For over 30 years Boo Hewerdine has been considered one of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters. As lead singer of seminal band, The Bible through to his subsequent solo work and long-time collaboration with the incredible Eddi Reader he has become something of a national treasure. He is in demand as a writer, producer and performer.
His latest album ‘Before’ was recorded with supreme Danish multi-instrumentalist Gustaf Ljungren Boo’s only collaborator on the set. Whilst this is an album for the times (that echoes the darkness and confusion in Europe surrounding it’s pre-Brexit conception) ‘Before’ is also a timely reminder of the power of simplicity, Hewerdine’s lyricism set to a subtle backdrop of vintage instrumentation.
On this tour he will be singing songs from his new album and his extensive back catalogue. A naturally gifted raconteur his gigs are always a total joy.
On this special evening Boo will be joined on stage by emotive singer songwriter Deborah Rose who recently launched her third album “The Shining Pathway” at the hall, alongside local bluegrass band Grey Wolf.
Deborah Rose is a welsh born singer-songwriter touring internationally, and has supported Jimmy Webb, Ralph Mctell, Judy Collins and Fairport Convention in concert. She has performed on Terry Wogan’s Radio 2 for the 50th anniversary of late singer Eva Cassidy and has worked with Boo over the years and most recently opened for him on his 2019 tour in Birmingham.
Grey Wolf are a trio from Shropshire, featuring Jim Allen (banjo), Martin Thomas (voice/mandolin) and Ben Walsh (fiddle). Their vibrant style encompasses old time American string band and country music. Expect an enticing concoction of folk and bluegrass music from the Americana trio and this Welsh songstress. From love songs, old spirituals to murder ballads, the audience is taken on a journey of musical traditions and lyrics from both sides of the atlantic.
” A mesmerising group of musicians. Not to be missed.” (Radio 2)
Tickets £15 available from the Town Hall on 01588 630023 or
Doors open at 7.30pm Bar