline UK tour.

With a second album in the pipeline and single releases in early 2023, this is definitely a band to keep your eye on!

“A stylishly accomplished debut of great depth and quality"


"It's an astonishing assured debut…. stadium-size sounds that crackles with infectious energy"


“...brilliantly constructed tunes tugging at the soul of Free and the widescreen imperial strut of Zep. It’s a joy to hear.”


“In short, Tricks On My Mind’ deserves to give Sweet Crisis the same level of attention as Greta Van Zeppelin, sorry, Fleet – and then some”


“Soulful, rocking, mesmerising, groove laden and to put it simply, one of the best albums you’ll hear this year. Stunning”


BAD LUCK FRIDAY is an exciting new hard rock band from Brighton, England. Formed in 2020, the band consists of Will Wilde (lead vocals, harmonica), Steve Brook (guitar, backing vocals), Jack Turnbull (bass) and Alan Taylor (drums).  

Fronted by singer and award winning harmonica player, Will Wilde, their unique sound draws from an eclectic mix of influences, from classic rock bands such as Whitesnake and Led Zeppelin through to more aggressive contemporary bands like Black Stone Cherry, Audioslave and Alter Bridge.  

Bad Luck Friday’s debut album was released on 2nd September 2022 and is a blend of hard rock riffs, blues-infused melodies, big choruses and face-melting harmonica solos.

Bad Luck Friday could almost be an Alter Bridge substitute were it not for their USP: the roaring blues harp work of leader Will Wilde”

Classic Rock Magazine


"A phenomenal release... moments of sheer innovation... aggressive blues rock with a contemporary edge" 10/10

Power Play 

“British Rock is never short of a quality new band to make you press the ‘next big thing’ button. But on the basis of this resonating debut album, Bad Luck Friday sound a cut above the rest.”

Metal Talk

Jack J Hutchinson is a London based blues rock guitarist and songwriter. Described by Classic Rock Magazine as “a real rock contender”, he has toured internationally, sharing stages with acts such as ZZ Top, Bad Company, Kris Barras Band and Blackberry Smoke.

His most recent album ‘The Hammer Falls’ was released in 2022 via Earache Records Digital Distribution to universal acclaim, with Planet Rock saying “Jack’s gritty, honest take on blues rock comes with a flourish of biker steel”. In late 2022 he also released the 4 track EP ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’, which was mixed by legendary producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, The Black Crowes).

He is currently recording a brand new album with producer Josiah J Manning (Kris Barras Band, Inglorious), and will be touring internationally throughout 2023.

“Tough, immediate and rockin’. Hutchinson was born to sing soul and blues.” (Classic Rock Magazine)

“Growling vocals combine with raunch ‘n’ roll acoustic and electric guitars. It’s a heck of a debut and definitely a name to watch out for.” (Guitarist Magazine)

“One of the strongest debuts from a British artist this year.” (Planet Rock)

Big River

~ Classic British Rock with Soul ~
Formed in 2016 and influenced by the classic Blues rock sounds of bands such as Bad Company and Free, Big River have gone from strength to strength in recent years. They have built up a solid fanbase through their live gigging, performing at legendary venues including London’s The 100 Club, and playing at A New Day, Alfold Rock and Blues, and Planet Rockstock festivals. Big River’s support slots to date include Kris Barras, Cats in Space and US artists Little Caesar, Marco Mendoza, John Corabi, Doug Aldrich and The Cold Stares.
The band’s first album, Redemption, came out in 2019 and was followed up by the four-track EP, Beautiful Trauma, in 2022. The latter was the first with lead vocalist, Adam Barron (ex Mick Ralphs Blues Band), and bass-player, Simon Gardiner, and secured the band enthusiastic reviews and radio play across the UK, Europe and the US. 2024 plans include an EP scheduled for release early in the year and the band's debut appearance at Maid of Stone Festival in July.
Big River are:
Adam Barron (vocals)
Damo Fawsett (guitar)
Simon Gardiner (bass)
Joe Martin (drums/backing vocals)


Southern-infused rock anthems from the UK