GUITAR prodigy Chantel McGregor will demonstrate another side of her art when she plays at Otley next month.

Chantel, who hails from Keighley, is known for her electric blues and rock performances.

But the audience at Otley Courthouse on Saturday, September 15, will get to experience one of her acoustic shows.

The show, which starts at 8pm, will be the first gig of the venue’s new September-February programme.

Chantel was told by a major label that she had a ‘great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that’.

Wisely ignoring their comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in its history to achieve a 100 per cent pass mark at BTEC, with 18 distinctions.

A touring and festival veteran, she recently released her highly anticipated second solo album Lose Control on her independent boutique label, Tis Rock Music.

The follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut, Like No Other, Lose Control both salutes contemporary rock and shows her gradual transition from conventional blues to a harder, bigger rock sound, with progressive influences.

A Courthouse spokeswoman said: “Come along and support one of our most talented local artists for a night of acoustic blues music from one of the UK’s rising stars.”

Tickets for the Courthouse show cost £14 in advance or £16 on the door.

They can be booked by visiting, calling (01943) 467466, or popping into the Courthouse, on Courthouse Street.