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Terry Allen
Ben Andrews
Gwyn Ashton
Marcus Bancroft
Billy C. Farlow
Eric Bibb
John Beland
Frances Black
Deborah Bonham
Del Bromham
Jim Condie
Country Joe Band
Guy Davis
Kent Duchaine
The Dylan Project
Fairport Convention
Feast Of Fiddles
Perry Foster
Ty Garner
Dick Gaughan
Gary Fletcher
The Greenhil Boys
The Gutter Brothers
Memo Gonzalez
Joe Hollywood
Nick Harper
Pete Harris Band
Hershey And The Twelve Bars
Les Wilson's House Rockers
Chris Jagger
Keith James
Mary Jane
The Jive Aces
Del Bromham
Jucy Lucy
Paul Lamb
Aynsley Lister
Jackie Levin
Little Toby Walker
Shane MacGowan and the Popes
Scott McKeown
Stringy Bark McDowell
Larry Miller
The Muffin Men
Pete Mulvey
Mundy - Turner
Derrin Nauendorf
OX - Mark Browning
The Ian Parker band
Ann Peebles
Dan Phelps
Steve Payne
Kelly Joe Phelps
The Mick Pini Band
Redeye Band
Ronnie & Johnny
Mike Sanchez
Chris Smither
The Amazing Mr Smith
Show Of Hands
Ian Siegal
Dave Specter
Bill Thomas
The Thomas Brothers
Mo Thomas
Guy Tortora
Robin Trower
The Tubes
Dick Wardell
Helen Watson
Andy White

Ian Siegal

  Ian Siegal -  Andrew Brown 2003
Ian Seigal - Andrew Brown 2003
Well known on the blues scene in the north of England and in outside London, Ian Siegal has a large and loyal following. A master of the post-war Chicago style, he also plays a lot of very strong original material. Ian taught himself to play from the age of 18; mostly listening to Muddy Waters, the Kings, Robert Johnson and Robert Cray, and when he was 19 he ended up in Berlin busking for a living ("nothing wrong with that" - webmaster). Ian later became the original singer for Lee Sankey's band.

However.This excellent singer, songwriter and guitarist covers more genres than straight blues, and Ian cites his main influence as Muddy Wayers, followed by Howlin' Wolf, Tom Waits and Little Richard! There are also shades of Willie Nelson, Son House (in preaching mode) and flavourings from Chicago to New Orleans in his performances; all seasoned with sheer enthusiasm and a unique style of delivery.

One of Ian's earliest recordings was a "Cassette only" release, "Live At The Navigation Waterfront" (Newark, April 1996), on which he was accompanied on some tracks by a young lad called Aynsley Lister on guitar!

Since then Ian's released many acclaimed albums, and on The Ian Siegal Band's 1999 release "Yo' edjumikashun" Dino Baptiste, Lee Sankey and Matt Schofield also appeared.

Ian also likes to perform solo acoustic work enable him to stay in touch with core roots and also to work-up new material, and Ian has released an excellent solo album "Hard As.."

But don't just take our word for it, here's a quote from the great King Rollo:

"Ian Siegal is one of my favourite singers and guitarists, and one of the best performers in Britain".

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