Gig: Aynsley Lister – The Citadel, St Helens – 20 Sep 2014
Posted on: Saturday, Sep 6, 2014
The Citadel Arts Centre, St Helens – Blues Guitarist Aynsley Lister Set For Rousing St. Helens Gig
Saturday 20 September, 2014
Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door
The Citadel is delighted to announce that leading British blues artist, Aynsley Lister, is performing on Saturday 20 September.
When explosive natural ability collides with fiery, emotionally charged compositions, the result is Aynsley Lister; an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music.
Whether passionately writing and recording his own material or mesmerising audiences at his live shows, one thing is abundantly clear: music is hard-wired to his DNA and flows from his fingertips like sonic bolts of lightning.
With over 86,000 albums sold, lashings of critical acclaim and years of high profile touring, Lister’s resumé speaks for itself and firmly secures his position as a leading light in the resurgence of British blues-infused music.
In 2007 Aynsley was the only British artist to be named in Classic Rock magazine’s “Top 10 Contemporary Blues Artists”, alongside John Mayer and Joe Bonamassa. In 2008 Aynsley’s huge crossover potential saw him sign to Manhaton Records and the following year released ‘Equilibrium’, an album that exposed Lister in his best ever form and stormed into Classic Rock’s Top 50 Albums of 2009.
The subsequent tour saw Aynsley playing to sold out shows to over 16,000 people whilst opening for the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, after which he and his band relocated to the Tower Arts Centre and with the tape rolling, nailed a cracking rendition of their high-octane live set to produce the storming ‘Tower Sessions’ record, which was consequently voted ‘Best Live Album’ in the 2011 Blues Matters Writers Poll.
Aynsley is currently touring his latest album, Home, which is out now on his own label, Straight Talkin’ Records. The album has featured in recent issues of Guitarist Magazine, Classic Rock, Blues Matters and HiFi Magazines among many others and has received some of his greatest reviews yet!
Demand for this very special evening of great British blues music is expected to be high, so book early to avoid disappointment.
There is plenty more blues music to come at The Citadel this Autumn. Just a couple of dates for your diary are Chantel McGregor on Friday 24 October and Stevie Nimmo and The Hexmen on Friday 14 November.
For further information or to book tickets call the Citadel Box Office on 01744 735436 or visit the Citadel website www.citadel.org.uk.