Vitality, boldness and commitment.
A Contra Blues is definitely one of the best bands within the current European scene. The band it’s backed up by the European Blues Challenge 2014 winners award, a twelve years musical career, more than seven hundred concerts and six records. It has not stopped traveling and playing in the most varied scenarios since its debut; starting in the streets of Barcelona and reaching out the major european festivals.
Its staging is unappealable. An unique experience full of energy, strength and empathy with the audience.
Among the festivals in which the group has participated we can highlight:
- Aalt Stadhaus Differdange (Luxembourg 2017)
- Cendanyola International Blues Festival (Spain 2017)
- Cáceres International Blues Festival (Spain 2017)
- Festival Blues de Calella (Spain 2017)
- Festival de Blues d’Albatàrrec (Spain 2017)
- Festival de Jazz de Sant Adrià del Besós (Spain 2017)
- Münchensteiner Bluesnight (Switzerland 2016)
- Lublin Blues Session (Poland 2016)
- Love Blues in Sem (France 2016)
- Festival de jazz Premià de Dalt (Spain 2016)
- Festival LézArt Vert (France 2016)
- Differdange Blues Express (Luxembourg 2016)
- Black Music Festival Girona (Spain 2016)
- Blues’n Jazz Rallye (Luxembourg 2015, 2014)
- Barcelona Blues Festival (Spain 2015)
- Olsztyn Blues Nights (Poland 2015)
- L’Isle d’Abeau Blues Party (France 2015)
- Nidaros Blues Festival (Norway 2015)
- Bluesfestival Basel (Switzerland 2015)
- Frederikshavn Blues Festival (Denmark 2014)
- Notodden Blues Festival (Norway 2014)
- Sierre Blues Festival (Switzerland 2014)
- Hondarribia Blues Festival (2014)
- Baixa da Banheira Blues Fest (Portugal 2014)
- Benicàssim Blues Festival (2014)
- International Festival des Deux Rivières (France 2013)
- International Cáceres Blues Festival (Spain 2013)
- International Cerdanyola Blues Festival (Spain 2013, 2012 and 2011)
- International Cazorla Blues Festival (Spain 2009)
Besides the mentioned EBC 2014, A Contra Blues has received the following awards:
- Winners of the 1st Budweiser Blues contest (2010)
- Winners of Sarroca Lleida Award (2009)
- Winners of the Festinoval Award (2009)
- Winners of the 2nd Barcelona Blues Society Contest (2009)
- Winners of the 2nd Vila Big Band Festival Contest of Viladecans (2007)
In 2015 the band was selected to participate in the Spanish national tours GPS (Girando Por Salas) and AIEnruta (Artistas en ruta).
It has also has participated in the recording of the television programs Músics (RTVE2 – 2017), Feeel (Betevé – 2017), Cava blues (C33 – 2013) and Blues a l’estudi (TV3 – 2012).
If you’ve seen A Contra Blues in action you already know that it will offer you an exceptional night. If you still don’t know it, take a look at its schedule and get your chance to discover one of the strongest performances of the moment.
A Contra Blues are:
- Alberto Noel Calvillo – Electric guitar, harp, ukulele & backup vocals.
- Héctor Martín – Electric guitar & backup vocals.
- Joan Vigo – Double bass & bass.
- Núria Perich – Drums.
- Jonathan Herrero – Lead vocals and acoustic guitar.