The West End Centre has seen some awesome rising stars come through the doors - and everyone has to start somewhere. Our monthly local showcase welcomes up-and-coming artists, alongside some special guests.
Connor Selby is a rising British star in the traditions of Eric Clapton and Peter Green, who has already performed with his band at Wembley Stadium, at the age of 22, at the behest of The Who.
Voted the Young Artist of the Year in the 2020 and 2021 UK Blues Awards, the young bandleader-guitarist-vocalist draws on influences as diverse as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Free and Nick Drake, creating a soulful blend of hard-hitting blues and emotional, introspective song writing, which, at times, evokes a modern take on the best of the British blues boom of the 1960s.
Connor has recently recorded a self-titled album at Masterlink studios, due for release later this year, featuring Redtenbacher's Funkestra, a house band of world class musicians with a CV's to prove it (think Elton John, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Jack Bruce etc). This release should further cement Connor's reputation as one of our brightest young talents; a talent who has already garnered invitations to tour with not only with legendary Bluesman John Mayall but also a UK stadium tour with the aforementioned The Who.
Event: Saturday 11 June, 8pm
Tickets: £5 advance / £7 on the door
Want to play? To apply for a Public Address slot, please fill out our artist info form.
Previous artists include:
Antoine & Owena | Bad Cat | Clockwork Carousel | Fourfold | Hannah Scott | Kez Hinton | Krista Green | Magikat | Mischa & His Merry Men | Pity Glitter | ScuttleShake | State of Undress | Steve West | Wendy Morrow
Book your tickets to see Public Address at Hampshire Cultural Trust's West End Centre, Aldershot now!