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BB Blackdog-At The Old School Weekender

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Rock And Blues made it's welcome return to The Coneygrey Showground at Pentrich in Derbyshire last year. This time around BB Blackdog are pleased to be part of the proceedings, playing on the Saturday.

   Finalised timings are not available just yet, however BB are set to play an extensive set during Saturday afternoon on the second stage, Platform 15, featuring not only the dancing delights of Demolitia Tribal, but more belly dancers, pole dancers and stilt walkers. There is also a strong possibility of a first guest appearance of the summer, from that much missed festival element sunshine!

   Also appearing on Platform 15 are local blues protaginists The Paul Evans Trio and making a landlubbing trip from the Suffolk coast The East Town pirates, reveling in their "voodoo pirate rock n roll"

   Headliners for the day on The Cross Piston Saloon Main Stage, are the timeless UK Subs, who have been around constantly since "the new wave" of 1976. the rest of the…

BB Blackdog-Holiday In The sun?

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Picture courtesy of Laurine Clifford Photography


      Another nice shot from the recent photo shoot, featuring the full cast.

      No live appearances this week, so a well earned break for the band and a chance to have a reflect on the year so far and a look ahead to a busy second half of 2012.

      Whilst it is fair to say that the last two months, unbelievable rainfall, has had it's effect on numbers turning out for some shows and the actual cancellation of one festival, the larger part of the year has been a good story.

       Mention should go again to the departing John Ferguson, to whom well is wished in the future and a big thanks to Mike Bower for making a seamless transition.

       The biggest story of the year so far, goes to the trip to Denver and Texas, taking in a couple of steampunk conventions. Really well received during the period spent in The States and plans already being formulated to revisit next year, with an expanded itinery.

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BB Blackdog at BBB(Belper,Beefstock and Brewery Tap)

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BB Blackdog versus BB Blackdeath
Picture courtesy of Laurine Clifford Photography. A sneak preview of the latest shoot.

   Back in Derbyshire for a busy weekend, with the band moving slowly down the Derwent Valley day by day.

  The first engagement of the weekend is Friday night at The George And Dragon in Belper, very much considered a home venue and as usual here, with no support plenty of time to hear the full remit of material. The pub is towards the Matlock end of Bridge Street(A6) and served by nearby rai station, Transpeak and Trent 6s buses.

   Outdoors again on Saturday, this time at one of Derbyshire's best kept secrets, Beefstock, which has been raising substantial amounts for charity and gaining in stature since 2007.

    Hosted by Field Farm, accessed directly opposite the entrance to Allestree Park.

    Due to the fact that the venue is a field by the river, it is suggested that vehicles are left in the Park or nearby streets. Alternatively, again Transpeak and Six…

BB Blackdog-Back In Black(Market Venue)

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Pictures courtesy of Laurine Clifford Photography

    The band caught in the act Friday at The Exile Festival. Another excellent show from BB Blackdog and Demolitia Tribal and opportunity to impress in front of a wider audience.

   Whilst the weather was fairly kind in Darley Dale last weekend the same can not be said for Dolgellau, out on the Welsh coastline, where BB were destined to make their next festival appearance of the summer. The event being called off even before last weekend.

   Still it is an ill wind as they say, which blows no good and the cancelation has afforded the opportunity to appear at the charity gig, at The Black Market Venue, Market Warsop near Mansfield, which is Mike's home town.

   Entry is £3, split between Epilepsy Research and combat Stress, for Party In The market from 7pm until midnight.  Battle Of The Bands, featuring 8 local acts, competing for The Paul Newbury Prize, runs up until six, starting at midday.

   In the evenning the band are joined by…