Gig: Matt Schofield UK Tour

Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010



25 Nov BURY
Met, Market Street, BL9 0BW
0161 761 2216 8.00pm £15.00

Brewery, Highgate, LA9 4HE
01539 725133 8.30pm £12.50

“Compelling playing, immense tone, the UK’s most exciting blues guitar player.”  – Guitarist

“Another Level Altogether” – MOJO

“Top ten British Blues guitarists of all time” – Guitar and Bass

Recently crowned Blues Guitarist and Album of the year in the 2010 British Blues Awards, Matt Schofield tours the UK in November and early December 2010.

Now firmly established as the freshest and most exciting blues guitarist to have emerged on the world scene for many years, Manchester-borne Matt Schofield has scored another distinction recently in joining such famous names as Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, Joe Bonamassa and Robben Ford, who have DVDs produced by the world’s largest music print publisher, the US-based Hal Leonard organisation. Schofield is one of the few Brits ever to have appeared on the Hal Leonard imprint.

In his relatively short career Schofield’s prowess as a blues guitarist has taken his band to fourteen countries and brought him high praise in the Penguin Book of Blues Recordings as one of only two living British artists in recording history to gain a maximum four-star rating.  This year (June-Aug 2010) he completed a debut nine week tour of North America, which toook him the length of the western seaboard, to Arizona and Texas, through the north east, the major Canadian Festivals, and through the northern states of the US. His powerful mix of Blues and New Orleans funk is unlike anything else on the block.

For the November tour Matt will be accompanied by his long standing Hammond organ player, Jonny Henderson, and American drummer Kevin Hayes (ex-Robert Cray). Venues on the tour include The Met in Bury, The Cluny in Newcastle and the famed Rescue Rooms in Nottingham, please see a full list of tour dates attached.

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