Great British R&B Festival Announce Victor Brox Tribute

The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival in Colne have announced a special tribute to Blues legend Victor Brox.

On Friday 23rd August, friends, family and colleagues of Victor will come together at the Pendle Hippodrome to celebrate an incredible career which spanned over 60 years.

Victor, who worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, Charles Mingus, Muddy Waters, Dr John, Leonard Cohen, BB King and many more, performed at the inaugural Great British R&B Festival back in 1990, as part of his Victor Brox Blues Train band.

The blues musician, who was born in Greater Manchester and became a huge draw in the Manchester clubs in the 1960s, was also a special guest at the 2018 Great British R&B Festival, when he joined his daughter Kyla Brox on stage at the Pendle Hippodrome for a memorable performance.

Kyla, who has been described by many as “the finest female blues singer of her generation”, will now headline a star-studded tribute to her late father at this year’s Great British R&B Festival, performing at 11pm on Friday 23rd August with many special guests set to join her on stage.

Before that performance, Artistic Directors of the festival, Colne Blues Society, in partnership with Kyla, have announced a fantastic line-up of Manchester-based artists, in tribute to Victor.

These include Paolo Fuschi & The Outsiders who will feature Bo Lee on bass, who played bass for Victor for over 40 years, as well as Franny Eubank & His Blues Band, The Norman Beaker Band and finally, Kyla Brox & Friends.

Tickets are selling fast for the tribute to Victor, who was described by Jimi Hendrix and Tina Turner as their “favourite white blues singer” and is fondly remembered as one of the best UK blues singers and performers of all time.

To celebrate the tribute night, Colne Town Council and the Colne Blues Society have announced a special ticket discount for a limited time only, with festival goers able to secure a Friday night ticket for £30, reduced from £40.