Invest in the Music

Live music is always the primary focus of BBE
We take you from New Orleans out into the Deep South and all the way up to Chicago and back.
This is the most well-rounded, real-world blues music experience possible for dancers.

Meschiya Lake & The Dizzy Birds

Meschiya Lake & The Dizzy Birds

Purveyors of the finest saucy, sweet and succulent slow jazz. From New Orleans all the way to the clubs of Harlem Meschiya & the D-Birds will be highlighting our Saturday night, Suit-Up dance. This will be their first appearance at BBE and they are set to blow the roof of Tangoloft!

As an event that puts great value on the grittier, dirtier side of Blues music
we take great pride in presenting you this touch of class.

Dan Nash

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Dan Nash

United Kingdom

Dan’s music harks back to the roots of early rent party/juke playing. His performances encompass the whole acoustic blues genre from the rough-edge bottleneck blues of the Mississippi Delta to the intricate finger-picking styles of Texas and the Carolinas. He focuses on rare and standard blues classics by bluesmen such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker and Lightnin’ Hopkins.

Dan has performed extensively in the USA, both with contemporary blues players and as a solo act. He gravitated towards the deep South in early 2007 whilst making a documentary on the history of blues and has since spent 16 weeks playing around the Mississippi Delta and surrounding areas.

Miss Mikey May

Miss Mikey May

Israel/Czech Republic

Born with the blues and paid her dues, Mikey is a powerful, soulful vocalist, and a natural entertainer with a background in theatre, cabaret, burlesque, and social dancing. Mikey is based in Prague but roams around Europe singing with Blues and Jazz projects for dancers and muggles alike.
In 2016 Mikey founded The Organ Grinders and released her debut CD, ‘Swing Out the Blues’. For BBE she will be accompanied by Jan Kořínek, who is the co-founder of The Organ Grinders, as well as a master Hammond organ player and one of the top Blues and Jazz pianists in Czech Republic.

Dorrey Lyles Blues Band

Dorrey Frame

Dorrey Lyles


Dorrey first lent her talent to singing the Gospel back in the USA. From there she has moved onto many musical endeavours from clubs to theatres, dirty bars and even Carnegie Hall. All awards aside one this can be said about this woman, she sure can sing some blues. Well known for her Bessie Smith tribute shows this powerhouse of a singer will be one of our headlining acts this year.

“Life is a song worth singing. It is my privilege to let the world hear my life’s melody!”
~ Dorrey Lyles

Ragtime Millionares Trio

Ragtime Millionaires


Stefano Ronchi and Pietro Martinelli are the “Ragtime Millionaires”

This wonderful duo is landing straight from Genova, Italy and going to move you and groove the way only they can.

Ragtime Millionaires is a traditional roots music duo from Italy, musically focused on Delta, Ragtime & Honky Tonk sounds. Including handmade custom instruments in their shows. Stefano Ronchi (guitar/voice) and Pietro Martinelli (double bass), are members of St. Mud Avenue, Delta blues & Stomp quintet.

The main idea is to dedicate a sincere tribute to the great music of the beginning of 20th century, without forgetting the personal identity, on compositions and arrangements.

Marcos Coll & Stefano Ronchi

Stefano Ronchi & Marcos Coll

Italy & Spain

After kicking up a storm with the release of their album we thought we’d let them crack the BBE Thursday party wide open. Two musicians, two sets and about 150 people you need to dance with on the first night!

These two hit the bullseye all the way from delta to funked up blues and rapping in Spanish. Two of the key players in Berlin’s local music scene we’ve got a real treat for you as the Sliding Wolf and Marcos Coll deliver something tasty for your earballs.