Blind Fever Band

Blind Fever Band at Bearded Theory – Friday 22nd May 2015

The Blind Fever Band were formed in Mansfield in 2011 by Steve Townsend and Kev Hubbell.  The guys come from different musical backgrounds and draw their influences from right across the musical spectrum.  They cite blues, folk, country, punk, rock and cider as amongst their influences.

As time has gone on the band has expanded with Dom Basheck on guitar and laterally both Dave and Brad Drury joining to form a formidable rhythm section.  As might be imagined from a band that utilise banjo’s washboards, snare drums and just about anything else they can bring to hand their sound is a heady mix of blues, skiffle, bluegrass and old time country blues.

The Blind Fever Band made a great addition to this years Bearded theory festival bringing their unique twist on Hill-Billy blues to the beautiful woodland stage.  The band have matured since I heard them and reviewed their Debut EP last year.  They have just released their first full length album which I will be reviewing very shortly on these pages.  In the meantime enjoy some photographs of the band.

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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