ACCLAIMED English guitarist Albert Lee is returning to the South Beach Sessions next month by popular demand.

By common consent one of the world’s finest guitar-players, Albert needs no introduction to Country Music and rock fans and South Beach Sessions are honoured to welcome back the maestro and his new band to Ayrshire at the new venue for 2018 overlooking the beach in the Reception Room at Troon Concert Hall on Friday, May 11.

Albert has sold out South Beach Sessions on the last three visits and there is no doubt that demand will be just as great this time around.

The Double Grammy Award winner will retur with his American Band

Undoubtedly one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen, Albert is also an accomplished piano player and has a fine singing voice. He has a soulful voice but can equally 'tear it up' rock 'n roll style.

Co-writer of Country Boy and writer of many other great songs and always in great demand by other artistes, he has played on countless sessions worldwide. He has appeared and recorded with many of the finest artistes in the music industry, including Glen Campbell, Dave Edmunds, Dolly Parton, Bobby Bare, Joan Armatrading, Ricky Scaggs, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, The Blue Caps, Robert Wells and Earl Scruggs.

South Beach Sessions found its new home during WinterStorm Rock Festival Weekend when they set up a stage, a bar and full PA into the "Reception Room" overlooking the beach and prom in Troon Concert Hall. Not only has it the most spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde and the occasional breathtaking sunset it also feels like a real venue! It will be used as standing only, seated and mixed depending on the event taking place and we have 24 nights booked for 2018 already with a mix of rock, folk, bluegrass, Americana, blues, tributes and comedy to come before the end of the year.

The bar is professionally provided by The Harbour Bar in Troon and will offer draft beer as well as bottles, spirits and wines. It is for the moment over 18's only but we are hoping that we can develop the family friendly music theme as we move forward.

The room has a 1980's Student Union feel about it and organisers are happy with that vibe. Great sound, great views, great artistes.

For more details see the South Beach Sessions Facebook page.