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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

25th June Kings Head Huddersfield

1st July Welcome Inn, Whitefield, Bury

4th July Four Horseshoes Milnsbridge Huddersfield

12th July Foresters Crosland Moor Hudds 6pm

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

4th December Nobles Bar Manchester Road Huddersfield HD7 5JX

Gigs 2016:

27th February 2016 Marsh Blues and Folk Club, Huddersfield Ukrainian Club

5th March Cross Keys, Morley Leeds

22nd April Fat Skeleton Bikes and Blues at Cabourne Parva Lincs

30th April Commercial Carr Lane Slaithwaite HD7 5AN

VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Bonnie12345ful

GIG REVIEWS:

BJ’S ROCK IN THE BLUES CLUB, CHORLEY – 11th June 2015                                   The Bonnie Mac Band returned to the Minstrel to give a fantastic show of Blues and Blues/ Rock. They travelled from Leeds and Huddersfield to entertain a packed crowd here in Chorley. This four piece band have over the last two years or so entertained in venues both sides of the Pennines in pubs and Blues festivals, and will be at the Great British R & B Festival Colne which takes place from the 28th to the 31st of August 2015. The band line up is spearheaded by Sheila McFarlane on vocals, with her ever increasing vocal range, which certainly suits the bands move to more of a rock/blues genre.  The maestro on lead guitar/rhythm guitar is Geoff Waddington, he nails the riffs superbly, a musician of the highest calibre whether its blues or rock.  The boiler house, the rhythm section of Craig Jackson on a thumping bass and John Sharpe on drums were brilliant and consistent, no let up here.  The band’s first set hit us with ”Little by Little”, “Breeze”, “Blues is My Business”,” Trouble No More” that set the bar high, the second set included covers by Gary Moore, Free, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dooby Brothers, Z Z Top and more just brilliant, finishing off with Sweet Home Chicago and Road Runner.  This band is growing from strength to strength and in the not too distant future we should be seeing a new c d with original tracks penned by the band.  Keith Blackledge – Independent  National and International music reviewer          

‘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.

MUSIC:

https://soundcloud.com/bonniemacband

ALBUM REVIEWS:

‘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.

Contact: email: bonniemac@live.co.uk Mob: 07947989783