When both Jim Hendrix and Tina Turner both describe you as their favourite white blues singer then you must be something special. It has been a long, eccentric journey from his native Droylsden for Victor Brox, who is celebrating his 75th birthday with a special concert at the Ruby Lounge. Long domiciled in France, this maverick multi-instrumentalist has played with everyone from Eric Clapton and BB King to Keith Moon and Screaming Lord Sutch. Best known for fronting the Victor Brox Blues Train, he has also appeared on film as a Leonardo da Vinci lookalike and played Caliphas in the original 1970 recording of Jesus Christ Superstar. He will be supported at the Ruby Lounge by his youngest daughter, Kyla Brox, herself an accomplished vocalist, and Dave Formula & The Finks. Picture courtesy of Alan White of Early Blues.

Sun 8 May. Ruby Lounge, 28-34 High Street, NQ, M4 1QB, 4pm, £13.75, www.ticketline.co.uk

Sun 8 May
Neil Sowerby
Published on:
Tue 3 May 2016