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Blues at Moonlight / 2017 Edition

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A.J. & The Rockin’ Trio

A.J. & the Rockin’ Trio is a four-piece Rockabilly combo, with Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Upright Bass and Drums.
The 12 track debut CD “Howlin’ at the Moon” contains 9 self-penned originals and 3 covers, and will be released trough Rhythm Bomb Records based in Berlin, London and Los Angeles. Playing modern Rockabilly, A.J. & the Rockin Trio bring to their sound flavors of R&B, Swing, Country and Jazz, making their own unique blend and vision of Rockabilly music.

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Crystal & Running Wild

Belgian training with Crystal, young vocalist, with a heartbreaking voice and releasing enormous vitality, accompanied by 2 excellent musicians on drums and electric guitar. Runnin ‘Wild was formed many years ago making mostly rockabilly with a lot of root, close to the honky tonk. Later, a few years ago, since 2012 they joined the band to Crystal, a very young artist (then only 16 years old) who has evolved his voice and singing in the years he takes with them, giving birth to Crystal & Runnin ‘Wild.

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706 UNION AVENUE PATRICK OUCHENE

The famous frontman from the Dominoes and Runnin’ Wild Patrick Ouchene will present an Elvis tribute show featuring the cream of Portuguese musicians and the legendary Johnny Trash on the drums.

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Jimmy Barnatan

Jaime Barnatán Pereda (Santander), better known as Jimmy Barnatán, is a Spanish singer, actor and writer. Its origins are in the district of Tetuán, in Santander (Cantabria), although spent part of its childhood in New York. There he surrounded himself with black musicians and was soaked by the Blues they made.

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Ray Collins Hot Club

From Germany comes this great band, long-distance, authentic music professionals who will not leave anyone indifferent. With a track record of 11 albums behind them and a multitude of performances live all over the world, they even appear in the German film Barfuss (2005) making the “Shaking that Boogie”, and its star theme, “Barefoot”, composed for The occasion, it sounds in one of the final scenes.

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Roy Dee & The Spitfires

Sometimes, in the rockin ‘scene, it happens that they cross some guys who play in different formations, and based on sharing stage, talks and some other drink in different festivals and bowling, they discover and decide to form a band. In the case of Roy Dee & The Spitfires is what has happened. Formed by 3 Portuguese and a Malagueño, it is a formation that spends a frenetic, wild rhythm without leaving much of the canons of the most genuine 50’s rockabilly.

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Trouper´s Swing Band

Another of the orchestral formations of the Festival in this edition is the Trouper’s Swing Band, a Spanish formation in the Levante area, where they have offered most of their performances, more than 300, since they are working. Neo-Swing developed in the early 90’s, especially on the west coast of the USA, by bands like Royal Crown Revue, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy or Brian Setzer Orchestra, among others.

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Viktor Huganet

In the attic of the family home in which he grew up, Viktor Huganet discovers for the first time an old vinyl record of Eddie Cochran (1938-1960). American rock icon of the 50s, dies at St Martins Hospital in Bath, England, after a tragic car accident on April 17, 1960. He was only 21 years old. Tragic destiny, his death follows the terrible of his friends, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, who died in a plane crash the year before.

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HOT CLOVER CLUB

HOT CLOVER CLUB is an acoustic band from Rockabilly and 50’s R & R. It comes from the union of musicians with a long history in the Sevillian musical scene, with Kike Real to the double bass (which he makes himself), Pablo Mateos to the electric guitar (great instrumentalist), and Ismael Lojo to the voice and acoustic guitar Of arms to take).

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HOT NASHO

José Ignacio Mena is a musician of reputed prestige in the world of the blues, with numerous projects and works. We present in this Blues at Moonlight a solo show like “Hot Nasho & Himself Orchestra” in the manner of “One Man Band” where he plays guitar, ukelele, hype, hi hat, harmonica and kazoo, playing both own songs and blues of Different artists and styles, as well as Swing or Hawaiian style.

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LUCKY DADOS

Lucky Dice was formed in 1997 from 3 musicians who came from different bands: Pedro Herrero (guitar and vocals), Carlos López (bass and backing vocals) and Carlos Mirat (drums). From the beginning his goal is to make a music that joins rockabilly and punk rock with sounds as different as the country and the purest swing of the 40s and 50s. After a period of concerts where the versions prevail over the songs themselves, the latter become more numerous and decide that it is time to go through the study.

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THE SUN ROCKETS

The Sun Rockets, an Andalusian trio with a lot of experience, made up of 3 great professionals of the music, each in its section, able to travel from the more ancient “early rock and roll” and “rockabilly” to “rhythm and blues” Swamp blues “or” rockin ‘blues “, as well as themes with clear influence” country outlaw “.

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LOS BASTARDOS

Another of the formations that are presented to animate this Festival are Los Bastardos. Los Bastardos is a classical blues band from Granada formed by Juan Jiménez on drums, José Molina on bass and the charismatic “bluesman” from Granada Miguel “Mississippi” Martínez on guitar and vocals. They are also accompanied by the harmonica of Alfredo Martínez, alias “Allfreedom”. This trio starts from the Chicago sound and reaches a current blues context with certain rock’ n’ roll and derivative nods.

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KICK’ EM JENNY

Jenny Giglio, an Italian who feels good anywhere in the world, is one of those Rockin’ artists who leaves no one indifferent. Whoever has seen her act will understand the description we make of her. Wild, daring, glowing, sexy. A real Rockabilly volcano. On stage, he shows an attitude similar to what many define as “Rockabilly Rules”, a hoarse vocarrón, reminiscent of the incomparable Wanda Jackson, a well beaten acoustic guitar and a close beer.

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JOHNNY MOON & THE SELENITES

Band based in Algeciras (Cádiz). They began their journey at the end of 2014 and have already passed through numerous stages in southern Spain. Currently, he leads Johnny Moon band, solo voice and acoustic guitar. The electric guitar is the responsibility of Vicente Antón and Juan Andújar (drums) and Toni Barea (double bass) are at the rhythmic base. In their repertoire, they alternate classical rockabilly themes with their own compositions.

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THE GOLD DIGGERS

Band Andaluza whose members currently reside between Malaga and Granada… To the voice Oona, Irish who lives in Granada, and has sung in bands such as Oona Fortune and the Pavement Kings and Oona Fortune and the Rocketees. The double bass Javi, who currently plays with the rockabilly band The Radions. To the drumsticks Felipe, from Malaga who shares with Lalo, guitar and resident in Fuengirola, another formation, Atomics Propellers.

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TREVOR COLLINS

Trevor Collins, from London (England), has been a DJ and promoter on the Rock’ n’ Roll scene for over 30 years and has played at most of the best festivals around the world. He has promoted several nightclubs in London, and currently collaborates in promoting the main Rockin’ Club of London,”Boppin’ The Blues”.

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LITTLE CARL

Little Carl began his career by playing records at the age of 14, with a small box of 45’s of his father’s in a local Rock’ n’ Roll Club. Since then he has been a guest DJ and resident of many of London’s most famous clubs for the past 30 years. His current club in North London is the “Hot Dang Dilly” for which he has a special interest.

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BOP HOP

Manuel Dj BopHop is from Seville and his great passion is collecting original pressing vinyls 45s rpm from the 50s. He has performed at different Spanish festivals such as the Ubangi Stomp in Benidorm, Rockin’ Gijón Weekender, Desert Wind in Almeria, Blues At Moonlight in Benalmadena and Alligator Rockin’ in Jaen.

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TALL MIKE

Originally from Marbella (Málaga, Spain), Miguel Corchón, known as DJ Tall Mike, was born and raised in Spain. However, his musical tastes extend far beyond, grabbing all the styles of the music of American roots. During his adolescence he became a fan and collector of Rockabilly and began his career as a DJ in Marbella in the late 80’s. From there he jumped onto the rockin’ scene in Granada, and when Granada simply Tall Mike set off for London, where he played some of the best pubs and Rockin’ clubs in the city.