Erja Lyytinen, Jim Kirkpatrick And Troy Redfern Launch HRH Blues 8 2024

When HRH launched the inaugural HRH Blues, it was all about supporting fresh talent that hopefully becomes the legends of tomorrow as well as paying attention to the global legends on cycle. This week, HRH Blues will be hosting its 7th run with attendees of like-minded people who have shown their support and made this a sell-out event for April 2023.

HRH‘s Blues Rock community has gone from strength to strength over the last 8 years so when they asked you to get involved to make cycle 8 that bit more special – they listened. HRH are stoked to give you a mighty-fine lineup for 2024 back in Sheffield where HRH Blues belongs. Turn your dials up and get ready for this! It’s Fresh, It’s new, It’s for a lot of Buzzy Blues Rock Talent!

HRH Blues 8 will take place back at its base for the 6th time, namely HRH‘s home – the  02 Academy Sheffield which will be another 2-day, 1-arena event on the 13th & 14th April 2024. There is no better way to kick start the year than with a fresh flow of natural-born Blues Rock talent.

As ever all HRH Veterans can get in first as there are only 1500 tickets. Prices are £35 standard, £55 Royalty with no booking fee until the offer closes on Sunday 9th April 2022 midnight. Even though we have seen a few years of pandemics, wars & recessions, this Blues event remains priced exactly the same.

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This year and next year’s events are going to be incredible gatherings with the very best this movement has to offer. HRH will be broadcasting 2024 live around the world and shooting an Amazon documentary to make it even more special for the bands, not to mention a special in HRH Mag

The Line-up:

Erja Lyytinen

The Helsinki native, Blues Award-Winning Guitarist Erja Lyytinen has proudly self-produced her now twelfth studio release. The album was recorded largely in her hometown at Hollywood Studios during the first half of 2022. As with both of her previous albums, ‘Another World‘ and ‘Stolen Hearts‘, the High-Flying Finn further explores the subjects of love and loss. Lyytinen was in the middle of one of the busiest times of her career when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. However, despite the challenges she faced, the entrepreneurial artist continued to develop new products and ideas throughout the lockdown period including, an autobiographical book titled the ‘Blues Queen‘ (now available in both Finnish and English), a pair of guitar tuition books and the development of her own brand of tea. Lyytinen’s musical pallet is vast, encompassing the very best of contemporary blues-rock whilst inspired and influenced by the blues greats of yore. And that respect for those guitar greats has been reciprocated throughout the years.

Jim Kirkpatrick

Jim Kirkpatrick is a renowned guitarist and musician from Cheshire, England. With over 20 years of professional experience, Jim has become an in demand session player, writer and performer and is becoming recognised as one of the UK’s premier slide, blues and rock guitar players. Jim has also been an onstage right-hand man to former Whitesnake guitarist and hit songwriter Bernie Marsden since 2006, and recently collaborating with him and several members of the late Rory Gallaghers band on a tribute to the legendary Irish guitarist. In between all of this Jim can be found playing many gigs in his local area and also touring the UK and Europe with Rhino’s Revenge (a band fronted by Status Quo’s bass player John ‘Rhino’ Edwards) as well as having appeared at a variety of festivals such as Download, T In The Park, Sweden Rock and soon to be HRH Blues!

Troy Redfern 

There is something about the Welsh marches. As guitarist Troy Redfern tells it, he grew up in the shadow of Hergest Ridge, made famous by Mike Oldfield. The Welsh borders; roughly that area between Hay on Way, Brecon and Hereford: It might not quite evoke the arresting geography and climate of say Louisiana, but there’s something about the freedom of a landscape that refuses an official definition of the extent of its domain. It all fits perfectly into Troy Redfern’s world. He is a passionate, intense, free-spirited indie blues artist whose ferocious slide guitar style twists and turns timeless themes and ideas to his own ends. Troy is a guitarist for whom tone, feel and grooves are his working tools, while his songs range from a whisper to a scream, including those outlandish moments when his vocals go to the edge of the world and he momentarily transforms himself into Screaming Jay Hawkins meets Captain Beefheart.

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