Will Johns is recognised as one of the most distinctive and exciting performers on the British Blues scene today. His guitar playing is both modern and cutting edge but also steeped in the blues history passed from generation to generation. As well as being a spellbinding live act, Will is a hugely respected songwriter, having three times been nominated for ‘Best Original Blues Song’ by the British Blues Awards in 3 consecutive years.
His father is famed record producer Andy Johns (Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton) and his mother is actress/model Paula Boyd, sister of Pattie. Some of his uncles are Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, George Harrison, and Glyn Johns, as well. Happily, Will more than lives up to his impressive lineage and proves it with every note he plays. His blues style is deep and intuitive and based in his true love and understanding of the genre. Listening to him tackle blues standards is endlessly entertaining and should quickly grab the attention of blues fans everywhere.
Now Will, supported by Chris Gale on percussion, returns to the Criterion for the first time since 2017 with tracks from his "Bluesdaddy" album, as well as some favourites from his back catalogue.
This is sure to be a fantastic evening of music, so be sure to get your tickets early. Seating will be in a cabaret style in the theatre auditorium and priced at £10.