Thu, 11 Aug|
Chantel McGregor + Blues Nation
Time & Location
11 Aug, 19:30 – 23:00
Chislehurst, Beaverwood Rd, Chislehurst BR7 6HF, UK
About The Event
The Blues came calling first, but rock was always waiting around the corner. Well it would be, wouldn’t it? Coming from the deep south, it was inevitable, but living in the deep south of a major Yorkshire City, there’s a gritty hard edge to life!
A female guitar prodigy, Chantel was told by a major label that she had a "great voice, but girls don't play guitar like that!" a comment she chose to ignore.
A popular performer on the blues/rock circuit she released her debut album in 2011 - 'Like No Other' - that demonstrated a wider musical palette incorporating pop rock as much as blues-influenced.
Chantel's 2015 album 'Lose Control' further consolidated this eclectic approach with the emphasis on guitar-led singer songwriting. After years of touring and festival appearances, Chantel returned with a vengeance with ten new songs that not only salutes contemporary rock, but shows her gradual transition from conventional Blues to a harder, bigger and bolder rock sound with progressive influences.
Chantel released a rock cover of Lady Gaga's single 'Stupid Love' through US record label, Cleopatra Records, in May 2020, which can be downloaded and streamed from all reputable streaming/download websites.
At the end of May 2020, she was asked by Hard Rock Hell Radio to present a 2 hour show on the Bank Holiday Monday, following this, she was asked to be a regular weekly presenter every Monday morning at 10am - 12pm.
In late 2020, Cleopatra Records released ‘Gumbo Blues’, a tribute album to Dr John, in which Chantel was one of the featured guitarists.
Here's a video of Chantel in action:
Click here to visit her website.
Blue Nation, a 3-piece band from Birmingham, use Riff based Melodic Blues Rock from a reservoir of influences, including Beatles, Cream, Zeppelin, Brit Pop 90’s, more recently Rival Sons and Vintage Trouble, to create their memorable sound. Their songs are delivered by three accomplished musicians, fronted with stunning vocals. All backed up with impressive gig experience, stage presence and great songs.
Their most prestigious performances have been on the Main Music Stage @ F1 British Grand Prix Silverstone, twice, and recent tours with Dirty Thrills, Steve Conte (NY Dolls), Skid Row, Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy), Von Hertzen Brothers, Virginmarys, Cats In Space, King King, Daxx & Roxane and Kriss Barras. Main support to Toploader @ Rhuddfest and main stage slot @ Evoke Festival Brentwood. The quirkiest was The Tramlines Festival Sheffield, acoustic on a moving Tram.
“ …. style akin to Free, Cream, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Really enjoyed the set from 3 clearly very gifted musicians that have a strong set of songs. A number of 70’s retro bands doing the rounds at the moment, but Blue Nation really stand out from the pack….”
Here's a video:
Click here to visit their website.
Venue: The Marquee
Tickets: £17.50 (includes 50p booking fee)
Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled due to government restrictions, in which case you will be offered an exchange to another date, or a refund. By purchasing tickets, you agree to these terms.
The Club House has now been demolished and is being redeveloped - please excuse our appearance while we build a fantastic new venue! Access is via a flat footpath with handrail approximately 70 metres long. It is suitable for wheelchairs.
Chantel McGregor 11 August