The Shipston Proms committee has announced that the 19th Shipston Proms, held between 16th June to 1st July 2017, will be headlined on the Last Night by local award winning blues sensation, Laurence Jones.
Laurence, who lives in Shipston, has won the prestigious British Blues Award - Young Artist of the Year for the last three years, as well as Guitarist of the Year for 2016. With his new line-up for 2017 his appearance will be part of a UK and European tour, with a new album due later this year.
Laurence said: “It is an honour to be asked to headline the last night of the Shipston Proms in my hometown. For me personally it’s going to be a very special show, it’s going to be my chance to give something back to the people of Shipston who have supported me from the very start of my career. “
“From when I first started performing the classical guitar in the churches of Shipston at the ages of nine, till playing in the local pubs with my first band when I was 15. The band and I are going to rock Shipston Proms 2017 in style and we’re going to make sure it’s a Proms never to forget.”
The Proms will launch on 16th June in the Townsend Hall with an evening headlined by the ABBA Inferno tribute band and supported by Vinyl Daze with their Bluesy rock funk based repertoire.
The event line-up will also include the Shipston Proms Fame Contest on 17th June, with the two winners from the evening appearing on the main stage on the last night in the town square. Maintaining its longstanding promise of providing music for all, the Proms includes music from classical, through jazz and folk to rock.
For more information about the individual events planned, head to www.shipstonproms.org
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