Ian Siegal Performs 25th Anniversary Tour and Retrospective Collection at The Atkinson

Ian Siegal Performs 25th Anniversary Tour and Retrospective Collection at The Atkinson

The Ian Siegal Band is celebrating 25 years of touring this November at The Atkinson with a special gig.

Thursday 10 November sees the multi-award winner perform a program of songs drawn from his 11-album catalogue at the Southport venue as part of his 25th anniversary tour. He will also release a deluxe package of his most popular songs together with a book of lyrics.

Widely regarded as the most compelling and admired Blues artiste to have come out of Britain since the icons of the sixties, Siegal has been a constant on the UK and European blues scene gathering 11 British & European awards. He also has three nominations in the USA Blues Music Awards, effectively the Grammys of the Blues, and is also the only non-American to have twice scored a MOJO Blues Album of the Year. All these awards have come in the past five years, suggesting there’s a lot left in the tank!

His first professional gig with a band (the embryonic Ian Siegal Band), was in the early nineties when blues was decidedly unfashionable. Gaining a presence as a 20-year old singing the blues was not easy. Thankfully he persevered.

“You gotta pay your dues to play the blues” and pay his dues he certainly has: from busking on the streets of Berlin as a teenager, to gruelling 3-hours-a-night club residencies, to hair raising treks across Eastern Europe. His CV includes shows in 35 countries, guest appearances with some of the great names of the blues, and a live album recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Ian Siegal Band: The Twentyfive Tour is at The Atkinson on Thursday 10 November at 8pm tickets are £15*.

The Atkinson is fast becoming the home of Blues with a busy and top quality line-up of artists from across the UK and America appearing. Forthcoming gigs to look out for include: Big Blues Festival Headliners: Dr Feelgood & Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders) 7 & 8 October, Joanne Shaw Taylor (22 October), The Stumble (26 November), Popa Chubby (28 January) and The Blues Band (17 February).

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To book your tickets please visit theatkinson.co.uk or call our friendly Box Office team on 01704 533333.





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Ian Siegal Band: The Twentyfive Tour

Thursday 10 November



Posted on 26 September 2016 under General news

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