Catfish – October
International touring blues rock powerhouse Catfish are making waves on the music scene in the UK and Europe and appear at the Tavern before a tour of Denmark and Holland.
In the last few years, they have played at almost every major UK blues festival and have established themselves as a real force in the British blues scene. They now tour regularly in Europe.
This band’s progression to the top of the European Blues scene is clearly defined by the honours list that continues to grow.
2021 – this year, the guys have been honoured to be nominated in no less than five categories – band of the year, blues artist of the year for Matt Long, instrumentalist of the year for Matt Long, album of the year for ‘Exile – Live in Lockdown’ and Online event of the year for the live stream of Exile – Live in Lockdown. Matt was named Instrumentalist of the Year for the second consecutive year which was a great honour.
2020 – this year, they were named Blues Band of the Year in the UK Blues Awards for 2020 and Matt Long also won an award as Blues Instrumentalist of the Year for 2020. Burning Bridges nominated as album of the year.
2018 – UK Blues Award for Blues Act of the Year (England). Broken Man nominated as Album of the Year, Matt Long nominated as Young Artist of the Year.
2016 – British Blues Award, Paul Long, Keyboard player of the Year. Band nominated as Emerging Artist of the Year, Matt Long nominated as Young Artist of the Year.
2015 – band nominated as Emerging Artist of the Year, Paul Long nominated as Keyboard Player of the Year.
“Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding, and in Matt Long, They have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today…” Blues Matters Magazine.
This is a TICKET event, available from the Hope Tavern £12.