+ Special Guests SALTSHAKER
“Dom Martin is the next rising star in the global roots scene. Jump aboard now before he passes you by.” – Rock and Blues Muse
Although a young man relatively new to the scene, it would be wrong to think Dom Martin hasn’t paid his life and musical dues. Brought up in the often tough, but community driven streets of Belfast Northern Ireland, Dom traded his craft for a time locally without a (self confessed) clue how to break into the (international) music business and possibly with too much humility to try. ‘Discovered’ by his present management, Dom has made a fairly ‘meteoric’ rise in terms of today’s industry,
His jaw dropping, entirely natural sounding and unforced/unschooled skill on acoustic guitar, matched with an authentic ‘Belfast Blues’ voice, brings to mind comparisons with many from (Glasgow born) John Martyn to Rory Gallagher, with nods to many in-between, not least perhaps the likes of Van Morrison and Foy Vance. Dom has won multiple awards for his acoustic work with a 2019 European award, UK awards in 2020/2021 and 2022 and as a result is now an inductee in the UK Blues Hall of Fame.
Dom is equally adept on electric with his power trio, having won the UK Blues Awards Best Instrumentalist Award 2022. The trio is always an extremely popular addition to any blues/rock festival and Dom always likes to include a Rory Gallagher song or two amongst his originals as he strives “to keep Rory’s music alive”.
“THE BELFAST GUITARIST IS A SPRAWLING TALENT” – CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
Blues in Britain Magazine says – “Now and again you stumble across a rare talent of such sheer genius that you actually wonder whether what you have witnessed can possibly be for real. Dom Martin is one such talent”
Saltshaker are a Suffolk based acoustic blues duo playing raw, uptempo, blues with Adrian Day on harmonica and vocals with Andy Heasman on guitar and vocals. Playing a mix of familiar, and not so familiar, blues songs and some original songs too.
Both Adrian and Andy have been active in the local music scene for many years playing in various bands, Adrian is a blues man through and through and involved with running the monthly Blues jam in Ipswich.
Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets £15 Adv. / £20 Otd.
Book online (fee applies) or call our Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm weekdays).