Get ready to be blown away by the electrifying force that is Blue Nation! Hailing from the heart of Birmingham, this powerhouse 3-piece band unleashes a seismic fusion of Riff based Melodic Blues Rock, crafted from a reservoir of iconic influences including the likes of Beatles, Cream, Zeppelin, and Brit Pop 90’s, along with more recent inspirations like Rival Sons and Vintage Trouble. Brace yourself for their unforgettable sound!
Fronted by a mesmerizing vocalist, Blue Nation’s songs are delivered with soul and passion, showcasing the remarkable talents of three accomplished musicians who have mastered their craft. Their live performances are nothing short of awe-inspiring, with an impressive gig experience and an undeniable stage presence that leaves audiences begging for more.
These rock virtuosos have conquered the top venues and festivals not only in the UK but also on an international scale, having embarked on two triumphant tours of New York City’s Greenwich Village and Manhattan. From stripped-down acoustic gigs to full-blown electric spectacles, they command the stage like true masters of their art.
Among their numerous illustrious feats, Blue Nation has graced the Main Music Stage at the F1 British Grand Prix in Silverstone, not just once but twice! Their journey includes unforgettable tours and gigs alongside musical giants like Dirty Thrills, Steve Conte (NY Dolls), Skid Row, Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy), Laurence Jones and many more. They’ve shared the spotlight with remarkable acts, solidifying their position as a standout force in the music scene.
Critics rave about their powerful performances. One review likened their style to legendary bands Free, Cream, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, acknowledging Blue Nation’s rich collection of songs that set them apart from the sea of retro bands. Another praise highlights their unique identity, being too blues for rock, too rock for blues, and simply too exceptional to be confined by labels.
Notable accolades have come their way, including their victory on The Introducing Stage at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival, being spotlighted as “Ones to Watch” by Planet Rock, and securing a top five finalist position in the fiercely contested UK Blues Awards “Emerging Act of the Year 2023” category. 3rd place in Band of the Year from Great Music Stories and, LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR – 2023 voted by the gig goers around the country!
With their latest studio album “THE KAFTAN SOCIETY” released on all major platforms, including the revered vinyl format, and an impressive live acoustic album gracing download and streaming sites, Blue Nation’s music reaches far and wide. Their EP “ECHOES,” featuring accompanying videos, is an exhilarating taste of their artistic brilliance.
And the excitement doesn’t stop there! Brace yourself for a new EP planned for 2024, a surefire testament to their unwavering commitment to pushing musical boundaries.
After conquering the United States not once, but twice, Blue Nation has honed their live show to perfection, making them the ultimate purveyors of a stomping, electrifying experience for any venue or festival they grace.
So, the next time you hear someone asking where that skinny kid named Neil got that mind-blowing voice, remember this: It’s none other than Blue Nation, a force to be reckoned with, an unstoppable musical storm!
“It’s Great To Hear A Young British Band Playing This Kind Of Exciting, Bluesy Rock” – Luke Morley – Thunder
“They Sucker You Into Their World. And You Don’t Want To Leave.” – Maximum Volume Music
“Echoes. A Track That Just Gets Better Each Listen…” – Backseat Marfia
“They Deliver A Set Of Up-Lifting And Life Affirming Songs Which Spread A Positive Message Of Hope.” – Emerging Rock Bands
“They’re An Instantly Likeable Bunch With Their Cheeky Chap Banter…” Metal Planet Music
“A Band That Epitomise Rugged Individuality And Music Authenticity In An Age Where Too Many People Are Sounding Like Someone Else” – Great Music Stories
“Top Drawer Musicianship Along With Neil’s And Luke’s Wonderfully Engaging Manner That Veers From Surreal Comedy To Heartfelt Pleas.” – Craig Bailey – Emerging Rock Bands