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Joanne Shaw Taylor announces outstanding British blues guitarist Connor Selby as special guest on her February 2024 UK Tour

Posted: December 10, 2023
Neil O’Brien Entertainment in association with Journeyman Records and Planet Rock presents: JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR FEBRUARY 2024 UK TOUR

Photo provided by: Peter Noble

“One of the true superstars in the British blues scene, Joanne Shaw Taylor possesses a honeyed alto voice and guitar and songwriting skills to match.” – Blues Blast Magazine

“One of those killer guitarists with a voice to match her chops, Joanne Shaw Taylor is back with this classy first taste of her next album. Sweet Lil Lies reflects the soul, Motown, and blues records of her childhood, coming together like Bonnie Raitt meeting Joe Bonamassa – in one person.” – Classic Rock

Joanne Shaw Taylor is without doubt one of the best R&B/Blues guitarist to come out of Britain in a long time. – Arts Reviews Edinburgh

“Joanne Shaw Taylor’s voice is sassy, and she has developed a drawl that fits perfectly with her guitar style.” – Music News

British Blues rock guitar prodigy Joanne Shaw Taylor is pleased to announce that British blues rock guitarist and singer songwriter Connor Selby will be her special guest on her February 2024 UK Tour, including the Amsterdam concert on February 14.

Tickets are available from Gigantic.com, Planetrocktickets.co.uk, and joanneshawtaylor.com.

Joanne’s UK tour kicks off on Saturday 17 February 2024 at Manchester Royal Northern College of Music, takes in London’s O2 Indigo on Thursday 22 February, and finishes on Thursday 29 February at the Palace Theatre in Southend-on-Sea.



Connor Selby signed to Provogue Records in December 2022 and released his major label debut, the self- titled album, Connor Selby to critical acclaim. Connor was voted “Young Artist of the Year” at the UK Blues Awards for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, 2022). He opened for the Who in July 2019 at Wembley Stadium, and played Hyde Park, London, during the summer of 2022, with Pearl Jam, Stereophonics, and Johnny Marr.

Joanne will perform songs from her recent critically acclaimed albums “Nobody’s Fool,” and The Blues Album which topped Billboard Magazine’s Official Blues Album Chart. She will also perform new songs from her forthcoming album including Sweet ‘Lil Lies,” “Black Magic,” and her latest single, “Wild Love.”

The Blues Album was voted #1 Most Played Blues Album of 2021 by the Independent Blues Broadcaster’s Association. Joanne will also dig deep into her rich back catalogue where she will hand-pick songs from her albums Reckless Heart, Wild, The Dirty Truth, Almost Always Never, Diamonds in the Dirt, and White Sugar.

Her latest single “Wild Love,” is crafted alongside Kevin Shirley, the iconic producer, at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville. The song is brimming with bluesy undertones and an infectious energy.

The track showcases Joanne's signature guitar licks against a backdrop of dynamic drums and bass. "Wild Love" is a departure into a darker, more intimate territory, capturing the essence of a moody blues night while retaining the vigour that her fans have come to adore.

"I love this track,” says Joanne. “I wanted it to be dark and sexy. I think, with the boys’ help, we came up with something really cool that the band in the studio really made come to life.”

Always one to push boundaries, Joanne's union with Joe Bonamassa's Journeyman Records continues to flourish, ensuring that her music reaches her global fanbase, uncompromised and pure. This relationship, alongside her innate creativity, guarantees a stream of sensational releases that cut through the industry noise.

Discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics when she was a mere 16 years old and subsequently invited to tour the world, Joanne's rise to stardom, propelled by endorsements from music giants like Stevie Wonder and Annie Lennox, remains unmatched.

With a discography boasting chart-toppers like Reckless Heart, The Blues Album, and most recently Nobody's Fool, Joanne is unstoppable. As she readies her next studio album, fans can expect a cocktail of her signature guitar riffs, emotive vocals, and inspired songwriting.



TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM GIGANTIC.COM, PLANETROCKTICKETS.CO.UK, JOANNESHAWTAYLOR.COM

Manchester – Royal Northern College Of Music Saturday 17 February 2024

Tickets: https://www.rncm.ac.uk/production/joanne-shaw-taylor Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD www.rncm.ac.uk

Glasgow – Queen Margaret Union Sunday 18 February 2024

Tickets: www.gigantic.com/joanne-shaw-taylor-tickets/glasgow-queen-margaret-union/2024-02-18-19-00 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
22 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QN
https://www.qmunion.org.uk

Leeds – City Varieties Music Hall Monday 19 February 2024

Tickets: https://leedsheritagetheatres.com/whats-on/joanne-shaw-taylor Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LW https://leedsheritagetheatres.com/city-varieties-music-hall

Sunderland – The Fire Station

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Tickets: https://sunderlandculture.org.uk/events/joanne-shaw-taylor Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3HA www.sunderlandculture.org.uk

London – Indigo at The 02

Thursday 22 February 2024

Tickets: https://www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/joanne-shaw-taylor Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
205 Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0ES www.theo2.co.uk/do-more-at-the-o2/indigo-at-the-o2

Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall Friday 23 February 2024

Tickets: www.thehallswolverhampton.co.uk/events/joanne-shaw-taylor Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RD www.thehallswolverhampton.co.uk/wulfrun-hall

Norwich – The Waterfront

Sunday 25 February 2024

Tickets: https://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk/ents/event/26846/ Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
139-141 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QH https://waterfrontnorwich.webflow.io

Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion Monday 26 February 2024

Tickets: www.dlwp.com/event/joanne-shaw-taylor Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1DP www.dlwp.com

Bury St. Edmunds – The Apex

Wednesday 28 February 2024

Tickets: www.theapex.co.uk/whats-on/details.cfm?id=865947&ins=1271190 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
1 Charter Square St, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP33 3FD www.theapex.co.uk

Southend – Palace Theatre Thursday 29 February 2024

Tickets https://trafalgartickets.com/palace-theatre-southend/en-GB/event/music/joanne-shaw-taylor-tickets Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
430 London Road, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS0 9LA https://trafalgartickets.com/palace-theatre-southend/en-GB




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