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Hell, Norway

Blues In Hell Festival September 2013

Following my initial involvement at the Blues In Hell Festival 2012 I've been asked back (there's no accounting for taste) for this year's festival.  As before I'll be Dee-Jaying in the Lobby Bar prior to the main live music attractions.  One of the main attractions is going to be Rhythm & Blues soul songstress Sugar Pie DeSanto who on checking out YouTube footage of a recent performance can still belt it out.

Once again, I cant wait and will have just enough time to recover from The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne as the Hell Festival takes place the weekend of 6th, 7th & 8th September 2013.

Check out details of the Blues In Hell Festival 2013 here: www.bluesinhell.no

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Blues In Hell Festival September 2012

Following my Dee-Jaying at "Jolly Jumper & Big Moe's" 20th anniversary bash in Norway last Christmas I was booked for this prestigious event.

I was spinning those 45's in the lobby bar of the Rica Hell Hotel during the festival 6th - 8th September.

The line up was fantastic with a host of solo artists playing mainly in the acoustic venue and a batch of stellar US bands, including The Original Blues Brothers Band (with of course Steve Cropper), Tommy Castro & The Painkillers and Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish to name but a few - all playing in the magnificent "Magic Mirrors" Big Top - the live music all took place in the grounds of Hell Railway Station.

With the headline act being "The Original Blues Brothers Band" the organiser, Kjell Inge Brovoll, managed to obtain a replica "Blues Brothers" motor, which was prominent throughout the festival.

On the Thursday Kjell arranged for Norwegian TV to film a programme to promote the festival centred around the black & white ex-cop car with "mock-up" Blues Brothers characters. Yes I was roped in and here is the footage:

Hopefully I will have done enough to be asked back next year.

The photos below show just a few special moments I shared with some wonderful people in Hell, Norway.


The skull hats we are wearing were specially knitted by 'Ingrid'. "Blues In Hell" is sprawled across the front.


Relaxing in the Hospitality room with Little Willie Littlefield


The Booking Office at Hell Station


The luggage and goods storage shed at Hell Station


Outside the Rica Hell Hotel with Michael Roach


At Hell Station by the infamous "Blues Brothers" car


DJ Decks with Steve Cropper
"Hey, this guy's a star man - he's keeping the STAX flag flying - letting people hear these good old STAX tunes"


Little Willie Littlefield with the Festival Organiser Kjell Inge Brovoll in the Hospitality area


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