David Barton fronts up with Idiom Blues Band
Being under the glare of the spotlight at a solo show is what makes David Barton tick.
But the buzz of being with his band takes his performance to a whole other level.
The young pianist, who won the Hull Daily Mail's Star Search competition last year, is the frontman with the Idiom Blues Band.
The group also features David's biggest fan, his dad Freddie on guitar, along with friend Graham Keenan on drums.
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In April, the musicians will step on to the stage at the Goodfellowship Inn in Cottingham Road, and the event is sponsored by Anson Electronics.
David, 25, said: "The guys in the band are older than me, but this doesn't bother me at all.
"I think music should always be about musical ability, rather than what you look like or how old you are.
"The boys in the band are well established musicians and they can still rock it out.
"It's different to performing solo and we can bounce ideas off each other – there's real chemistry between us.
"People should come along because this is a showcase of what we do and it's always enjoyable."
Co-owner Debbie Anson has supported David's music for some time. She feels once his music is put into the right hands, he will go far in the music industry.
Debbie said: "I came across David a few years ago and love his music. I wish him all the success he deserves with his career and we will continue to show our support for him in the future."
David formed the band in the summer of 2009 and has also performed solo gigs with the likes of Jamie Cullum and Walter Trout and has supported the likes of Katherine Jenkins.
David and the band recently recorded a cover version Walter's song Common Ground, which was discovered on YouTube by the American blues artist. Soon after, Walter invited David to join him on stage at the St Helen's Citadel as part of his UK tour.
The Idiom Blues Band play a mix of covers, from well-known songs to more obscure blues and some classic Chicago-style tracks thrown in.
Freddie said although the group is piano based, people should not be fooled into thinking it will be a tame performance.
He said: "There's certainly plenty of rip and we usually end the evening with Sweet Home Chicago and Pinball Wizard, but we won't give too much away."
Support on the night will be from singer-songwriter Sam Arkut, who recently played at the O2 Arena.
• Idiom Blues Band will play The Goodfellowship, Cottingham Road, Hull, on Saturday April 13