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Issue:- Sunday, 31 January 2016

Headlines and reports on this page = 3 news items.    Page - 12.

Joe Bonamassa to Headline Lancashire's Symphony at the Tower 2016

US blues and rock musician Joe Bonamassa is to headline at Lancashire's spectacular Symphony at the Tower event as part of only 5 UK dates in 2016.  Billed as:- 'Joe Bonassa in Concert - A salute to the British Blues Explosion', Bonamassa will pay homage to some of the best blues rock guitarists playing the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.

The concert is part of St Catherine's Hospice Symphony at the Tower weekend at Hoghton Tower and will take place on Saturday, 2 July 2016.

Joe Bonamassa's love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musicial inspiration; and, for the 1st time, he will perform this unique concert tribute giving music fans across the North West and beyond the opportunity to hear some of the finest Blues ever produced.

"If it wasn't for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the Blues may well never have exploded into Rock music as we know it today, and indeed may have passed into history."
says Bonamassa.

Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page are some of the greatest guitarists of their time that influenced Joe Bonamassa's career. All 3 are Yardbirds alumni, and indeed actually all played together at one time in the same band. Jimmy Page went on to form Led Zeppelin, which became the ultimate electric Blues band and both Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck became international superstars in their own right.

The announcement Bonamassa is to play Symphony at the Tower comes after it was revealed pop favourite Will Young will headline the opening night of the 3 day event, on Friday, 1 July 2016.

It will close on Sunday, 3 July 2016 with the Symphony Spectacular; a classical Proms style concert for all the family to enjoy; going back to the roots of the original event featuring a live orchestra, picnics, family fun and fireworks. Presented by music promoters Cuffe and Taylor, Symphony at the Tower, which celebrates its 21st birthday this year, is a huge fundraiser for Lostock Hall based St Catherine's Hospice with all profits used by the hospice.

Lorraine Charlesworth, Director of Income Generation at St Catherine's Hospice, said:- "We're very excited to announce Joe Bonamassa as our Saturday night act as he'll bring something a little bit different to our 21st birthday Symphony. We hope lots of St Catherine's supporters, along with rock and blues fans from across the region, will turn out for a great night of music in aid of a wonderful cause."

Cuffe and Taylor are responsible for sourcing the acts for Symphony at the Tower and Director Peter Taylor added that 2016 is shaping up to be a great event.

Peter Taylor said:- "Joe Bonamassa for Symphony at the Tower is a once in a lifetime concert experience not to be missed and, coupled with the fact it is in support of St Catherine's Hospice, this is going to be a very exciting evening."

St Catherine's Hospice 1st started Symphony at the Tower back in 1995 as a 1 day live music event. Cuffe and Taylor came on board in 2013 extending it to a 2 day event and this year it becomes a 3 day event for the 1st time.

In 2015 Symphony at the Tower celebrated its 20th anniversary while the hospice celebrated its 30th birthday.

For more information about Symphony at the Tower and to register for updates go to:- Tickets are available from Planet Rock as well as from:- SymphonyAtTheTower.Co.UK, TicketMaster.Co.UK and JBonamassa.Com, also by calling:- 0844 844 0444.

They are also available direct from St Catherine's Hospice or via:-  The Mill Cafe in Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5XU, UK.

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