Half Moon presents:

Aynsley Lister Band

Aynsley Lister + Thomas Heppell

Half Moon - Putney, London

£18 Adv / £20 Door
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
General Admission (e-ticket)
$24.86 + $2.49 s/c

Aynsley Lister returns to The Half Moon with his incredible band for another night of electrifying music that will have you hooked from the first note.

Lister has been at the top of the Blues scene for over two decades, billed as one of the most exciting contemporary Blues guitarists around today. Known not only for his exceptional guitar playing, he is also a highly regarded songwriter whose passion for music crosses genres, effortlessly combining blues, soul, Americana, rock and sometimes even pop elements.

Expect an evening of fan favourites from his extensive back catalogue mixed with newer material from his most recent highly acclaimed albums.

For fans of: Gary Clarke Jnr., Eric Clapton, The Black Keys, John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks

Support is from Thomas Heppell.

Join multi-award nominated rising blues star Thomas Heppell for a solo set as he crafts the next chapter in the blues narrative. A regular performer at Half Moon Putney, he has been shortlisted in the Top 5 for Emerging Act of The Year in the UK Blues Awards 2024. Thomas's style encapsulates the heart of Blues, the energy of Rock & Roll, and the sophistication of Jazz, making him an artist to watch this year.

Line Up

Aynsley Lister is one of the UK’s hottest contemporary blues guitarists – many consider him to be among the best in the world. His unique brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary songwriting fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music.

Peter Green, Albert King and Eric Clapton were the musical giants influencing the young ears of Aynsley Lister while he was growing up. Building on this foundation, Aynsley has crafted his own unique perspective on contemporary blues since he first formed a band aged 13 and released his self-titled debut in 1998 on Ruf Records.

It’s been a fantastic journey so far that has seen Aynsley play with, amongst others, Buddy Guy, John Mayall and Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as winning multiple awards including Guitarist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and ‘Song of the Year (for Home)’ at the British Blues Awards.

Aynsley is currently hard at work recording his newest studio album, Along For The Ride, set for release via his own label, Straight Talkin’ Records. The new album, the third to be released by his own label, is a bold, confident and accessible slice of contemporary blues-rock that promises to bring Aynsley yet more accolades as well as introduce his genre-blending sound to a new audience, building on the 100,000 albums he’s already sold worldwide.

“A supergroup for the 21st Century” - Chris Welch, Melody Maker

“Superb” - The Times

“Masterful and measured songwriting” - R2 Magazine

“A quite marvellous guitarist of passion and strength, and with a fine distinctive voice” - Record Collector Magazine

“Aynsley really knows how to shape a solo, when to hold back and when to step on the gas... Fine songs, a top-notch band, powerful production and a mix of great tones this is British blues at its finest, but with a catchy rock edge.” - Guitar Techniques Magazine

From the vibrant South Coast of the UK to iconic venues across the nation, join Thomas Heppell as he crafts the next chapter in the blues narrative. With a style encapsulating the heart of Blues, the energy of Rock & Roll, and the sophistication of Jazz, Thomas will be performing a solo set.

His musical journey has seen him share the limelight with stalwarts such as The Cinelli Brothers, Connor Selby, Brave Rival, Catfish, Robin Bibi, Chicken Shack and even household names like Anton du Beke of Strictly Come Dancing fame.

He’s also left his mark at illustrious venues and events including Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express Live, Brixton Blues Kitchen, The Tuesday Night Club Coulsdon, Lincoln Jazz Cafe, Broadstairs Blues Bash, Temperance, Swanage Blues Festival, The Bedford Balham, Ritzy Cinema and Weyfest.

In 2022, Thomas's debut solo EP, 'Be My Home', not only received airwave love from Jazz FM (Blues and Boogie - David Freeman) and Blues Radio UK (Richard Dunning - Chairman of Blues UK Federation), but also secured him three nominations at the UK Blues Awards 2023. With nods for Best Young, Emerging, and Acoustic Blues Artist, it's evident Thomas is a force to be reckoned with in the British Blues panorama.

www.thomasheppell.com

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