LaVendore Rogue - IBC/EBC 2018

by UKBlues Federation in Colchester, Essex, England

Raising funds to contribute towards the costs of LaVendore Rogue representing the UK at the 2018 International and European Blues Challenges

by UKBlues Federation in Colchester, Essex, England

We did it
On 18th December 2017 we successfully raised £5,200 with 80 supporters in 56 days

f9f3a900a04be86eb3afe73e69ceddf4b897c9afLaVendore Rogue will be representing the UK when they join more than 250 other acts from all over the world at the 34th International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, USA organised by the Blues Foundation between 16th and 20th January. 2018.

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They will also compete in the 8th European Blues Challenge (EBC) in Hell, Norway organised by the European Blues Union on 15th, 16th and 17th March 2018 in which 21 bands from across Europe will take part.

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 LaVendore Rogue representing the UK at the 2018 IBC & EBC.

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LaVendore Rogue celebrate their success at the 4th UK Blues Challenge which was held at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool on 10th September 2017  - photo courtesy of Alan White

Previous UK representatives at the EBC have been Ben Poole, 24 Pesos, Babajack, David Migden & the Twisted Roots, Laurence Jones, Red Butler and Kaz Hawkins Band, who won the 2017 European Blues Challenge and who presented the winner's trophy to LaVendore Rogue. Many of these acts have subsequently enjoyed great success in Europe.

Listen toBecky Tate of Babajacktalking about how important their appearance at the European Blues Challenge in 2013 was for them

Visit UKBlues' website- www.ukblues.org which contains a wealth of information which is regularly updated.

The site also has more information on how you can support UKBlues by joining or making a donation.

To find out more about the Blues Foundation and the IBC visit www.blues.org and for more about the European Blues Union visit www.europeanbluesunion.com .

Find out more about the 2018 European Blues Challenge at www.bluesinhell.no

About the Band

LaVendore Rogue (pronounced LAV, as in ‘toilet’, END, as in ‘not the beginning’, ORE, as in ‘iron’)

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Nobody knows what the name means, but what is clear is that LaVendore Rogue is one of the most exciting bands to emerge on the UK Roots scene for many years.

The band consists of three ex-Hokie Joint members; multiple-British Blues Award nominees and winners JoJo Burgess on vocals, Joel Fisk on guitar and Stephen “Cupsey” Cutmore on drums, as well as James Payze on bass and Warren Lynn on keyboards.

''LaVendore Rogue are a force of nature, who combine the swagger of the early Rolling Stones, the attitude of Dr Feelgood and the horror of the Walking Dead. Blues noir is officially a thing.''

“A fiery blend of Americana, country, punk & rock 'n' roll'' - Rock Times (Germany)

''Truly excellent'' - Blues Matters! (UK) 

Find more about LaVendore Rogue here


The UK Blues Federation (UKBlues) is an Affiliate of the Blues Foundation and an Active Member of the European Blues Union and is honoured that both these organisations have appointed UKBlues to run the process to choose the UK’s representative at these two prestigious events.


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

17 of 150 claimed

£10 Reward

'Songs from Memphis made in Essex’ - a specially recorded EP of carefully selected Memphis classics given the Rogues' treatment. DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

£10 or more

6 of 200 claimed

£10 Reward

LVR @ The Cavern Club, Liverpool - downright dirty, straight from the desk bootleg (be warned!) of the Rogues' Challenge winning set at the 4th UK Blues Challenge. DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

£15 or more

1 of 150 claimed

£15 Reward

A real collector's item and a piece of history - Get a download of Joel and Jojo's Jellyroll album (the first unreleased album by the 18 year old Rogues - before Hokie Joint!) DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

£30 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£30 Reward

Rogues Surprise Call/Video - Have the Rogues call yo mama, or call your daddy'o with a birthday song. The Rogues will ring whoever you want at a mutually convenient time. UK only unless call made via SKYPE, Facetime, WhatsApp etc.

£30 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£30 Reward

Tee Shirt Combo Bundle LVR & UKBlues - LVR TShirt plus UKBlues TShirt plus LVR @ The Cavern Club download. Please note - only 2L and 4XL UKBlues Ts available - availability on first come first served basis

£50 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

LVR Tour Bundle comprising a signed set list from the road, signed press photo and a signed copy of an LVR album.

£50 or more

3 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

LVR Lyric Sheet - A hand written LVR lyric sheet plus digital download of LVR @ The Cavern Club Bootleg.

£75 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£75 Reward

An unique opportunity to own one of JoJo's legendary hats! PLUS a download of LVR @ The Cavern Club Bootleg AND 'Songs from Memphis Made In Essex' NB Postage & Packing are in addition to the amount pledged and payable by you.

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£75 Reward

Strut your stuff and look the part in one of Jojo's jackets NB Postage & Packing are in addition to the amount pledged and payable by you.

£100 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

Be a guitar star! - A personal 30 minute guitar Lesson via Skype/Facetime with a Rogue for 30 minutes - including a download of LVR @ The Cavern Club Bootleg

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

Be the first ever UKBlues Awards VIPs 2 personalised passes to the inaugural UKBlues Awards ceremony PLUS a UKBlues courier bag each PLUS a UKBlues T-shirt each PLUS downloads of LVR @ The Cavern Club Bootleg and 'Songs From Memphis made in Essex'

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward

Own Joel's Guitar! Become the proud owner of one of Joel's very first guitars (nylon string acoustic setup) signed by Joel and with LVR decals. PLUS download of LVR @ The Cavern Club Bootleg AND 'Songs from Memphis Made In Essex' NB Postage & Packing are in addition to the amount pledged and payable by you.

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward

Be the proud owner of a unique piece of history - Jojo's guitar that he quit playing when he met Joel - steel string acoustic setup and personalised with LVR decals & signed by Jojo NB Postage & Packing are in addition to the amount pledged and payable by you.

£300 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£300 Reward

"The Rogue Dinner" - A night on the town with the Rogues, including dinner with the boys cooked by a real life Rogue! Plus download of LVR @ The Cavern Club Bootleg AND 'Songs from Memphis Made In Essex' - NB: This will take place in Essex at a mutually convenient time and you will have to make your own travel & accommodation arrangements and the cost of these is not included.

£500 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£500 Reward

'Come on in your kitchen' - Have the Rogues visit you to play your very own acoustic kitchen concert at a mutually convenient time PLUS downloads of LVR @ The Cavern Club Bootleg and 'Songs From Memphis made in Essex' PLUS LVR Tshirt PLUS LVR album NB This reward is only available at addresses within 150 miles of Colchester, Essex.

£500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£500 Reward

"The Ultimate Rogues Experience" with VIP & AAA Access. You & a friend join can be an honorary Rogue for the day. Experience life as a Rogue, in the van, backstage, be a guitar/drum tech. Front row/back stage seats, backstage photos with the band even join LVR when they take a bow on stage and at the merch stand PLUS both the LVR downloads PLUS an LVR CD & Tshirt Travel and accommodation costs addition to the amount pledged payable by you

£600 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£600 Reward

Have your very own front row table for 6 people at the inaugural UKBlues Awards ceremony in 2018. Get to present a trophy to one of the winners and have your own unique keepsake of the day with a photo of you with the winner PLUS downloads of LVR @ The Cavern Club Bootleg and 'Songs From Memphis made in Essex' PLUS LVR Tshirt PLUS LVR album NB Food, drink, travel & accommodation costs are in addition to the amount pledged and payable by you.

£1,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,500 Reward

Your own LVR Gig LVR will come to a location/venue organised and paid for by you to perform your very own full electric band gig PLUS download of LVR @ The Cavern Club Bootleg AND 'Songs from Memphis Made In Essex' PLUS LVR t-shirt and CD NB Travel, subsistence & accommodation expenses for LVR will be payable in addition to this pledge.


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