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The Blues Raiders Live Outside

Olvera's premier blues outfit to play the La Noria terrace

The Blues Raiders are back next Thursday 7th July. Hot on the heels of the White Towns festival, the guys are trading a 10,000 watt p.a. and Jean Michel-Jarre style light show for a semi-acoustic gig outside on the terrace at Bar La Noria. Due to concerns about noise, we're turning down the volume for a semi-acoustic gig. Bass and drums will be electric on low volume, wheres the guitar and harmonica will be acoustic only.

Due to the 'unplugged' nature of the gig, there will be a return to our roots with a new set featuring some of our old acoustic numbers.

It remains to be seen whether the newly adopted cat will be playing with the Raiders. At this time no assessment has been made of his keyboard skills, though we are looking forward to hearing his rendition of 'kitten on the keys' by Depussy.

As is the norm now, there will be extra staff in the kitchen so don't be afraid to order some of the great La Noria grub (the fajitas are my personal favourite!) Also they do the most amazing mojitos and Daiqueries for a mere 3.50 euros which are a bargain!!

Be seeing you!



The White Towns Festival

Great gig - not enough people

The Blues Raiders - penultimate of the five bands playing the White Towns FestivalThe Blues Raiders played at the White Towns Festival on 24th June.

The gig was poorly marketed and nearly cancelled due to low ticket sales, though protestations of all the bands involved prevailed and the show did, as it must, go on.

As you can see from the picture, there was a huge stage with a very professional lighting rig and a huge sound system.

There were five bands playing in all , including another blues band from Olvera and a rock outfit from Seville called the Stinkis who were really impressive.

Though you can't see it from the picture there was an audience of a hundred people or so, but all were behind the photographer, many hanging around the beer tent or sitting on the stone steps at the side of the stadium.

In typical Spanish fashion our 10:30 spot saw us going on at gone 11 and we played until past midnight. The final band that followed us, Los Vecinos de Callejon were still playing when I got home at about 1:30. Such was the power of the PA I could hear them clearly in the still night air all the way from up at the castle!

Open Air Festival June

Blues Raiders on the billing of the White Towns Festival

Blues Raider Play the White Towns FestivalThe Blues Raiders will be pumping out some hot blues numbers at the 'White Towns Festival' along with four other bands in Olvera this June 24th

The concert will take place in the football ground, and tickets will be 10 euros and can be purchased in advance at Bar La Noria, the library, Frenazo's, Manhatten, Autoescuela Zambrana, El Gurugú, Wubira or the town hall. It's planned that tickets can also be purchased online from but they don't seem to have the details yet. When I get a link to them I'll update this page.

Camping Pueblo Blanco are also offering a discount on camping spots and bungalows for ticket holders.

Heading the bill are LOS VECINOS DEL CALLEJÓN, an Indy rock band from Granada who fuse ska, reggae and funk into their own individual and irresistibly foot-tapping style.

Gates open at 18:00 and we'll be playing through until midnight - should be a blast!!!




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