Following a hard won, but decisive victory over Big C, Mike Bowden returns with a new and exciting project... Conjured out of the magical atmosphere that pervades the East Neuk of Fife come Mike Bowden & the A917

This five piece, original, song driven band, have been honing their individual sound up and down the east coast of Scotland, and are now ready to share their music with the rest of the UK and beyond. The band have a track included on Jock's Juke Joint 4... the latest compilation of Scottish based Blues... The band played at the album launch at the prestigious Voodoo Rooms venue in Edinburgh in November to great acclaim …. this marked their move into the wider blues world.

The A917 are currently recording their first album.

The music on this page was recorded live at rehearsal … 'warts 'n all', but gives a fair reflection of their live sound. The songs reveal many influences, but remain rooted in the blues. Mike, and long time drummer/percussionist friend, Big Vern, have taken the legacy left by Blue Swamp and moved it forward with the aid of some fine musicians..... Martin Rhydderch (keyboard), Les Cowley (slide guitar and vocal), and Pete Macleod (bass)

The live set is punctuated with Mike's hilarious between song banter! … We are now booking for 2019 …. so give us a call!!

Telephone: 01333 739124  Email: or fill in the contact form on this site

I particularly loved Mike Bowden & The A917 Band, just quality throughout the band and Mike’s powerful voice along with Pete MacLeod’s driving bass had me bopping in my chair, I’d recommend them to any blues club or festival as they really deliver the goods. ”

— Stuart Stott .... Blues Photographer