Promoting blues radio across the UK and worldwide
Encouraging promoters and record labels to use the IBBA as a point of contact
Ensuring all member presenters are represented as a unified group
Sharing of information and ideas




Nigel Thorne

The Blues Bar

Nigel is proud to present ‘The Blues Bar’ each Tuesday evening between 8PM & 10PM, which first broadcast in November 2013 on Brill1449. It has grown from just a handful of listeners to a growing number worldwide who listen online to the station. Playing an eclectic mix of both traditional 'old time' blues standards from such greats as B.B King, Jack Johnson, Blind Willy McPhee etc. to the greats of today like Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Taj Mahall, Deborah Coleman and Eric Clapton to mention but a few. The show puts artists on ‘The Magic Stage’ which brings the bar to life.

Alongside of these blues greats, the show also promotes new and up ‘n' coming talent, showcasing artists trying to gain the ear of a bigger audience.

Nigel wants to not only entertain the listener, but to educate them to appreciate the emotions that lay behind the music. He firmly believes that "One has to feel the blues to really appreciate it’s magnificence."

Always on the lookout for new talent to showcase in the show, the ‘Blues Bar’ is full of energy and great blues.


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