SEVEN Festival and JOHN LANASIS proudly present

The Seven Corfu Blues Rock Festival 2017

in aid of Corfu-based Charities

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Until the SEVEN Corfu Blues Rock Festival in Arillas!

SEVEN Festival and John Lanasis present the Seven Corfu Blues Rock Festival 2017 featuring two of the world’s leading Rhythm & Blues Bands – DR FEELGOOD and BLUES WIRE plus NEVER THE BRIDE, BLACK STRAT BAND, DEEP IN THE TOP, BLUES LATITUDE w/ Maria Goros, and special guest artists. All profits will be donated to Corfu-based charities.

Dr. Feelgood

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex, England, in the early 1970s Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in the album Stupidity that immediately went to the number one position in the U.K. charts.

Dr. Feelgood have also enjoyed global success with a string of hit singles including Roxette, Back in the Night, Milk and Alcohol, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator – which gave the group their first gold record.

The last album to feature Lee Brilleaux – Down at the Doctors, was recorded live at the Dr. Feelgood Music Bar on Canvey Island, (now the site of the Oysterfleet Hotel) just two months before he died.

The current line up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass (both 33 years), Steve Walwyn on guitar (26 years), all of whom formed one of the early line-ups with Lee Brilleaux for several years and now share the stage with dynamic front-man Robert Kane (formerly of the Animals) the most recent addition – joining in 1999.

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Blues Wire

from Thessaloniki

In the words of blues prodigy Katie Webster, “Blues Wire are the best blues band in Europe and deserve to be heard by a wider audience”.

Blues Wire  is one of Europe’s best kept blues secrets and they should finally get the chance to be known to blues lovers around the world.  Formed in 1983 by Sotiris Zisis (bass) and Elias Zaikos, Blues Wire recorded the first blues album ever to be made by Greek musicians. Thousands of gigs in every kind of venue imaginable, scores of TV and radio show appearances in Greece as well as abroad, and an enviable recording expertise have helped define their tight and recognizable sound, a mix of passion and maturity that only comes with experience. Playing festivals and clubs in France, Italy, Austria and Hungary (among others) consolidated their reputation and earned them many enthusiastic press reviews all around Europe.

Through the years Blues Wire have often backed up top blues artists such as Katie Webster, John Hammond, Larry Garner, Big Time Sarah, Carey and Lurrie Bell, Angela Brown, Louisiana Red & Al Copley, to mention a few, proving they can keep up with the best of them. They have also opened for legendary musicians like Buddy Guy,  John Mayall, Albert King, Otis Rush and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Their skill and musicianship led to memorable jam sessions with blues pioneers like Champion Jack Dupree, rising stars like Sherman Robertson, well-known British blues players like Dave Kelly, and the renowned Dr Feelgood .

Blues Wire have provided the foundation of the Greek blues scene and the main inspiration for many younger musicians, while leader Elias Zaikos (guitar, vocals) is considered the most important blues artist in the country.

All profits will be donated to these charities:

MELISSA – The School for Special Needs Children

MELISSA is a vocational school for children over the age of 14 with Autism Spectrum disorders, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. The school’s program provides special training, socialisation, psychological support, sports, theatre, games, independent living skills, music, computer training, educational excursions and summer camps. The centre also operates a fully-functioning bakery out of the school and sells three types of cookies to visitors and several retailers on the island.

CARE – Corfu Animal Rescue Establishment

Since their founding 11 years ago, CARE has re-homed thousands of animals in Greece, Germany, Austria and the UK. CARE presently has a small shelter near Sidari, situated in the north of the island. With limited space and facilities, this means they sadly cannot take in all the reported strays, but CARE has a mobile unit and along with groups of volunteers, CARE has set up feeding stations and the sterilization of these animals wherever possible. The CARE sanctuary offers temporary lodging for these animals whilst new homes are sourced. Donations go towards vet bills including injections, operations, blood and urine tests and microchips. Food, bedding, rescue travel costs and a stray feeding programme are just some of the other areas funding helps with.

Press Contact:

SEVEN CORFU ROCK BLUES FESTIVAL 2017
Sam Nahas
cbrf@mailbox.org

John Lanasis
Tel: +44 7763 411122
Johnlanasis1@mac.com

SEVEN FESTIVAL 2017
Andreas Trifonas
lightd@otenet.gr
http://www.eptatexnon.com