Ladies and Gentleman Ian Siegal Has Entered the Building

Ladies and Gentleman Ian Siegal Has Entered the Building

The True Blues season continues at The Atkinson on Thursday 15 May with The Ian Siegal Band.


If you know the name, but not the game, it’s high time you made his acquaintance. He’s the

multiple British Blues Awards winner and hot tip of everyone from Mojo to Classic Rock.


He’s the songwriter whose recent CD releases sound like career peaks, but are only the start. From one night to the next, he might be a solo acoustic performer or a blood-and-thunder bandleader.


Siegal is known as a bluesman, but it’s just one shade in the palette of an artist who slips between continents, eras and expectations. They say you can’t sing the blues until you’ve lived the life, and when Ian Siegal steps up to the mic, you can hear the slings and arrows.


Recent years have seen the songwriter catch fire, with British Blues Awards raining down and consecutive nominations in 2012 and 2013 for Contemporary Album of The Year in the Blues Music Awards – in effect, the Grammys of the Blues.


“Awash with wit, lust and distraction…one of the most inventive Blues recordings ever made by a British artist.” – MOJO


“This album is a rare combination of cleverness and craft.” (Excellent)



See The Ian Siegal Band at The Atkinson, Sefton’s new home for music, theatre, literature, art, history and lots more on Thursday 15 May at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 adv/ £14 doors.


A date for your diary… the next blues event at The Atkinson is with Chantel McGregor, one of the most exciting rock and blues musicians that the UK has ever produced, on Friday 27 June at 8pm.


Imagine the tone of Robin Trower, the inspiration of Hendrix, the influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the energy of Bonamassa, the intensity of Walter Trout and the haunting vocal of Stevie Nicks all rolled into one then let us introduce Chantel McGregor. Tickets are £12 adv/ £14 doors.


You can book your tickets online at or through the Box Office on 01704 533333. Tickets are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.





The Ian Siegal Band

Thursday 15 May


Tickets: £12 adv / £14 doors


Chantel McGregor

Friday 27 June


Tickets: £12 adv / £14 doors


*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.


The Atkinson
Lord Street



In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333


Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 |


About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

In October 2014 The Atkinson becomes something even more exciting for visitors, with the opening of the museum which will tell the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. It will also be the new home for the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not seen for over 40 years

Posted on 12 May 2014 under General news

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