The Jules Fothergill Young Blues Artist of the Year (2021 UKBlues Awards) the Essex-born singer-songwriter CONNOR SELBY will release his self-titled deluxe album on 3rd March via Provogue.
Connor will be touring in support of Beth Hart this Spring (see poster below, for dates)
He has also had several plays on the BBC Radio 2 blues show. He’s supported The Who at Wembley Stadium and played BST Hyde Park on the bill with Pearl Jam, Jonny Marr and Stereophonics last summer. He will be playing two shows with P.P. Arnold in February at the Jazz Café as well as a UK tour with Beth Hart in March – and that’s just the start of things.
Raised in an Essex village, he has trodden a path less travelled. From early years in Connecticut, USA, as a young child to Dubai, UAE, aged ten to fourteen, and Essex either side, with those young eyes soaked up the travels and the changes passing him by. One thing that kept with him was his burgeoning love of American roots music.
He says, “I’ve also always been attracted to the authoritative quality of the music. As a kid and teenager, I was quite shy and not very self-assured, so I think it was a place for me to find a sense of power.”
Photo credit: Rob Blackham
Beth Hart Tour Dates
03 Mar – Vicar Street, Dublin
05 Mar – Ulster Hall, Belfast
07 Mar – SEC Centre, Glasgow
09 Mar – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
11 Mar – City Hall, Sheffield
13 Mar – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
15 Mar – City Hall, Newcastle
17 Mar – Palladium, London
18 Mar – Palladium, London
21 Mar – Dome, Brighton