Fri 5 Jun | Doors 7.30pm
Chantel McGregor takes to the road putting to the test new material from her eagerly anticipated second album.
Tonight Chantel heads north from her native Bradford for a visit to Kendal. A recent lineup change sees new bass player Colin Sutton joining the band alongside long standing drummer Keith McPartling.
Chantel McGregor is most noted for being a guitar prodigy; but not only is she a fantastic guitarist, Chantel is also an incredibly talented songwriter, with superb vocals to boot. Her sound has developed and matured over recent times.
With Chantel’s new songs,she is channeling her inner Rock Goddess. Of the nine new tracks that will be played this evening, they are best described as straight up rock, with the exception of the rather deep and stunning acoustic tracks, “Anethesthetise” and “Home.” .Obviously Chantel’s set isn't just all about the new album. Included in the show will be old favorites from her debut album Like No Other, including “Caught Out,”, the upbeat party track “Fabulous,” and “I’m No Good For You,” which Chantel says is about Vampires.
As early as 2011 Chantel was invited to contribute a track from her debut album to a compilation of recordings featuring legendary artists like the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart and Robert Plant.
That same year saw Chantel win the first of five awards in four consecutive years in the fiercely competitive British Blues Awards: young artist of the year 2011; female vocalist of the year 2012; both female vocalist of the year and guitarist of the year 2013; and most recently guitarist of the year 2014 for the second time in a row!
Chantel was also involved in the delivery of a BBC introducing masterclass, broadcast from the legendary Abbey Road Studios, and BBC Maida Vale in London.
Rocking out with her band or performing solo acoustic sets, Chantel never fails to impress. Imagine the tone and inspiration of Jimi Hendrix, the energy of Royal Blood Plus the intensity of Black Keys and the haunting vocals of Stevie Nicks all rolled into one.
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Plus support from The Rainbreakers
The Rainbreakers craft a raw sound that weaves through a range of dynamic elements, incorporating influences from rock, blues and soul music. Inspiration is drawn from an array of different eras, but it's artists such as Free, The Black Keys, Monophonics and Gary Clark Jr that remain a strong influence.
Since forming in late 2012, the band have played 300 plus shows at various concert venues and festivals across the country.
In 2014 they were the judges choice to perform at Chester Rocks Festival and also supported The Laurence Jones Band on their UK tour at the Marrs Bar in Worcester. They were also featured in December's issue of Blues Matters Magazine.
The Rainbreakers are due to release and perform their new record, 'Blood Not Brass', in April 2015.
Venue: Malt Room – standing
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
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