Legend Joe Brown to play in Skegness

Rock '˜n' roll legend Joe Brown comes to Skegness' Embassy Theatre next week, promising old favourites, rockers, and new songs with a twist.

Joe’s career in music stretches back more than five decades.

Often hailed as a UK guitar pioneer, he modestly says ‘there was nobody around in those days to tell you you were doing it wrong’.

He started playing professionally at 18 and soon outgrew the music hall songs of his parents, embracing skiffle in his late teens and then rock ‘n’ roll. Born in Lincolnshire in 1941, Joe was evacuated to London and grew up in the East End in the pub that his mum ran.

His guitar playing has been lauded by many of his fellow artists including such figures as George Harrison, Mark Knopfler, and Keith Richards. In 2009, he received a coveted MOJO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.

Joe’s last album, The Ukulele Album, demonstrated his love of that instrument, one he has championed for many years. However, he also plays mandolin, mandola, fiddle, trumpet, banjo and, of course, electric and acoustic guitar.

Joe comes to Skegness as part of a national tour, accompanied by his four-strong band which includes his son Pete.

He plays the Embassy Theatre on Sunday, February 14, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £26.50 (£25.50 for over 60s and £10 for children).

Box office: 01507 613100.