HBTS 2020


In 2020 HBTS celebrated ten years of harmonica music and mayhem. Selecting two of our previous US and home-grown blues harmonica talents, and adding one new one, we had ourselves a ball.

For the first time also, HBTS officially became a weekend event. Friday evening saw our open mic and pre-registration evening packed with the weekend’s early birds.Saturday was a complete sell-out with our usual programme of workshops, jam session and star-studded stage show. On Sunday morning we opened our doors to thirty junior players and their parents from across Sussex for the first time, before closing the event with our in-house afternoon Blues Jam.

For our evening show, we welcomed back our dear friend Joe Filiso form the USA, with his unique brand of pre-war acoustic harping. As a counterpoint, we also invited back Brighton & Hove’s own Will Wilde with his fantastic blues rock band. And to close the evening, HBTS was joined for the first time by Steve ‘West’ Weston and his incredible blues band.

2020 Roll of Honour

  • Will Wilde
  • Joe Filisko
  • Steve Weston