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Blues / Rock
Kris Barras is the U.K's most exciting Blues-Rock Guitarist. His blend of soul-wrenching melodies with blistering technique has thrilled audiences worldwide for the past 13 years. The band's unique mix of foot-stomping riffs and catchy tunes have made them the 'must-see' Blues/Rock band of 2018.
Inspired by his father at the early age of only Six years-old, Kris was already making an appearance on stage before turning Ten. He has since gone on to spend more than twenty years thrilling audiences throughout the globe playing live.
The UK based guitarist has extensive experience touring in various bands, throughout the UK, Europe and USA, as both a solo-artist & session-musician.
The band have appeared at major festivals throughout the UK and Europe. These include Ramblin' Man Fair (UK), Rawa Blues Festival (Poland) and Bliuzo Naktys (Lithuania). 2017 saw the band complete two very successful tours in both the UK and Europe with 2018 lining up much more of the same.
A published author who has written many guitar-technique columns, books and instructional DVD’s; Kris Barras has also been a featured lecturer at the distinguished Academy of Music and Sound. Kris currently writes a guitar technique column for Blues Matters magazine.
'The Divine and Dirty' album was released in March 2018 and went in straight at number one in both the Amazon and iTunes Blues charts as well as Number 3 in the Official UK Blues/Jazz Charts.
Kris was nominated for 'Blues Guitarist of the Year 2017' by Total Guitar magazine and voted into the Top 15 Blues Guitarists in the World by Music Radar.
Bar. Live music. Club nights.
The Rescue Rooms bar is a great setting for after-work or post-uni drinks. With our free wi-fi (ask our staff for the password) and selection of board games, it's the perfect place to unwind with your friends. Our Happy Hour runs from 4pm-7pm every day and all night on a Monday for Acoustic Rooms. The bar features black leather chesterfield-style seating, polished copper bars and ceilings, with oak floors and finishings throughout. The room is also set up to accommodate live bands, DJs and entertainment right in the heart of the main bar.
The venue, refurbished in 2011, offers unparalleled views of the stage, creating an unbeatable customer experience. Anton Lockwood, The Rescue Rooms Booker and Director of Promotions at DHP Family comments: “After almost 9 years of good times spent hanging out in the bar, dancing at the best clubnights around and watching legendary gigs it was time to give Rescue Rooms a refresh and a reboot. I can’t wait to feel the transformed ambience of the new bigger bar whilst drinking a real ale, before hitting the venue and enjoying bands with more space and great sightlines and sound!"
With everyone from Tom Odell to Bloc Party, The Libertines to Jake Bugg and Happy Mondays to London Grammar playing the 450 capacity venue since it's inauguration onto the fertile Notts scene 11 years ago, The Rescue Rooms is an essential destination for those in tune with the movements of today's captivating band-led scene. With over 200 live gigs per year you never know who or what may be blowing up!
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