See ‘genius’ young guitarist

Laurence Jones is playing at Harpenden
Laurence Jones is playing at Harpenden

He’s been acclaimed as Britain’s best young blues gunslinger – and audiences from Luton and the surrounding area can see what all the fuss is about next month.

Laurence Jones will be playing with his band at the Public Halls in Harpenden on Tuesday September 15. The 23-year-old has been hailed by Guitar & Bass magazine as “a guitar hero in the making, and for many decades to comes” and by Classic Rock magazine as “the complete package”.

Laurence was influenced by the likes of Walter Trout, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher and Albert Collins. He has already clocked up some serious road miles touring throughout the UK and Europe and in 2013, Walter Trout invited Laurence and his band to play as support on their UK tour. Walter said: “Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy – he is a genius.”

In April, Laurence released his third album ‘What’s it Gonna Be’ with Ruf Records, featuring guests Sandi Thom and Dana Fuchs. Recorded at Headline music studio in Cambridge. Laurence played in June at the Lead Belly Fest at The Royal Albert Hall alongside numerous high-profile artists from around the world, including Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Eric Burdon, Paul Jones and Walter Trout.

The venue is in Southdown Road. Advance tickets are £11 plus booking fee. Call 01472 349 222 or see