Calling all Blues lovers – The Achievers need your help!
Crowdfunding is now at the halfway mark for this year’s winners of the 6th UKBlues Challenge – The Achievers and they need your help to assist with expenses as they go on to represent the UK in 2020!
The Achievers are the winners of the 6th UKBlues Challenge which took place at the Bluefunk Rhythm & Blues Club, Poynton, Lancashire on Saturday 21st September 2019.
Funds are being raised to help cover the costs for The Achievers to go and represent the UK at the 2020 International and European Blues Challenges.
The band will be representing the UK at the…
36th International Blues Challenge organised by The Blues Foundation and it takes place between January 28th – February 1st, 2020, in Memphis, USA and…
10th European Blues Challenge organised by the European Blues Union on 17th and 18th April 2020 in Zaandam, near Amsterdam.
The Achievers are one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed new bands on the UK Blues and Roots music scene. With a reputation for innovation and originality, they prove that soul, groove and song-craft still matter in the blues.
Their own brand of modern, secular ‘Dancefloor Gospel‘ has catapulted them from near-complete obscurity to rave reviews and big-stage appearances across Europe. Their new album ‘The Lost Arc‘ was recorded mostly ‘live in the studio‘ and is as much of an event as it is an album – it marks the arrival of The Achievers as a new force in British Blues & Roots songwriting.
The band draw on their obsession with American vintage dancing music and the songwriting pioneers of early Rhythm & Blues, Americana and Southern Soul. With their infectious rhythms, joyful melodies and four-part harmonies The Achievers stand proudly as British Blues & Roots outliers.
The band say…
“We are absolutely thrilled to have been selected to represent the UK at the International and European Blues Challenges. It’s such a huge honour and an exciting opportunity, we can’t wait to get started on our journey!
We now need your kindness and support to raise funds to help us cover some of the costs of getting to Memphis and The Netherlands – in return we will be offering great rewards, lots of things we think you’ll actually want! Without your support so far we would never be in this position, to begin with, and we can’t thank you enough.
The next stage of our story can’t continue without you – we promise to do you proud and make it a lot of fun along the way!”
– Lots of love, Steve, Aron, Rufus, Jack & Robbie.
There are tons of goodies to be had over on their Crowdfunding page with prizes ranging from £7 to £750!
There are lots of marvellous prizes from the band and the UKBlues Federation including everything from signed CD’s, posters, through to house concerts, caricatures, O2 tickets, festival tickets, a Fender Acoustic Bass and a fabulous ‘Live Blues Blowout‘ package with tickets from 5 British Blues Festivals.
The UKBlues Federation have also kindly donated £2,000 towards their costs.
The following video is of The Achievers playing our Blues Matters stage earlier this year at the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival in Skegness, the crowd absolutely loved them!
If you can spare anything even just a small donation to help these guys in their quest to represent UK Blues in these 2 highly esteemed competitions then please go to their Crowdfunding page and pledge what you can, I know they will be super grateful to receive it.
The links you need are…
The European Blues Union (European Blues Challenge)
The Blues Foundation (International Blues Challenge)
To read an article on the band’s win at the UKBlues Challenge click here
To read an article on the Kyla Brox Quartet who were last years winners of both the UKBlues Challenge and the European Blues Challenge please click here.