Sheer joy with this band I love 💖 Finally the dust is beginning to settle, although I’ve not yet settled back down to earth, I feel like I can take a breath to thank everyone for helping us to win the 9th European Blues Challenge.
So very proud to represent the UK 🇬🇧 and the UK Blues Federation and my heartfelt thanks not only to the Chair, Ashwyn Smyth, but to the whole board for such unreserved and voluntary dedication, encouragement, belief and support (both financial and emotional!). Also, special thanks to my soul sister, Kaz Hawkins, for going above and beyond to promote us and help prepare me for the emotional roller coaster that these Challenges have been 💞 I dedicate this award and whole performance to the legend, Dave Raven, who was such a major part of UK and European Blues. I wish you could’ve been here to see us succeed!
Massive thanks to all our fans, family, friends and, of course, the ⭐️CROWDFUNDERS⭐️ who helped us get to the Azores (and Memphis!) physically, but also made us believe we could DO IT through your steadfast and generous support!
Thanks and congratulations to the European Blues Union and Santa Maria Blues for creating such an incredibly successful and smooth running event. It really was spectacular! A fabulous venue and a joy to explore the Azores for the first time 😍
Thanks to the other 21 bands, all winners in their nations, for the camaraderie and great music, and big congratulations to Norway’s Geir Bertheussen Blues Express who came in 2nd place, and our mates, The Dynamite Blues Band, who came in 3rd. You guys rock!
Of course, thanks to my AMAZING BAND. I love this life we lead together, so much fun and connection on and off stage🥰 And thanks to the big, beautiful, Blues family, here in the UK and all over the world, for your words of love, encouragement and congratulations. I’m truly blessed to be a part of this great scene 💙