Friday 24th February 2023
Launceston Town Hall
An unrivalled duo of British blues, with Daniel Smith being described as: “A serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK’s number 1 boogie pianist’ (Blues in Britain) and Pete Emery (guitar) just freshly back from Canada, playing with The Blues Band on their Farewell Tour.
Together as The Daniel Smith Blues Duo, Daniel and Pete certainly know how to deliver an incredibly varied, personable, informative – also humorous – set of good-time infectious music and a great night out!
Collectively, they put on a dynamic, awe-inspiring and warm show of brilliant blues & boogie-woogie.
Mature, sensitive, responsive, respectful and funny… they combine a great on-stage rapport and enthusiasm for their music with fantastic, foot-tapping music.
Daniel expertly guides his audience through the great boogie-woogie & blues music, explaining narratives and revealing the essence of some of the classic numbers we all know and love.
His accompanying autobiographical anecdotes – usually self-mocking – add a delightful twist to the stories; whilst some of his musicianship is simply jaw-dropping.
With BBC Radio 2 appearances; international festivals; tours with Chicago blues masters; 18 albums; and numerous blues awards nominations… this is a class act which brings great joy – replete with a real, authentic, good-time, speakeasy feel.
A very special evening awaits!
Recommended for audiences aged 15+