Getting the Christmas blues

Over two nights Saxbob brings together his mix of blues and swing with a selection of locally sourced craft real ales, cider and barbecue in the industrial setting of the Creative Arts Development Space in Shalesmoor.

The Christmas Blues weekend kicks off on Friday evening with the Leeds City Stompers two slick Kansas city dudes playing old time country blues, followed by The Slingshots, Sheffield’s Rockabilly Kings, purveyors of period perfect sound and authentic style.

The Saturday line-up opens with up tempo five-piece The Red River Rebels followed by Tom Attah, aka The Living Bluesman, a strong and soulful performer of new and original acoustic blues material who moonlights as a PhD student and Associate Lecturer at the University of Salford. Headliners, foot-stomping four-piece TC and the Moneymakers were the hit of of The International Stage at the Great British R&B Festival at Colne last August with their straight ahead blues.

Tickets are £6 on the door each evening which run from 7pm to 1am at CADS on Smithfield.