about this event
International touring blues rock powerhouse Catfish are making waves on the music scene in the UK and Europe. This year in the UK Blues Awards they were named Band of the Year and Matt Long the guitarist was named Blues Instrumentalist of the Year (Matt Long). In 2018 they won the UK Blues Award for Blues Act of the Year (England) to add to their 2016 British Blues Award.
Their first two albums 'So Many Roads' and ‘Broken Man’ both reached no. 1 in the IBBA airplay charts. The second of these, ‘Broken Man’, was also nominated for a UK Blues Award and was named album of the year by the IBBA. Their third album 'Burning Bridges' was released in May 2019 and has received excellent reviews from the UK and European music press. It was the third most played album by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association in 2019 and was nominated for a UK blues award for 2020 as album of the year. They released a new live CD and DVD set on 1 December 2020 which was recorded during lockdown at a full band live stream broadcast across Europe by Blues Maastricht festival in Holland.