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Friday, August 26, 2011

A Night of Vintage Blues with US Jazz Star Diana Braithwaite At The Met

The Met welcomes Diana Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley and Bob Hall on Friday 9 September at 8pm for a night of authentic, vintage blues.

With southern Florida roots, Diana Braithwaite was dubbed a \”national treasure\” by Bluz FM radio host Danny Marks. A gifted and captivating performer, her talent, and authentic blues shows have led her into the company of such stalwarts as Mel Brown, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker and Jeff Healey.

Whiteley has worked with great blues legend Lonnie Johnson who taught and encouraged him and the legendary Chicago piano player Blind John Davis, the house piano player at Bluebird Records. Whiteley toured and recorded with Davis, as well as building a solid reputation as a multi-instrumental session player, appearing on over 200 recordings. In 2010 Whiteley was awarded the prestigious Blues With A Feeling, for lifetime achievement in the blues.

Bob Hall is an acknowledged authority on blues and boogie-woogie piano. He first came to fame in the rhythm \’n\’ blues explosion of the sixties, as a founder member of The Groundhogs and later Savoy Brown. Other blues stars he played and recorded with at that time included Alexis Korner, Peter Green (in the Sunflower Blues Band) and Spencer Davis.

Together the three provide authentic, vintage blues while they continue to expand their horizons internationally and please audiences young and old.

Tickets for the event are £12. To book call the ticket office on 0161 761 2216 or go on line www.themet.biz