Gig: Ian Siegal – Oli Brown – Harpbreakers – Academy 3 Manchester – 12 Mar 2010

Posted on: Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

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A great triple header is set for Academy 3 Manchester on 12 Mar.

UK sensation Ian Siegal will appear with his top rated band supported by Oli Brown Band and The Harpbreakers.

British blues singer and guitarist Ian Siegal has been an active contributor to the UK blues scene for many years. His style reflects on the more rootsy side of the genre, drawing on influences such as Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddly, Junior Kimbrough and Tom Waits.

It has been said that had Siegal been around in the sixties he would today be accorded the same reverence as artists such as Van Morrison, Joe Cocker and Eric Clapton. Big Bill Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters) was quoted as saying (with reference to Ian Siegal) “You should be very proud to have this young man in your own country. You have someone right here who can really sing the deep blues. He got church in his voice. If my daddy were alive today he’d say “That’s my boy!”

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