A regular visitor to the Hope Tavern blues sessions makes a welcome return visit to the Holton le Moor venue this weekend.
Tommy Allen will be playing with his current rock/blues trio - Trafficker - on Sunday, March 19.
Guitarist, singer and songwriter, Tommy Allen started out in his younger years working as a sideman to some of the big names in the blues scene - from Mojo Buford (Muddy Waters Band), Lazy Lester, Otis Taylor and Big Joe Turner to Nicky Moore (Sampson and Mammoth).
In 2001, Tommy demonstrated his versatility and talent by joining the Sugababes, of all people.
It was during that year, Tommy needed a band to perform his own original songs, so Trafficker was born.
This led to the release of three acclaimed albums over the next four years, all showcasing Tommy’s songs and writing abilities.
The songs attracted top reviews in national Blues magazines and also comments from the likes of Paul Jones, from BBC Radio 2, introducing Tommy Allen as “one of the most talented songwriter guitarists to emerge from Britain in a long time”.
Tommy Allen’s Trafficker has toured endlessly, with a gap in 2006 when Tommy formed the Blues Duo, with close friend Johnny Hewitt, performing harmonica led traditional blues.
Having spent some time writing new songs and recording, Trafficker are back, refreshed and hungry to get back on the road again.
Tommy Allen is one of the UK’s finest guitarists and the Hope Tavern eagerly awaits the return of this ever popular act with some new material along with the old favourites.
The show starts at 4pm and the door charge is £8.
For more information call the Tavern on 01673 828217.