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Chantel McGregor supported by Albany Down
Wednesday 8th May
Doors at 7pm // Performance from 7:30pm
At the age of eight Chantel became the youngest person in the country to pass a Rock school exam and at 12, she was jamming in her native Bradford and evolving into an incredible musician. Described as a prodigy, at 14 Chantel was told by major labels “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!” Wisely ignoring that advice, she enrolled at the world-renowned Leeds College of Music and has since stepped out in the pro-musician world. Chantel’s stunning live performances are proving that this is rock blues for the new age, played by a musician born with an effortless virtuosity, peppered by flights of incendiary guitar and flanked by moments of poise, grace and fluidity.
Chantel was voted Young Artist of the Year, in the British Blues Awards 2011, and is absolutely delighted, to have won an award for the second year running, after being voted Female Vocalist of the Year, in the British Blues Awards 2012.
When asked about performing on stage, Chantel said;
“playing live to great audiences is one of the most wonderful feelings, I feel so lucky to be able to do something that I love, see the world and bring happiness to others through my music”
About Albany Down….
The sound of Albany Down is stripped-down-to-the-waist no nonsense rock and roll with a bit of rhythm & blues and jazz-funk to mix it up, with a vintage heartfelt sensitivity and contemporary aggressive energy.
During 2012 the band have performed on the main stage of some of the UK’s leading Rock & Blues festivals including Burnley International Rock and Blues Festival (supporting the legendary Jimmie Vaughn) and Maryport Blues Festival. Later in the year the band will continue their UK Tour playing some of the UK Festivals including a return visit to Maryport.
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