Connor Selby To Support The Robert Cray Band on June UK Tour

Connor Selby
Announced as support for The Robert Cray Band June TourThe Robert Cray Band Tour Dates
Tickets available HERE

Fri 9 June – London, Indigo 2
Sat 10 June – Birmingham, Town Hall
Sun 11 June – Liverpool, Eventim Olympia
Mon 12 June – Edinburgh, Queens Hall

+ Headline Show
Thu 27 July – Half Moon Putney, London – Tickets HERE

+ Graham Parker & The Goldtops Sep-Oct UK tour dates 

“This should send Selby stratospheric.”  Classic Rock 8/10
“His songwriting and musical execution is joyously superb…Selby is the real deal.” Blues Matters

Watch the videos for “I Shouldn’t Care” | “Love Letter to the Blues” | “The Deep End (lyric video)”  

Order ‘Connor Selby (Deluxe Edition)’ HERE

Connor Selby – Love Letter To The Blues (Official Music Video)

Order The Album Here

British blues troubadour Connor Selby has been announced as support for The Robert Cray Band’s upcoming June tour dates. Starting tonight at the Indogo2, London, he will also be playing at the Town Hall, Birmingham, the Eventim Olympia, Liverpool and Queens Hall, Edinburgh. Tickets are available HERE.

He will also be headlining the Half Moon, Putney, London on Thursday 27th July. Tickets available HERE

Selby says about the shows, “I’ve always been a fan of Robert Cray’s laid back, soulful style and his ‘less is more’ approach which is something I aspire to in my own music. It’s a great thrill to have the opportunity to open for him.”

Selby is one of the fastest-rising stars in the UK blues scene. The UK Blues Awards’ “Young Artist of the Year” (2020, 2021, 2022) and turned heads when he opened for The Who at Wembley Stadium in 2019. The last 12 months have seen him continue that momentum. He performed at BST Hyde Park, London, on a bill with Pearl Jam, Stereophonics and Johnny Marr and has since gone on to support blues-rocker Joanne Shaw Taylor, soul Icon P.P. Arnold, play Cheltenham Jazz Festival, open for powerhouse singer Beth Hart on her March UK tour – including playing the London Palladium, and he was the only artist to support the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band on his April’ Trouble Is’ 25th Anniversary UK tour.

Connor Selby (Deluxe Edition) was released in March via Provogue, and with it, new songs, “I Shouldn’t Care,” “Love Letter to the Blues,” “The Deep End”, and the Ray Charles cover of “My Baby Don’t Dig Me” – he has picked up the support of Classic Rock magazine, graced the cover of Blues in Britain, picked up a raft of critical praise for the album and been spun on numerous radio stations including the BBC Radio 2 Blues Show.

Selby will be continuing to tour through the year, playing shows at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, headline slots and supporting Graham Parker & The Goldtops on his September-October UK tour, calling through Leeds, Sunderland, Manchester, Frome, Southampton and London.

There’s a timeless melancholic quality to his music. Relatable in its honesty and openness, he draws from anxiety and vulnerability but delivers it with a world-worn elegance. It’s easy to see why with his soulful blend of blues and emotionally introspective songwriting, alongside his impressive armoury of guitar playing. The songs on ‘Connor Selby’ are little vignettes of the different styles of music that inspire him.

Tour dates

Fri 9 Jun               London, Indigo 2 w/The Robert Cray Band
Sat 10 Jun             Birmingham, Town Hall w/The Robert Cray Band
Sun 11 Jun            Liverpool, Eventim Olympia w/The Robert Cray Band
Mon 12 Jun          Edinburgh, Queens Hall w/The Robert Cray Band
Sat 22 Jul              Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Edinburgh
Thu 27 Jul             Half Moon Putney, London (Headline)
Sat 12 Aug            Frank Rock & Blues Festival, Torreperogil, SPAIN
Fri 25 Aug             Colne R&B Festival, Colne
Mon 25 Sep          Farsley Old Woollen Mill, Leeds w/Graham Parker & The Goldtops
Tue 26 Sep           Fire Station, Sunderland w/Graham Parker & The Goldtops
Wed 27 Sep          Band on the Wall, Manchester w/Graham Parker & The Goldtops
Fri 29 Sep              Cheese & Grain, Frome w/Graham Parker & The Goldtops
Sat 30 Sep            The Brook, Southampton w/Graham Parker & The Goldtops
Sun 1 Oct              Dingwall’s, London w/Graham Parker & The Goldtops
Wed 8 Nov           Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre, Barnoldswick

Connor Selby – I Shouldn’t Care (Official Music Video)

Connor Selby – The Deep End (Official Lyric Video)

Photo (c) Rob Blackham

Track listing 

1. I Can’t Let You Go
2. Falling In Love Again
3. If You’re Gonna Leave Me
4. Emily
5. The Man I Ought To Be
6. Hear My Prayer
7. Show Me A Sign
8. Anyhow
9. Waitin’ On The Day
10. Starting Again
11. I Shouldn’t Care (Bonus Track)
12. Love Letter To The Blues (Bonus Track)
13. My Baby Don’t Dig Me (Bonus Track)
14. The Deep End (Bonus Track)

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