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Shipston musician to headline last night of town's summer proms

Ian Hughes 15th Mar, 2017

HOMEGROWN bluesman Laurence Jones will headline the last night of this summer’s Shipston Proms.

Laurence, who lives in Shipston, has won the British Blues Award – Young Artist of the Year for the last three years, as well as Guitarist of the Year in 2016.

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 9, 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.”

Other highlights of the proms, running from June 16 to July 1, include Abba Inferno tribute band, Shipston High School Summer Concert, Stratford Festival Orchestra, Shipston Town Band, Mrs Porter’s Chamberpot Pourri, Stratford Folk Club comes to Shipston, Soul Traders, Songs from the Shows and the Young Musicians Concert in Barcheston.

The Last Night of the Proms on July 1 will also feature the Fame Contest winners (band and solo/duet) along with rock covers band Too Fat to Kidnap, new wave outfit Jüpitronz.

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