Bel brings UK tour to Vic Inn

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.