The sun was shining on this very windy Sunday Session on 26 August 2012 which started off with the open mic final. First up was regular Mike Michaels performing ?, followed by Alan with his on the spot original song Broomfield House Blues, ? and ?. Next up was Tom Fisher who played instrumentals on acoustic guitar including ? which ultimately won him the prize of free studio time at Downs Sounds Studios... thanks to Adam for sponsoring the event!. while the audience settled in for the afternoons entertainment.

At 2pm the band consisting of RoXi (vocals), Martin Ellins (lead guitar), Rick Moxon (rhythm guitar), Phil Plant (bass), Brian Johnson (drums) took the stage. RoXi and the Blue Cats performance was better than ever, the crowd were bopping to a mixture of songs from their album including some covers and new original songs! The album is now available to purchase on audio CD or MP3 from Amazon RoXi and the Blue Cats Album at Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes. In the first break singer/songwriter Jim Dawson took the stage with his acoustic guitar and harmonica, to perform a selection covers songs including Norwegian Wood (Beatles), Smile (Charlie Chaplin), Happy Together (Turtles), Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Beatles), The Unicorn (Irish Rovers), A Day In The Life (Beatles).

In the second break, guest artist singer/songwriter Freya Ridings accompanied by Will on percussion performed her original songs including Sor Real, Too Much Sky, I Know You're The One, Not Too Late, I Miss You and was joined by her dad Richard Ridings on backing vocals for Shoot The Sun Down and Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics). Last year Freya won the BASCA Songwriting Award for 16 and under and is currently attending the BRIT School in Croydon. RoXi and the Blue Cats set list included:
Set 1:
I Just Want To Make Love To You (Etta James), My Baby Says (Blue Cats), Every Day I Have The Blues (BB King), Unemployed Blues (Blue Cats), Pride & Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughan), Tore Down (Eric Clapton), Living Without Your Love (Blue Cats), Can't Put Out The Fire (Blue Cats), Wishing Well (Free).

Set 2 : Album Release!
Blue Cats Strut (Blue Cats), Lotus Elise Blues (Blue Cats), Built For Comfort (Howling Wolf), Ball and Chain (Mama Thornton/Janis Joplin), The Chain (Fleetwood Mac), Rock Me Right (Tom Hambridge/Susan Tedeschi), When Baby Gets The Blues (Blue Cats), Woke Up This Morning (BB King), Blue Cats Boogie (Blue Cats).

Set 3
Joined by Jade Ellins and Freya Ridings on backing vocals and Noel Martin on guitar.
I Feel Good (James Brown), Bad Bad Girl (Blue Cats), Say Goodbye To The Blues (Blue Cats), Take Me Down (Blue Cats), Rolling In The Deep (Adele), Sweet Home Chicago (Magic Sam), Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry), I Got My Mojo Working (Muddy Waters), Mercury Blues (Alan Jackson), Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf).

Sadly the camcorder battery ran out halfway through Wishing Well so we were unable to provide copies of their outstanding performance.

Watch a video of RoXi and the Blue Cats

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