Gig: Dale Storr – Kings Head, Carlisle – 08 Sep 2011
Posted on: Monday, Sep 5, 2011
Kings Head, Carlisle
08 Sep 2011
The sounds of New Orleans hits the Kings Head this Thursday 8th September when red hot keyboard player and vocalist Dale Storr tinkles the ivories in the Carlisle hostelry’s weekly music and real ale event.
Lincolnshire born Dale Storr began playing piano at the age of six and from the beginning the child prodigy was instantly attracted to the music of such artists as Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino. However as he learned his trade it was the evocative music of New Orleans that became the passion for the young musician who immersed himself into the styles of other heroes like Professor Longhair, Dr.John, Allen Toussaint, Tuts Washington and James Booker. The latter performer became a particular source of inspiration and resulted in Dale studying the sometimes complex technique of this legendary pianist/singer.
After playing in local venues from the age of ten, winning numerous local music competitions his talents took him to Sheffield where he now lives. He has performed with a host of British Blues artists including the Nimmo Brothers, Kevin Thorpe, as well as American artists Earl Thomas, Duke Robillard and Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges and is constantly in demand both as a sideman and with his full band who by the way are playing at the Carlisle Blues festival in November.
For the gig at the Kings Head he will be appearing with sax player Kim Mayhew a professional musician who also plays in the Dale Storr band. Since finishing her music degree Kim has covered most styles of music and supported the likes of Jools Holland and Roy Ayres as well as playing in a Big Band and a ska band.
It’s a first for the Kings Head to have a keyboard player heading the weekly music event so come down and support. The evening starts with support from indie guitarist Mike Denton at 8.30. Entry to the music is free – but please ensure you purchase some real ale to support the event.