Blues Trail 2023

Blues Trail 2023

From noon until 7pm on Saturday & Sunday Tenby’s cafes, clubs, bars, & hotels open their doors for two days of FREE music from some of the best Blues & Roots acts on the UK circuit.

Programme subject to change.



Blues Jam and Open Mic

Tenby United RFC
Noon Sunday

Hosted by Pembroke Musicians’ Club this session is always popular so get there early to put your name down. Backline, PA, and some instruments provided.

Lee Signey

Noon & 1.30pm Sunday

aka The Infamous Rooster Fish!

 “Most original country blues I’ve heard in years” – Kent Duchaine. 

“Highly original blues delivered with passion and aplomb” – Banbury Blues Club. 

“Great voice, great songs” – Richard Harris, Folk & Blues Show.

Mike Parker and James Davies

Ronni’z Lounge
12.30pm & 2.00pm Sunday

Roots, Blues, Folk & Americana come together skilfully in the repertoire of singer/songwriter Mike Parker. Strong musicianship, meticulous yet free guitar picking, and a love of steel guitars combine with Mike’s distinctive technique to present a truly original delivery of classics alongside originals. 

Mike has been performing for over 25 years throughout the UK at festivals, clubs and concert venues. He has had the pleasure of touring with American Blues virtuoso Joe Bonamassa on several of his UK tours as well as performing alongside Robin Trower, Walter Trout, Leslie West and an array of Rock and Blues artists both solo and with his band. Joining Mike is James Davies on harmonica and vocals.

Keith and Julie Richards

Fuschia Cafe
12.30pm & 2.00pm Sunday

An acoustic duo featuring the sweet picking of Keith and the sensational, smokey, soulful vocals of Julie.

Panic Station

The Bowling Club,
1.00pm & 2.30pm Sunday

The band’s repertoire ranges from Blues to Rock ‘n’ Roll with hints of Rock, Jazz, and Soul, the set includes covers of some of their favourite Blues musicians such as Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, T Bone Walker, and other greats as well as self-penned songs.

Panic Station now consists of Owen Jones [guitars/vocals] , Lyn Rhees [drums] , Robert Davies [bass/vocals] and Scot Williams [guitar/vocals] .

The Bluesters

Five Arches Tavern
1.30pm & 3.00pm Sunday

The Bluesters play an eclectic mixture of Blues, Rock, Funk, and Jazz.

They cover songs by the likes of of Albert King, BB King, Booker T and the MGs, The Meters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Muddy Waters.

Steve Roberts: keyboards; Don Sweeney: bass guitar; Keyo Langford: guitar and vocals; Sean McNicholas: drums and backing vocals.

The Low Down Dirty Dog Blues Band

Didi Den’s
2.00pm & 3.30pm Sunday

Tenby Blues Festival veterans the Low Down Dirty Dog Blues Band play original songs influenced by a mix of Delta, Mississippi hill-country, early-Chicago, Gospel and Country Blues inspired by the likes of Mississippi Fred Macdowell, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, as well as covers of their personal favourites.  

Blending stinging slide guitar with Blues harmonica, foot tapping rhythm and gritty vocals, the Dogs weave storytelling and humour into their set.

From the swamps of Louisiana, to the train yards in Chicago, from Clarkesdale, Mississippi to Cydweli in the Carmarthenshire Delta these guys are the most Bluesiest, Dirtiest Dogs in show!

Blues Train

Imperial Hotel
2.00pm & 3.30pm Sunday

Red hot and roaring maximum R’n’ B.

Bella Collins

Top Joe’s
2.30pm & 4.00pm Sunday

Festival regular and multi-instrumentalist Bella has an amazing voice, an engaging stage presence, and writes beautiful songs. She also delivers unique interpretations of classics, too.

Silver Bullet

The Giltar Hotel
2.30pm & 4.00pm Sunday

The band is steadily building a loyal following around London and the South of England playing a brand of Hard Rock and Blues in a mix of covers and original songs distinctly influenced by the music of the Southern States of America. It is the band’s first Wales gig and is not to be missed.

Adam Franklin & Anthony Cresci

The Cove
3.00pm & 4.30pm Sunday

Adam Franklin and Anthony Cresci are a guitar and harmonica duo in the tradition of the great blues duos such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee; Sonny Boy Williamson I and Big Joe Williams.

 Adam Franklin is a superb exponent of blues and ragtime from a Golden Age of American music. With a voice that is both powerful and soulful, Adam is equally at home on resonator guitars and mandolin.

Anthony Cresci is traditional blues harmonica player, steeped in the influences of the Sonnys and the Walters. Lately of the acoustic combo The Bay Rum Hounds and currently playing with Cardiff blues legends Snatch It Back.

Candy Mountain

Bar 10
3.00pm & 4.30pm Sunday

Candy Mountain, from the Welsh hills, plays original dirty blues.  He will be joined by the mysterious Mr D on harmonica.  

All self-penned songs, high energy, raw with gravel and gravitas – the songs will bite at your soul.  Stomp your feet, bang your hands, shout or whatever.  These guys just love to play and always give it all.

Kelvin Davies and Gary Jones

Tap and Tan
3.30pm & 5.00pm Sunday

Kelvin Davies has an amazing portfolio of work behind him including several plays on the BBC Radio 2 Cerys Matthews Blues Show. The great guitar work and singing of this young country blues artist brings songs of the 20s and 30s to life, as well as an increasing selection of wonderful self-penned numbers.

Kelvin draws his inspiration from Blues pioneers such as Mississippi John Hurt, Charley Patton, Blind Blake, Reverend Gary Davis and more, as well as being inspired from later Folk musicians, the likes of John Martyn, Jackson C Frank and Bob Dylan. 

Rarely far from his side is veteran harmonica player Gary Jones, whose soulful, understated presence never fails to add an extra layer of sweetness to Kelvin’s overall wonderful, charismatic sound.

Connor Jillions

Qube Restaurant
3.30pm & 5.00pm Sunday

Heavily inspired by the music of BB King, Led Zeppelin and Buddy Guy, Connor ‘s love for Blues and classic Rock infuses both the originals and the covers he plays, giving them a different sound. He is a new and upcoming Blues talent on the local music scene. His most recent album was recorded live at Main Street Music, in Pembroke.

Taffy Was A Thief

The Normandie
4.00pm & 5.30pm Sunday

A trio that produces a whirlwind of Chicago and Country Blues, Rockabilly, and Rock ‘n’ Roll mayhem. In their inventive and quirky way they play their Blues with passion and integrity. Their Blues is an intoxicating blend of slide or straight guitar supported by harmonica or saxophone and polished with three voices. Original songs or covers are delivered with high energy and commitment to entertainment.

The Senna Weeks Trio

Ex-Servicemen’s Club
4.00pm & 5.30pm Sunday

Return by popular demand of this up and coming funky Blues trio fronted by amazing young singer and guitar slinger Senna Weeks. We’ve had to give them a bigger venue this year to accommodate their growing army of fans.

Blue Traffic

The Three Mariners
4.00pm & 5.30pm Sunday

A three piece Blues Rock power trio playing a mix of original material and classic covers from the Blues and Rock ’n’ Roll genres.

If you have any questions please get in touch:

07900 091 664