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BLUES HALL OF FAME® BRITISH LEGEND NORMAN BEAKER & THE NORMAN BEAKER BAND at OLD FIRE STATION
With support by PAUL GILCHRIST’S BARE WIRES
JUNE 8, 2019
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
Advance tickets £12
£14 on the door
Available from OFS, Carlisle Old Town Hall & Online
Back By Popular Demand!
Norman Beaker & Band at Old Fire Station, Carlisle
A year after Norman Beaker and his band gave an exhilarating debut at OFS, he’ll be ushering in the summer again with the Classic British Blues, Rock and R&B that’s earned him a loyal following throughout the years.
In 2017 Manchester native Norman Beaker became only one of eight 21st-century British artists to be officially recognised and inducted in The American Heritage Society’s Blues Hall of Fame®, alongside Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John Mayall, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton.
The North’s very own Legend is one of those very first artists who in the ’60’s contributed to creating the unique British Blues, R&B and Rock sound that captivated the world. Norman Beaker’s rare talent had him honing his skills by accompanying the finest musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, including Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, Van Morrison, and Ruby Turner.
No stranger to Carlisle and Cumbria, The Norman Beaker Band became well-known in the area through the years, playing iconic venues such as Front Page and Tithe Barn, often with such colleagues as Jack Bruce and Dick-Heckstall-Smith. A performance at the Tithe Barn saw Jack Bruce playing one of the finest bass solos of his career.
There weren’t many of these gifted first and finest who defined the British Blues genre…and now sadly there are fewer still.
Of these rare national treasures who still remain, none serve the music more faithfully than Norman Beaker, whose guitar, voice, and original songs are as fresh and powerful as when he began in the Northern clubs of the ’60’s…and continue as ageless, resilient and enduring as his home city itself.
Norman and his band won’t be the only great Northern musicians ushering in the summer. Norman’s guests will once again be esteemed Manchester colleague and Penrith resident Paul Gilchrist, who’s earned a worthy place in Northern musical heritage with his cutting-edge band Bare Wires, long celebrated on the venue and festival circuit.
No true lover of Classic British Blues will want to miss an unforgettable evening with one of the genre’s finest!