Blues Alive has developed a reputation for staging high quality acts -British, American and European - and we take pride in having staged the first UK performances by some notable American artistes.

The venue,
The Half Moon in Bishop's Stortford, is a traditional pub located in the heart of the town. As well as serving excellent real ales it has a self-contained area "the Long Room" situated at the rear of the pub complete with stage and bar. Every Wednesday there is either a gig by a band or solo artist, or a jam night.

The Bishops Blues Club which operates at the Half Moon and is organised by Blues Alive does NOT require formal membership. Anyone who enjoys playing or listening to Blues music is welcome. By sending us your email address you will receive advance notification of gigs and events and priority ticket reservation.

This is not a purist's environment.
It's about enjoying Blues music in all its forms, from traditional Delta blues to British rock-blues, from jazzy swing blues to the modern reinterpretations that are maintaining interest among a younger generation.

Above all else, it's about sharing a mutual interest , creating friendships and having fun!

Blues Alive and The Bishops Blues Club are run by Richard Pavitt who can be contacted at or tel. 01799 532009.

Past performers have included:

Mick Abrahams (UK)
Geoff Achison (AUS)
Ben Andrews (USA)
Joan Baby (USA)
The Barcodes (UK)
Johnnie Bassett (USA)
Sonny Black (UK)
Blackjacks (UK)
Eugene Hideaway Bridges (USA)
Adrian Byron Burns (UK)
Cadillac Kings (UK)
Paul Cox (UK)
Popa Chubby (USA)
Delta Moon (USA)
Kent Duchaine (USA)
Earl Gaines (USA)
Al Garner (USA)
Papa George (UK)
Memo Gonzalez (USA)
Corrina Greyson (UK)
The Hamsters (UK)
Michael Hill Blues Mob (USA)
Fred James (USA)
Big Jack Johnson (USA)
Carvin Jones (USA)
Bruce Katz (USA)
Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes (UK)
LeBurn (USA)
Connie Lush (UK)
Big Joe Louis (UK)
Daddy Mack (USA)
Marcus Malone (USA)
Richie Milton (UK)
Blind Mississippi Morris (USA)
Big Bill Morganfield (USA)
Motel Kings (UK)
Dave Peabody (UK)
Duke Robillard (USA)
Rockin Armadillos (UK)
Rudy Rotta (ITA)
Lee Sankey (UK)
Matt Schofield (UK)
Ian Seigal (UK)
Percy Strother (USA)
Jim Suhler (USA)
Hubert Sumlin (USA)
Spikedrivers (UK)
Texas Thunder (UK)
Bill Thomas (USA)
Two Timers (UK)
West Weston's Bluesonics (UK)