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Chantel McGregor – Lose control

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Chantel McGregor
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On September 25, 2015
Last modified:September 25, 2015

Summary:

This really is a great album, and I look forward to seeing her play live

British Blues-rock guitarist Chantel McGregor released her debut album in 2011, and since then has been busy touring.  Last year she started work on her second album, and it will be released on 9th October this year.  Although she’s normally described as a Blues or Blues-Rock guitarist, this new album from Chantel McGregor is more of a rock album.

The album kicks off with “Take the power” and “Your fever”, a pair of great hard rock songs that get the album off to a great start

“Anaesthetize” is a softer more emotional song and really is excellent.

“Killing time” is one of the heavier tracks here with heavy rock guitar riffs dominating the sound

“Eternal dream” is a track that is a tribute to the late Jeff Buckley.   It’s a slow softer song and is an absolutely beautiful song and a worthy tribute.

The album is full of great guitar work, but Chantel McGregor isn’t just a guitar player – she does the vocals too and they are equally impressive.  She’s got a great voice and the variety of songs on the album allows her to demonstrate a range of styles vocally.  It really is a great album, and I look forward to seeing her play live at one of the dates on her UK tour (see below for dates).

“Lose control” will be released on 9th October 2015

Track listing:

1. Take the power
2. Your fever
3. Burn your anger
4. Anaesthetize
5. Southern Belle
6. Lose control
7. Home
8. Killing time
9. Eternal dream
10. Walk on land

2015 UK tour dates:

London, 100 Club
Thursday 17th September 2015
Box Office: 01472 349222
Tickets: £14.00
www.the100club.co.uk
100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL

Whitby, Pavilion Theatre
Sunday 20th September 2015
Box Office:  01472 349222
Tickets: £13.00 / £15.00 door
www.whitbypavilion.co.uk
West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN

Stockton, The Arc
Thursday 24th September 2015
Box Office:  01642 52519
Tickets: £13.00 adv / £15.00 door
http://arconline.co.uk
Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1LL

Louth, Riverhead Theatre
Friday 25th September 2015
Box Office: 01472 349222
Tickets: £14.00
www.louthplaygoers.com
Victoria Road, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 0BX

Wrexham, Central Station
Saturday 26th September 2015
Box Office: 01472 349222
Tickets: £13.00
www.centralstationvenue.com
15 – 17 Hill Street, Wrexham, LL11 1SN

Birmingham, The Institute, The Temple
Thursday 1st October 2015
Box Office: 01472 349222
Tickets: £13.00
www.theinstitutebirmingham.com
78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham, B5 6DY

Ruislip, The Tropic
Friday 2nd October 2015
Box Office: 020 8707 2256
Tickets: £14.00 adv / £15.00 door
www.tropicatruislip.co.uk
Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 6JQ

Halifax, Playhouse
Friday 9th October 2015
Box Office: 01472 349222
Tickets: £13.00
www.halifaxplayhouse.org.uk
King Cross Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 2SH

Southport, The Atkinson Blues Festival
Saturday 10th October 2015
Box Office: 01704 533333
Tickets: £15.00
www.theatkinson.co.uk
Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB

Doncaster, The Dome
Friday 16th October 2015
Box Office: 01472 349222
Tickets: £13.00
www.the-dome.co.uk
Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN4 7PD

Retford, The Elms
Saturday 17th October 2015
Box Office: 07737 130534
Tickets: £12.50 adv / £15.00 Door
London Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7DX

Sheffield, Greystones
Wednesday 21st October 2015
Box Office: 0114 266 5599
Tickets: £13.00
www.mygreystones.co.uk
Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS

Edinburgh, The Caves
Thursday 22nd October 2015
Box Office: 01472 349222
Tickets: £13.00
8-12 Niddry Street South, Edinburgh, EH1 1NS

Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
Friday 23rd October 2015
Box Office: 01472 349222
Tickets: £13.00
www.nicensleazy.com
421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG

Carlisle, The Venue
Saturday 24th October 2015
Box Office: 01472 349222
Tickets: £13.00
www.thevenuecarlisle.co.uk
English Gate Plaza, Carlisle, CA1 1RP

Salisbury, Arts Centre
Monday 26th October 2015
Box Office: 01722 321744
Tickets: £15.50 adv / £18 door
www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk
Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT

Exeter, Phoenix
Tuesday 27th October 2015
Box Office: 01472 349222
Tickets: £14.00
www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
Gandy St, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS

Bridport, Arts Centre
Wednesday 28th October 2015
Box Office: 01308 427183
Tickets: TBA
www.bridport-arts.com
South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

Brighton, Komedia
Thursday 29th October 2015
Box Office: 0845 293 8480
Tickets: £14.00
www.komedia.co.uk/brighton
44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UN

Lincoln, Engine Shed
Saturday 31st October 2015
Box Office: 01472 349222
Tickets: £13.00
www.engineshed.co.uk
University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS

Ripley, Town Hall
Saturday 12th December 2015
Tickets: £15.00
http://ripleylive.com
Ripley Town Hall, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 3AX

Newcastle, The Cluny
Sunday 13th December 2015
Box Office: 0191 230 4474
Tickets: £13.00
www.thecluny.com
36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Morecambe, The Platform
Monday 14th December 2015
Box Office:  01472 349222
Tickets: £13.00
www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform/
Old Station Buildings, Marine Rd W, Morecambe LA4 4DB

Leeds, The Brudenell
Tuesday 15th December 2015
Box Office: 0113 245 5570
Tickets: £13.00
www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk
33 Queens Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1NY

Bristol, The Tunnels
Wednesday 16th December 2015
Box Office: 0845 6050255
Tickets: £12.00
www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk
Arches 31 & 32, Bristol & Exeter Mews, Lower Station Approach Road,
Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QF

Derby, The Flowerpot
Thursday 17th December 2015
Box Office:  01332 834438
Tickets: £13.00
www.rawpromo.co.uk
25, King Street, Derby, DE1 3DZ

This really is a great album, and I look forward to seeing her play live

About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.