The York Barbican has added two new stars to its 2022 line-up.
Today it revealed that star stand-up Russell Kane is coming to the venue on 14 December.
Tickets for Russell Kane: The Essex Variant! go on general sale at 10am on Friday (February 4).
The show is his gut-punch funny, searing, award-winning take on the two years we’ve just gone through.
Russell Kane has two chart-topping, award-bagging podcasts: Man Baggage and BBC Radio 4’s Evil Genius.
He is a regular on Channel 4, BBC, and ITV: all the usual shows you see funny people on. He’s also a writer, actor, and presenter. He drinks lots of coffee and is ‘like that in real life’.
He was the first ever comedian to bag the two most prestigious comedy awards on earth in the same year, for the same show: The Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards (formerly The Perrier), and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award, (formerly known as the Barry Award).
He’s also a raving bighead that likes listing his achievements.
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Award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter Joanne Shaw Taylor announced five UK concerts in April 2022 – including one at the York Barbican.
She plays the venue on 24 April – and tickets go on sale on Friday (4 February).
Joanne will perform songs from her latest critically acclaimed album The Blues Album which topped Billboard Magazine’s Official Blues Album Chart. The album was also voted #1 Most Played Blues Album of 2021 by the Independent Blues Broadcaster’s Association.
Joanne will also dig deep into her rich back catalogue where she will hand-pick songs from her albums Reckless Heart, Wild, The Dirty Truth, Almost Always Never, Diamonds in the Dirt, and White Sugar.
The 11-track album features Joanne’s personalised covers of eleven rare blues classics originally recorded by Albert King, Peter Green, Little Richard, Magic Sam, Aretha Franklin, Little Milton, and many more.
“I’d known from the beginning of my recording career that one day I wanted to record an album of blues covers, I just wasn’t sure when the right time to do that would be,” says Joanne.
“I’ve always found it far easier to write my own material than come up with creative ways to make other artists’ material my own.”