By now a regular at the Hawk’s Well theatre, Eddi Reader returns for a performance on Valentine’s Day – Saturday 14 of February at 8pm. With a career spanning over 3 decades, Eddi Reader has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.
Though first brought into the limelight as front woman for Fairground Attraction – who’s #1 single, Perfect and parent album, First of a Million Kisses, both topped the British charts, it was Eddi’s subsequent solo albums that signaled her ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own.
In particular, The Songs of Robert Burns (2003) was a timeless interpretation showcasing the poems of Scotland’s national bard and gained her an MBE for outstanding contributions to the arts.
What sets Eddi apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance and ability not only to move the listener, but to connect her experience to that of her audience.
From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi Reader extinguishes the preordained boundaries of genre, bringing joyous life to all forms of song. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music.
Eddi’s 10th solo venture, Vagabond (Feb 2014) is a captivating, deeply personal, yet universal sounding collection of songs engaging her full stylistic repertoire.
Produced by Eddi herself, it was recorded in her hometown of Glasgow with a cast of well chosen musicians and long-term musical collaborators including: John Douglas (Trashcan Sinatras), Alan Kelly, Ian Carr, Ewen Vernal, Roy Dodds (Fairground Attraction), John McCusker and Boo Hewerdine.
Vagabond is a passionate, reflective and whimsical journey through family and inspired musical and poetic heroes that reconfirms Eddi’s intuitive ability to transform any song or genre into her own.
Tickets for Eddi Reader on Saturday 14 of February are €20 /18conc. with a special ‘Go See’ price for Under 18s of €9 and are available from the Hawk’s Well Theatre on 071-9161518 or www.hawkswell.com