New Drummer Announcement

We are delighted to welcome Ben Brannelly (center) to our Blue Nation family, as our new drummer. He has been rehearsing since mid-October, so is ready for his full-blown debut.

Ben Says: –

“I am excited to be joining Blue Nation and working with Neil & Luke. Everything has gone really well so far and cannot wait to get out on stage with the lads!“

My influences: –

The Pineapple Thief, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, Switchfoot, Hans Zimmer, Green Day, Status Quo, The Roots & Quincy Jones

Neil & Luke are impressed with Ben’s professional attitude and drumming skills. Both of them are really looking forward to getting the Blue Nation show on the road with Ben.

I know you will all give Ben a big BN welcome!

Huge thanks to Relco, Jenn and Dead Wax in #Digbeth!

Endorsed by Relco London Clothing
Photography by JenniferStone.photography
Venue: Dead Wax Digbeth

Evoke Festival – Video

Here is a link to a video snap shot of us performing It Ain’t Easy. It was a brilliant festival working with great people and an awesome audience.

Some feedback we got

 Blue Nation    One of the highlights for us …..
                       Sounding great!! The rehearsal last week must have paid off!!🎸🎶😍
                       you were excellent! Looking forward to seeing you again in September!

Cats in Space – Last minute support slots

We were offered very last minute support slots with CIS on Thurs Academy 3 Manchester, Fri Rescue Rooms Nottingham and The Garage London. The booked support had to pull out because of illness.

They turned out to be awesome gigs.

What an absolute privilege it was to share the stage with CATS in SPACE – The Band and to experience the unbelievable fan base they have.

We want to thank every single member of CATS in SPACE – The Band and the talented crew. We hope we did you proud lads.

Thank you for being so ruddy ace to us! We loved every single second.

Neil, Chris & Luke x

Blog Nation – Hot Hot Festivals

Hey everyone,

As I sit in a London hotel room I thought I’d write a little note to you all. Life is great, the lads and I are loving every second of the journey we are on and it seems to be getting better! The festivals at Jurassic Fields and Brentwood were off the scale. From arriving to leaving we were looked after so well by the organizers. The crowds really took us aback, when wandering around after our sets loads of people stopped us and had a chat which was cool. Special mention to Andy Wild at Brentwood who took some great shots and was a lovely fella!

So what else, well the guys at Relco clothing have kitted us out in some great stage gear. We recently did 2 photo shoots for them and more news will follow with regards to that 😉 cheers Vin.

ACS Custom has kindly endorsed us for the In Ear monitors we use on stage. I’m not just saying this, but these are some seriously great pieces of kit. For any musician or music lover check them out as they protect your hearing and give you an amazing in ear sound!

We have loads of other stuff going on behind the scenes, tours, videos and importantly finishing the album. The final, final tweaks and touches are being made and then it goes off for mastering and then it’s all about the artwork. It never stops really!

Anyway, just a little update from me.

Stay safe, happy and free people.

Nx