Aces high as blues stars head to the Old Town Hall

GILES Robson and the Dirty Aces are one of the most exciting new discoveries on the blues scene today and next week they perform at Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town Hall during a short tour to promote their new album Crooked Heart of Mine.

From blistering alt rock and the hallowed stomp and swagger of classic Chicago blues, to echoes of The Black Keys and the dark gothic lyrical imagery of Nick Cave delivered with a Jagger sneer, this is exciting, inventive new UK blues.

The Dirty Aces were formed by Robson and guitarist Filip Kozlowski in 2007, and they were immediately spotted by Grammy award winning harmonica ace Sugar Blue and rave reviews followed.

Recently they’ve toured extensively honing their live show night after night, and with a band that have played onstage with Robert Plant, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison, Jimmy Page and Mick Fleetwood to name just a few, this is an act that really knows how to blow audiences away.

Classic Rock magazine said: “This is superior stuff and, you suspect, the start of big things. It would take a truly crooked heart not to fall for this.”

It’s time to get booking those tickets.

Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces will be at the Old Town Hall Theatre, Hemel Hempstead on Friday, March 30 at 8pm.

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