Blues Raiders will be performing at the swimming pool bar in Torre
Thursday, November 24, 2016 3:37:00 PM
The trio will be playing in what is known locally as the swimming pool bar in Torre-Alháquime on 10 of December. It will probably be a bit cold for skinny-dipping after the gig but we live in hope.
Kick-off is at 9:30 and if any of our regular fan-base from Olvera and Pruna want to come, the address is Calle El Arenal, 0 S/N, 11691 Torre-Alháquime, Cádiz.
We will probably be trying out some new songs from Santana, Queen and Dire Straits so come along and join the fun!
Riding high in November
Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:54:00 AM
The Blues Raiders are playing at Bar La Noria on Friday 18 November. We will be playing between 9-12pm our usual set plus a few new numbers.
This may be the last chance to see us before Christmas. As ever tickets are free and food is available.
Blues Raiders play our first indoor gig of the season at La Noria
Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:11:00 AM
Straight from the Andalusia delta, the Blues Raiders ride again in a live indoor show at Bar La Noria.
With a 9 o'clock start, we'll be roaring into to some blues and rock numbers old and new. Our recent guest Andrew Derrick has gone back to blighty so Nigel resumes the role as lead guitar. Several die-hard fans are are back in town (Pauline, Bill, Lynda) so should be a good crowd. So why don't you come down and dance the night away.
As ever there is extra staff in the kitchen, allowing Paco to cover the harmonica, so feel free to indulge yourself with the full gamut of the La Noria menu.
Also we really want to hear from you if there are any favourite songs you want us to cover. Remember, we're a local band for local people!
Three weddings and a funeral sort of!
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:27:00 AM
The Blues Raiders have two birthday gigs in October 2016 - the first on the 1 Oct 2016 in the Hotel Pino, the secnod on the 15th in Bar Manhatten. We will also be playing in our regular haunt, Bar La Noria on the 21st
All being well, we will also be hosting a Karaoke night at Bar La Noria on Friday 7th.
The Pino gig will feature a guest lead guitar player, Andrew, so even if you don'thave an invite, worth pitching up to the bar for a drink - you'll be able to hear us even if we're playing poolside, though forecast suggests we will be inside!
Olvera's premier blues outfit to play the La Noria terrace
Friday, July 01, 2016 3:42:00 PM
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!
Great gig - not enough people
Friday, July 01, 2016 3:36:00 PM
The 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!
Blues Raiders on the billing of the White Towns Festival
Friday, May 20, 2016 10:33:00 PM
The 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 ticketbell.es 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!!!