Eddi Reader, perhaps Scotland’s greatest living female voice, is celebrating her 40th year on stage with a ‘40 Years Live’ concert tour in 2020, which will come to Beverley this autumn.
Eddi has announced she will play St Mary’s Church on Thursday, 1 October as part of the anniversary year, with tickets on sale now.
The ‘40 Years Live’ concert promises to be something special, as with any Eddi Reader concert, the magic is made in the moment and no two concerts are ever the same.
Eddi said: “The last 40 years have been an unforgettable journey and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some incredible musicians from across the industry. It’s a privilege to mark four decades on the stage with this 2020 tour and to have an opportunity to reflect on all that has passed in that time. I look forward to sharing some great music and a little nostalgia with Beverley crowds in October.”
From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe (like her hero Edith Piaf), Eddi’s path soon led her to a professional career in music as a backing singer for Eurythmics and Gang of Four.
Her band Fairground Attraction had huge international success and number one hits with ‘Perfect’ and debut album ‘First of a Million Kisses’ which stormed the charts in the late 1980s.
Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums such as ‘The Songs of Robert Burns’ and last years ‘Cavalier’.
She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees, an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world’s greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres including Folk, Jazz, Pop, World, Punk and even Classical work with various orchestras.
In 2019 Eddi was invited to be a special guest with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for an extensive tour, she released her ‘Starlight’ EP, played sold-out headline shows and recorded a programme for BBC Radios’ Classic Scottish Album series about her Robert Burns recordings and appeared on BBC Television’s Songs of Praise and as part of Billy Connolly’s ‘Made In Scotland’ series.
Catch Eddi Reader ’40 Years Live’ at St Mary’s Church, Beverley on Thursday, 1 October. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eddi-reader-40-years-live-tour-tickets-83946196333
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