Friday 30th January 2015
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £14 adv / £16 door (£10adv / £12 door - U16s)
Revelation St. Mary’s presents
Prolific singer-songwriter, poet, wit, and raconteur, creating intimate and self-aware indie-folk music.
Revelation St. Mary’s is very pleased to have King Creosote playing Ashford!
From Fife, Scotland, King Creosote, to date, has released over forty albums (!) with his latest LP That Might Well Be It, Darling, released late last year, and a new LP From Scotland with Love (via Domino) due this year.
From Scotland With Love was created in collaboration with director Virginia Heath and Producer Grant Keir as an audio-accompaniment to a poetic documentary film of the same name which was released for the Commonwealth Games last summer. Featuring archive footage but no narration or interview, the film works around themes of love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play, and is driven as much by the music as it is the images. For the first time King Creosote found himself being able to write from other people’s perspectives, such as the female characters found in the archive. The result is From Scotland With Love, one of King Creosote’s most widescreen cinematic and finest pieces of work to date.
King Creosote continues to be one of the most prolific and creative British musicians, still finding the time to collaborate with fellow musicians. His collaboration with Jon Hopkins Diamond Mine even earned them a Mercury Prize nomination.
“King Creosote is one of the great outsiders. He occupies the margins in both the songs he sings and in the way he sends his songs out into the world.”- The Independent
23 year old Sorren Maclean from the Isle of Mull is the son of Gordon Maclean, director of the renowned An Tobar arts centre, a much-loved venue and creative retreat for musicians of all persuasions. He’s grown up with a breadth of musical tastes, initially channelled into buoyantly catchy, winningly assured acoustic pop. He has toured with the likes of Roddy Woomble, the Mull Historical Society and Joy Dunlop.