Soulful UK blues star to support Beth Hart at Blackpool Opera House

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British blues man Kris Barras band has been confirmed as the support act for Grammy-nominated star Beth Hart when she plays Blackpool Opera House this month.

Kris has been hailed as ‘one of the UK’s most exciting blues-rock guitarists’, mixing ‘soul-wrenching melodies with blistering technique’ to thrill audiences for the past 13 years.

He’ll be joining Los Angeles-born Beth at the Winter Gardens’ theatre on Thursday, April 26 as part of a 14-date UK and Ireland tour.

Blues star Beth, who’s played with guitar greats such as Slash, Jeff Beck and Joe Bonamassa, discovered the power of music aged just four when she heard Beethoven’s Midnight Sonata on a TV advert.

“It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever heard, “ she said. “So in the middle of the night, I got up and played part of that song on the piano.

“My mother, father and all the other kids came out and they gave me so much love and attention, I knew right away this little ham had to have it.”

Inspiration comes from the likes of ‘fascintating’ Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, through to the power of Robert Plant and Chris Cornell.

- Call the Opera House on 01253 625252 for tickets.