Posts Tagged ‘Kris’

Kris & Boo WEBKris Drever & Boo Hewerdine

Friday 24th April 2015

The CCA Glasgow

Tickets £14 from The CCA Box office 0141 352 4900

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

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Saturday 25th April 2015

The Pleasance Cabaret Bar Edinburgh

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234 or Ripping Records 0131 226 7010

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start.

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The prolific and highly rated Kris Drever and Boo Hewerdine are doubling up on their undoubted talents for two special shows in Glasgow and Edinburgh in April.

The duo are playing gigs together at the CCA in Glasgow on 24th April and 25th April the following evening at The Pleasance Cabaret Bar in the capital.

Award-winning singer, Kris Drever, one-third of the award-winning trio LAU, recently released “Mareel”, a five-track EP and it confirms his rightful place at the heart of today’s contemporary roots’ scene.

Like Kris, Boo Hewerdine has many admirers. He works hard and is justifiably celebrated for his work as a solo artist, band member and as a collaborative songsmith. Boo tours, writes and records with Eddi Reader, and has penned some of her biggest songs, including “The Patience Of Angels”.

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Kris Drever plus Dan Whitehouse

Friday 13th May 2016

St Andrew’s In The Square Glasgow

Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0141 204 5151

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Edinburgh show

Kris Drever Band
Featuring Ian Carr, Ewen Roberts & Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow)

plus Dan Whitehouse

Saturday 14th May 2016
SOLD OUT

The Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh

Tickets £14 from Tickets Scotland 0131 220 3234, Ripping Records 0131 226 7010

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Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour “If Wishes Were Horses” released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music).

Drever’s voice and guitar forms part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.

As well as material from IF Wishes Were Horses Kris will revist older songs from across his catalogue playing many live for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting on his Facebook old songs they would like to hear and Kris will pick from those selections.

“Kris Drever is a serious talent” MOJO

“The folk revival has a new standard bearer” Q

 

lau-october-2016-webAn Evening with Kris Drever Band
Featuring Louis Abbott of Admiral Fallow and Euan Burton

Sunday 21st May 2017
The Queens Hall Edinburgh
Tickets £18/£16/£14 from The Queens Hall Box Office 0131 668 2019
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To simply call KRIS DREVER ‘a folksinger’ would be like saying that LAU, the acclaimed band in which he also sings and plays, is ‘a Scottish folk trio’. Both true descriptions but reductive ones that only hint at the progressive joys contained in the music of each.

Kris Drever launched into 2016 with a brand new studio album If Wishes Were Horses (Reveal Records). With it he celebrated his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter. The new album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music).

If Wishes Were Horses is a collection of semi-biographical songs covering the universal, and not so universal, themes of education, politics, sex, love, ennui, self-employment, social migration and Shetland. Drever’s recent outpouring of songs stems from a move back to the Northern Isles, Shetland this time rather than his native Orkney and the discovery of new lyrical voices to describe his life, times and wild new surroundings.

Drever’s voice and guitar now form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.