Singer-Songwriter Robert Cray Begins UK Tour, May 2
Legendary blues and soul guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray embarks on his UK tour on Friday 2nd May at The Anvil in Basingstoke. The tour comes on the back of Cray's critically acclaimed new album "In My Soul". Cray was recently the subject of a major 2-page interview in the Sunday Times on 27th April. Click here for more information.
From the driving original "You Move Me" with its scorching guitar leads, to the melodic 60's sway of "Fine Yesterday" featuring Cray's soul drenched vocals, "In My Soul" draws listeners in very quickly.
Long-time band mate Richard Cousins co-wrote the instrumental Booker T homage, "Hip Tight Onions", plus the poignant 70's tinged"Hold On", that talks about relationship perseverance during difficult times. Also featured is a version of "Deep In My Soul", a staple in the set list of the great soul and blues singer Bobby Blue Bland, and a version of the Isaac Hayes / David Porter cover "Your GoodThing (Is About to End)", originally recorded by Motown's Mable John in 1966 which eventually became a hit single in 1969 for Lou Rawls.
ROBERT CRAY - MAY 2014 UK TOUR
Basingstoke - The Anvil: May 2
Cheltenham Jazz Festival: May 3
Birmingham Town Hall: May 5
London Barbican Theatre: May 6
Harrogate Royal Hall: May 8
Gateshead The Sage: May 9
Cambridge Corn Exchange: May 10
Norwich Theatre Royall: May 11
Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall: May 13
Cardiff, St David's Hall: May 14
Manchester Bridgewater Hall: May 16
Edinburgh Queen's Hall: May 17
Guildford G-Live: May 18