Gig: Geoff Achison – Club 35 Carlisle – 10 Oct 2009

Posted on: Sunday, Sep 27, 2009

03 Oct – Grappenhall CC, Nr Warrington

07 Oct – Liverpool Marina

09 Oct – Barrow R&B Club

10 Oct – Club 35, Carlisle

Australian Blues musician Geoff Achison will be playing Club 35 in Carlisle as part of his world tour on Saturday October 10th. He will be appearing with his band ‘the Souldiggers’ who feature the cream of the British Blues scene.

Growing up in a small town in south eastern Australia Geoff Achison discovered an early love for playing the Blues and R&B and was forced by the isolation to teach himself guitar. Because of this he has developed a unique blues / funk playing style to back up his gritty soulful voice.

He has toured regularly around the globe and won honours on 3 continents.
Years of touring, recording and performing has seen him share stages and open shows with such high calibre artists as Jorma Kaukonen & Hot Tuna, John Mayall, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm and Delbert McClinton as well as top Aussies ‘Dutch’ Tilders, Phil Manning and Tommy Emmanuel.

Geoff’s live set features an infectious mix of gutsy original tunes, improvised jams and dynamic new arrangements of blues & soul classics. He is equally adept on both acoustic and electric guitar and mixes the delivery of both instruments through the night. This eclectic mix is driven by ‘the Souldiggers’; Sam Kelly (considered by many to be the best Blues drummer in the UK), Paul Jopson on keyboard and Spy on bass.

Geoff started his worldwide explorations in 1995 with his first trip to the USA.
He won the coveted Albert King Award for his guitar skills and went on to accept an endorsement deal with the Gibson guitar company’s acoustic division.

In 2007 Geoff & The Souldiggers picked up the Chain Blues Music Award in Australia for ‘Group Of The Year’ and a Guitar Player Magazine readers poll voted Geoff one of their ‘Top Ten Hot New Guitarists’ in June 2008.

Closer to home Geoff was featured on the cover of Blues In Britain magazine in July 2009 and his recently released album ‘One ticket One ride’ has been featured on BBC Radio 2.

This is a rare treat for anyone who enjoys being in the presence of a truly individual musician. Two of the gigs on his short tour have already sold out!

Tickets are priced at £10 in advance or £12 on the door.

They can be obtained from Club 35 Lowther Street Carlisle or from promoter Chris Denton on 077930 19958 or


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