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ABOUT ME

I've been playing music and gigging since the 70's, Sometimes in bands, sometimes solo, and various genres from R&B to punk to avant garde, but I've always maintained a deep love of the simple country blues of artists like Son House and Robert Johnson, and the urban blues of Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.

I am an acoustic slide guitarist, playing blues classics by the aforementioned artists, plus many others. I also play my own material, which is in the blues style.. I play regularly around Yorkshire, Lancashire and beyond, with many repeat bookings.. I have my own PA system.

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I specialise in these genres:

  • 60s
  • Blues
  • Sub 50s
  • 70s
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I play these instruments:

I am happy to perform at these events:

  • Birthday Party
  • Other
  • Festival
  • Bar / Bat Mitzvah
  • Private Party
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AVAILABILITY

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Location

I am based in Keighley, United Kingdom.

Travel

Willing to travel up to 100 miles outside of Keighley.

Travel may increase the final quote.

PRICING OPTIONS

LISTEN TO MY MUSIC

4 Set Lists

example 1
01
Muddy Waters
Hoochie Coochie Man
02
Son House
Death Letter
03
Howling Wolf
Little Red Rooster
04
Son House
Sun Goin' Down
05
Son House
Pony Blues
06
Howling Wolf
I Ain't Superstitous
07
Captain Beefheart
When It Blows It's Stacks
08
Captain Beefheart
Ain't no Santa Claus
09
John Lee Hooker
Boogie Chillun
10
Howling Wolf
Back Door Man
Example 2
01
Isley Bros
Right Now
02
Johnny Otis
Willie n' The Hand Jive
03
Howling Wolf
No Place To Go
04
Rolling Stones
No Expectations
05
Howling Wolf
Taildragger
06
Muddy Waters
Rollin' and Tumblin'
07
Robert Johnson
Dust My Broom
08
John Lee Hooker
Hobo Blues
09
Captain Beefheart
Grow Fins
10
Robert Johnson
Love In Vain
example 3
01
Son House
John The Revealator
02
Professor Longhair
Hey Little Girl
03
Canned Heat
On The Road Again
04
Albert King
Born Under a Bad Sign
05
Rev. Robert Wilkins
Prodigal Son
06
Blind Alfred Reed
How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
07
Jimmy Reed
Big Boss Man
08
Bessie Smith
Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
09
St Louis Jimmy
Going Down Slow
10
John Lee Hooker
My Daddy Was a Jockey
example 4
01
Captain Beefheart
Sure Nuff n Yes I Do
02
Muddy Waters
I Can't Be Satisfied
03
Johnny Cash
Hey Porter
04
Sonny Boy Williamson #1
Mean Old Highway
05
Son House
Grinning in Your Face
06
Robert Wilkins
Don't Let Nobody Turn You Round
07
Captain Beefheart
Ah Feel Like Ahcid
08
Howling Wolf
Change My Way
09
Howling Wolf
Wang Dang Doodle
10
Arthur Crudup
Standing at My Window

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Booked Ben Blue Waters for a Conference / Exhibition / Trade Show
5.0  

Dear Ben,
Blues Evening Tues 26th March
On behalf of the Heritage Centre I would like to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation for your enthusiasm and support at the event on Tuesday. It was a superb evening and thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended. And we all now know what a slide guitar is!
We have received plenty of complimentary feedback and will undoubtedly be booking you again in the future.
These types of events are an essential part of our programmes here at the centre and it is a joy to find musicians who engage with the audience and entertain them as well as help them to understand more about their particular type of music.
With very best wishes
Washburn Heritage Centre Management Committee

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5.0  

Dear Ben
Thanks for entertaining us on Tuesday evening. What a wonderful event! We have received some fantastic feedback.
I personally found it impossible to keep my body and feet still, even while serving the coffee!
Thanks once again.
Kind regards
Cynthia

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Booked Ben Blue Waters for a Venue / Pub / Club Event
5.0   Verified review

I have seen Ben Blue Waters perform at a variety of different gigs around Yorkshire and have always thoroughly enjoyed watching him. He is a brilliant performer and is consistently professional, charming and warm, with a fantastic voice. In addition to this he is a very skilled guitarist!
The way he performs is also distinctive - I was once unaware that he was playing at a venue I was passing but just hearing a muffled version of him through the wall was enough for me to recognise him! I of course immediately went inside to enjoy his performance.
Ben rightly receives so much appreciation from his audiences - I would highly recommend booking him, especially for audiences who love the blues!

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
Punctuality
Standard
Professionalism