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Fiona Boyes

Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles. She has carved an international reputation as a blues guitarist, bandleader, vocalist and songwriter. International reviewers have described her as a ‘musical anomaly’ and ‘Bonnie Raitt’s evil twin!

Charlie Love

Charlie was born and raised in Chicago, and his mom listened to the blues all the time- so his passion began at a very early age: “I always had a feel for it,” says Charlie and with his Dad playing the blues harp- at aged seven, it was clear which way Charlie was heading as he would sing along!

Donna Herula

Donna Herula is a Chicago-born singer and acoustic blues slide guitarist that has a passion for playing traditional Delta and Country Blues in addition to original songs. Her sound combines her love for the music of the Deep South with her love of blues guitar improvisation. In 2016, Donna was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame

Yamil Jacobo Trío

Yamil Jacobo was born in 1967 in Villaguay, Entre Ríos, Argentina. At the age of seven, he started his academic training by attending piano lessons which some time afterwards he set aside so as to devote to the guitar instead. He was seduced by the blues-rock genre which eventually led him into forming various bands as a teenager

Khalif Wailin’ Walter

SavaKhalif “Wailin’” Walter continues to tear up stages in Chicago & throughout Europe with his unique style of boogie Blues. This born and bred Chicagoan is a guitarist, singer, bandleader, and songwriter carrying the torch as one of the new generations of that

Pat Savage

Savageworks International are very proud to present one of the hottest blues-rock guitarists touring the world today. Pat Savage has been entertaining large crowds of blues fans in the American Mid-West, the deep south, and across Canada for over 30 years, playing famous blues clubs

Toronzo Cannon

Growing up in the shadows Chicago’s blues mecca, Theresa’s Lounge, had a lasting effect on Toronzo Cannon. As a kid, Toronzo would listen to the raw, soulful sounds of legends like Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters. “It wasn’t just the music that got me, but the effect on the people

Rorke Kemp

Rorke is Durban raised and well respected Stellenbosch musician – (Rorke Hunter) Rorke is no stranger to the Durban International Blues Festival and has progressed passionately in his art after being taught and mentored by the one and only local music master, Barry Thomson. Barry helped Rorke “cut his teeth”

Trevor Donjeany

Stepping up to the plate for the show at the Durban International Blues Festival this year is Trevor Donjeany who will perform in place of JASON ANDREW who will not be in town at the time). Trevor Donjeany is a world-class musician with 36  years’ experience in the music industry

Bobby and the Dynamites

BOBBY AND THE DYNAMITES –Durban’s “faithful to the blues’ band – are a tight unit made up of well-seasoned musicians and have been knocking the socks off it for the last 10 years. Favourites at Zacks with their monthly “Blues Train”(Covid slowed it down a bit)

Barry Thomson and The Reals

The band was formed in October 2011 and has performed country-wide for various productions, including high profile corporate and private events and theatrical shows. In 2007, Dawn, Barry and Mali were part of the support band for the official opening of the new

The Smoke Train

The Smoke Train Blues Movement is an African Blues brand comprising of blues musicians from all across the continent of Africa (from up and coming to the finest ). The vision to develop, nurture and keep the blues alive

Sea Level

Sea Level as a band has been around since 2007. Consisting primarily of founder members Lance Goldman on guitar and vocals, Grant Halliday on drums and Peter Bosse on bass and vocals. The current lineup includes Keith Fordyce, keyboards, guitar and vocals

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