I am just writing to let you all know about this really cool little show I get to be a part of coming up in Nanaimo on Sunday, August 14th. I will be doing a 30 minute opening slot for Nigel Mack and The Blues Attack at The Diners Rendezvous in Nanaimo. My friend Lisa Lambeth wrote a little press review for the show which you can check out below...
I have a lot of new material to perform as I have just started pre-production work on some new songs to record in Brazil in September as well as some oldies!
This show is special for me as its in Nanaimo, ( My FAVOURITE city ever...ahem!) and I know I will get to see some really great chums who I haven't seen in ages. I am sporting a 5 month pregnant belly. I will tell you all now so you don't just automatically think I have been eating too many burgers and drinking too much beer... I may move a little slower, sing a little lower and laugh a lot more during this show...I appreciate your support ahead of time...lol
Lots of love,
Back by popular demand, critically acclaimed veteran bluesman Nigel Mack and his Blues Attack band return to play at the Diner’s Rendezvous in Nanaimo on August 14th. Last here to headline the 2008 Nanaimo Blues Festival, Nigel and his Blues Attack band had the cheering crowd on their feet for the entire performance and played two encores before saying goodnight, leaving the crowd clamouring for more. Now back and promising to bring his long anticipated, yet to be officially released third CD, “Devil’s Secret” with him, Nigel Mack and the Blues Attack are sure to have Nanaimo blues fans on their feet and screaming out for more once again.
Originally from Saskatoon, Nigel made the move to Chicago in 2003. He and the Blues Attack had already logged some half a million miles by then, headlining many major blues clubs and festivals throughout North America, with countless repeat engagements along the way. Nominated for “Best Guitarist” by the Maple Blues Society in 2001, Nigel’s debut album, “High Price To Play” won a West Coast Music Awards nomination for “Best Blues/R & B Album.” Playing “Blistering Slide, Killer Harp!” (Grand Emporium, Kansas City, Mo) Nigel’s repertoire ranges from juke-joint harmonica instrumentals to New Orleans funk, delta and Chicago blues styles. Nigel’s songs have been featured on the soundtracks of such TV series as “Dawson’s Creek,” “The Street” and “Time of Your Life,” but it is his live performances that have earned him the title “a triple blues threat” (Vancouver International Jazz Festival).
As an extra special treat, opening for Nigel and his Blues Attack band will be the multi-talented, much loved Camille Miller. The well-known singer, songwriter and guitarist, now a resident of Brazil, brings to the stage her disarmingly honest lyrics, vivacious persona and a voice so versatile it has been, depending on the song, likened to that of Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders), Sheryl Crow, Chantal Kreviazuk, Faith Hill and Pat Benatar. A well-travelled artist herself, Camille has done a number of international tours (some booked by Bruce Allen, manager of Bryan Adams and Michael Buble) and was awarded a Much Music Video grant for her song “I Always Will.” In addition, two of her originals have appeared on soundtracks for the popular TV series, Cold Squad.
Don’t miss this show! Tickets are sure to sell fast and on sale now at the Diner’s Rendezvous: $20 advance, $25 at the door. To charge by phone, call: 250-740-1133.