Dan Patlansky Joins Joanne Shaw Taylor November Tour

Dan Patlansky Joins Joanne Shaw Taylor November Tour

Dan Patlansky Joins Joanne Shaw Taylor November Tour

The UK tour dates includes Gateshead Sage (Nov 7), Cambridge Corn Exchange (Nov 9), Manchester Bridgewater Hall (Nov 10), Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (Nov 12), Bristol Colston Hall (May Nov 14), London Royal Festival Hall (Nov 15), and Birmingham Symphony Hall (Nov 20). Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898 or The Gig Cartel  and Dan Patlansky  

Two of Bluesdoodles Favourite guitarist with 10 paws albums from 2016.

Pick of the Albums Reviewed - 2016: July - Sept 2016Joanne Shaw Taylor’s Wild 

We said: There is a ferocity in the delivery that makes this an album where you want to hear the music live, the tempo and a sense of purpose that has a wildness in its sense of freedom. Joanne Shaw Taylor’s mighty potential has been unleashed and set free resulting in a ride of musical delights that is compelling and Wild.

Our full review can be found HERE

 

Dan Patlansky In Conversation Touring 2017 and Beyond

Dan Patlansky’s Introvertigo

We said:  Introvertigo with its carefully crafted lyrics that blend urbane wit and honest observation, this is blues pertinent to today’s lifestyles, not so much whiskey and women more the corruption of power and social interaction. Ten tracks there are no fillers

Our full review can be found HERE

In the studio they are outstanding, live they take Blues-Rock to another level the shows are going to be a sparkling manipulation of the guitar. Joanne Shaw Taylor’s special guest  according to Music News “On record Dan Patlansky is quite superb but on stage, with a capacity crowd in his pocket from the off, he takes it to another level.”

 

Do not delay reserve you seat at shows that will heat up the coldest Winter Night

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR NOVEMBER 2017 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAN PATLANSKY
TICKETS – 

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898

BOOK ONLINE – The Gig Cartel or Dan Patlansky

 Gateshead, The Sage – Tuesday 7th November 2017

Tickets: £30, £27.30, £25.10, £21.80
Venue Box Office: 0191 443 4661 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: The Sage  or The Gig Cartel

Cambridge, Corn Exchange – Thursday 9th November 2017

Venue Box Office: 01223 357 851 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: Corn Exchange or  The Gig Cartel

Manchester, Bridgewater Hall – Friday 10th November 2017

 Venue Box Office: 0161 907 9000 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: Bridgewater Hall or The Gig Cartel

Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall – Sunday 12th November 2017

Tickets: £27.50, £25.00, £23.50, £20.00
Venue Box Office: 0141 353 8000 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall,  or The Gig Cartel

Bristol, Colston Hall – Tuesday 14th November 2017

Tickets: £21.50 to £29.56 incl. booking fee
Venue Box Office: 0117 203 4040 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: Bristol Colston Hall or The Gig Cartel

London, Royal Festival Hall – Friday 15th November 2017

Tickets: £20 – £29.50 plus booking fee
Venue Box Office: 0844 875 0073 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: Royal Festival Hall  or The Gig Cartel

Birmingham, Symphony Hall – Monday 20th November 2017

Tickets: £23 – £30.50 inc. booking fee
Venue Box Office: 0121 780 3333 or Gig Cartel: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: Birmingham Symphony Hall or The Gig Cartel

As we said when we recently heard Dan play live in Cardiff he is – “Majestic, scintillating jaw-dropping good.”

Dan Patlansky Joins Joanne Shaw Taylor November Tour
Photo Credit Edyta Kzesak

Broken Witt Rebels take to the Road

Broken Witt Rebels take to the Road

Broken Witt Rebels take to the Road

 

Broken Witt Rebels are riding high after their recent win of the ‘Best Rock Act’ award at the Unsigned Music Awards held at Troxy, East London on Thursday 27th October 2016.

The award follows an incredible year for the band which included 460,000 views of their ’Guns’ music video on YouTube, plus a recent performance on Vintage TV’s The Friday Night Rock Show on Friday 28th October.

To celebrate their success, Broken Witt Rebels have issued 1,000 copies of their 5-track ‘Georgia Pine’ EP on 10” inch vinyl, available from the official BWR store – HERE .

 

Alternatively, download and stream ‘Georgia Pine’ from the following Smart URL – https://bwr.lnk.to/GeorgiaPineEP.

Over the next several months, the Rebels will support the following artists on their UK tours – King King, Whiskey Myers and Joanne Shaw Taylor.

 

BROKEN WITT REBELS – UK TOUR DATES
BOOK TICKETS – HERE 

Sat 12 Nov 2016 Hard Rock Hell                                  

Supporting King King on the following Dates

Fri 25 Nov 2016    Edinburgh Queen’s Hall                          
Sat 26 Nov 2016    Chester Live Rooms                               
Sun 27 Nov 2016    Clitheroe Grand  
Tues 29 Nov 2016   Islington Assembly Hall             

Thurs 1 Dec 2016    Planet Rockstock Sold Out

Supporting Whiskey Myerson the following Dates

Fri 2 Dec 2016    Birmingham O2 Institute      
Mon 5 Dec 2016    Manchester Ruby Lounge 
Tues 6 Dec 2016   Glasgow St.Lukes  

Supporting King King on the following Dates

Fri 13 January2017    Cardiff The Globe
Saturday 14 Jany 2017    Frome Cheese & Grain 

Supporting Joanne Shaw Taylor on the following Dates

Thurs 19 Jan 2017    Sage Gateshead
Fri 20 Jan 2017    Glasgow O2 ABC
Sat 21 Jan 2017    Manchester Academy 2
Weds 25 Jan 2017    Norwich Waterfront
Thurs 26 Jan 2017    Sheffield City Hall
Fri 27 Jan 2017    London Shepherd Bush Empire
Sat 28 Jan 2017    Birmingham Town Hall 

Supporting King King on the following Dates

Fri 3 Feb 2017    Norwich Waterfront
Sat 4 Feb 2017    Southampton 1865
18 Feb 2017    Exeter Phoenix
Fri 3 Mr 2017    Brighton Old Market
Sat 4 Mar 2017    Bilston Robin 2
Sun 14 May 2017    Aberdeen Lemon Tree

Joanne Shaw Taylor Wild UK Tour

Joanne Shaw Taylor Wild UK Tour

Joanne Shaw Taylor Wild UK Tour

Touring with her new album released 30th September Wild.

Bluesdoodles review Wild  It is a fantastic album with 10 doodlepaws read why HERE 

 

 

TOUR DATES

OCTOBER

Friday 14th – Tavistock Wharf
Saturday 15th – Cardiff The Globe
Sunday 16th – Bristol Fleece
Monday 17th – Worcester Huntingdon Hall
Thursday 20th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Friday 21st – Chester Live Rooms
Saturday 22nd – Southport – Atkinsons
Sunday 23rd – Shrewsbury – Theatre Severn
Wednesday 26th – Leeds Brundell
Thursday 27th – Stockton ARC
Friday 28th – Dunfermline Carnegie
Saturday 29th – Aberdeen Lemontree
Monday 31st – Bury Met

NOVEMBER
Wednesday 2nd – Southampton Brook
Thursday 3rd – Brighton Komedia
Friday 4th – Harpenden Public Hall
Saturday 5th Bury St Edmunds Apex

JANUARY
Thursday 19th – Gateshead Sage
Friday 20th – Glasgow ABC1
Saturday 21st – Manchester Academy 2
Thursday 26th – Sheffield City Hall
Friday 27th London – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Saturday 28th – Birmingham Town Hall

Wild Guitar with Joanne Shaw Taylor

Wild Guitar with Joanne Shaw Taylor

 

Wild Guitar with Joanne Shaw Taylor

The album Wild is Joanne Shaw Taylor brimming with confidence. There is maturity of sound, the guitar work is a compelling mix of sharp, bluesy then a lead break with a rocking energy  depending on the track. The production by Kevin Shirley is superb and makes this her fifth studio album the best that Joanne has unleashed for her fans to go wild over.

Opening with Dyin’ to Know you and anybody who hasn’t heard Joanne Shaw Taylor before will want to get to know her music real fast with this raw edgy blues riff driven number.  As you sit back enjoying her blues you are then thrown in Ready To Roll, a bucking bronco wild ride of squealing guitar energy and a band that adds depth to the JST tone throughout. The musicians from Joe Bonamassa’s band hit the mark letting the guitar sing and the vocals growl with a melodic intent.   It is the subtle lick and interactions from Rob McNally’s guitar and Michael Rhodes bass that acts as an underscoring always there but never dominating that fills in the textures to the tone of Joanne’s guitar.

With the pre-release single No Reason To Stay, we are back on home territory blues that has a rock vibe, riffs that flow and keys that punctuate. But it is so much more, Joanne adds her sparkle, and shapes this seemingly traditional number into a track that stands out in the crowd.  Following on is Wild Is The Wind a stunning song full of lyrical emotion and melodies that pull the listener deep into the soul of the song.  A quieter side of Joanne full of passion and her vocals have a maturity and simple beauty that is found throughout the album.

The contrasts in the tracks are startling as the romance and softer side are then full of angst. Then we have a slighty grungy guitar for I’m In Chains, with the backing vocal echoing JST’s I’m In Chains. We feel trapped as the words and guitar grow in intensity and the continuing staccato guitar riff that will make this edgy number instantly recognizable.

The numbers are not all angst and sorrow we have fun from the off with the horns arranged by Lee Thornburg  calling us to join her party with My Hearts Got A Mind of Its Own.   Then the rock infused penultimate track now the party is kickin’ with Nothin’ To Lose.

The songwriting on the ten original tracks is strong with Joanne collaborating with various writers giving the lyrics the power to match her scintillating guitar that will always get her noticed. The last track the only cover is the Gershwin number Summertime, an unexpected addition to the mix, does it work? Yes! It does. The piano is a perfect foil to Joanne’s vocals that are raw, emotional and full of texture as she controls the lyrics, as she mixes Ella with Janis then making the number her own. A Stripped back calm number finishing the album leaves you crazy to see her live.

There is a ferocity in the delivery that makes this an album where you want to hear the music live, the tempo and a sense of purpose that has a wildness in its sense of freedom. Joanne Shaw Taylor’s mighty potential has been unleashed and set free resulting in a ride of musical delights that is compelling and Wild.

Joanne Shaw Taylor – Wild – Release Date 30th September 2016

TEN pawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing

  1. Dyin’ To Know
  2. Ready To Roll
  3. Get You Back
  4. No reason To Stay
  5. Wild Is The Wind
  6. Wanna Be My Lover
  7. I’m In Chains
  8. I Wish I Could Wish You Back
  9. My Heart’s Got A Mind Of It’s Own
  10. Nothin’ To Lose
  11. Summertime

NEW ALBUM – WILD – OUT TODAY – NUMBER 1 iTUNES Blues Chart
Buy from AMAZON HERE
BUY FROM ITUNES HERE
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY HERE 

Joanne Shaw Taylor is out on Tour in the UK. Tickets are selling like hot cakes – check out venues and buy your place on the Wild tour – HERE 

Aaron Keylock New Single and On Tour

Aaron Keylock New Single and On Tour

Teenage guitar sensation Aaron Keylock will release his highly anticipated debut single Against The Grain on 6th October.

Aaron Keylock New Single and On TourWhile listening to Against The Grain check out Aaron’s tour dates below he is visiting a town near you with Wilco Johnson, Joanne Shaw Taylor and the Planet Rock Roadstars throughout October, November and December.

Before releasing an official single he has already been highly touted as one of the UKs hottest acts to watch out for; Kerrang! declared him the “New Solo Superstar” in the 2015 Fresh Blood List (Alongside PVRIS, Slaves, SHVPES, Qween Kwong & Knucklepuck); at Bloodstock 2014 Metal Hammer wrote “It’s ludicrous that someone as talented as Aaron Keylock is a mere 16 years old but if anyone can shred like Gary Moore, this young buck can.” Total Guitar called him one of 2016s ‘Ones to Watch’ after seeing him at Dot to Dot saying “TG caught his set and we walked away with our brain thoroughly melted” and Classic Rock included him in the Sounds of and Class of 2015 and have called him “blistering” and a “precocious talent”.

Already a road warrior, he has been gigging heavily since the age of 11, playing over 200 shows including the Jazz Café, Alexandra Palace, Shepherds Bush Empire. He has supported Blackberry Smoke, The Answer, The Graveltones, The Cadillac Three and he has played over 50 Harley Davidson Rallies – motorbikes would fill the room with smoke as they drove around him on the stage. Other memorable shows include; aged 14 being bundled out of a Camden venue as the London riots raged up and down the street, heavy metallers head-banging to Against The Grain at Bloodstock in 2014, playing to a full tent at Download in 2015, he blew the stage away at Dot to Dot Festival the same year and following a show in Manchester with Blackberry Smoke, he bedded down in a workshop surrounded by motorbikes, snakes, rifles and a python.

Aaron Keylock – Cut Against The Grain  – Mascot Label Group

Release Date:  20th January 2016

 

aaron-keylock-albumTrack List: 

All The Right Moves
Down
Medicine Man
Falling Again
Just One Question
Against The Grain
That’s Not Me
Try
Spin The Bottle
Sun’s Gonna Shine
No Matter What The Cost

 

You will be able to pick up the limited 7” vinyl single when Aaron Keylock is on tour from October to December with Wilko Johnson, Joanne Shaw Taylor and for the Planet Rock Roadstars tour with SIMO and Federal Charm.

AARON KEYLOCK UK TOUR DATES

On Tour With Wilko Johnson

Thu 6th Oct Warrington, Parr Hall
Fri 7th Oct Sheffield, City Hall
Sat 8th Oct Edinburgh, The Queens Hall
Thu 13th Oct Salisbury, City Hall
Fri 14th Oct Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Sat 15th Oct Birmingham, Town Hall

On Tour With Joanne Shaw Taylor

Sun 16th Oct Bristol, The Fleece
Mon 17th Oct Worcester, Huntingdon Hall
Thu 20th Oct Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Fri 21st Oct Chester, Live Rooms
Sat 22nd Oct Southport, The Atkinson
Sun 23rd Oct Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
Wed 26th Oct Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Thu 27th Oct Stockton-On-Tees, ARC
Fri 28th Oct Dunfermline, Carnegie Hall
Sat 29th Oct Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
Mon 31st Oct Bury, The Met
Wed 2nd Nov Southampton, The Brook
Thu 3rd Nov Brighton, Komedia
Fri 4th Nov Harpenden, Public Halls
Sat 5th Nov Bury St Edmunds, The Apex

On Tour With (Planet Rock Roadstars Tour with SIMO & Federal Charm)

Wed 16th Nov Southampton, Talking Heads
Thu 17th Nov Brighton, The Haunt
Fri 18th Nov Cardiff, The Globe
Sat 19th Nov Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre
Mon 21st Nov Nottingham, The Bodega Social Club
Tue 22nd Nov Wolverhampton, The Robin 2
Wed 23rd Nov Bristol, The Tunnels
Fri 25th Nov York, Fibbers
Sat 26 Nov Crewe, The Box
Sun 27th Nov Norwich, Waterfront
Mon 28th Nov Sheffield, The Greystones
Wed 30th Nov Newcastle, The Cluny
Thu 1st Dec Glasgow, O2 ABC
Fri 2nd Dec Edinburgh, The Mash House
Sat 3rd Dec Manchester, The Deaf Institute
Wed 7th Dec London, O2 Academy Islington

Joe Bonamassa At The Cavern – Free Concert

JB Cavern

FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, THE BLUES ROCK GUITARIST PREVIEWS MUSIC FROM HIS
BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION UK CONCERTS.

WATCH HIM, UP CLOSE  AND PERSONAL, AS HE PAYS HOMAGE TO THE MUSIC OF

JEFF BECK, ERIC CLAPTON AND JIMMY PAGE!

Joe Bonamassa’s love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, on Monday June 27th, he will perform a FREE “invitation only” concert at the legendary Cavern Club venue in Liverpool, as a thank you to all the fans that have helped his career grow from playing small clubs to sold-out arena tours worldwide.

This intimate concert in front of 350 people will preview material that he will perform at five special concerts in the UK this July, where Joe will pay homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. This one-time only UK concert experience is billed as JOE BONAMASSA IN CONCERT: A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION.

Joe’s British Blues Explosion concerts will be at Hoghton Tower, Lancashire (Saturday July 2), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (Sunday July 3), Bristol Colston Hall (Tuesday July 5), Greenwich London Music Time Festival (Thursday July 7), and Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire (Friday July 8). The dates include two concerts performed at heritage castles at Hoghton and Newark, a special show at the London’s Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor will be Joe’s special guest at Hoghton Tower, London Greenwich Music Time Festival and Newark Castle. Click HERE for Details
cavern_wall_of_fame
When Joe plays the Cavern Club on June 27th, he will also be inducted into the Cavern Club’s historic “Wall of Fame”, where he will be commemorated with a special brick in the wall with his name inscribed on the brick.

Previous artists to be inducted on the Wall of Fame include the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, The Kinks, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and many more musical icons.

For the first time, is pleased to announce that British blues guitarist and singer/songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor, will open for him at three of his British Blues Explosion concerts in the UK in July. Joanne will support Joe at Hogton Tower, London Greenwich Music Time Festival and Newark Castle.
Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star in the blues rock world. Joanne from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world and released critically acclaimed albums, gaining a global fanbase and playing alongside her musical idols. with the combination of stellar guitar, vocals and a winning smile.

 

24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 844 0444 Online HERE and HERE

SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2016 HOGHTON TOWER – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444 – With special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor

SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2016 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

TUESDAY 5th JULY 2016 BRISTOL COLSTON HALL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

THURSDAY 7th JULY 2016 LONDON GREENWICH MUSIC TIME FESTIVAL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444 – With special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor

FRIDAY 8th JULY 2016 NEWARK CASTLE – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444 – With special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor

 

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK TourJoe Bonamassa’s new album “Blues of Desperation”

Read Bluesdoodles review HERE

Blues of Desperation: The Making of the Album (EPK)

Saluting British Blues Explosion Joe Bonamassa with Joanne Shaw Taylor

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK Tour

Joe Bonamassa in Concert:

A Salute to the British Blues Explosion

Joe Bonamassa pays homage to the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page

Saluting British Blues Explosion Joe Bonamassa with Joanne Shaw Taylor

For the first time, is pleased to announce that British blues guitarist and singer/songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor, will open for him at three of his British Blues Explosion concerts in the UK in July. Joanne will support Joe at Hogton Tower, London Greenwich Music Time Festival and Newark Castle.
Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star in the blues rock world. Joanne from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world and released critically acclaimed albums, gaining a global fanbase and playing alongside her musical idols. with the combination of stellar guitar, vocals and a winning smile.

 

24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 844 0444 Online HERE and HERE

SATURDAY 2nd JULY 2016 HOGHTON TOWER – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

JOE BONAMASSA “HOGHTON TOWER” CONCERT MOVED TO PRESTON GUILD HALL DUE TO TORRENTIAL RAIN FORECAST

Due to torrential rain this week, it has been decided that Joe’s concert at Hoghton Tower on Saturday 2nd Julywill be moved indoors to Preston Guild Hall. The venue will be a mixture of standing and unreserved seating and provides the best opportunity for Joe’s fans not to miss his planned visit to Preston.

JOE BONAMASSA
A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION
PRESTON GUILD HALL
LANCASTER ROAD, PRESTON, PR1 1HT
01772 804 440
www.prestonguildhall.com

Doors open at 6pm
Special guest ‘Joanne Shaw Taylor’ 6:45 pm
Joe Bonamassa 8:00 pm
Further info: www.symphonyatthetower.co.uk

 SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2016 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

TUESDAY 5th JULY 2016 BRISTOL COLSTON HALL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

THURSDAY 7th JULY 2016 LONDON GREENWICH MUSIC TIME FESTIVAL – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

FRIDAY 8th JULY 2016 NEWARK CASTLE – 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 844 0444

Bonamassa Guitars Blues and UK TourJoe Bonamassa’s new album “Blues of Desperation” is released on

March 25th via Provogue.

Read Bluesdoodles review HERE

Blues of Desperation: The Making of the Album (EPK)

PLANET ROCKSTOCK – December 4th – 6th

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Tickets are available

WEEKEND GOLD – 4 day ticket. Access to Thursday night too with free Planet Rockstock T-shirt

WEEKEND – 3 day Friday – Sunday

THURSDAY NIGHT – Tickets only £10 plus booking fee headlined by Toseland
FRIDAY NIGHT
Saturday – SOLD OUT
SUNDAY – a chance to see both second and main stage.

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Do not miss out on having a weekend of glorious Rock until you drop

in the company of fellow rockers and

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Joanne Shaw Taylor announces U.K. Autumn Tour

Photo Credit: © Adam Kennedy
Photo Credit: © Adam Kennedy
PLANET ROCK LIVE PRESENTS – JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR AUTUMN 2015 UK TOUR
+ SPECIAL GUEST

BOOK ONLINE: Gig Cartel or
24 HR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898

“Who said white gals can’t play guitar? Killer licks, soaring solos and heart-wrenching vocals” – The Sunday Times

“One of the country’s finest exponents of the blues” – Rock Society

“A thrilling guitarist and a powerful vocalist” – Time Out

“A worldclass blues talent” – Classic Rock

…nothing dark about the music this was electric blues.” – Bluesdoodles

TOUR DATES

Joanne will perform songs from her recently critically acclaimed album The Dirty Truth, as well as songs from her previous three albums White Sugar, Diamonds in the Dirt and Almost Always Never.

EXETER: PHOENIX – Tuesday 22nd September 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 01392 667080

ST IVES: GUILDHALL – Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Tickets: £20 / 24 Box Office: 0844 478 0898

WARWICK: ARTS CENTRE – Saturday 26th September 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 0844 478 0898

YORK: FIBBERS – Monday 28th September 2015
Tickets: £20 / 24 Box Office: 0844 478 0898

GLASGOW: ORAN-MOR – Tuesday 29th September 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 0844 478 0898

LIVERPOOL: EPSTEIN THEATRE – Thursday 1st October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 0844 888 4411

SALE: WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE – Friday 2nd October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 0161 912 5616

KENDAL: BREWERY ARTS – www.breweryarts.co.uk – Saturday 3rd October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 01539 725133

CLITHEROE: GRAND – Sunday 4th October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 0844 478 0898

DURHAM: GALA – Wednesday 7th October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 0844 478 0898

LINCOLN: DRILL HALL – Thursday 8th October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 01522 873894

SHORHAM: ROPETACKLE – Saturday 10th October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 01273 464440

BROMSGROVE: ARTRIX – Monday 12th October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 01527 577330

GLOUCESTER: GUILDHALL – Wednesday 14th October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 0844 478 0898

FROME: CHEESE AND GRAIN – Thursday 15th October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 01373 455420

MILTON KEYNES: STABLES – Monday 19th October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 01908 280800

NORWICH: WATERFRONT – Tuesday 20th October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: Box Office: 01603 508050

HERTFORD: CORN EXCHANGE – Thursday 22nd October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 07904 333923

NEWBURY: ARLINGTON ARTS – Friday 23rd October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 01635 244246

SOUTHAMPTON: TALKING HEADS – Saturday 24th October 2015
Tickets: £20 / Box Office: 02380 678 446

LONDON, JAZZ CAFÉ – Monday 26th October 2015
Tickets £20 / Box Office: 0844 847 2514

Photo Credit: © Stephen Brinkman
Photo Credit: © Stephen Brinkman

Joanne Shaw Taylor: Will always thrill her fans and make new ones wherever she plays her guitar with energy, style and classy interpretation of classics in addition to her self-penned numbers. Her concerts are Sold out, her fans scream and her names are in lights, something she never anticipated any of that at the start. Back then, she was just an ordinary Black Country schoolgirl, bored with the disposable pop she heard on late 90s radio, rifling her father’s record collection for sunken treasure, and falling for albums by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins and Jimi Hendrix.

At 13 she played her first electric guitar. “Guitars were always lying around the house,” says Joanne. At 14, she defied her teachers to play The Marquee and Ronnie Scott’s, and began to overcome insecurity about her voice. “I never set out to be a singer,” she modestly told Classic Rock. “I’ve always had a deep voice. I think it came from my influences as a kid.

Joanne left school at 16 and ran straight into her big break, as a twist of fate directed her demo into the hands of Eurythmics icon Dave Stewart after a charity gig.

Reflecting on his first impressions, Stewart recalls that “she made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end.” His call the following day proved the start of a lasting friendship, with Joanne seeking his advice on the industry and accompanying his DUP supergroup across Europe in 2002.

Stewart gave Joanne her first deal, but when the label ran into financial trouble, it gave her a chance to regroup and work on her songwriting. Until then, original material had perhaps been a neglected side of her talent.

“I never really wrote songs until I was 21.” Suddenly the dam broke. In 2008, Ruf won the rush for Joanne’s signature, and soon she was working with veteran producer Jim Gaines (Carlos Santana, Johnny Lang, Stevie Ray Vaughan), bassist Dave Smith and drummer Steve Potts on the songs that became debut album White Sugar. “We recorded it in this little backwater town in Tennessee,” she recalls, “and if we needed a break, we’d walk to the shop and buy root beer.”

When White Sugar dropped the following year, taking in gems like Bones and Kiss the Ground Goodbye, it turned out the press had a sweet tooth, with Classic Rock crowning it Blues Album of the Month and Guitarist noting “she plays with more attitude and flair than most – massive potential here”.

Soon enough, the buzz was building, with Joanne both raising her profile supporting Black Country Communion, and honing her craft on 2010’s Diamonds in the Dirt. This second album was another step up, from the explosive lead breaks on Can’t Keep Living Like This to the heavier influence of her adopted Detroit hometown on the crunching country-blues of Dead and Gone. Not bad, considering she had written the material in just two days and recorded it in less than a fortnight: “It’s the dreaded second album curse. You have ten years to do the first one, and ten days to do the second!”

By then, she was unstoppable, with Diamonds in the Dirt proving not only a classic record, but also a skeleton key to every door in the industry. Having received a nomination for Best New Artist Debut at the auspicious British Blues Awards for White Sugar, Joanne scooped consecutive wins in the Best British Female Vocalist bracket at both the 2010/2011 events: a haul that cements her position, as Blues Matters put it, as “the new face of the blues.”

Since then, it’s gone stratospheric, with Joanne breaking into the notoriously hard-to-crack US market, beating the stereotypes of her age and gender, and being watched by 17 million viewers as she played an angel-winged solo during Annie Lennox’s set at the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Concert.

That same summer gave us Almost Always Never; a bar-raising third album that found Joanne dodging expectations, writing the songs her muse dictated, and diving in at the deep end with just her talent to keep her afloat.

Recorded in Austin, Texas, these twelve cuts moved from the savage Les Paul solos of Soul Station and the strutting hooks of Standing To Fall, to the failed relationship achingly depicted on You Should Stay, I Should Go and the title track’s refrain of “You crash, you burn/you live, you learn”. She’d never sounded more open and honest. “I’ve loved every album I’ve made for many different reasons,” reflects Joanne. “But I’m so proud of these songs. It’s the perfect and truest example of who I am as an artist to date.”

Maybe so, but if you only know Joanne Shaw Taylor as the songwriter and studio magician, then it’s time you heard Songs from the Road. Released November 2013 on Ruf Records, it’s a candid snapshot from the road that makes your front room feel like the front row. “That night was just really good fun,” she reflects. “And I think that translates on the album.”

In May 2014, Joanne reunited with her White Sugar album producer Jim Gaines, and recorded her new studio album in Memphis. The new studio album entitled The Dirty Truth is a return to Joanne’s original sound that mixes rock riffs with blues influences. The album was released in the UK on September 22nd 2014 on Joanne’s own independent boutique label Axehouse Records. Joanne supported the album by an extensive UK tour with special guest Bernie Marsden that received rapturous reviews.

Currently on tour cross the UK with legendary blues guitarist Robin Trower.

Robin Trower U.K. Tour Spring 2015

Photo © Mike Prior
Photo © Mike Prior

When one of the most celebrated – but least outspoken – practitioners of electric guitar declares that “I can’t remember ever being so happy with a finished album before”, you’d be well-advised to sit up and take notice.

To support the release of Something’s About To Change Robin Trower will embark on a 17-date March/April Tour. His special guest will be guitarist and singer/songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor.

 

Tickets for all regional shows are priced at £22.50, while London tickets are priced £25.00. Tickets can purchased at The Gig Cartel or from the 24 hour box office – 0844 478 0898.

TOUR DATES

LINCOLN, ENGINE SHED – Thursday 26th March 2015

BURY ST. EDMUNDS, THE APEX – Friday 27th March 2015

BIRMINGHAM, TOWN HALL – Saturday 28th March 2015

SALFORD, LOWRY – Sunday 29th March 2015

CHESTER, LIVE ROOMS – Thursday 2nd April 2015

GATESHEAD, SAGE – Friday 3rd April 2015

GLASGOW, ARCHES – Saturday 4th April 2015

ABERDEEN, LEMON TREE – Sunday 5th April 2015

STOCKTON, ARC – Tuesday 7th April 2015

YORK, BARBICAN – Wednesday 8th April 2015

SHEFFIELD, CITY HALL BALLROOM – Thursday 9th April 2015

HOLMFIRTH, PICTUREDROME – Friday 10th April 2015

LONDON, O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE – Saturday 11th April 2015

CRAWLEY, HAWTH – Tuesday 14th April 2015

EXETER, CORN EXCHANGE – Wednesday 15th April 2015

SALISBURY, CITY HALL – Thursday 16th April 2015

MILTON KEYNES, STABLES – Friday 17th April 2015