20180507: Bank Holiday Monday 7th May: Boo Hewerdine EACH Charity Concert
in concert with
Acclaimed Ivor Novello Award nominated English singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine’s new album “Swimming in Mercury” (Reveal Records April 28th 2017) gives us a personal insight as he takes us on that journey back in time. It’s a trip furnished with a glisten and a glint in his eye as he applies style and shapes to his autobiographical memories. Hewerdine revisits and recreates music in a manner that, put simply, a band starting out just couldn’t afford. In his own words “The new album was recorded in the spirit of the first four track recording I ever did… but instead of a chunky cassette deck we were able to use Chris Pepper’s Cambridge studio. It was an incredibly enjoyable and creative way to work. Often I would write a song in the morning and by the end of the day we would have another track done”.
There’s a compelling sense of adventure in tracks such as “My First Band”, “Satellite Town” and “A Letter to My Younger Self”. As a recording artist, Boo’s first tentative steps came with the band, The Great Divide before the formation of his much-loved eighties group “The Bible” and a career that subsequently bloomed such that he is now in constant demand as a musician, songwriter, producer, teacher and live concert performer.
Wearing his producers hat, Boo is renowned for his ideas and innovation, for new ways of recording and bringing projects to completion. To be successful, to add value, you need to stand out as a minimum but really there is a need to lead, “to be ahead of the pack”. Certainly his 2016 production project “Mobile”, for Devon based artist Peter James Millson, does just that, a complete album recorded directly to a Windows phone then professionally mastered. The result stands out as a modern-day field recording and was released on Hewerdine’s own Haven Label in 2017.
New UK acoustic duo Elma comprises songwriter/guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Mark Ellis (drummer of controversial indie band Hamfatter) and singer Ellie Gillett, whose intimate vocal style and irresistible personality have proved an instant hit with audiences. She brings Mark’s simple, heart-felt songs perfectly to life. Mark and legendary songwriter Boo Hewerdine co-wrote Elma’s beautiful debut single Slo-mo, a tale of modern heartbreak, with its lilting melody, layered harmonies and lush strings.
“Slo Mo used to be synonymous with The Matrix, but now it’s Elma’s vibrant retro pop - the last thing you want to dodge!” Sue Marchant - BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
Inspired by roots, blues and folk music, singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Fox writes contemporary songs about the human experience. Following his debut Album 'Parallel Crossing' (May 2016), Chris released his second album 'Loose Ends' in July 2017.
At the NCI Club, Holland Street, Cambridge CB4 3DL.
Directions to the NCI Club and information on car parking can be found at http://cambridgefolkclub.co.uk/pages/the-nci-club
7:45pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
All proceeds of this concert will go to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice, Milton.
The concert is sponsored by Cubiqdesign Ltd.