HRH Announce the Line-Up for HRH Blues 5 in 2019

Listen up Blues Lovers, those fine purveyors of the Brandy of the Damned, HRH, have announced the initial line-up for HRH Blues 5. A further swig from the Blues hipflask, blended from some choice artistes and acts, some new, some vintage. There’s something for every fan of the Blues and Blues/Rock in this line-up and the celebration of the genre will hit town at the O2 Academy in Sheffield, running between 13th April and 14th April, 2019.


Aynsley Lister will be headlining the event, along with another exciting, yet-to-be-announced act, who’ll be announced in the next 7 days, completing the deck. They lead a field packed with talent, chosen by the HRH community.


Aynsley Lister is a British blues-rock guitarist/singer and songwriter, known for his explosive natural talent and fiery, feeling-filled compositions. A gifted songwriter, with an impressive body of work filled with heart and soul; also a remarkable guitarist and mesmerising live performer. Music is deep-woven into Lister’s DNA and flows from his fingertips like bolts of sonic lightning. Having sold over 86,000 albums, garnered much critical acclaim, and put in years of high-profile touring, Lister’s record speaks for itself, firmly securing his position as a leading light in the resurgence of British Blues-infused music.

Other great bands announced include:


The Climax Blues Band – Chantel McGregor

The Quireboys (Blues Set) – Pontus Snibb’s Wreck Of The Blues

The Billy Walton Band – Erja Lyytinen

John Verity Band – Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band

Sam Kelly’s Station House – Xander and the Peace Pirates

Babajack – Gabriella Jones

Henry’s Funeral Shoe – Clare Free

Thr3e –  Jack J Hutchinson Band

Hot Tramp – Southbound

Matt Pearce and the Mutiny – Blind Saints


Like all HRH events, HRH Blues will be a close-knit, kickass, shenanigans-rich community experience, where fans of the Blues and Blues/Rock get to meet up, quench their thirst for great live music, and party with friends old and new. Quality acts, chosen by the fans. Top notch accommodation, with hotels on the doorstep for your convenience and to keep the community buzz alive and intact. HRH Blues 2 will be a two-day event, with hotels and breakfast included, as well as entrance over the weekend.

So sign up for HRH Blues 5, and immerse yourself in the Blues!

For further info, including details of the passes and packages, check out the website at

Call 0207 193 1307 if you need any assistance, or ask online.


About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!