17th Jan, 2018

Bringing back the blues

Evesham Editorial 3rd Apr, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed blues and rock artist is returning to the Vale as part of his 2015 tour to thank fans and the community for all their support through his rise to fame.

The critically acclaimed Laurence Jones began performing rock classics from his home in Shipston-on-Stour and performed regularly in the Vale to a small loyal audience which has stuck by his side since he left the town to travel the globe.

The Laurence Jones Band has just kick-started it’s 2015 tour which will see Mr Jones perform to thousands in Spain, Holland, France, Switzerland, Belgium and the UK, but he has managed to find time to fit a slot in Evesham, where it all began.

The 23-year-old musician said: “Evesham is a hard place for music and the Iron Road Rock Bar is trying it’s best to get a proper music venue running.

“I first played here about 6 years ago, but my career has taken off since then and I wanted to return there as it is my local music venue”

Mr Jones won the Young Artist of the Year award at the 2014 British Blues Awards ceremony in Colne, after signing a deal with Ruf Records in which his debut album was recorded at the Dockside Studio in Louisiana where artists such as B.B. King and Derek Trucks have recorded.

Get Ready to ROCK! magazine gave the debut album ‘Thunder In The Sky’ a 5 star rating while Classic Rock magazine quoted Mr Jones as “blues and rocks youngest talent”.

The concert is tomorrow (Saturday April 4) from 8pm at the Iron Road Rock Bar with tickets costing £8 when booked in advance and £10 at the door.

Visit www.laurencejonesmusic.com to book tickets for the event and for more information.

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