Kris Barras Band
On Sale Fri 23 Jul, 10am
Tue 08 Mar 2022
14+ ( under 16 with an adult) | Standing with Balcony Seating Available
Doors 7.30pm | Stage Time 8pm
UK guitarist Kris Barras is known for his high-energy hybrid of no-nonsense rock, blues and country. Winners of ‘best new band’ in the 2018 planet rock awards, The Kris Barras Band have become one of the UK’s fastest rising acts.
Recently voted one of the ‘top blues guitarists in the world’ (music radar) and winning the ‘best album’ accolade in the European blues awards, perhaps best demonstrates the band’s fluidity and appeal to fans of different genres. The band’s unique mix of foot-stomping riffs and catchy tunes have made them the ‘must-see’ Blues/Rock band of the 2020’s.
The band were riding a wave of success before the pandemic hit. Now, they are coming out of it like a freight train. As well as announcing the headline tour for next year, they will be joining the Kentucky heavyweights Black Stone Cherry on their September 2021 tour; playing 16 dates across the UK beginning on 9th September and finishing at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on 29th September.
Talking about the upcoming tour, Barras says, ‘Like most artists, I just can’t wait to get back out there and play some shows. I’ve spent the lockdown period writing and recording a ton of new material, and it’s going to be great to play some of this stuff on our headline tour. Venue-wise, this is our biggest tour to date, and anyone that has seen the band previously will know that we never bring less than 110% to every show. After being shut down for so long, I think we will be like caged animals released into the wild! I’m hoping that we should have some new music released by then, too, so keep yourselves posted.’
2019’s breakout album ‘Light It Up‘ capped a whirlwind three years where they relentlessly toured across the UK and mainland Europe. Barras played to 3 million people on BBC Radio 2 – which caused host Richard Madeley to exclaim, “that’s the reason I love doing this show!” and the band also won the 2019 award for Planet Rock Radio’s Best New Band.
Barras kept busy during the lockdown, knuckling down, writing new music, and found time for his popular Box Room Sessions, playing acoustic versions of his back catalogue and covers suggested by fans, ranging from Foo Fighters and Guns n Roses to Chris Isaak and Bon Jovi.