Erja Lyytinen Live In London new album and UK Tour announced for October 2015

UK Release: Monday 8th June 2015
2 Discs! CD & Bonus DVD Set
Tuohi Records is pleased to announce the UK release of Live In London, the highly anticipated new album from Finnish blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, Erja Lyytinen
The album will be released on CD and digital download in the UK on Monday 8th June 2015. The CD edition will also include a bonus DVD disc featuring the 100 Club concert filmed in its entirety.




On October 7th 2014, Erja Lyytinen rolled into London's iconic venue the 100 Club for an evening of live music. At her side, Erja was accompanied by a crack band featuring long-time musical partner Davide Floreno, bassist Roger Inniss and drummer Miri Miettinen.
After three years as a cohesive touring unit, Erja’s band was on full form. The groove, artistry and undeniable power of their performance on that famed 100 Club stage has been beautifully captured in all it’s excitement on the CD/ DVD 2-disc set Live in London.

Photo Credit: © Tina Korhonen
"One of the best slide guitarists" 
– Classic Rock Magazine

"Erja sounds like Elmore James as he played in the 1950s whilst adding her unique flair and 21st century vista"

– Blues Matters

"Queen of the slide guitar"

– Get Ready To Rock
With a colourful history that goes back to 1942, the 100 Club is considered the oldest independent music venue in the world. During that time, a who's who of blues and rock'n'roll legends including Muddy WatersB.B. KingThe Who and The Clash have entertained audiences there. It's also played host to "secret shows" by the Rolling StonesPaul McCartneyMetallica, to name but a few.
For Lyytinen, however, a pair of concerts by American blues legend Son House – recorded at the 100 Club in the summer of 1970 and later released as Delta Blues and Spirituals– stand out above the rest. "He's one of my big favourites, and when I first heard that recording years back, I didn't expect I would someday be on the same stage!"

Photo Credit: © Tina Korhonen
The live album kicks off with an a cappella tribute to another Delta Blues giant, Fred McDowell, then gets things rolling with the help of the band on her own grooving Let It Shine. The next two cuts are by Elmore James and offer listeners a first taste of her 2014 studio release The Sky Is Crying.
A high-spirited and technically brilliant tribute to James, the album earned high honours in Erja’s native Finland (voted Best Album of 2014 by Finland's YLE Radio Suomi 'Bluesministeri') and abroad (selected as one of top three international albums of 2014 by Britain's Blues Matters magazine).

Photo Credits: © Tina Korhonen

The live album progresses with an impressive block of original material: The shufflingEverything's Fine is driven by Inniss and Miettinen's strong and steady groove, whileHold On Together provides the framework for an all-out guitar duel between Lyytinen and Floreno.
Three more Elmore James titles – including a stunning seven-minute version of The Sky Is Crying – allow Erja to show off the full depth of her slide-playing abilities, but also turn the spotlight on Floreno, who proves that the band is more than just a one-gal show. For her part, Lyytinen stays away from slavishly copying Elmore James, instead offering a respectful but fresh and decidedly female take on his classic material. 
Although Erja Lyytinen tours extensively throughout Europe and North America, there are a few places she hasn't reached yet. The striking sounds and vivid colours of Live in London CD and DVD set will give listeners and viewers the opportunity to experience this unique musical talent up close and personal.
See Erja live at the following UK Blues Festivals in June 2015:
LINTON FESTIVAL
Friday 19th June 2015

www.lintonfestival.com
DURHAM BLUES FESTIVAL
Saturday 20th June 2015

www.durhambluesfestival.co.uk
CLEETHORPES BLUES FESTIVAL
Sunday 21st June 2015

www.cleethorpesbluesfestival.co.uk
DARLINGTON, DARLINGTON BLUES CLUB
Friday 2nd October 2015

Box Office: 01325 363135
Book Online: www.darlington-r-n-b-club.co.uk
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL1 1SG
www.darlington-r-n-b-club.co.uk
SHEFFIELD, THE GREYSTONES
Saturday 3rd October 2015

Greystones Road, Sheffield S11 7BS
www.mygreystones.co.uk
BARNES, BULL'S HEAD
Monday 5th October 2015

Box Office: 0208 761 9078
Book Online: www.feenstra.co.uk
373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London SW13 9PY
www.feenstra.co.uk
WOLVERHAMPTON, ROBIN 2
Wednesday 7th October 2015

Box Office: 01902 401211
Book Online: www.therobin.co.uk
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, West Midlands WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk
EDINBURGH, VOODOO ROOMS
Thursday 8th October 2015

Box Office: 0131 556 7060
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
19a West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA
www.thevoodoorooms.com
KEIGHLEY, KEIGHLEY BLUES CLUB
Friday 9th October 2015

Box Office: 01535 600310
Book Online: www.keighleybluesclub.net
Hall Of Fame Bar, Royd Ings Avenue, Keighley, BD21 3RF
www.keighleybluesclub.net
OXFORD, HAVEN MUSIC CLUB
Monday 12th October 2015

Box Office: 01865 244516
Book Online: www.wegottickets
Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE
www.havenclub.co.uk
EVESHAM, IRON ROAD
Wednesday 14th October 2015

Box Office: 07831338277
Book Online: www.wegottickets
The Railway Hotel, 140 High Street, WR114EJ
www.theironroad.sqwiz.co.uk
CHISLEHURST, BEAVERWOOD CLUB
Thursday 15th October 2015

Box Office: 0208 761 9078
Book Online: www.feenstra.co.uk
Chislehurst, Kent BR7 6HF
www.feenstra.co.uk
SUTTON, BOOM BOOM CLUB
Friday 16th October 2015

Box Office: 0208 761 9078
Book Online: www.feenstra.co.uk
Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY
www.feenstra.co.uk
CHESTER, CHESTER BLUES FESTIVAL
Saturday 17th October 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222
Book Online: www.chesterbluesfestival.co.uk
1 Station Road, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester CH1 3DR
www.chesterbluesfestival.co.uk
FROME, FROME BLUES FESTIVAL
Sunday 18th October 2015

Box Office: 01472 349222
Book Online: www.fromebluesfestival.co.uk
Market Yard, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE
www.fromebluesfestival.co.uk

Photo Credit: © Juha Seila

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