Tue 1
Wed 2


Thu 3
Marsha Swanson
plus Joel Owen, Natile Squance and Lizzy Nunerey
Fri 4

Bluezz Intoxicated
plus Blues Basement
Fronted by charismatic mad man Dumpy (Dumpys Rusty Nuts) Bluezz Intoxicated play classic 60’s rock & blues (John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix) and a whole lot of progressive blues stuff. Their gigs feature loads of guitar soloing from Dumpy, and they normally end the night lifting the roof off playing Silver Machine with all the usual Hawkwind type sound effects which DRN use.

Sat 5
Private Party
Sun 6


Private Party
Mon 7
Tue 8
Acoustic Live Lounge
feat. Neil Horsley, Tori Maris, Maximum Danger Project, Jon Budding, Calder
Over four nights, The Musician is hosting a series of showcases to find the next generation of acoustic stars - with high profile rewards on offer - such as 2008 Summer Sundae  performance slots and high profile gigs at The Phoenix Arts and the Musician Venue, plus the best of the series will receive recording and release opportunities.
Wed 9
Acoustic Live Lounge
feat. Greg Gent, DanRazzer, Sam Letts, Morning Session
Thu 10
DMU College Night
Fri 11

Oli Brown Band
plus The Tony Alles Bluesville
Oli Brown is young man on a fast track to stardom. His awesome blues rock guitar style is winning him fiends in high places and no less than Walter Trout has invited him on tour. His Hendrix influenced, funked-up blues rock sound doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but he performs with great skill, sounding fresh and vital. This young guitarslinger comes hard on the tail of Ansley Lister and Ian Parker.
Sat 12

Red Red Wine (UB40 Tribute)
£6adv £8door

Sun 13

NNZ Blues Band
plus The Medicine Men

Mon 14
Tue 15
Acoustic Live Lounge
feat. Joe Hubbard, Crowfoot, Smallbear and Jim Burgess
Wed 16
Acoustic Live Lounge
feat. C.Bob, High & Low, Chloe Vaughan, Gambo and Viginana McNaughton
Thu 17
Fatal Star
plus Greg Gent and TRM DJ
"One of the most beautiful sounds you could possibly hear at this year’s Summer Sundae festival was undoubtedly that of Fatal Star on the Rising Stage. Fun Lovin’ Criminal, Frank Benbini takes the stage with former Dizzy Valise frontman Na’im Cortazzi and seduces the fun lovers with intricate, delicate melodies that could melt the heart of the coldest ice queen." - AtomicDuster.com
Fri 18
Desperado (Eagles Tribute)
Sat 19
King Earl & The Boogie Band
£10adv £12door
A band with a long and proud heritage. King Earl & The Boogie Band was started by Paul King and Colin Earl founder members of Mungo Jerry. Bringing together some of the best musical talent in the country, the current line-up have played with Status Quo, Alexis Korners's Blues Incorporated, Foghat, Thin Lizzy, and The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, and feature a lead guitarist who has three times been voted Acoustic Blues Guitarist Of The Year. 
Sun 20
Jim Gamble Tribute & Jam Session
Mon 21
Tue 22
Kevin Montgomery & The Road Trippers
£12adv £14door
plus Andrea Glass
It still remains a mystery that outstanding Nashville songwriter Kevin Montgomery has not climbed the heady heights of Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen and Don Henley. Montgomery (whose Mum sang with Elvis Presley and Dad co-wrote "Wishing" with Buddy Holly) will be joined by ace steel guitar and dobro man Al Perkins (who has played with Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Dwight Yoakam and Dolly Parton). So expect hugely enjoyable country infused rock delivered with style and aplomb.
Wed 23
Leen Valley Band
plus Bob Gillmore Evans
Thu 24
£7adv £8door
plus Dead Rock West
Fronted by Gregg Sarfaty, Stewboss play straight ahead roots rock, Americana and tender, supple country. These So-Cal rockers blend Tom Petty meets Bruce Springsteen meets Neil Young & Crazy Horse to great effect, with occasional detours into Tom Waits meets Nick Drake territory. Gregg is a great songwriter, a master storyteller, whose lyrics are at once simple, almost to the point of being comical, then suddenly so poignant they leave you pondering them for days afterward. This is revivalist rock-n-roll at it's best and proof, finally, that California's San Fernando Valley has something other than pornography to offer to the world!
Fri 25
plus Funked Up & Souled Out, Taste The Chase, Nemisto, Scam and Doof
Sat 26
The Coal Porters
£8adv £10door
The Coal Porters began as a country rock band in the manner of Sid Griffin's previous group The Long Ryders, but have evolved into a fine bluegrass band. In fact the transition has been so successful that the band were invited as one of only thirteen acts to showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass festival in Kentucky. Sid is a fine and evocative songwriter, as "Fair Play, Virginia" and "Maybe I'll Cry Tomorrow", from last years How Dark This Earth Will Shine prove. Although reviews for the album have been incredibly positive, it barely hints at why the Coal Porters bring audiences to their feet every time.
Sun 27

Gretchen Peters
£10adv £12door
plus Edwina Hayes

"I think great songs are born. They are born with all the urgency of childbirth, born out of pain, anger, joy, wit, and delivered by instinct, skill and love." - Gretchen Peters.
It is this passion for the song that fuels all facets of a career that has brought Peters to the Grammys twice as a songwriter, won her a CMA Song Of The Year award for the groundbreaking "Independence Day", taken her on repeated sold-out tours across the UK and Ireland, and seen the release of four critically-acclaimed albums.

Mon 28
Tue 29

Carolyn Mark
£6adv £7door
plus support

Country-rock songstress Carolyn Mark is one Canada's greatest songwriting talents. Having worked her way through several unfulfilling group ventures (including one ongoing group with Neko Case, to whom comparisons can easily be drawn), Mark broke off in '98 to pursue a solo career. Her sound is a unique mixture of country, bluegrass, rock, rockabilly and folk, anchored by her, powerful vocals (again recalling Neko Case), shameless sense of storytelling and wonderful sense of humor.

Wed 30
Bob Dylan Songbook Night
Thu 31

Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan
plus Tam White and Mickey Kemp

Joe D'Urso's love for music began with his older sister's record collection; Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Meatloaf, Beatles, Elvis Presley, Bob Seger, Tom Petty, The Doors, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Jackson Browne and countless one-hit wonders from the 1950s to the 1970s and those classic's have had a lasting effect on his own music making. In 1996, Joe left his job at the legendary Premier Talent Agency in New York City to pursue his career as a singer-songwriter. Since then, Joe's music has earned glowing praise for his powerful brand of “original music based in good, old-fashioned rock and roll.” His roots and connections with the New Jersey music scene are evident in his Springsteen influenced performances


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