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Uk blues awards 2020

Catfish are honoured to have been nominated for three UK Blues Awards for 2020.  These are:

Band of the Year

Instrumentalist of the year (Matt Long)

Album of the Year (Burning Bridges)

We really cant thank you guys enough for continuing to buy the albums, come to our gigs and support us - it means such a lot.

If you would like to vote - whether for Catfish or any of the other amazing acts up for awards this year - voting opens on Monday 3 February and ends on Sunday17 February - there will be a voting section on the UK Blues Award website here.


corona virus

Like most bands, Catfish have been affected by cancellations caused by venues closing or audiences being reluctant to buy tickets for gigs because of fears about Covid19.  We have had no choice but to cancel our March European tour following the cancellation of the main festival we were travelling to take part in and other venues and festivals in the UK and Europe look likely to have to cancel either through new legislation being introduced to ban gatherings over 100 people or because they cant get people to come out...please rest assured that we will reschedule as many of these events as we possibly can for later in the year or 2021 but please bear with us while we weather this storm...

Just a thought - if you aren't able to get to the gig you were going to attend, maybe think about going to the website and buying the CD or t shirt that you would have bought had you come.  It may not seem like a lot but it really does help us get through this difficult time with little or no income for the foreseeable future...


What’s New?

Catfish played in 8 European countries other than the UK during 2019 - Belgium, Holland, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the Netherlands.  They have a very busy touring schedule again in 2020 with more European tours coming soon.  Check out the gig list for full details.


The Broken Man Album was voted album of the year 2017

by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association.

Catfish were named Blues Act of the Year (England) in the 2018 UK Blues Awards


About the band

International touring blues rock powerhouse Catfish are making waves on the music scene in the UK and Europe.  In 2018 they won the UK Blues Award for Blues Act of the Year (England) to add to their 2016 British Blues Award. They have recently been nominated for three UK Blues Awards for 2020 - Band of the Year, Blues Instrumentalist of the Year (Matt Long) and album of the year for Burning Bridges.

In the last few years, they have played at almost every major UK blues festival and have established themselves as a real force in the British blues scene.  They now tour regularly in Europe.

Their first album 'So Many Roads' reached no. 1 in the IBBA airplay charts, as did their second album, this one almost entirely original material - ‘Broken Man’ - which was also nominated for a UK Blues Award and was named album of the year by the IBBA.  Their current album 'Burning Bridges' was released in May 2019 and has received excellent reviews from the UK and European music press.  It was the third most played album by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association in 2019.

'Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today.  The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today...' Blues Matters Magazine.


Reviews so far of 'Burning Bridges'

‘Catfish can only consolidate their place at the very top of the Blues-Rock scene with this impressive album’

Blues in Britain Magazine, May 2019

‘… this is so much more than just a blues album: you have blues, rock, gospel and all sorts of other influences that go into making this album a must have in your collection. Prepare to have your face melted by some of these tracks, pure class.’

Will Carter, Two Finger Media

‘The strong buzz that has been going around about this new album and proclaiming Catfish as one of the hottest bands of the decade aren’t wrong: the writing, playing and sheer balls-out power of this band is remarkable……It is such a joy to hear a relatively new band who are as talented and as convincing as Catfish.’ 

Andy Snipper,

‘I was astounded by the depth of styles. The production. The building and thunderous crescendos. Not since Zeppelin II. Have I been enraptured immediately by a release. Parts reminded me of Alan Parsons, early Sabbath amongst others. Only reminded, for this is a Tour de Force, the best band around, not Blues, not Rock . A unique blend of their own.’

Gary Taylor, fan

‘With their 3rd studio album, these Catfish assure themselves of a place in the British rock firmament.’, Holland

‘This is another brilliant album by the band and I’m sure it wont be long before Burning Bridges will also be mentioned at the awards ceremonies.’

Dave Martin, Jace Media



Check out our online store below where you can buy

copies of our CDs and T shirts.  

All our prices include postage and packing to the UK.

If you need anything sending elsewhere, just drop us an email

and we will give you a price for postage.


overseas agents

This is who you need to contact to book Catfish outside the UK. 
For the UK and anywhere not shown below, please contact



Fenton and Audrey Parsons

Red Pepper Promotions



Kees Spruit
Monkeyman Agency


Javier Dwaves Nogueiras

Dwaves Promotions







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