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The 1st Bank Holiday Blues Festival at The Lido – Havre Des Pas – Jersey

The 1st Bank Holiday Blues Festival At the Lido

Stroll or taxi down to the Lido at Havre Des Pas on Bank Holiday Sunday May 26th for a very special night of drinks and highly acclaimed blues music with three great acts, Giles Robson, Robbin Kapsalis and the exciting debut of Jersey world class guitarist Olly Rybarczuck’s new classic blues rock show all backed by a mighty full band. As you arrive enjoy a complimentary “Tidal Hurricane” cocktail (Tidal Rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, Grenadine, Bitters) and take in the atmosphere and beautiful sea views and then enjoy an entertaining and musically powerful show from three great blues artists!

A very special early summer’s night out!


Doors and complimentary cocktail: 6:00pm

Olly Rybarczyk + Band: 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Robbin Kapsalis + Band: 8:45pm – 9:45pm

Giles Robson + Band 10:00pm – 11:00pm

Grand Finale (all artists) 11:00pm – 11:15pm

Blues Disco Playing the best of classic danceable blues – till 1:00am

More About Giles Robson

“I’ve been listening to you and you sound GREAT!”

Sir Mick Jagger

“Award winning harmonica

playing genius”

Daily Sport (UK)

“Worth his place in blues

harmonica history”

American Blues Scene

Decades long commitment, respect and focus towards the art of blues music has seen Blues Music Award Winner Giles Robson build a dreamlike career. Given the blessing of Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger who raved about Robson’s live incendiary performance and harmonica playing at the Mustique Blues Festival as “sounding GREAT!”, Hohner Harmonicas calls Giles Robson“One of the finest blues harmonica virtuosos in the world, an acclaimed master showman and singer”.

The ONLY UK or European artist to appear on Chicago’s legendary Alligator Records who described him as “A blues giant, absolute master of the form”. He is only one of THREE UK blues artists alongsideEric Clapton and Peter Green to win a coveted Blues Music Award in Memphis (The Grammys of the Blues) alongside blues legends Joe Louis Walker and Bruce Katz for their album Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues. His albums are in the top of the world’s most prestigious music magazines critics polls – Mojo Magazine, Living Blues and Downbeat.

He tours over fifteen countries a year and works with some of blues music’s most legendary figures. Ex Muddy Waters and Magic Slim guitarist and celebrated blues star John Primer says “When me and Giles play the blues we put hot sauce on it so you can feel it”. Emmy Award winning blues harmonica master Billy Branch calls Robson “A great Harmonica player in his own right”.

In 2023 he sold out all 10 nights of his “Up Close With The Blues Show at the world renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Edinburgh Fringe is one of the most highly competitive ticket sales environments in the world. One of the greatest celebrations of arts and culture on the planet, The Edinburgh Fringe has nearly 60,000 performances of over 3,500 shows across 320 venues and is surpassed only by the Olympics and the World Cup in terms of global ticketed events.

He plays and sings beautiful, powerful, emotional and timeless blues with a deep groove and laden with intense feeling. He is widely considered one of the world’s greatest blues harmonica virtuosos and an impressive singer. He plays harmonica in his own accomplished and distinct style that captures stunned audience’s hearts and imaginations with his mixture of superb technique, rhythmic power, tonal control and sensitive emotional expressiveness. Witnessing Giles Robson live is a dazzling, and unforgettable experience as audiences from around the world constantly discover.

Artist Website: www.gilesrobson.com

Artist Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRhCK03lPtk

More About Robbin Kapsalis

Robbin Kapsalis was born on the Southside of Chicago and soaked up the sounds of the legendary blues city before moving to be raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Featuring a powerful and commanding voice that is steeped in the greasy and dirty but still emotionally affecting side of blues, Robbin has all the understanding of the classic phrasing, textures, rhythm and attitude of the music. She adds something fresh and sassy to the mix too – so is very much rooted in our time. And as a charismatic front woman, she is second to none with an energy level that is unrivalled in the blues scene today. Think Sharon Jones of the Dap Kings meets Koko Taylor and you might have an idea of the talent level on display here.

“A great vocalist” Blues Blast Magazine (USA)

“Robin Kapsalis needs to be your new favourite vocalist” Rock & Blues Muse (USA)

“One of the hottest live acts on the circuit today” Chicago Blues Guide

More About Olly Rybarczuk

Olly Rybarczuk is a sensational world class guitar player based in the island of Jersey. Spotted by Giles Robson in 2021, Robson was immediately impressed by his instrumental talent, attention to detail and work ethic of this impressive guitar player. They have been working together since 2021 in various forms and now it’s Olly’s time to shine in the spotlight and present his brand new show – performing some of the best known Blues-Rock classics!

“The guitarist Olly Rybarczuk is a mighty figure in Channel Islands music and is up to a World class standard.” Giles Robson


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Date May 26, 2024Time 6:00 pm - 11:30 pmVenue The LidoOrganiser Giles RobsonOrganiser Website View Organiser Website

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