Very much a festival favourite, prog blues rockers Cold Flame have been associated with Staffs Fest since the inaugural festival back in 2015. Formed in 1984 by bassist singer/ song writer Pat Rowbottom and based in Derbyshire, England, the five piece band continue to tour across the country as well as occasionally in Europe. Whilst also known for performing the music of Jethro Tull, the band’s main focus remains their original blues rock music and this is what will be presented at this year’s Staffs Fest.
Over the years the band has released several acclaimed studio and live albums which have featured on numerous radio stations across the UK and Europe. Apart from headlining indoor and outdoor venues, Cold Flame have supported numerous UK and American rock, prog and blues acts including The Hamsters, Curved Air, Osibisa, Dr.Feelgood, Uriah Heep, Jon Amor Blues Band, Michael Katon, Solstice and Hawkwind. They have also been equally at home in the more intimate atmosphere of the many regional blues clubs and smaller venues still promoting quality live music.
Cold Flame have been featured on Sky and terrestrial T.V. music specials and performed with members of the famous River Dance troupe.This year the band have returned to the studio environment and are currently working on a new blues/ progressive folk rock album of original music entitled ‘Waiting for God’ which will be released this Autumn.