Date(s) - 04/05/2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Sound Lounge
with hot shot pianist
Dana Gillespie is a major figure on the international music scene and the UK’s very own “Empress of The Blues”. She describes the Blues as “…my first musical love because its earthy, spiritual and honest”. She has been singing, recording and touring with blues musicians from all over the world, including a two year spell in America working with some of the finest exponents of the genre. She has recorded over 60 albums for prestigious labels and has performed on every continent. Highly regarded and admired by both audiences and musicians (her fans include Jimmy Page and Bob Dylan who invited her to tour with him in 1997) Dana has been voted “Top British Female Vocalist” five times by the British Blues Connection and Blueprint magazine and been elevated to their Hall of Fame.
Dana rarely performs in the UK now with her busy world-wide performance schedule including an appearance in the BBC2 documentary “Hotel India”. “it’s an index of Gillespie’s empathy with her material that the originals blend so seamlessly with the classic covers….. she literally beats the pants off anything done by a British bluesman these last ten years.”(Essential Blues).
Dana is accompanied by a star member of her own select band – Dino Baptiste – a legendary blues and boogie-woogie pianist. Dino’s regular annual schedule of over 270 gigs embraces the UK and major international clubs and festivals. He is simply one of the best piano players, if not the best, that one is likely to hear in a live performance. “Dino has to be one of the premier keyboard players in the UK and the fervent reaction inspired by his scintillating mastery bore ample testament” (Bob Chaffey – Freelance Music Journalist, October 2013).
Dana Gillespie’s and Dino Baptiste’s debut at the Sound Lounge is a unique occasion not to be missed.
Tickets in advance £12 www.wegottickets.com
On the Door £15.00