This Spring at Darwen Library Theatre, female guitar prodigy Chantel McGregor is embarking on something a little different: an exclusive solo acoustic tour.
At 14, Chantel was told by a major label that she had a “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!” Wisely ignoring their comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history to achieve a 100% pass mark at BTEC with 18 distinctions.
If you measure an artist’s prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel has been moving in the right direction. Early in her career, Chantel was invited to perform with Joe Bonamassa, on two of his UK tours.
Chantel released her highly anticipated album, Lose Control, in October 2015 on her independent boutique label Tis Rock Music, the follow up to her critically acclaimed 2011 debut album, Like No Other.
After years of touring and festival appearances, Chantel returned with a vengeance with ten new songs that not only salutes contemporary rock but shows her gradual transition from conventional Blues to a harder, bigger and bolder rock sound with progressive influences.
Head to Darwen Library Theatre to see Chantel debuting new music, as well as reworks of tracks from her previous two albums and performing rare cover versions. This is a one-off tour not to be missed!
“Chantel is hard to categorize and pigeon hole, which in this day and age of labels and boxes is a good thing!” – All About Rock
“McGregor isn’t just a guitar player – she does the vocals too and they are equally impressive. She’s got a great voice and the variety of songs on the album allows her to demonstrate a range of styles vocally.” – Planetmosh
VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Friday 20th April 2018
TICKET PRICES: Advance: £12 Door: £14
Tickets are available
By Phone: 0844 847 1664
In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.