Bel brings UK tour to Vic Inn

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NORWEGIAN Ian Bel will be bringing his mini tour of the UK to Derby’s Victoria Inn on Friday, August 12.

The gig at the Midland Place-based venue is Bel’s first in the UK and he will be showcasing his music, that takes in genres such as indie and glam.

Ian was heavily influenced by a classical pianist mother and folk musician father and by the sounds of a distant relative – legendary Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull – echoing down the family bloodline.

Ian sang in a choir, excelled on the piano and guitar before forming a number of bands during the 90s. In 1997, he cut his first independent album, the gothic Mr Government. Six years later he founded UNO Record Company as a small indie label. He has also composed theme music for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and written a humorous children’s book Martha Martha.

For more details about this and future gigs at The Victoria Inn, call the venue on 01332 204873.