Connie Lush @ The Crown Hotel on Friday 14th April – Tickets £15 with no Bkg Fee
After over 20 years of her award-winning career, entertaining audiences in 30 countries throughout the world, Connie Lush has arrived at a new beginning. An enforced absence from the road turned into a period of re-evaluation resulting in a new paragraph of her remarkable story.
Connie Lush is regarded as one of the finest blues singers in the UK, five-time winner of best UK vocalist, twice European Blues vocalist of the year, she has performed at some of Europe’s most prestigious festivals, wowed audiences from Moscow to LA and toured the UK with the late, great BB King culminating in an unforgettable night at the Royal Albert Hall.
By 2014 Connie and Terry Harris, her husband, felt that the time had come to shake things up a little. Terry had produced the last six albums as well as playing bass for Connie since day one. New blood was needed and first came in the form of Roy Martin, whose drumming has been heard with Aretha Franklin, James Morrison and Barclay James Harvest among many others, and guitarist Steve Wright known for his stunning guitar playing alongside his production and mixing with the famous ‘House of Tone’ and TV work.
From the opening bars of the brooding Lonely Boy, through the radio-friendly choruses of Blame It All On Me, and the soul of Blue Night to the closing, exquisite reading of the album’s only cover version, Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me, Connie Lush expertly demonstrates her new direction, her new start, her Renaissance.
2016 has been a great year for Connie, two major European Tours encompassing Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium as well as UK festival and gigs. This year’s gigs culminate in two sold out shows at Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Hall.
Connie was nominated for Best Female Blues Vocalist and her new Album Renaissance also nominated as Best British Blues album 2016. She starts to record her Eighth album in the spring of 2017.
Supported By Jade Tremarco