June 10, 2023
Photo: Rob Blackham.

British blues troubadour Connor Selby has been announced as support for The Robert Cray Band’s upcoming June tour dates. Starting tonight at the Indogo2, London, he will also be playing at the Town Hall, Birmingham, the Eventim Olympia, Liverpool and Queens Hall, Edinburgh. Tickets are available HERE.

He will also be headlining the Half Moon, Putney, London on Thursday 27th July. Tickets available HERE

Selby says about the shows, “I’ve always been a fan of Robert Cray‘s laid back, soulful style and his ‘less is more’ approach which is something I aspire to in my own music. It’s a great thrill to have the opportunity to open for him.”

Selby is one of the fastest-rising stars in the UK blues scene. The UK Blues Awards’ “Young Artist of the Year” (2020, 2021, 2022) and turned heads when he opened for The Who at Wembley Stadium in 2019. The last 12 months have seen him continue that momentum. He performed at BST Hyde Park, London, on a bill with Pearl Jam, Stereophonics and Johnny Marr and has since gone on to support blues-rocker Joanne Shaw Taylor, soul Icon P.P. Arnold, play Cheltenham Jazz Festival, open for powerhouse singer Beth Hart on her March UK tour – including playing the London Palladium, and he was the only artist to support the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band on his April Trouble Is 25th Anniversary UK tour.

Connor Selby (Deluxe Edition) was released in March via Provogue, and with it, new songs, I Shouldn’t Care, Love Letter to the Blues, The Deep End, and the Ray Charles cover of My Baby Don’t Dig Me – he has picked up the support of Classic Rock magazine, graced the cover of Blues in Britain, picked up a raft of critical praise for the album and been spun on numerous radio stations including the BBC Radio 2 Blues Show

Selby will be continuing to tour through the year, playing shows at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, headline slots and supporting Graham Parker & The Goldtops on his September-October UK tour, calling through Leeds, Sunderland, Manchester, Frome, Southampton and London.

There’s a timeless melancholic quality to his music. Relatable in its honesty and openness, he draws from anxiety and vulnerability but delivers it with a world-worn elegance. It’s easy to see why with his soulful blend of blues and emotionally introspective songwriting, alongside his impressive armoury of guitar playing. The songs on Connor Selby are little vignettes of the different styles of music that inspire him.

Connor Selby

  • Sat 10 Jun – Birmingham, Town Hall w/The Robert Cray Band
  • Sun 11 Jun – Liverpool, Eventim Olympia w/The Robert Cray Band
  • Mon 12 Jun – Edinburgh, Queens Hall w/The Robert Cray Band
  • Sat 22 Jul – Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Edinburgh
  • Thu 27 Jul – Half Moon Putney, London (Headline)
  • Sat 12 Aug – Frank Rock & Blues Festival, Torreperogil, SPAIN
  • Fri 25 Aug – Colne R&B Festival, Colne
  • Mon 25 Sep – Farsley Old Woollen Mill, Leeds w/Graham Parker & The Goldtops
  • Tue 26 Sep – Fire Station, Sunderland w/Graham Parker & The Goldtops
  • Wed 27 Sep – Band on the Wall, Manchester w/Graham Parker & The Goldtops
  • Fri 29 Sep – Cheese & Grain, Frome w/Graham Parker & The Goldtops
  • Sat 30 Sep – The Brook, Southampton w/Graham Parker & The Goldtops
  • Sun 1 Oct – Dingwall’s, London w/Graham Parker & The Goldtops
  • Wed 8 Nov – Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre, Barnoldswick

Connor Selby

  1. I Can’t Let You Go
  2. Falling In Love Again
  3. If You’re Gonna Leave Me
  4. Emily
  5. The Man I Ought To Be
  6. Hear My Prayer
  7. Show Me A Sign
  8. Anyhow
  9. Waitin’ On The Day
  10. Starting Again
  11. I Shouldn’t Care (Bonus Track)
  12. Love Letter To The Blues (Bonus Track)
  13. My Baby Don’t Dig Me (Bonus Track)
  14. The Deep End (Bonus Track)


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