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A Celebration of Dr John
A celebration of the life and music of Dr John, pianist, singer and songwriter steeped in the musical forms and voodoo culture of his native New Orleans led by Diz Watson and featuring special guest Dale Storr
"Diz is great, you can't fool him. He really can play that piano" Dr John
Diz And The Doormen
The sounds of New Orleans piano at its finest from Diz Watson and his band, the maker of classic album 'Blue Coat Man'.
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"A very, very fine piano player indeed" ~ Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 Described by Jazz Journal magazine as the “piano man’s piano man…” and “a national treasure” , Dale Storr’s musical journey has now brought him recognition as one of the UK’s leading exponents of New Orleans piano. Inspired by his parents record collection of early Rhythm n’ Blues and Rock n’ Roll, the evocative music of New Orleans quickly became a passion for the young pianist. He immersed himself into the styles of heroes like Dr.John, James Booker, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint , Fats Domino and Huey ‘Piano’ Smith to name but a few. His piano studies took him to Sheffield where he established himself as a highly sought after pianist backing many top blues stars from the U.K. and America. However the music of his beloved New Orleans was always going to take precedence and from 2008 Dale went solo with his now acclaimed ‘Sounds of New Orleans’ show. "Storr’s music is authentic barrelhouse pianism and singing and should be on the play list of all broad minded jazz lovers" ~ Jazz Journal magazine Since then he has wowed audiences across the UK and Europe with his intoxicating piano mastery and vocals, as well as sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of the crescent city. Dale draws in the audience with the rich history behind the music telling the often risque stories of his much loved piano heroes. He has reached the finals of the British Blues Awards seven years in succession and also won the 2015 best musical performance award at the Buxton Fringe Festival. Get ready for an emotional rollercoaster ride of the music and tales of the great New Orleans piano players. "Incredible….never seen anybody play like that….only James Booker" ~ British blues legend, Victor Brox "If there is a better New Orleans-style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special" ~ Blues In Britain magazine
See 5 tour dates featuring Dale Storr
- 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road
- SW16 2BF