Ian Siegal is arguably Europe’s favourite contemporary bluesman.

In 2018 he scooped Best Male Vocalist and Best Acoustic Artist in the UK Blues Awards, adding to a long list of accolades in the UK, Europe and USA. That recognition includes three nominations in America’s Blues Music Awards (the Grammys of the blues) more than any non-American has achieved.

His latest album All the Rage took #1 spot in the Classic Rock review of 2018 Blues albums. “Britain’s most fascinating bluesman… from Eagle Vulture’s dystopian roots-rumble to the heaven-sent soul of Sweet Souvenir, this is the sound of a titan swatting away the competition.”

In 2019 he is touring a solo unplugged presentation of songs from All The Rage including a beautifully adapted acoustic version of the soul stunner, Sweet Souvenir.

Classic Rock tags Siegal “a national treasure,” America’s blues bible says “vast talent” and MOJO magazine ranks him “the cleverest writer and most magnetic blues performer in the UK.”

While he is known as a bluesman and often seen fronting his electric band, it’s just one shade in the palette of an artist who slips between continents, eras and expectations. His forte is playing to an audience. He takes command of the stage in a way very few artists alive today can match. Sweat, passion, humour, incendiary slide guitar and a soul-infused voice big enough to fell trees. When it’s just man and guitar those qualities shine through even stronger.

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