Veteran British musician Joe Brown shows no signs of slowing down, as he brings his latest tour to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Saturday, March 16, at 7.30pm.
Joe Brown always puts on a good show. In fact it’s true to say it’s a terrific show. His live band is second to none and his own musicianship is beyond doubt.
He plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle and ukulele. With an acoustic set and a rousing electric one, he covers the 50-plus years of his career, bringing it bang up to date with the ukulele songs featured on his current CD The Ukulele Album.
The ukulele has been an instrument Joe has always loved and played.
In 1963, it even got him into trouble. Joe was one of the very first artists to have a record banned by the BBC - his recording of the old George Formby song With My Little Ukulele In My Hand was deemed way too risqué.
In 2002, he brought the house down as he closed The Concert For George with I’ll See You In My Dreams, released as a single, and in 2009 he launched his own Joe Brown ukulele Signature Series.
Joe is joined on the album not only by daughter Sam and her ukulele pupils but also his four-strong band including his producer son Pete. Pete joins his father on tour playing guitar, lap steel guitar, uke, mandolin and mandola.
This spring sees Joe play 34 dates across the country, a measure of what a popular performer he is.
Tickets for the show are on sale now from the box office at the Royal Centre.
Call 0115 9895555 for ticket details and availability.