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11 October - 22:00 - 23:45
At the “parc del Turonet”
Blues and soul become inevitably together in award-winning singer-songwriter, Kyla Brox, whose raw talent has seen her described as “the finest female blues singer of her generation”.
Winner of the 2018 UK Blues Challenge, Kyla has the honour of representing the UK in Memphis at the 2019 International Blues Challenge, as well as the European event in the Azores.
In a huge bow to her ongoing growth in British Blues, the UK Blues Federation made Kyla an official Ambassador of UK Blues in 2016 and she is one of the only three British singers privileged to be included in the 50 Women of the Blues Spotify playlist.
Daughter of cult blues figure, Victor Brox, the Mancunian vocalist began her career as a teenager in her father’s band and has now honed her own sophisticated sound, as heard on her acclaimed 2016 album, Throw Away Your Blues and the scintillating, multi-faceted new 2019 album, Pain & Glory. Her voice; tender, urgent, gritty, blurring the distinction between pleasure and pain, mixed with the enchantingly fluent guitar work of Paul Farr, inspired bass playing of Danny Blomeley and in-the-pocket drumming of Mark Warburton, combine to make a unique and powerful, often joyous, always emotional experience.
Kyla also plays in duo format with her husband, virtuoso acoustic guitarist, Danny Blomeley, whose playing, by turns delicate and free, has earned him a public in his own right.
With many albums under her belt and many miles covered on the road, touring all over the world, Kyla Brox is widely regarded as one of the very best soul-blues singers the British Isles has ever produced.
“The finest female blues singer of her generation”
Manchester Evening News
“Manchester’s answer to Aretha Franklin.”
Tony Wilson, Factory Records
“Surely one of the finest voices Britain has ever had”
Pete Clack, Blues In Britain
“Kyla Brox knows how to handle the gears… the Mancunian vocalist lets songs percolate, raising the temperature by degrees, then giving it both barrels in the final stretch. It’s a thrilling tactic.”
Henry Yates, The Blues Magazine
“An authentic soul diva… sensitive, sexy, and with infinite reserves of sassiness”