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Connor Selby: New Album out 10 September

If you were at Wembley Stadium in July 2019 and lucky to catch the opening band, then you’ll certainly know of Connor Selby. Connor opened for The Who on that day, followed by Imelda May, Kaiser Chiefs, Eddie Vedder and, top-of-the-bill, Pete and Roger and co. When The Who planned their 2020 UK tour, they chose Connor to be their support band but , as we all know, that tour never happened. But Connor has not been resting on his laurels. He has a new album out this week and we’re proud to give him all our support. If you haven’t already seen him , hopefully you can catch one of his shows this autumn. Tour dates are listed below.

British blues has a rich heritage.  Alexis Korner, John Mayall, Mike Vernon, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Peter Green are among a small army of august names who helped shape and define the movement born shortly after the-mid point of the last century. Since then a few contenders have come and gone, but, overall, there are conspicuously too few artists carrying that torch in today’s industry, some 50 plus years later.  Twenty three year-old Connor Selby is far too modest to take on this mantle and welcome those comparisons, perhaps, but the reality remains that his self-titled album released on 10 September will surely secure his position as the emerging light of British blues.

For young as he may be, this album represents the point where the promise turns to solid achievement.

A remarkably mature work, Connor shows his impressive armoury of not just outstanding guitar playing – which, in contrast to so many other young gunslingers, is pleasingly appropriate, direct and to the point – but also his remarkable vocals, backed by knowing songwriting.

Produced by experienced polymath musician and bandleader, Stefan Redtenbacher, the album features the Masterlink ‘house’ band with heavyweight musicians such as guitarist Tony Remy (Jack Bruce, Annie Lennox, Herbie Hancock), drummer Mike Sturgis (Elton John, David Bowie, Wishbone Ash) and Jools Holland vocalist Louise Marshall, to name but three. But as Stef is quick to point out “This is very much a Connor Selby album – they are his songs, his vision, and we acted just light hands on the tiller, helping bring this album to life, letting his considerable talent come to the fore and placing it very much front and centre”.

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CONNOR SELBY TOUR DATES, AUTUMN 2021

7th September : Tuesday Night Music Club, 194 Brighton Rd, Coulsdon CR5 2NF 

16th September : The Sound Lounge, 216-220 High St, Sutton SM1 1NU 

1st October : Chelmsford Social Club, 55 Springfield Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6JG 

2nd October : Swanage Blues & Roots Festival, Mowlem Theatre, Shore Rd, Swanage BH19 1DD 

9th October : Whitby Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival, Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EN 

10th October : Southport Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival, The Atkinson, Lord St, Southport PR8 1DB 

29th October : The Soundhouse, 28 Southampton St, Leicester LE1 1SJ 

30th October : Live at Eastwell, 2 Main Street, Eastwell, LE14 4EH 

12th November : St Harmonicas Blues Club, 17 Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 5BP

2 thoughts on “Connor Selby: New Album out 10 September”

  1. Pete Freidenberger says:

    Come to los angeles or southern California in general.

  2. Ed Duncan says:

    Come play Austin. The town will go absolutely batshit crazy for you.

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