The Daniel Smith Blues Duo

The Daniel Smith Blues Duo

The Daniel Smith Blues Duo – (Daniel Smith & Pete Emery)
An unrivalled duo of British blues, with Daniel Smith being described as: “A serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK’s number 1 boogie pianist’ (Blues in Britain) and Pete Emery (guitar) just freshly back from Canada, playing with The Blues Band on their Farewell Tour.

Together as The Daniel Smith Blues Duo, Daniel and Pete certainly know how to deliver an incredibly varied, personable, informative – also humorous – set of good-time infectious music and a great night out!

Collectively, they put on a dynamic, awe-inspiring and warm show of brilliant blues & boogie-woogie.
Mature, sensitive, responsive, respectful and funny… they combine a great on-stage rapport and enthusiasm for their music with fantastic, foot-tapping music.

Daniel expertly guides his audience through the great boogie-woogie & blues music, explaining narratives and revealing the essence of some of the classic numbers we all know and love.
His accompanying autobiographical anecdotes – usually self-mocking – add a delightful twist to the stories; whilst some of his musicianship is simply jaw-dropping.

With BBC Radio 2 appearances; international festivals; tours with Chicago blues masters; 18 albums; and numerous blues awards nominations… this is a class act which brings great joy – replete with a real, authentic, good-time, speakeasy feel.
A very special evening awaits!

Free Blues & Boogie-Woogie Piano/Keyboard Workshops
Sat 25th February : 4.30pm & 5.30pm

Prior to his evening show at the St Austell Arts Centre, Daniel Smith will deliver two unmissable Free Blues ’N’ Boogie Piano Masterclass & Workshop Sessions, sharing top tips, practical theory, historical context and illuminating anecdotes… based on 30 years as a pro!

His two 1-hour sessions are open to all ages.
The times of the workshops are 4.30pm and 5.30pm and are completely free to anyone who has booked a ticket for Daniel’s evening show. Please book your ticket with the required Workshop session time!
Full Details – See Below

Doors and Licensed Bar Open from 7.00pm. The Show starts at 7.30pm

Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
Standard :  £13.00
( £14.50 On The Day )
Reserved Seats
Plenty of Free Car Parking On-Site
( Tickets are non-refundable )

The workshops will include:

• Hands-on opportunities to try out some great left-hand boogie patterns

• Great right-hand riffs and impro advice

• ‘Must-know’ facts & info about Blues & Boogie-Woogie

• Consider participants’ individual aims

• Contain ample time for Q&A opportunities

• Brief, illuminating, close-up demonstrations

• All referenced to his 40+ YouTube tutorials

A teacher of all ages over 35 years, in his parallel career, Daniel combines authoritative pedagogy with authentic roots-piano-skills & an infectious passion for these wonderful epoch-defining American genres… a family passion that started with his maternal grandfather as a piano-playing band-leader in 1920s Indonesia!

In advance, do check-out Daniel’s YouTube channel, visit his website tuition section; and feel free to even contact Daniel direct! He’s always delighted to share the joy of blues and boogie piano!.