This is a sponsored article on behalf of Gráinne Duffy.
The anticipation. The hint of booze and magic in the air. The knowledge that you're about to be one of a lucky few to witness something special. There's nothing like watching a musician on the rise, blow away the crowd at one of London's intimate venues.
If those words chime with you, mark Monday 13 May in your diary. That's when Nell's Jazz & Blues welcomes the wickedly talented Gráinne Duffy to the stage for a night of soul, blues and Americana. Following the release of her hotly-anticipated third album and a stint supporting veteran vocalist Paul Carrack on tour, this Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist comes to the Hammersmith haunt to bring you a beautifully melodic slice of Memphis via her native County Monaghan.
Though Duffy is first and foremost a blues singer — she's performed at Glasto's Acoustic Stage Blues Club and last year made Spotify's Top 50 Women Honouring Blues list — her music incorporates elements of pop, rock and country. If you're wondering what that sounds like, Test of Time, the title track from her second album, gives you a pretty good sense of Duffy's versatility:
So if you want to see a musician who does the blues proud at one of London's most gloriously old school venues, here's your chance.
Gráinne Duffy performs at Nell's Jazz & Blues in Hammersmith on Monday 13 May — doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15 plus booking fee and can be bought here.