NiOwOaTSnasErja Lyytinen – ‘Stolen Hearts’ September 2017 UK Tour 25/05/2017 16 The tour follows hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed new album Stolen Hearts released on CD, 180 gram vinyl and digital download Award-winning Finnish slide guitarist and singer-songwriter, Erja Lyytinen, is pleased to announce that she will return to the UK for her “Stolen Hearts” UK tour from September 20–26th. Dates include Sheffield Greystones (20 Sept), Edinburgh, The Caves (21 Sept), Nottingham Bodega (22 Sept), Chester Live Rooms (23 Sept), Manchester, Band on the Wall (24 Sept), London, Borderline (25 Sept) and Bristol, The Tunnels (26 Sept). Tickets priced £12.50, can be ordered from the debit/credit card hotline number 01472 349 222 (between 9am-5pm), from www.solidentertainments.com, or booked directly at the venue box offices. The tour will feature songs from her critically acclaimed album “Stolen Hearts” mixed by, and vocals recorded by the legendary Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones, Bad Company, Marillion, Peter Frampton). ERJA LYYTINEN STOLEN HEARTS SEPTEMBER 2017 UK TOUR ALL TICKETS: £12.50 BOX OFFICE – 01472 349 222 (9am-5pm) BOOK ONLINE – www.solidentertainments.com Sheffield, Greystones Wednesday 20th September 2017 Tickets: £12.50 / Box Office: 0114 266 5599 Book Online: www.solidentertainments.com, The Greystones Facebook / Twitter Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS www.mygreystones.co.uk Edinburgh, The Caves Thursday 21st September 2017 Tickets: £12.50 Venue Tel: 0131 510 1122, 0131 510 6969 Book Online: www.solidentertainments.com, https://tickets-scotland.com Facebook / Twitter The Caves, 8-12 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh, EH1 1NS Nottingham, The Bodega Friday 22nd September 2017 Tickets: £12.50 Book Online: www.solidentertainments.com Venue Box Office: 0115 896 4456 Facebook / Twitter 23 Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2ED www.bodeganottingham.com Chester, Live Rooms Saturday 23rd September 2017 Tickets: £12.50 Book Online: www.solidentertainments.com, www.theliverooms.com Facebook / Twitter / Instagram Live Rooms, Homer House, 1 Station Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3DR www.theliverooms.com Manchester, Band On The Wall Sunday 24th September 2017 Tickets: £12.50 Book Online: www.solidentertainments.com, www.ticketline.co.uk Venue Tel: 0161 834 1786 Facebook / Twitter / Instagram Band On The Wall, 25 Swan Street, The Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ https://bandonthewall.org London, Borderline Monday 25th September 2017 Tickets: £12.50 Venue Box Office: 0844 847 1678 Book Online: www.solidentertainments.com, www.ticketweb.co.uk Facebook / Twitter / Instagram Borderline, Orange Yard, 16 Manette Street, London, W1D 4JB http://theborderlinelondon.com/ Bristol, The Tunnels Tuesday 26th September 2017 Tickets: £12.50 Book Online: www.solidentertainments.com Venue Box Office: 0845 605 0255 Facebook / Twitter / Instagram The Tunnels, Arches 31 & 32, Bristol & Exeter Mews, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QF www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk Erja Lyytinen Biography Since first entering a recording studio some 15 years ago, singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen has become a bona fide star in her homeland and a fixture on the international music scene. In that time, “the Finnish slide goddess” (The Blues Magazine) has recorded in places as diverse as Helsinki, London and Memphis, earning numerous accolades along the way. Rooted in both traditional and modern blues, she successfully blends styles like jazz, pop, soul and rock into a sound all her own. Celebrated slide guitar master Sonny Landreth, upon discovering Lyytinen’s music recently, remarked: “I sure enjoyed her guitar skills. She’s obviously made a big name for herself. Things are going well for her and for good reason.” Born into a musical family in the town of Kuopio, Lyytinen quickly emerged as an artist to watch in her native country. She recorded her international debut Pilgrimage after signing with Germany’s prestigious Ruf Records label in 2005. The 2006 Blues Caravan tour gave audiences in Europe and the United States a first taste of her spirited live performances. The solo follow-up Dreamland Blues took her back to the USA to record with David and Kinney Kimbrough (sons of Mississippi blues legend Junior Kimbrough). After two years on the road, she returned with Grip of the Blues in 2008, mixing hard-edged blues with modern R&B. Her 2010 release Voracious Love was even more adventurous: The lavishly orchestrated “Bed of Roses” featuring contributions from Marco Hietala (Nightwish) on vocals and Apocalyptica cellist Paavo Lötjönen – showed that Lyytinen is unafraid to push the stylistic envelope. With 2013’s Forbidden Fruit, she returned to more familiar territory. Canada’s Blues Underground Network chose The Sky Is Crying as Best European Blues Album and Best Tribute Album of 2014. It also placed in the top three international albums of 2014 as chosen by writers at Britain’s Blues Matters, who also honored Erja as the #2 international solo artist. The Elmore James tribute The Sky Is Crying proved to be a breakthrough. Released in 2014, it was universally hailed as her best and bluesiest recording to date. This collection of stripped-down, old-school blues convinced even the most discerning listeners that Lyytinen’s feel for the blues runs deep and that as a slide player, she has few peers. Live in London, a sizzling live set of Elmore James covers and original material released a year later, culminated with Erja being voted the #1 international solo artist by Blues Matters and Artist of the Year at the Finnish Blues Awards. On 7th April, Erja releases her 10th studio album, Stolen Hearts, mixed by Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones). The album met with rave reviews including Album of the Month in Guitar Techniques magazine. Erja kicked off her April 2017 UK tour at the Hard Rock Hell Blues Festival in Sheffield, followed by a headline performance at the legendary 100 Club in London’s West End. Erja will embark on her Stolen Hearts UK tour in September 2017. 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