Welcome to the UKBlues Awards Website

The home of the blues awards scheme created by the UKBlues Federation to give the blues community in the UK the opportunity to recognise and applaud those involved with the blues in the UK.



The nomination period in the 2021 UKBlues Awards will open on 6th January 2021 and we have invited more than 1000 people from across the UK blues spectrum to form our nominations panel to submit their nominations in 11 of the 13 Award categories of which you can find more details at www.ukbluesawards.com/rules




And the winners are:



Re watch the live stream on the UKBlues Federation’s YouTube Channel and FaceBook page. Here are the links:




To round off what was a superb and acclaimed evening, a formidable array of talent combined to bring us a unique and very special rendition of Warren Haynes’ ‘Soul Session’ – watch the video here


We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Paul Long who put in a Herculean effort pulling together and producing this event as well as creating and engineering the jam band contribution. Our thanks too, go to Kev Hickman who created and produced the performance video.



Big thank yous also go to our MC for the event, blues royalty, Paul Jones, and to special guest Award presenters Larkin Poe, Bernie Marsden, Bob Harris and Walter Trout.





Our thanks too to Lorna Fothergill and Suellen Raven who presented the Awards for the Jules Fothergill Young Blues Artist of the Year and the Dave Raven UK Blues Based Broadcaster of the Year which were named in memory of their late husbands.

With musical contributions from Kyla Brox & Danny Blomeley, The Achievers, Crossfire Blues Band, Elles Bailey and Dom Martin, the evening culminated in a fantastic ‘lockdown’ jam band performance of  The Allman Brothers classic ‘Soul Shine’. 

We also express our great gratitude to all the musicians who contributed to the event including the members of the jam band which featured Award winners and representatives from the bands that would have played live at the originally planned event at Dingwalls.

The band comprised Kev Hickman (Catfish) and Graham Walker (Crossfire) : Drums, Danny Blomeley (Kyla Brox Band) and Adam Pyke (Catfish): Bass, Connor Selby, Marcus Praestgaard-Stevens, Matt Long : Guitars, Paul Long ; Keyboards, Rufus Fry (The Achievers) : Harmonica, Elles Bailey, Kyla Brox, Alice Armstrong (Crossfire) : Lead Vocals.


Our thanks go to all of these wonderful folk who were involved and helped make this a truly spectacular celebration of the blues in the UK, notwithstanding the very difficult times in which we find ourselves.

The UKBlues Federation is pleased to announce that, thanks to the generous and continuing sponsorship and support of the headline and event sponsors, we were able to pay the musicians who were originally booked to play the event a fee slightly greater than that originally agreed whilst all the jam band musicians also received a fee in recognition of their contribution.

We would like, once again, to thank our sponsors without whose generous and continuing support, these Awards would not have taken place.


Headline sponsors – FORM Fit Out 




and Event sponsors


Our thanks also go to all the individual Award sponsors whose generous support is hugely appreciated.

You can find full details of the Award sponsors on the Awards website – www.ukbluesawards.com – as well as details of all the categories and the finalists.

And so, that’s it for this year. We will be looking to present the physical trophies to all the winners as soon as feasible and we are already starting to make plans for the 2021 UKBlues Awards with a live presentation event to be held in May 2021, barring the World coming to an end!!


Find out more about the Awards  ….

Finalists – the finalists in each of the 10 publicly voted categories with website and video links plus the winners highlighted in red! 

About  –  all about the UKBlues Awards 

Rules – the formal rules of the Awards 

Categories – the Award categories

Sponsors – the lovely, generous people and organisations who are making this all happen by sponsoring the Awards

Awards Event –  the where, when, what and how!




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