FOR those with a penchant for piano New Orleans style look no further than Zeffirellis tomorrow night (Friday, February 1, 8.30pm) as the Ambleside venue plays host to Dale Storr, one of the nation's leading exponents of the much loved pianistic music.

Dale's musical journey has taken him from his rural Lincolnshire upbringing to his own musical mecca, New Orleans. His early musical interests were inspired by his parents' record collection of early rock and roll and country music.

As a youngster, his emerging talent led to him winning numerous school and county music competitions as a solo instrumentalist. He also started performing live in local venues aged 10, playing organ.

His ability eventually took him away from home to the city of Sheffield, where he performed with a series of local bands most notably, Sheffield's own rock 'n' blues legend, Frank White.

Dale has played alongside acclaimed British blues exponents such as King King 1960s icon Dave Berry, American soul star Earl Thomas, Texas guitar legend Rocky Athas (Black Oak Arkansas), and US R&B giant Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges. However, the evocative music of New Orleans became a passion for the young musician who immersed himself into the styles of other heroes like Professor Longhair, Dr John, Allen Toussaint, Tuts Washington and James Booker.

Along the way, he has reached the finals of the British Blues Awards seven years on the trot and also won the 2015 best musical performance award at the Buxton Fringe Festival.

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