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Kris Barras Band - at Durham Blues Festival...
Inspired by his father at the early age of only Six years-old, Kris was already making an appearance on stage before turning Ten. He has since gone on to spend more than twenty years thrilling audiences throughout the globe playing live.
The UK based guitarist has extensive experience touring in various bands, throughout the UK, Europe and USA, as both a solo-artist & session-musician.
The band are booked for some major festivals in the UK and Europe in 2017. These include Ramblin' Man Fair (UK), Rawa Blues Festival (Poland) and Bliuzo Naktys (Lithuania). 2017 has seen the band complete two very successful tours in both the UK and Europe.
A published author who has written many guitar-technique columns, books and instructional DVD’s; Kris Barras has also been a featured lecturer at the distinguished Academy of Music and Sound. Kris currently writes a guitar technique column for Blues Matters magazine.
After releasing the self-titled demo EP in March 2015, the first full length album ‘Lucky 13’ was released in April 2016. The album received worldwide acclaim and reached number 2 in both the Amazon Blues Charts and iTunes charts. The album was also voted ‘Pick of the month’ by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association, as well as winning the Riviera FM 2016 'Album of the Year'.
Kris was nominated for 'Blues Guitarist of the Year 2017' by Total Guitar magazine and voted into the Top 15 Blues Guitarists in the World by Music Radar.
As a side career, Kris used to be a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, training and competing in Las Vegas, Singapore and Thailand.
“People used to think I was crazy to be fighting in cages, risking damage to my hands. Truth is though, I always enjoyed it and found that the fighting world offered me more opportunities than the Music industry. I got to fight in front of 8000 people in Asia.....I would’ve much rather had played to them instead of getting punched in the face!”
Durham Blues Festival- update...
Coffee - cake and music…
Sunday 18th March, 3pm
TP Coffee House, Gosford Street, Middlesbrough, TS2 1BB
Doors 2.15pm, concert 3pm.
Tickets £3, under 12’s free. Available on the door or in advance from ww.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk
Anna Dias and Gabriella Orsi (Vocalists)
Anna is a 17 year old soprano based in the North East of England. She has performed with Samling Academy for 3 years and is also the Soprano section leader for the Tees Valley Youth Choir. Anna is also honored to have been chosen as the Soprano section leader for the National Youth Choir of Great Britain for 2 years running. Anna has recently received her ARSM singing diploma in performance.
Gabriella Orsi is 14 years and studies at Carmel College in Darlington. She has been a member of Tees Valley Youth Choir since 2014 and has been involved in many performances including singing in Handel's Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall, competing at the Llangollen International Eistedfodd in Wales, as well singing solo performances with Tees Valley Youth Chamber Choir and the Guisbrough Choral Society. She recently participated in the Samling Academy and took on the main role of Dorothy in her school's production of The Wizard of Oz. She would like to pursue a career in music and performing arts.
Classical Café takes place in the TP Coffee House! Here is the address:TP Coffee House
Royal Middlehaven House
FLOWERS IN THE DUSTBIN RECORDS 2007-2017 – NEW COMPILATION ALBUM...
Out 30th March 2018
“Glasgow label ‘Flowers in the Dustbin’ has the potential
to become one of those labels people talk about
in 20/30 years time.” LOUDER THAN WAR
We are celebrating 10 years of existence with a compilation of singles we have released, of artists who have inspired us over the last decade. Over the next few weeks we’ll be revealing the full ‘Under the Paving Stones’ tracklist.
This week we’re proud to introduce the third track: MUMMY SHORT ARMS – Change.
THE LIST selected Change as SINGLE OF THE MONTH in November 2011, while Loud Horizon said, “I think I could confidently predict that Glasgow’s MUMMY SHORT ARMS are probably the best band you haven’t yet heard.” Radio play included STEVE LAMACQ and TOM ROBINSON on 6music, Selector @ NME RADIO, JIM GELLATLY and GILL MILLS @ Amazing Radio.
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