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GIGS 2015:

23rd January Coniston Idle

February Wakefield Blues night tbc

28th February Jeremy’s Boathouse Brighouse 

7th March Cross Keys Morley Leeds

14th March Millers Bar Brighouse

22nd March Jump WMC 5pm

4th April Shoulder of Mutton Slaithwaite

5th April Foresters Crosland Moor Hudds 6pm

17th April Lincolnshire Bikes and Blues Show 8pm Main Stage

25th April Travellers Inn South Kirby

9th May Rose and Crown Greetland

10th May Tyne Bar Newcastle 3.30pm

30th May Coniston Idle

11th June Bj’s Blues Club The Minstrel Eaves Green Chorley PR7 3PQ

20th June Marsh Blues and Folk Club

4th July Four Horseshoes Milnsbridge Huddersfield

12th July Foresters Crosland Moor Hudds 6pm

15th July Welcome Inn, Whitewell, Bury

7th August Blues at the Bay Stockton on Tees

14th August Old Crown Stanningley

15th August Little Angel Whitby

30th August Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival Colne Rugby Club 4pm

4th September Halfway House Wakefield

11th September Newark Blues Festival tbc

4th October Tank South Elmsall 5pm

23rd October The Bridge Manchester Road Huddersfield

31st October Shoulder of Mutton Slaithwaite

1st November Foresters Crosland Moor Hudds 6pm

6th November The Lion Castleford

21st November Rose and Crown Greetland



‘One of the unexpected highlights of the entire festival for me was catching up with the Bonnie Mac Band at The Fox & Crown ….Singer Sheila Mac has a voice made for blues, at home on the raunchy driving blues numbers but also able to convey emotion and warmth on the slower tunes’.   Steve Yourglivch, contributor to ‘Blues Matters’, September 2013, reviewing the Bonnie Mac Band at Newark Blues Festival.

‘The Bonnie Mac Band is one of my finds of the year. First-class musicians playing some of the best traditional blues and their own numbers. Sheila McFarlane’s vocals add the icing on the cake! She has a great voice delivering the blues with her own unique style’.  Les Young, Wall to Wall Blues, Penistone FM, December 2012



‘After listening to Bonnie Mac’s first album one can honestly say that the people within this band have their feet firmly settled within the foundations of Blues and its many sub-genres….For a debut this is as strong as it gets for any music, for any band in fact. I’d dare say it tops some of the most famous debut albums…the first time I listened to this I switched off, lit a cigarette and wanted almost needed, to have more albums by them, a whole catalogue I could trawl through; but I guess I will have to  wait like everyone else.’ Tom Priestley, Independent Music Reviewer    reviewing‘PLEASURES AND PAINS’, sent to the band’s website, May 2014.

 ‘This is the Bonnie Mac Band’s debut CD….The band members are accomplished musicians, each with his own set of skills, sometimes producing outstanding things. Without a doubt though, the major strength of the band is Sheila McFarlane who has a fine (usually) contralto voice and who can boast some outstanding song writing skills….I really like this CD. One of the great strengths of it is the fact that Sheila’s diction and the mix, which puts her voice well in front of the band, make the whole album easy to listen to and, although they are there in the CD booklet, makes the provision of the lyrics for all the songs redundant…This is an excellent debut from a band that is going to be around for a long time: Lots of airplay coming up. Ian McKenzie, broadcaster, reviewing‘PLEASURES AND PAINS’, ‘Blues in Britain’, issue 150, June 2014.

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