Connect with us

Phuket

Bibb dazzles crowd at Blues Rock Festival

Published

 on 

KARON, PHUKET: An electrifying performance in the early hours of Saturday morning from acoustic blues superstar Eric Bibb underlined why he was chosen to headline the 2009 Phuket International Blues Rock Festival.

Taking to the stage at around midnight, the Grammy nominated star dazzled crowds with his smooth, up-tempo brand of blues.

Bibb began his hour-long set individually but was later joined by three other musicians to close the opening night of the festival.

Earlier in the evening the crowd was treated to performances by George Cordeiro and the Fai Jang Blues Gang, the Sam Wilko Band, Corinne Gibbons, The Rich Harper Band and “Chasing Jimi”, featuring Jimmy Fame and the brilliant Rich Harper in a tribute to Jimmy Hendrix.

The performance of one of Phuket’s own, The Groove Doctors, was another highlight. Taking to the stage with almost 10 artists, fronted by Tony “Chainsaw” Wilson, the band produced a thrilling spectacle which included an outstanding version of the Doobie Brothers classic, Long Train Runnin’.

Master of Ceremonies Ricky Zen kept crowds entertained between performances and gave away fabulous prizes to lucky raffle winners.

Tonight’s event is headlined by New Orleans style boogie-woogie pianist Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s.

Also appearing on stage will be Lil’ Willie & Ko, KNIKI, Bert Deivert & Janne Zander, The Blues Machine, and Cannonball.

The festival gates will once again be open at 5 pm and tickets are on sale at the door, priced at 800 baht for what promises to be a second night of high-quality live music.

As every year, the Phuket Gazette and PGTV are proud sponsors of the festival.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Crime7 hours ago

Fans stage simulation of Tangmo’s death in protest of law activist’s defamation case

Thailand8 hours ago

Thai road sweepers get safer new uniform for work

Thailand8 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Police patrol Pattaya Beach looking for guns, booze, prostitutes

Sponsored17 hours ago

Starting a business and obtaining SMART Visa in Thailand is easy with Startup Booster

Phuket8 hours ago

4 Chinese fishermen lost at sea rescued near Phuket

Pattaya9 hours ago

Two lost children found on Pattaya’s Walking Street

Guides9 hours ago

5 underrated apps you need to use in Thailand this year

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Phuket9 hours ago

Cheeky Taoist procession spices up Phuket’s veggie fest

World9 hours ago

Avalanche strikes mountaineering team in Indian Himalayas, 4 killed

Cannabis10 hours ago

Can foreigners legally grow cannabis in Thailand?

Tourism10 hours ago

1-billion-baht tourism stimulus back on track

Thailand10 hours ago

Ordination ceremony concert goes on despite flood

Hot News10 hours ago

Flooding may impact Thailand’s tourism recovery

Road deaths10 hours ago

Young woman killed in hit-and-run in Chon Buri

Hot News10 hours ago

Myanmar youth artists hold art challenge to raise awareness of country’s plight

Entertainment11 hours ago

“One For the Road” film is Thailand’s 25th Oscar attempt

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending