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Sun 9th Feb at 8:00pm
Also appearing: Chris Helme
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Never miss another 'Roddy Woomble' show
Roddy Woomble + Chris Helme
This gig was rescheduled from 15th October.
The lead singer from Scottish rock band Idlewild breaking out on his own. A multi-faceted singer and songwriter, Roddy has a broad palate of styles and influences and his solo materials moves through folk rock to country to upbeat horn-led pop to indie rock to dark jazz elements, all held together by his soft Scottish baritone and thoughtful, often mysterious lyrics.
Roddy Woomble's naturally poetic writing and consistent touring have won him many thousands of fans all over the world and he is widely regarded as one of Scotland 's finest songwriters.
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Chris Helme, who first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire's post-Stone Roses band 'The Seahorses' released his brand new solo album on the 27th of August 2012. Still rightfully remembered for the anthemic Britpop classics 'Love Is The Law' and 'Blinded By The Sun' - songs that evoked everything the 90's stood for, the excitement, the culture and the bands that provided a voice in a period of political and social imbalance. Present day societal context may well in fact mirror those times but the man himself, now, appears cut from an entirely different cloth.
Helmes has an enviable back catalogue, bolstered further by his acclaimed works with The Yards, but it's his latest offering The Rookery's knack for melody and imaginative, intricate, three-way guitar interplay that brings each track to such lush, blossoming, climaxes. Add to this Helme's keen ear for arranging and those brooding string passages resonate even more deeply.
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