Chantel McGregor channels her gothic side in Worthing

Chantel McGregor

Chantel McGregor

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Acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor is kicking off the tour for her new second album, Lose Control, at Worthing Pier Southern Pavillion tomorrow night.

After four years of touring and festival appearances, Chantel returns with a vengeance with new songs showing her gradual transition from conventional blues to a harder, bigger and bolder rock sound with progressive influences.

‘I’ve always been interested in the dark side of Southern Gothic literature, artwork and media,’ says Chantel.

‘I wanted to create an album that reflected the imagery and themes of that genre.

‘I drew inspiration from the TV shows True Detective and True Blood and studied the literary works of Tennessee Williams, Carson Mullers and Mark Twain.

‘I also surrounded myself with imagery from artists and photographers such as Walker Evans and Clarence John Laughlin, all to immerse myself in the sinister, dark world of deprivation, magic and voodoo, writing most of the songs from the perspective of the disturbed flawed characters.’

Tickets cost £16.50. Doors 7pm. Go to seetickets.com.

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