Saturday 3rd June
Heidi Talbot and John McCusker
Making a rare appearance as a duo, and performing a full-length show especially for St Boswells Live! Heidi Talbot and John McCusker are performers of prodigious talent, charm and musicality borne of decades immersed in traditional and contemporary music. What better people to be the star turns for St Boswells Summer Fair 2017.
Heidi Talbot came to prominence as lead singer with the Irish-American super group Cherish the Ladies, and over the past ten years has performed all over North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. She is equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts centre, a folk festival or even at the White House. With a background like that, it’s hardly surprising she should develop a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, using her voice to beautiful effect to conjure up stories from across the world, and close to home.
Celebrated fiddler John McCusker formed his first band, Parcel O’Rogues at fifteen, and later joined top Scottish folk act the Battlefield Band. Long renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries, John strives to keep his music fresh and exciting, never leaving the past behind but always embracing new sonic adventures. As a live and studio guest he has shared stages with Paul Weller, Paolo Nutini, Teenage Fanclub, Graham Coxon and Eddi Reader. Since 2008, he has been a member of Mark Knopfler’s band, playing arenas around the world including a double bill with Bob Dylan at The Hollywood Bowl and 20 nights at the Royal Albert Hall.
In support, will be singer-songwriter, Jenny Biddle, who has continually grown in stature from being a prize-winning busker in her native Australia, releasing several albums in the process. Now settled in the Scottish Borders, she is about to release her sixth album – some tracks from which will be premiered during her guest spot. There will also be a couple of additional guests who were hand-picked to perform from The Voice sessions, held a few weeks ago for ITV.
Doors open at 7.30pm.
Saturday 9th September
The Deadline Shakes
Currently on heavy rotation at St Boswells Live Central, The Deadline Shakes album ‘Zealots’ is a tour de force of songs that stick in your head and never let go. Their music is unquestionably pop, but takes forays into heavy rock, folk, and even progressive rock and psychedelia. What is without doubt, is that the Glasgow-based band are extremely talented musicians, and their lead songwriter and singer, Greg Dingwall, has created some instant classics. We are very excited to be able to give them the opportunity to show the Borders what pure pop music is all about!
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSICGLUE WEBSITE (link) priced £10 or £6 under-18s (+S/C)