Blues singer’s band starts international tour in Mossley

A BLUES singer, described as ‘Manchester’s answer to Aretha Franklin’, is starting her band’s international tour in the Tameside town she calls home.

The Kyla Brox Band will play at The Vale in Mossley on Saturday, January 27.

The performance precedes a global tour which includes dates in Norway, Germany and Switzerland.

The band consists of Kyla Brox (vocals and flute), Paul Farr on guitar, Danny Blomeley on the bass and drummer Mark Warburton. Support also comes from Mike Mellor, playing a mix of Spanish and Latin American classical guitar, with hints of flamenco.

Kyla, the daughter of cult blues figure the late Victor Brox, is a multi award-winning vocalist and was recently named ‘Best Female Vocalist’ at the European Blues Awards.

She began her career as a 12-year-old in her father’s band but has now fronted her own group for the last 20 years and is settled in Mossley with musician husband Danny Blomeley.

An independent artist, Manchester-born Kyla has self-released eight albums and her band has headlined concerts all over the world, including at some of the most prestigious blues festivals.

The Vale is “excited” to welcome back the band for a night of soulful blues and R&B sounds.

“Their live performances are truly something special,” said the venue’s programming manager, Johnny Clifford.

“With a mix of both original songs and covers, you can expect to hear a wide range of sounds that will keep you on your feet all night.

“The band is led by the powerful vocals of Kyla Brox, a seasoned performer who has a passion for music that shines through in every note she sings. When Tony Wilson called her Manchester’s Aretha Franklin, he wasn’t wrong.”

Tickets for the night at The Vale on Micklehurst Road, starting at 7pm on January 27, are £15 or £12.50 for concessions. Get yours at

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