February 3, 2022

Dom MartinWhen Rivers MeetKing King and Brave Rival are just a few of the UK’s leading blues artists who have received nominations at the UK Blues Awards 2022.

If you haven’t voted yet, cast here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/2022UKBluesAwards. Voting closes at 23.45 on Tuesday February 15th. 

Dom Martin is nominated in five categories including “Blues Instrumentalist Of The Year”“Best Acoustic Blues Act Of The Year”“Blues Band Of The Year”“Blues Vocalist Of The Year” and “Blues Album Of The Year”. Based in Belfast, guitarist and singer-songwriter is being hailed as Ireland’s biggest music export since the great Rory Gallagher. His new album “A Savage Life” will be released April 8th. Dom is the UK representative at this year’s International Blues Challengein Memphis, Tennessee from May 3-9th. Click here for more info.

When Rivers Meet, comprising husband and wife Aaron and Grace Bond, who swept the UK Blues Awards in 2021 by being the first act to win four awards, are back this year with three nominations including “Blues Vocalist Of The Year”“Blues Band Of The Year” and “Blues Album Of The Year”. WRM are currently riding high with their sophomore album”Saving Grace” which features their forthcoming single “He’ll Drive You Crazy”. The band start their 17-date UK headline tour with special guest Troy Redfern on April 21st. Click here for more info.

King King, hailed by many as the UK’s biggest blues rock band, are nominated for “Blues Band Of The Year”. Led by Glaswegian vocalist and guitarist Alan Nimmo, the band start their UK tour with special guests The Damn Truth on Thursday February 10th. King King will perform tracks from their latest critically acclaimed album “Maverick”, plus classics from their back catalogue. Click here for info about King King’s February 2022 UK tour.

Brave Rival, the Portsmouth-based five-piece rock, blues and soul band featuring the hypnotic lead vocals of Lindsey Bonnick and Chloe Josephine, are nominated for “Emerging Act Of The Year”. The band’s debut album “Life’s Machine”will be released May 6th. They release their single “Guilty Love” on February 11th. Click here for info about their new single, album, and UK tour dates.

For further info about the UK Blues Awards 2022, visit www.ukblues.org/awards.