Photo Credit : Thanks to Haluk Gurer, taken at the Upton Blues Festival July 2023
“In a music landscape packed with bands all too often working the classics, it’s great to hear a band delivering strong original material. Given that decades ago we all expected to be finished with music and have proper jobs, how good it is to revisit the original values of playing with freedom, minimal production and maximum impact. “
Nick Mason : Pink Floyd
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Welcome to Sloe Train
2023 saw the band start to make in roads into the national blues circuit storming the opening of the Upton Blues Festival, and support slots with our friends Brave Rival. We enjoyed playing many other festivals including, Home Farm, Minety, Follyfest and Gloucester Rhythm & Blues. Thankyou all for your support.
2024 beckons …. “Have Blues will Travel”
2002 we see things start to come back to normal 15 dates, 11 festivals, hundreds of folks bouncing to some foot stomping blues, highlights where our tour weekends to Upton and Dereham Blues Festivals, and opening up the Wotton Blues festival, with all the others being brilliant nights
2021 was also impacted due the pandemic, but the lads kept the hand in jamming at Fat Lills in Oxford, and a sold out gig at the Wiltshire Blues & Soul Club.
2020 saw only one gig, due to COVID, but it was a big one selling out our "Summer Sessions" gig for Concert at Kings.
2019 was a busy year on the road & clocking up our 50th live performance. We played a residency at the Upton Blues Festival and debuted a live Our online streamed gig with VisualRadioArts clocking up over 3000 views from around the world & we enjoyed that immensely.
2017/18 saw us in the studio and recording our first album. It's available to stream on all the usual platforms - the link is at the top of this page or you can message us to arrange to get your very own copy. Alternatively you can access the tunes through the "Music" page of this website. 2018 was another busy year with gigs at a number of new venues.
We are busy recording our second album & this will be all our own original material which is very exciting for us. Hoping to have this released in Summer 2019 - so keep in touch for more news.
2014 – 2017. Sloe Train first appeared in 2014, but it took us a little while to get our Mojo into fully working order. Our lineup has been settled now since early 2016 & we are building that rapport as a band that only comes with time on the road having played lots of gigs together. Very simply, we love to get out there and put on a show - that's what it's all about & our live shows are getting better & better.