Gig: Towerblues update – Chantal McGregor and King King
Posted on: Saturday, Dec 5, 2009
Just a quick word about two crackin’ gigs to round off 2009 in style. Two fantastic bands, Chantel McGregor Band and King King featuring Alan Nimmo will be coming to the area next week.
Chantel is a rock/blues guitarist who, according to her website, has owned a guitar since the age of three and started lessons when she was seven. Now, barely into her twenties, she has been described as a prodigy but has also been told that girls shouldn’t play guitar the way she does – it scares the boys. Thankfully, she ignored this “wonderful” piece of advice.
Having graduated in July 09 with a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music The Chantel McGregor Band is now a full time operation. Her reputation is growing rapidly and on Thursday December 10th she makes her first appearance on The Fylde Coast.
The Chantel McGregor Band will be playing at Wyre Blues at The Marine Hall, Fleetwood at 9.00pm. Doors open 8.00, tickets are £7.50 from the box office on 01253 771141 or pay on the door.
“Softly softly” is not a maxim that King King are familiar with. Since surging into life less than twelve months ago they have barely stopped for breath, and their electrifying sound and scorching live shows have generated more of a thunderous roar than a buzz.
This band certainly knows how to make an entrance. Fronted by charismatic bluesman Alan Nimmo, their exhilarating debut at last year’s Monaghan Blues Festival created such a stir that it prompted organizer Somhairle MacConghail to state: “King King aren’t just playing the festival. Word is that King King ARE the festival”.
King King opened towerblues 2009 season with a blistering show at The Raikes and now they’re BACK.
King King will be rocking Poulton Community Centre on Saturday December 12th. Doors open 8.00, show starts at 9.00. Tickets on sale now priced £10 from Alan on 01253 890927.
Don’t miss these two great gigs!!!