Singing the blues at Buxton festival

Chantel McGregor will be performing at the Buxton Blues Festival on Saturday September 17. Photo contributed.
Chantel McGregor will be performing at the Buxton Blues Festival on Saturday September 17. Photo contributed.
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IMAGINE the tone of Robin Trower, the inspiration of Hendrix, the influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the energy of Bonamassa and the intensity of Walter Trout all rolled into one...

That’s exactly what you get with Chantel McGregor, said to be one of the most exciting rock and blues musicians the UK has ever produced.

Chantel McGregor will be performing at the Buxton Blues Festival on Saturday September 17. Photo contributed.

Chantel McGregor will be performing at the Buxton Blues Festival on Saturday September 17. Photo contributed.

Among a host of top acts including The Pretty Things. Aynsley Lister, The Nimmo Brothers, Babajack and Henrik Freischlader, McGregor will be heading to the High Peak next month for the Buxton Blues Festival.

Having stepped out in the pro-musician world with her own rock blues trio, her stunning performances have proved that this is rock blues for the new age, played by a musician born with an effortless virtuosity, peppered by flights of incendiary guitar and flanked by moments of poise, grace and fluidity.

Invited to perform on stage by American blues star Joe Bonamassa on two of his tours, she recently released her debut album ‘Like No Other’, and has been nominated in the prestigious young artist category of this year’s British Blues Awards.

And at the tender age of 24, what greater testament than to be invited by Universal to be part of a centenary album ‘100 Years of the Blues’ in the company of all-time greats like Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac.

The Buxton Blues Festival, a spectacular seven-hour blues marathon, will take place at Buxton Opera House on Saturday September 17, featuring three acts between 3pm and 6pm, followed by a further three between 7pm and 11pm.

Tickets, priced £29 in advance or £34 on the day, can be obtained by calling 0845 127 2190 or visiting www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or www.solidentertainments.com.