Gig: Laurence Jones + Red Butler – The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal: Thursday, 8th October
Posted on: Monday, Aug 17, 2015
Laurence Jones, is a stunning guitarist who has been described as “Blues rock’s youngest talent in the UK”
The great news for blues-rock fans, live music lovers and aspiring musicians in and around Kendal, is that Laurence will be playing with his band at the Brewery Arts Centre on Thursday, 8th October and put simply; this will be a great night and one show not to miss!
Laurence was voted “Young Artist of the Year,” in the British Blues Awards 2014 and in the same year, won the first UK Blues Challenge, which saw him going on to represent the UK at the 5th European Blues Challenge that took place in Brussels in March 2015.
Well before the release of his debut album in 2012 “Thunder In The Sky”, a buzz rapidly built around Laurence and he soon began making a big name for himself . . . BBC Radio 2 was sufficiently impressed to state that “Laurence is like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy.”
The young gunslinger of the blues was influenced by the likes of Walter Trout, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher and Albert Collins. At only 23, he has clocked up some serious road miles touring throughout the U.K/Europe and in 2013, Walter Trout invited Laurence and his band to play as support on their U.K tour and said, “Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy, he is a genius.”
In April, Laurence released his third album ‘What’s it Gonna Be’ on Ruf Records, featuring guests Sandi Thom and Dana Fuchs. Recorded at headline music studio in Cambridge, Laurence co-produced the album and wanted to use his own band Roger Inniss and Miri Miettinen. Judging by the reaction in the music industry, his album is already making its mark:
“A guitar hero in the making, and for many decades to come” – Guitar & Bass magazine.
“At the age of 23, Laurence Jones is now the complete package” – Classic Rock Magazine
In June, Laurence played at the “Lead Belly Fest” at The Royal Albert Hall alongside numerous high-profile artists from around the world, like Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Eric Burdon, Paul Jones and Walter Trout. This was a very special occasion for all involved, not least for Laurence, when he played on stage with Walter Trout!
If you believe that actions do in fact speak louder than words, then look no further and check out Laurence playing “Thunder In The Sky” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ji3eZRSJJM, a classy blues number. Prefer a rockier riff-driven piece, then have a look and listen to “Can’t keep living like this” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh1ZluqPX6A
Voted ‘Best New UK Act’ by Blues Matters Magazine in September 2014, Red Butler will be stepping on stage earlier in the evening. By harnessing a raw, dynamic energy, combined with passion, feeling and creativity; they are sure to excite the audience and set the scene for a brilliant nights entertainment. If you would like a taste of Red Butler, then check out “Jaywalker” at https://youtu.be/t4oKl9_5wcI
Don’t miss out on seeing Laurence with his band + guests, Red Butler, at The Brewery Arts Centre on Thursday, 8th October!
The venue is located at 122 Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4HE
Advance tickets are £11.00 + bf (£12.00 on the door) and can be purchased by calling 01472 349 222 or going online at http://www.solidentertainments.com/presents.htm#LAURENCE-JONES-TOUR
To see, hear and find out more about Laurence and where he is playing next, please check out http://www.laurencejonesmusic.com/
Don’t be late, doors open at 7.30 p.m.
(Live picture: Geoff Oldfield)