Beer and Blues at Spiningfields

Spinningfields came alive to the sound of the blues at yet another fantastic Spinfest event.

The Oast House courtyard set the scene for the Beer and Blues festival on Sunday, August 25, when audiences were treated to classic blues sets from a host of acts.

Opening the bank holiday festivities, John Clapper recreated the classic Delta blues sound of Robert Jonston before bringing things up to date with a pared-down take on Eric Clapton and John Mayall.

Clapper was followed by Manchester’s own James Sayer performing country-infused originals and covers of Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and more.

As crowds soaked up the atmosphere with beer and food from the Oast House, more entertainment came by way of the Terry Nicholls Band, The NightCreatures and the Terry Butters Trio, followed by a blistering set inspired by the 1960s blues-rock of Stevie ray Vaughan, Robben Ford and Cream from The Nick Steed Band.

Topping the bill was Berian Miles, who raised the roof with a show-stopping set.

The Beer and Blues festival marked the close of a summer calendar packed full of music events to make use of a semi-permanent stage and sound set up provided by Blacka Hire.

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