Laurence Jones is a stunning guitarist who has been described as “blues rock’s youngest talent in the UK”.
The great news for blues rock fans in Chester is that he will be playing with his band at The Live Rooms on Saturday, October 3.
He was voted Young Artist of the Year in the British Blues Awards 2014 and in the same year, he won the first UK Blues Challenge, which saw him going on to represent the UK at the fifth European Blues Challenge in Brussels in March.
Well before the release of his debut album in 2012 Thunder In The Sky, a buzz rapidly built around Laurence and he soon began making a big name for himself.
BBC Radio 2 was sufficiently impressed to state that ‘Laurence is like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy’.
The young gunslinger of the blues was influenced by the likes of Walter Trout, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher and Albert Collins.
At only 23, he has clocked up some serious road miles touring throughout the UK and Europe and in 2013, Walter Trout invited Laurence and his band to play as support on their UK tour and said: “Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy, he is a genius.”
In April, Laurence released his third album What’s it Gonna Be with Ruf Records, featuring guests Sandi Thom and Dana Fuchs.
Recorded at Headline music studio in Cambridge, Laurence co-produced the album and wanted to use his own band Roger Inniss and Miri Miettinen.
In June, Laurence played at the Lead Belly Fest at the Royal Albert Hall alongside numerous high-profile artists from around the world, like Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Eric Burdon, Paul Jones and Walter Trout. This was a very special occasion for all involved, not least for Laurence when he played on stage with Walter Trout.
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