About

Blue & Beyond is the name of our band. We play primarily acoustic blues, rock, and contemporary music. This includes everything from early americana of the 1900′s to the present day. Our influence range fom the late Gary Davis and Robert Johnson to Soft Cell and own material. We all share a keen interest  for raw acoustic music.

John Tribe is a vocalist, harmonica player, ukulele player, song writer and guitarist who has written and recorded.

Andy Thermal joins us this year to add raw slide guitar, additional ukulele and even plays a 3 string guitar

When not busy on tour we have the luxury of Geoff Downes tickling the ivories for us.

Blue and Beyond is your ideal solution to providing quality acoustic music for pubs and events. We have a few home penned compositions and write whenever the muse strikes. Our covers material runs from the 1890′s to the present day. Many of our songs offer fresh interpretations due to the dynamic skill of our guest performers and their years of performing experience.

In the past we have been very proud to have had  Hugh McDowell joining us for a  performance.

Blue And Beyond

As the name suggests the band plays the blues and beyond.

Regulars:-

John Tribe

John learnt to play the harmonica at the age of 14, as a reaction to being forced to play the clarinet at school, in fact he once had a punishment of 500 lines ” I must not play ‘Stranger On The Shore’ when I should be practising ‘fugue in F’”. Always keen on singing he took up the guitar at the age of 25. In May 2001 he recorded 2 of his own compositions ‘The Ocean Of Life’ and ‘Blue & Beyond’ with his own arrangement of ‘The Hesitation Blues’ and ‘From 4 Until Late’at Nutshell Studios. He currently resides in Monmouthshire .

Andy Thermal

Aka ‘Sicknote Steve’ has over 40 years experience of performing and frequently is the  highlight at blues and acoustic festivals He has appeared at Upton Blues Festival, Tenby Blues Festival, Brecon Blues Festival and overseas. Andy and John first met at Raglan Festival in 2007 where they discovered a similar passion in Americana music this year they will be introducing the Ukulele to their repertoire.

Geoff Downes

Geoff’s full bio can be read at GeoffDownes.com . Geoff’s playing gives our band extra ‘juke joint’ and rock magic whenever he is available and not on tour with Asia or his latest projects.

Style
See Live Footage … with special guest  Hugh McDowell
Whilst we certainly do covers of contemporary music, we like to put our own interpretations of these great songs whatever the genre.

Sample mixture…

Cocaine Blues

Hesitation Blues

From 4 Until Late

Come Back Baby

Nobody Wants To Know You

She’s Funny That Way

Candy Man

Alberta

Ain’t Nobody’s Business

Empty Pocket Blues

Gamblin Blues

Dark End Of The Street

Hey Joe

Guilty

Need Your Love So Bad

Careless Love

Piccolo Rag

Sally Where D’ya Get The Liquor From

It’s Not Dark Yet

Say Hello Wave Goodbye

The Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness

You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

Blind Willie McTell

Tougher Than The Rest

Trying To Get To Heaven

Pocohontas

My My Hey Hey

Long May You Run

Powderfinger

Knocking On Heaven’s Door

All Along The Watch Tower

I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

Fields Of Gold

From Hank To Hendrix

Honky Tonk Women

Needle And The Damage Done

Hotel California

I’m On Fire

Girl Of My Best Friend

Ocean Of Life

So Help Me So Hear Me

Reality TV

Blue And Beyond

GIDYN

Special People

Hotel California

Wish You Were Here

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