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Country Joe Band
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Joe Hollywood
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Hershey And The Twelve Bars
Les Wilson's House Rockers
Chris Jagger
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Jucy Lucy
Paul Lamb
Aynsley Lister
Jackie Levin
Little Toby Walker
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Stringy Bark McDowell
Larry Miller
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Pete Mulvey
Mundy - Turner
Derrin Nauendorf
OX - Mark Browning
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Ann Peebles
Dan Phelps
Steve Payne
Kelly Joe Phelps
The Mick Pini Band
Redeye Band
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Mike Sanchez
Chris Smither
The Amazing Mr Smith
Show Of Hands
Ian Siegal
Dave Specter
Bill Thomas
The Thomas Brothers
Mo Thomas
Guy Tortora
Robin Trower
The Tubes
Dick Wardell
Helen Watson
Andy White

Les Wilson's Mighty House Rockers

Les Wilson began playing guitar in 1970 at the aged 15 -and by the time he was 19 he was playing professionally in clubs and pubs in Midlands before forming The Mighty Houserockers in 1981.

Influenced by astistes including George Thorogood, Hound Dog Taylor, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Son Seals, Elmore James, BB King, Albert King , Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Rory Gallagher, and Ry Cooder, all these artistes have contributed to shaping the Les Wilson "hot-dog" slide style.

However, Les is also a fine acoustic player - and solo gigs today still betray his musical influences in this genre - such as the great Richard Thompson

In 1987 - Les was a live session guest on "The Paul Jones Blues Show ' on BBC Radio 2 and in 1989 - Les Wilson & the Houserockers first album "Fine Looking Woman ' was released on the prestigious blues label Red Lightnin'. Three more studio albums and a live album have followed, and also a compilation album entitled "A Ton Of Red Lightnin'"

Les Wilson's Mighty Houserockers continue to perform at the top UK blues venues and have played at the Great British Blues Festival at Colne,Lancashire many times - twice on the International stage, and have headlined the British stage three times.

At the recent Kendal International Guitar Festival - Les Wilson appeared on equal billing with Gordon Giltrap, Jerry Donahue, John Renbourn and Kent Duchaine

The band have toured Europe since the early 90's, with many festival appearances including Luxembourg Jazz & Blues Festival 2004, numerous appearances at Cork Jazz & Blues Festival in Ireland, and festivals and tours in Holland and Belgium.

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