Gig: Otis Grand – Citadel, St. Helens – 27 Oct

Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 24, 2007


On Saturday 27TH October Otis Grand, known as the Gentle Giant of the Blues and his band makes a much anticipated return to The Citadel stage.

Otis Grand’s music career spans over 25 years, with 5 studio albums. He has played a major role in the evolution of the modern blues scene in Britain.

After the decline of the British blues boom of the 60’s, Otis arrived on the scene and formed his 10-piece Rhythm and Blues band, firmly established his act and style of blues in Britain, quickly becoming a firm favourite throughout Europe.

His gigs are now legendry, drawing acclaim from purists and from those who come looking for a good night out. Otis has toured constantly turning in consistently great performances building a big following.

He sets the standards for many others to follow which ensures that he will stay at the top of the Blues scene for many years to come.

Tickets for this event are priced at £14 and £12 for concessions. Doors open at 7.30pm.

For further information or to book tickets please contact the Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436, or

Additional Information:
Otis Grand has pioneered the big band blues sound over the last few years, starting with a West Coast R&B band and now moving into his present guitar led Big City style Blues. For the past ten years Otis has received a number of Awards including UK BLUES GUITARIST OF THE YEAR (1990- 96), Best Blues Albums, Best Band, and nominations to the prestigious W.C. HANDY BLUES Awards in Memphis, Tenn. Surely testimony enough of the man’s ability and dedication to the Blues.

The Citadel is the only arts centre in St Helens and the main arts provider in the borough.

The Citadel is an inclusive, multi-disciplinary arts centre, which promotes and provides access to the arts and strives to be a flagship for creativity and artistic excellence. Contributing to and enhancing the cultural life of St Helens borough and the surrounding districts.

The venue has a reputation as a live music establishment; but also provides a broad range of other cultural activities including live theatre, comedy, dance, film and fine art.

This 300 (standing) capacity, multi-disciplinary venue is equipped with modern stage and rehearsal space, plus state-of-the-art lighting and sound facilities.

Working with a range of partners The Citadel has an established reputation for high quality performances, and an extensive range of participatory arts opportunities that are accessible to all.

The Citadel is a registered charity, and a not-for-profit organisation.

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