Sunday 30th June : Dan Walsh & Frank Burkitt
Please note: This show is promoted by Frank Burkitt, not St Boswells Live, but we are running the evening on behalf of the promoter.
In support of new release Verging On The Perpendicular, BBC Folk Musician of the Year nominee Dan Walsh returns to St Boswells as part of a mammoth UK tour. Special guest is outstanding Scottish singer/songwriter Frank Burkitt, now living and touring in New Zealand.
Nominated for best musician at last year’s BBC Folk Awards and touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as ‘the real deal’ (UNCUT). 2017 sees the release of a highly anticipated new solo album after the success of critically acclaimed album Incidents and Accidents which was lauded as ‘absolutely terrific’ by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2. As well as many tours of the UK, he also has recent successful trips to USA, Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances with Joss Stone, the Levellers and Seth Lakeman this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world.
Heavily influenced by American roots music it is highly unique song-writing and quirky arrangements that define Burkitt. Since moving to New Zealand, he has formed the Frank Burkitt band and they have impressed audiences across New Zealand having completed 2 national tours, performed at a host of National Festivals including Wellington Folk Festival, Auckland Folk Festival, Newtown Festival, Wellington Gardens Magic, New Plymouth Festival of Lights to name a few. After successfully releasing their first album ‘Fools & Kings’ in November 2015, they have become well known for their colourful performances and have emerged as one of New Zealand’s finest string bands.
Tickets are available for the special price of just £10 (+ £1 s/c), from WeGotTickets – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/405926
The show will start 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)