(Special Guest: Dariush Kanani).

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Keith Thompson Band &

Keith Thompson and his rockin’ band regularly perform in mainland Europe to their large following of blues/rock aficionados. This year Keith completed his 8th Blues/Rock album, ‘Catch the Fire’ and subsequently toured once again in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Poland, USA & UK, appearing at several major festivals in Croatia (Baska International Guitar Festival, Umag and Kastav Blues Festivals), Slovenia (Postonja Blues Festival), Poland (Suwalki and Krosno Festivals) and the USA (Clarksdale Blues Festival), as well as Colne R&B festival, Swanage, Banbury Upton and Gloucester Blues Festivals in the UK.  Keith has added his skills on stage or in recordings to projects by Spooky Tooth, Mike D’Abo, Steve Winwood, Ruby Turner, Henry Spinetti (Eric Clapton Band) Greg Ridley of Humble Pie, Robbie Blunt (Robert Plant), Luther Grosvenor of Mott The Hoople, Gino Washington, and many others.

It all started for Keith as a teenager in the early 1970s when he and his band toured Germany, playing five sets a night, six nights a week! That was Keith’s first full-time professional stint and it changed his life!

Over the years Keith has composed music for TV soundtrack projects and has sold over 100,000 albums. This year one of his songs, ‘Preaching The Blues’ was voted into third place in the "People's Voice" competition, being the only UK finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (Blues Category) out of over 16,000 entries.

Click here to listen to tracks by this artist and many other acts appearing at KBC in the near future.


Dariush Kanani &

"Beautiful, clean guitar tones with intricate arrangements and a magical voice are the powerful ingredients for Dariush's music...I'm Jealous!". Stefan Grossman.

Dariush Kanani is a talented guitarist and singer from North Leeds. Developing his fingerpicking technique from the age of 16, he cites Jimmy Page as his original influence. This led him to seek out Bert Jansch, Davey Graham and John Martyn and also John Renbourn and Stefan Grossman, both of whom he has studied under.

Under their tutelage his own distinctive, gentle style gradually evolved. Dariush's work continues to grow and develop, picking up influences from other artists along the way. Dariush supported Grossman on his recent sell-out tour of the UK and performs regularly alongside Wizz Jones.

Follow this link to a video of Dariush at Headingley Roots Club: