Festival Performers 2024

Bluez Katz Blues Band

Supporting Van Morrison, Peter Green, Wilko Johnson, Paul Jones, Roben Ford and Big Jack Johnson; The Katz have a unique sound that blends blues, jazz, rock and soul. They can find Muddy, Sonny Boy, Jimi and Herbie all in one groove. The band includes Ian Sands with his talented siblings James and Sarah, plus top rhythm section Laurence Dugan and David Breen. 

Both collectively and individually, Bluez Katz musicians have toured in USA and Europe.

Other projects include The New Nostalgia, The Sandcastles, Reelin in The Dan, Blue Remedy and Pure Blarney. Band member Ian also regular appears as sideman with Tony Villers and also The Stonecold Hobo.

Tour/Gig Dates

International Guinness Blues on the Bay Festival 2024, Warrenpoint County Down

23/05/2024: Whistledown Hotel - Ralph McLean Show (BBC Radio Ulster) 8pm

24/05/2024: The No.7 Duke St. 6pm

25/05/2024: Warrenpoint Town Hall 6pm

25/05/2024: Whistledown Hotel 9.30pm

26/05/2024: Ye Old Ship Inn 10pm

28/05/2024: Blues Cruise on The Waverly. 7pm

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Belfast City Blues Festival 2024

28/06/2024: The John Hewitt 9pm

30/06/2024: Whites Tavern/Beer Garden 3pm


Letterkenny Blues Festival 2024

05/07/2024: The Warehouse Bar 9pm


7 Hills Blues Festival Armagh 2024

03/08/2024: Market Place Theatre (The 4th Wall) 10pm


Greencastle/Greenore/Carlingford Lough

10/08/2024: Carlingford Lough Blues Cruise (Carlingford Ferries) 7pm


Bryson's Bar, Magherafelt

07/09/2024 9.30pm 


Private Function (Wedding)