4:40pm Tuesday 21st August 2012
ONE of the most gifted and inventive singers and songwriters in contemporary blues, Ian Siegal, pays a visit to The West End Club, Barry on Saturday, September 1.
Ian's career is on the crest of a wave, from busking on the streets of Berlin after dropping out of art school to his most recent release 'The Skinny' being nominated for best CD in the American Blues Awards.
Winning numerous British Blues Awards for best vocals and band, his last three CDs have been voted in the top three in consecutive years in Mojo magazine.
His solo act encompasses all genres of roots music and as well as original songs, he will cover Tom Waits to Pete Seeger. Possessing a voice somewhere between Howlin' Wolf and Sam Cooke, Ian's solo show is a non-stop two to two-and-a-half hour event building in intensity and raw emotion.
One of his latest projects, The Mississippi Youngbloods, includes Grammy award winner Alvin Youngblood Hart and has seen them playing all major European Blues Festivals this summer.
Another string to Ian's bow is appearing in South America and beyond as part of The French National Jazz Orchestra's tribute shows to Billie Holliday.
Tickets at £10 in advance or £12 on the door are available by phoning 07882 227537 or from the bar. Doors open 7.30pm, support act Blind River Scare 8.10pm and main act 9pm.
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