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Harp Explosion! @ The Great British RnB Festival, Colne (3)

Billy Branch. Photo copyright: Simon Redley
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Billy Branch, Sugar Blue & Charlie Musselwhite wowing the crowd from the main stage at the Great British RnB Festival in Colne, Lancashire.

A selection of photos of each artist's set with exclusive side stage and backstage access.

Plus the grand finale, where the three legends were joined by UK blues harp star Giles Robson. They graciously invited Tom Cocks to join them, from the support act TJ & The Money Makers.

All the guys were backed by the Sugar Blue Band, who were truly magnificent on the night, and didn't miss a note for any of the artists they backed.

A unique and stunning night of blues.

Words & pix: Simon Redley.
Words SIMON REDLEY

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