Friday 4th November 2011
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £18.50 / £20.50
An intimate performance from Eddi Reader accompanied by John Douglas, Alan Kelly and Boo Hewerdine.
Eddi Reader MBE is a Scottish singer songwriter, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career. She is the recipient of three BRIT Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts. In 2003 she showcased the works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns.
Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses which both topped the British charts. However, it has been her subsequent solo albums which signalled her increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings to joyous life all forms of song and what sets Reader apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to move the listener but to connect her experience to that of her audience. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. She has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.
“Gentle orchestrations, arrangements sparkling with countryfied twangs, rootsy accordion and sparse but effective guitar on songs as cosy as an old pullover on a wintry night.” The Guardian.