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EDDI READER - UK Tour 2013 - GLEE CLUB BIRMINGHAM & NOTTINGHAM
Multi-award-winner Eddi Reader and her sublime band bring their rapturous live show to Glee Club Birmingham on Sunday 3rd November, and Glee Club Nottingham on Sunday 10th November.
Growing up in Glasgow and Irvine, Eddi busked and performed at the local folk clubs and travelled around Europe with performance artists. Moving to London she then became a sought after session vocalist and joined successful punk outfit Gang of Four, and famously harmonized with Annie Lennox whilst touring with the Eurythmics.
It was Eddi's band Fairground Attraction that really brought her into the limelight and to the attention of a much wider audience. The single 'Perfect' and parent album First of a Million Kisses both topped the British charts.
Her unerring instinct for fine material, whether self penned, collaborative or a carefully chosen cover version resulted in solo albums Mirmama, Eddi Reader, Candyfloss & Medicine, Angels & Electricity and Simple Soul. In 2001 Eddi moved back to Glasgow and recorded the classic Songs of Robert Burns album, which she toured around the world.
Eddi was awarded the MBE in 2006 for services to singing, and the same year she released Peacetime featuring the finest traditional players in the UK and produced by Folk Musician of The Year, John McCusker. This was followed by Love is The Way, which was Eddi’s 7th solo album, released in 2009. This album was recorded in a matter of days, featuring songs written with Boo Hewerdine, John Douglas, Jack Maher, Declan O’Rourke and a rare Brian Wilson composition.
2010 saw Eddi playing sold out shows to promote Love Is The Way worldwide and also brought Eddi's Hollywood movie debut when she featured in Me And Orson Welles with Zak Efron and Clare Danes. Eddi plays a chanteuse in the movie and is featured singing 'Lets Pretend That There's A Moon' with the Jools Holland Orchestra.
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Glee Club Birmingham
Sun 3 Nov 2013
Box Office: 0871 472 0400 www.glee.co.uk/birmingham
Glee Club Nottingham
Sun 10 Nov 2013
Box Office: 0871 472 0400 www.glee.co.uk/nottingham