Guitarists team up for night of blues at Sheffield venue

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alex McKown band & HALF DEAD CLATCH
The Greystones, sheffield

Blues stars young and older are set to wow the audience at Sheffield’s famous The Greystones pub this weekend.

The acclaimed live music venue is hosting an evening of blues on Saturday, featuring the Alex McKown Band and Half Deaf Clatch.

Both artists are four times finalists in the British Blues Awards and will present contrasting sets on the evening.

Half Deaf Clatch – 39-year-old Andrew McLatchie, from Hull – was a finalist in the emerging artist, songwriter award and acoustic act categories in the 2014 British Blues awards, finished as a runner-up for the emerging artist honour.

A concert spokesman said: “Half Deaf Clatch is a one-man blues machine whose live performances have been compared to Seasick Steve.

“His razor sharp skills on slide guitar and ‘Howlin Wolf’ style vocals will raise the roof of The Greystones.

“His CD, A Road Less Travelled, was the second most played album across blues radio stations globally in 2013.

The Alex McKown Band is led by 19-year-old Alex – who was a finalist in the young artist category of the awards last year, the fourth successive year he has been a finalist.

The spokesman said: “The Alex McKown Band will play a set of funky blues featuring live tracks from his album Go with the Flow.

“Songs from Alex’ album have been featured stateside and, last year, blues aficionado Paul Jones” selected a track for his popular BBC radio 2 show.”

Alex, who grew up in Glossop, Derbyshire, said: “I am looking forward to returning to Sheffield and playing this gig and I am really looking forward to meeting Half Deaf Clatch.”

Alex McKown and Half Deaf Clatch play The Greystones, Greystones Road, Greystones, Sheffield, on Saturday, from 8pm.

n For tickets, priced £8, visit www.mygreystones.co.uk