Joanne Shaw Taylor announces outstanding British blues guitarist Connor Selby as special guest on her February 2024 UK Tour

“One of the true superstars in the British blues scene, Joanne Shaw Taylor possesses a honeyed
alto voice and guitar and songwriting skills to match.” – Blues Blast Magazine

BBritish Blues rock guitar prodigy Joanne Shaw Taylor is pleased to announce that British blues rock guitarist and singer songwriter Connor Selby will be her special guest on her February 2024 UK tour, including the Amsterdam concert on February 14.

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Joanne’s UK tour kicks off on Saturday 17 February 2024 at Manchester Royal Northern College of Music, takes in London’s O2 Indigo on Thursday 22 February, and finishes on Thursday 29 February at the Palace Theatre in Southend-on-Sea.

“One of those killer guitarists with a voice to match her chops, Joanne Shaw Taylor is back with this classy first
taste of her next album. Sweet Lil Lies reflects the soul, Motown, and blues records of her childhood, coming together like
Bonnie Raitt meeting Joe Bonamassa – in one person.” – Classic Rock

Connor Selby signed to Provogue Records in December 2022 and released his major label debut, the self- titled album, Connor Selbyto critical acclaim. Connor was voted “Young Artist of the Year” at the UK Blues Awards for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, 2022). He opened for the Who in July 2019 at Wembley Stadium, and played Hyde Park, London, during the summer of 2022, with Pearl JamStereophonics, and Johnny Marr.

Connor Selby. Photo Credit: © Graham Hutton

Joanne will perform songs from her recent critically acclaimed albums “Nobody’s Fool,” and The Blues Album which topped Billboard Magazine’s Official Blues Album Chart.  She will also perform new songs from her forthcoming album including Sweet ‘Lil Lies,”“Black Magic,” and her latest single, “Wild Love.”

The Blues Album was voted #1 Most Played Blues Album of 2021 by the Independent Blues Broadcaster’s Association.  Joanne will also dig deep into her rich back catalogue where she will hand-pick songs from her albums Reckless HeartWildThe Dirty TruthAlmost Always NeverDiamonds in the Dirt, and White Sugar.

Photo Credit: © Stacie Huckeba

“Joanne Shaw Taylor’s voice is sassy, and she has developed a
drawl that fits perfectly with her guitar style.” – Music News

Her latest single “Wild Love,” is crafted alongside Kevin Shirley, the iconic producer, at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville. The song is brimming with bluesy undertones and an infectious energy.

The track showcases Joanne's signature guitar licks against a backdrop of dynamic drums and bass. "Wild Love" is a departure into a darker, more intimate territory, capturing the essence of a moody blues night while retaining the vigour that her fans have come to adore.

"I love this track,” says Joanne. “I wanted it to be dark and sexy. I think, with the boys’ help, we came up with something really cool that the band in the studio really made come to life.”

Stream “Wild Love” HERE.  Watch the official music video HERE.

Photo Credit: © Simon Green

"Joanne Shaw Taylor is without doubt one of the best R&B/Blues guitarist
to come out of Britain in a long time." – Arts Reviews Edinburgh

Always one to push boundaries, Joanne's union with Joe Bonamassa's Journeyman Records continues to flourish, ensuring that her music reaches her global fanbase, uncompromised and pure. This relationship, alongside her innate creativity, guarantees a stream of sensational releases that cut through the industry noise.

Discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics when she was a mere 16 years old and subsequently invited to tour the world, Joanne's rise to stardom, propelled by endorsements from music giants like Stevie Wonder and Annie Lennox, remains unmatched.

With a discography boasting chart-toppers like Reckless HeartThe Blues Album, and most recently Nobody's Fool, Joanne is unstoppable. As she readies her next studio album, fans can expect a cocktail of her signature guitar riffs, emotive vocals, and inspired songwriting.

Photo Credit: © Laurence Harvey




Manchester, Royal Northern College Of Music

Saturday 17th February 2024

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124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD

Glasgow, Queen Margaret Union

Sunday 18th February 2024

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22 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QN

Leeds, City Varieties Music Hall

Monday 19th February 2024

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Swan Street, Leeds, LS1 6LW

Sunderland, The Fire Station

Wednesday 21st February 2024

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High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3HA

London, Indigo at The 02

Thursday 22nd February 2024

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205 Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0ES

Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall

Friday 23rd February 2024

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North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RD 

Norwich, The Waterfront

Sunday 25th February 2024

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139-141 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QH

Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion

Monday 26th February 2024

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Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1DP

Bury St. Edmunds, The Apex

Wednesday 28th February 2024

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1 Charter Square St, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP33 3FD

Southend, Palace Theatre

Thursday 29th February 2024

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430 London Road, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS0 9LA

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