Wrecking Ball Music & Books Saturday 30th April, 2022 Time: 8pm (doors 7pm) Tickets: £26 (includes booking fee)
Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, McDonald’s Girl and more.
“Soundtrack of our lives!” – NYTimes; “Songsmith extraordinaire!” – MusicWeek; “Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant” – ThreeWeeks; “Stunning Musicianship!” – Hot Press
A consummate entertainer, Friedman will be performing songs from throughout his four-decade career, including familiar, radio hits and fan favorites. Invite family and friends and join Friedman for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share.
For the first time in over a decade, Lau present an entirely acoustic tour.
The pioneering Scottish folk trio have always experimented with sound and form; the results have always been complex and thrilling.
Already acknowledged as phenomenal live performers (‘the UK’s best live band’ – the Guardian), Lau arrived at a new creative peak with 2019’s Midnight and Closedown (Reveal Records). That album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit), who said: ‘Lau are in touch with their roots but not bound by them’.
The Unplugged concert tour sees traditional music’s most celebrated innovators strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects. The trio of Kris Drever (guitar, vocals), Martin Green (accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) feel drawn to a more raw and plain-speaking aesthetic. The approach is subtler, less about spectacle, more about close listening. In brash and polarised political times, here is the poetry of real instruments and considerate music making.
Praise for Lau:
‘Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk – exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best’
★★★★★ THE GUARDIAN
‘This is music of such stunning creativity – one of most thrilling live bands’ SUNDAY HERALD
‘Instrumental virtuosity’ MOJO
‘Intoxicating, mesmerising music’
BBC MUSIC Magazine
‘Quite unlike anything else out there’
Four-time winners ʻBest Groupʼ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards