You wait a whole decade for one Ian Siegal live album – then two arrive in the space of a year.
2014’s Man & Guitar showcased the award-winning British songwriter as a solo acoustic troubadour - One Night In Amsterdam flicks the power switch, marking Siegal’s first live album with a full-throttle electric band.
The new album will be released in the UK on CD and vinyl by Nugene Records on March 9, coinciding with a UK tour which kicks off at the Chester Live Rooms on March 17.
Siegal is now in his early 40s, at the top of his game, and able to draw on an astonishing eight-album catalogue that has scored him seven British Blues Awards in five categories.
The bar for Siegal’s live albums has been set sky-high by Man & Guitar – recently crowned Blues Album of the Year by Mojo – but from the opening notes of One Night In Amsterdam, it’s clear he’s up for the challenge.
The new album features Siegal’s relatively new Dutch-German contingent and his first band change in ten years, with an average age of 23: Dusty Ciggaar (guitar), Raphael Schwiddessen (drums), and Danny Van’t Hoff (bass).
Tickets for his Chester gig are £16. Call 0871 220 0260 or visit theliverooms.com.