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Phuket Lifestyle: BIS kids get the blues

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PHUKET: Music fans are in for a treat at this year’s Phuket International Blues Rock Festival as the main act is none other than Chris Thomas King who has sold more records, and appeared in more successful movies, than any other blues artist this century.

Seeing him perform live is one thing, but imagine being able to get “up close and personal” with the star afterwards. This will now be possible thanks to an initiative organized by the British International School (BIS) and sponsored by the Phuket Gazette.

On February 27, the Monday following the festival, Chris Thomas King will put on a special workshop and performance at BIS between 3 and 5pm. King will recount his experiences growing up in Louisiana in a musical family; how he shot to stardom in films like Ray and O, Brother Where Art Thou?; and how he has integrated R&B and hip-hop into his blues music.

There will then be a question and answer session followed by some tips on playing the blues where a few of the school’s best guitarists will get to learn some riffs. The Head of Arts at BIS, Neill Thacker, told the Gazette:

“This is an opportunity for everyone, not only BIS students, to get up close and personal with such a successful artist. The workshop will end with a performance after which Chris will give away posters, sign autographs and sell CDs. The auditorium can hold up to 400 people and we’re hoping to get at least a hundred of them to cover our costs.”

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are 600 baht and are available at the Blues Festival itself, from the BIS Marketing office, from the
Phuket Gazette office, and also through PhuketGazette.net/tickets which provides free home or office delivery of tickets.

— Marc Mulloy

 

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