Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Nick Lowe… For Ealing!

Nick Lowe headlines this year’s Ealing Blues Festival. Now in its 22nd year, the event will take place at Walpole Park on 20-21st July with tickets on sale now.

Best known for hit singles Cruel to Be Kind (a US Top 40) and I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass (a top 10 in the UK), as well as his production work with Elvis Costello & The Attractions (for whom he wrote the hit (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and UnderstandingGraham Parker & The Rumour, and others, Lowe’s career has been varied and influential.

A member of Brinsley Schwarz, one of the early leading lights of the pub rock scene that was pivotal to the punk rock movement, he would co-front Rockpile with Dave Edmunds while dipping his hand into power pop and new wave, and more latterly country rock, notably via collaborations with Johnny Cash.

The Ealing Blues Festival is part of the Ealing Summer Festivals programme, a series of six events taking place in the borough over June and July, including its renowned jazz and comedy festivals.

More headliners acts are be announced, but among those acts already committed are The Cosimo Matassa Project, Who’s Next, MACK featuring Tommy Hare, Winnie and The Rockettes, Near Death Experience, Nicole Skeltys & The Disenchanted, Big Mamma’s Door, Neil Stout’s Old, Tommy Allen’s Trafficker, Tim Staffell & Paul Stewart Band, The Eel Pie All-Stars, Great West Groove and Andy Twyman.

Tickets are available (and at decidedly excellent prices) by clicking here.



Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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