ITALIAN blues rocker Eliana Cargnelutti will play Studio 5 Live in Keighley during her tour of the UK.

Eliana is playing six dates across the country with her band, kicking off in Keighley on November 8 on the recently-opened live stage at music studio Jam on Top.

The gig marks a return to Keighley for Eliana, who was part of last year’s Ladies of the Blues tour.

A Studio 5 spokesman said: “Said to be the new hope of rock blues, Eliana is one of the rare real front-women of the European live music scene. The renowned Joe Bonamassa put a song of Eliana on the list of the eight recent songs ‘absolutely to hear’.

“She plays a flavour of rock blues with a bit of everything in between: electric funk, mixed with pop and jazzy instrumentals, raw rock, tight blues grooves, illuminated by her skills as an electric guitarist. Her sets truly have something for everyone.

“Her band features well-known musicians from the Italian blues scene, Simone Serafini (bass) and Carmine Bloisi (drums), and the melting of their personalities gives life to the subtly of musical nuances.”

Guitarist and singer Eliana graduated in jazz guitar at the conservatory ‘G Frescobaldi’ in Ferrara. She won the blues contest in Pordenone in 2010, and was Best New Young Artist at Oscar del Blues in Modena.

In 2015 she was named one of the best female guitarists on the rock blues scene at the American Jimi Awards. In the same year she was part of the international Girls With Guitars tour with the Blues Caravan project.

Playing support will be Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm, featuring the vocal pairing of mother and daughter Lee and Tori Ainley.

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