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Grayshott Folk Club welcomes back: JOHN BLEK

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Friday 26 May 2023 - 19.30

This gig will be included as part of the Haslemere Festival May 2023 and please note this gig is taking place at a different venue tour usual one.

John Blek is a gentle giant from Cork, Ireland. He plays guitar skilfully and sings beautifully (he has a voice similar to that of Roy Orbison). John visited us back in the pre-Covid days of April 2019 and went down so well with our audience that we’ve been trying to book him again ever since. Covid and tour schedules conspired to delay his return but on Friday 26th May 2023 @ 7.30pm, John will be playing/singing for us again but this time in the beautiful setting of St. Alban’s Church in Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6RB.

John Blek is an artist with a story to tell. With his timeless emotive voice and layered finger-style guitar playing, we will be transported from scene to scene as his expansive songbook unfolds.

He has released 7 albums over the past 7 years: On Ether & Air (2021), Digressions #2 Grounded (2021), The Embers (2020), Thistle & Thorn (2019), Catharsis Vol.1 (2017), Cut the Light (2016), and Cutting Room Floor (2014).

“A songwriter of rare power and insight and a deliverer of mesmerising and witty live shows” – R2R Magazine

“Album of the week” – The Late Show, BBC Radio Ulster

“RTE Recommends Playlist for 3 weeks” – RTE Radio 1

“Featured Album” – Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland

“A gem of this new tradition of electro troubadors” – Fatea Magazine

“John Blek’s new album is a thing of great beauty” – 4/5

Tickets for this event are £15 Adults/£8 Under 16s

Available in person from Grayshott Post Office or call Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096

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