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Never miss another 'Joanne Shaw Taylor' show
Joanne Shaw Taylor + King King
Following her acclaimed performance alongside Annie Lennox at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert in June 2012, the release of her critically acclaimed third studio album Almost Always Never, and a nationwide UK tour, blues rock sensation Joanne Shaw Taylor follows her sold out London Borderline concert with four UK concerts in November and December, including a high profile headline concert at London's o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on Thursday 28th November.
Special guest on all four concerts is King King - winner of 'Best Band' & 'Best Album' 2012 in The British Blues Awards, plus winner of 'Best Band' & 'Best Album' in Blues Matters Magazine Writers Poll 2011.
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As a guitarist, Joanne mixes many different genres into her blues-based music, including borrowing the best attributes from rock, funk, soul and pop as sources of inspiration in her writing and playing. Though she has enough chops to keep up with the best in the business, she tends to rely more on groove and emotion to draw in her audience, holding their attention until the last notes of the song fade away. On top of this, she possesses a sultry voice that only accentuates her playing and adds another level of musicianship to her artistic palette. Joanne was voted Best British Female Vocalist at the British Blues Awards in 2010 and 2011.
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Energetic and dynamic Soulful Blues/Rock!
The meteoric rise to prominence of British blues breakers King King, has seen the racking up a host of accolades culminating in 2012’s Best Band and Best Album at the British Blues Awards.
Since they began touring three years ago, King King’s unique brand of multi-faceted blues rock has won over audiences as diverse as The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, the internationally acclaimed Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival in Peer and even Glastonbury.
The driving force behind King King’s unstoppable charge is Alan Nimmo, a virtuoso frontman possessed of an almost impolite level of charisma and the talent to back it up. An award winning bluesman in his own right and widely known across the UK and Europe. Nimmo’s full-blooded style, technical brilliance and impassioned vocals are infections and instantly recognisable.
Surrounding himself with the hottest talent currently working the scene has made King King an irresistible melting pot of influences. The result is a sound which is energetic, potent and irresistibly funky, to quote Guitar & Bass: ‘King King play the kind of blues that’ll lift the most stubborn of frowns’.
Winners of 'Best Band' & 'Best Album' 2012 in The British Blues Awards.
Winners of 'Best Band' & 'Best Album' in Blues Matters Magazine Writers Poll 2011.
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Venue: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Bookings: 0844 477 2000
→ Kensington (Olympia) 16 min walk
→ Goldhawk Rd 4 min walk
→ Shepherds Bush 5 min walk