Date(s) - 30/08/2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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The highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Jon Allen will be performing with his band for the first time in Bakewell, with sogs from his fourth album, Blue Flame.
The warm, deep voice of Jon Allen is perhaps reminiscent of Van Morrison, Rod Stewart and Sam Cooke. He was discovered in 2006 by Mark Knopfler, who later offered him to play guitar in his band. After hearing him on the radio, Jools Holland demanded Jon appear on his BBC2 show ‘Later’. BBC producers repeatedly A-list Jon’s songs for Radio 2 airplay,
and his song ‘Joanna’ was used in the TV programme, ‘Homeland’.
Jon broke through in 2009 with the single ‘In Your Light’ from his debut album ‘Dead Man’s Suit’. By May last year, he’d released his fourth album ‘Blue Flame’, which has already amassed over five million plays on Spotify.
His fans are known to include people like Guy Chambers, Duffy and Jo Whiley, all of whom are entranced by his trademark mix of catchy tunes and Sixties-inflected country blues. He’s also well-known already to Peak District audiences, after two sell-out concerts near Ashbourne in 2016 and 2017, and a 2018 appearance with his band at the Picturedrome in Holmirth.
” When I heard this man’s fantastic voice on the radio, I had to zap it with my mobile to find out who it was. One of the most amazing voices I’ve heard this year” Jools Holland
” Could be from Dylan’s ‘New Morning.’ Like Cat Stevens, Nick Drake. Exemplary” Uncut magazine
“A Little Gem” OK! Magazine
“Breathtaking” Q Magazine
Tickets: £20 from the Medway Centre, Martin Snodin on 01335 310121 or buy online at We Got Tickets (booking fee applies).