Gig: Alex McKown Band, Marine Hall, Fleetwood – 18 Aug 2011

Posted on: Thursday, Aug 11, 2011

Alex and Zinc Blues Festival

Alex McKown Band

Marine Hall, Fleetwood

18 Aug 2011

The next Wyre Blues session at The Marine Hall, Fleetwood takes place on Thursday August 18th and features the return of  young guitar prodigy Alex McKown and his band. Alex last played at The Marine Hall in December and made such a big impression that we just had to get him back.

Alex McKown was born in 1996 and first picked up the guitar when he was 6 years old. When he was 8 he got an electric guitar for Christmas Alex quickly progressed and spent many hours playing along to guitar legends such as Eric Clapton and Angus Young.

The Alex McKown band played their first gig in 2008 at THe Moon & Sixpence in Glossop. They went down a storm and the local paper carried the headline “Guitar Prodigy is Star Of The Future”

Alex guested with American blues guitarist Hamilton Loomis on his 2009 UK tour.  Since then they clocked up an impressive number of gigs on the blues circuit including The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival at Colne, Newark Blues Festival and Ramsbottom Blues festival amongst many others. In March 2011 he performed two shows at the Zinc Blues Festival in Beauvais, France.

Taking inspiration form the likes of Joe Bonamassa,Walter Trout, Samuel C Lees and Matt Schofield you can expect a blistering set of electric blues at its best.

The show starts at the 9.00pm. Tickets are £3.00 from the box office on 01253 887693.

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