“Awash with wit, lust and distraction…..the cleverest writer and most magnetic performer of Blues in the UK.” – MOJO
Ladies and Gentlemen: Ian Siegal has entered the building. If you know the name, but not the game, it’s high time you made his acquaintance. He’s the British Blues Hall of Famer, seven-times British Blues Awards winner, two-times European Blues Awards winner, USA Blues Music Awards nominee and feted by everyone from Mojo to Classic Rock. He is also the only non-American to make an appearance in the much-acclaimed film Take Me To The River, which tracks the influence of the Memphis music scene.
But don’t expect him to dine out on his press cuttings or sit polishing his trophies. For Siegal, it’s all about the next show, the next song and the next great record.
In 2014 he assembled a new band – his best ever, says Ian – and in March he is touring in support of a live album recorded with this group of young musicians.
While he is best known as a bluesman, that is just one shade in the palette of an artiste who slips between continents, eras and expectations. His love of nascent rock ‘n’ rollers like Little Richard and Elvis, blues titans such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and the experimentalism of Tom Waits, fuels a powerful voice and magnetic stage presence.
Support from Joel Fisk & Geoff Johnson performing songs from Joel Fisk & The Breakdown’s album The Well.