Ian Briggs gets 2011 Ropery Hall programme off to a musical start

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One of the great names in blues, Ian Briggs, is appearing at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall in the new year.

With his group, The Supervampers, Ian is sure to get the new programme at Ropery Hall off to a resounding start when he appears at the Maltkiln Road venue on Saturday, January 29.

Inspired by the likes of Alexis Korner, often referred to as the founding father of British Blues, Ian and his group are now recognised as being one of the top UK blues bands after being together for 15 years.

They regularly appear at festivals and venues across the UK and Ireland and recent performances have included The Gloucester International Blues Festival, Forest of Dean Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, The Wallingford Blues Festival and The Exeter Vibraphonic Festival.

“We are delighted that someone who is described as one of the finest blues harmonica players in the world, Ian Briggs, is bringing his own brand of blues to Barton,” said Ropewalk Events director, Liz Bennet.

“His music has been described as real blues played with total commitment and you’ve really got to be at one of his gigs to hear just how good his music is,” she continued.

Ian has recorded and toured with many artists over the years, including Bernie Marsden, Whitesnake and Savoy Brown as well as playing with the legendary Yardbirds which featured one Eric Clapton at the time.

Ian’s gig starts at 8pm and tickets can be purchased now either by ringing The Ropewalk on 10652 660380 or online at www.roperyhall.co.uk

More details on the Ropery Hall programme as well as the spring programme of exhibitions and workshops at The Ropewalk will shortly be available free of charge in the new look Ropewalk Magazine.

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