Return to Hemel for musician

Geoff Achison
Geoff Achison

An Australian guitarist who last toured Europe four years ago, has now returned with renewed zest and a brand new album, Another Mile, Another minute.

Geoff Achison invokes the spirit of the great blues and soul artists to create an engaging original sound. From the deep south of Australia, his unique blend of Bluesic has created scores of devoted fans around the world, writes Heather Jan Brunt.

Achison has been chosen as one of the Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine and was included in the Top 100+ Guitarists You Should Know roster.

He is a versatile artist who can deliver a complete show with nothing more than his soulful voice and virtuosic acoustic guitar style, but is also a highly regarded electric guitarist compared favourably to Jeff Beck and Warren Haynes.

Achison is also a keen and expert improviser and has been invited on stage to jam with big names including The Allman Brothers, Hot Tuna, George Porter Junior, The Wood Brothers, John Mayall, Randall Bramblett and Delbert McClinton.

He will appear at The Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead at 8pm on Wednesday (March 22) supported by his band the UK Souldiggers.

The band is comprised of internationally acclaimed drummer Sam Keys (who has worked with Chaka Khan and Madeline Bell), keys man Paul Jobson (who has worked with Boney M, Linda Lewis and Bad Manners) and bassist Andy Hodge (who has worked on We Will Rock You).

Tickets for the show cost £13, concessions £11, Dacorum Card £10.

The box office is open from noon to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, call in person or telephone 01442 228091, or book online at any time, www.oldtownhall.co.uk