Author Archives: Mike Bowden


Hi Swampers ……… Following a fairly quiet winter of hibernation, apart from a last minute duo gig at Skegness, where it was great to see old and new friends, plans are now being made for the rest of this year…. We are already booked to play at what are new venues for us….. including 100 club […]

the Blog is back!!

Hi All…… I returned from our tour with a terminal case of man flu!!….We enjoyed our time away, with gigs in Redcar, Scarborough, Oxford, Leicester and Llangollen…..the highlight being the wine and chocolate party in the early hours, on the patio of the Paragon Hotel in Scarborough!! We thank all the venues for their hospitality… […]

It’s been a while!! ….

.. but my blog is back!! 2015 promises to be a great year out here in the Swamp.. Our new studio album ‘VOODOO SOUP’, will be released towards the end of January… This coincides with a busy weekend of gigs… Friday 23rd sees us breaking new ground, when we play at the HOP POLE in […]

Finally recovered…

….from our run of gigs over the Easter weekend…Friday saw us at Pleuchies Howff , and the usual warm and enthusiastic welcome from Lilliput Bob and the Dumfries Posse. This really is a great gig , and host David , a musician himself , one of the most vocal supporters of live music  in Scotland. Our first trip […]

Busy, busy,busy!!

I’ve unforgivably been neglecting this blog for a while now…. but we have been very busy… Check our gig pages!! Scarborough blues festival was particularly good, as was Prestatyn blues club…… Our night there was sponsored by Point FM., and as a result of our gig I have been asked to present a weekly show […]

Last Weekend!!

Three great gigs, at three very different venues… Friday took us to the Goin’ Up the Country Roots and Blues Club, in Worthenbury N Wales. A sell out audience at this extremely well run club. Deserves to be looked at as a model for just how a blues club can thrive in the current climate! […]

Hi Swampers

Things are fairly quiet at the moment!! …. In the planning stages for the new album … I have just recovered from a vicious chest infection and am looking forward to breathing some of that fresh sea air! At the ed of the month (28th)… we are playing for the first time at the well […]

What a few weeks!!

Having successfully moved house, we were left without an internet connection for nearly a fortnight!!….. I have now been struck down by some form of plague but will manage to share a few words! It was great to have such a good turnout for our Skegness gig…. We were first band on at Reds, and, […]

Happy New Year!!

Hi Swampsters……. 2014 is here. Hope nobody’s hangover is proving terminal!! This year is looking as though it will be a busy one…. Check out the live page here! April is looking especially busy….. but we ease into the new year with no gigs until Skegness festival on 24 Jan….. If you’ve never been, it […]