Ian Siegal is known as a bluesman, but it's just one shade in the palette of an artist who slips between continents, eras and expectations.
They say you can't sing the blues until you've lived the life, and when Ian Siegal steps up to the mic, you can hear the slings and arrows. Recent years have seen the songwriter catch fire, with British Blues Awards raining down and consecutive nominations in 2012 and 2013 for Contemporary Album of The Year in the Blues Music Awards.
For this visit to The Met Ian is backed by his Electric Band - a group of talented young blues musicians from the Netherlands by the name of the Rhythm Chiefs.
"Siegal is the cleverest writer and most magnetic performer of blues in the UK." - MOJO