Winners of the 6th UK BLUES CHALLENGE
Why are we Crowdfunding?
The Achievers are the winners of the 6th UKBlues Challenge which took place at the Bluefunk Rhythm & Blues Club, Poynton, Lancashire on Saturday 21st September 2019.
We are raising funds to help cover the costs of The Achievers representing the UK at the 2020 International and European Blues Challenges.
The band will be representing the UK at the...
36th International Blues Challenge organised by the Blues Foundation between January 28 – February 1, 2020 in Memphis, USA and
10th European Blues Challenge organised by the European Blues Union on 17 and 18 April 2020 in Zaandam, near Amsterdam.
About the Band
The Achievers are one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed new bands on the UK Blues and Roots Music scene. With a reputation for innovation and originality they prove that soul, groove and song-craft still matter in the blues.
Their own brand of modern, secular 'Dancefloor Gospel-blues' has catapulted them from near-complete obscurity to rave reviews and big-stage appearances across Europe. Thier new album 'The Lost Arc' was recorded mostly 'live in the studio' and is as much of an event as it is an album - it marks the arrival of The Achievers as a new force in British Blues & Roots songwriting.
The band draw on their obsession with American vintage dancing music and the songwriting pioneers of early Rhythm & Blues, Americana and Southern Soul. With their infectious rhythms, joyful melodies and four-part harmonies The Achievers stand proudly as British Blues & Roots outliers.
Here's what they have to say
"We are absolutely thrilled to have been selected to represent the UK at the International and European Blues Challenges. It's a such huge honour and an exciting opportunity, we can't wait to get started on our journey!
We now need your kindness and support to raise funds to help us cover some of costs of getting to Memphis and The Netherlands - in return we will be offering great rewards, lots of things we think you'll actually want! Without your support so far we would never be in this position to begin with and we can't thank you enough.
The next stage of our story can't continue without you - we promise to do you proud and make it a lot of fun along the way!"
- Lots of love, Steve, Aron, Rufus, Jack & Robbie.
Check out their website and social media to find out more about the band.
The UK Blues Federation's Mission
The UKBlues Federation is a pan-UK not for profit federation that promote and support Blues in and from the United Kingdom in all its forms and styles.
As part of UKBlues’ mission to support the Blues in the UK we have set up this crowd funding campaign to raise funds towards the considerable costs which will be incurred by The Achievers representing the UK at the 2020 IBC & EBC.
The UKBF will be donating £2,000 directly to the campaign to support The Achievers.
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What's in it for you?
By supporting this campaign, you will help The Achievers knock'em dead in Memphis and Zaanstad and show the world the power of the UK Blues!