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Boo Hewerdine Live at All Hallows, with support from Yvonne Lyon

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The Live at All Hallows team are delighted to welcome the wonderful Boo Hewerdine to showcase his first new studio album in eight years, with support from the sublime Yvonne Lyon, who has been on our wishlist for ages!

Swimming In Mercury will be released by Reveal Records on April 28th 2017 and new download single “Satellite Town” will be released April 21st.

Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it’s been 8 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material God Bless The Pretty Things (Reveal Records 2009). Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career. Boo wrote Radio Ballads for the BBC’s Olympic and recent Child Migration series. There has been a huge array of writing and producing with both established and upcoming artists and ‘passing something on’ to budding writers via his much loved song-writing workshops.

Boo spent three years writing a daily blog which lead to podcast fun with that staff of The WORD (RIP) and invitations to join Radio broadcasts such as The Verb (BBC Radio 3) and a moment of personal satisfaction when his work was included in the radio round up Pick Of TheWeek on BBC Radio 4. Boo formed the duo State Of The Union with American guitarist Brooks Williams and recorded and released two albums and an EP, live in the studio with engineer Mark Freegard, the duo appeared on BBC1 TV Andrew Marr show performing their cover of Pet Shop Boys Rent.

Hewerdine has written lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing Ep (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation “My Name InBrackets” and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box! This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015 .

There wasn’t a moment when Boo Hewerdine has not been working on something creative. His every day continues to be full of music and he waited patiently to tell some older personal stories that feature on his new album Swimming In Mercury.

Mid-way through 2016, the first of his new material emerged via the limited edition Born EP, then in Autumn 2016 Boo played songs from Swimming in Mercury live on BBC TV’s Quay Sessions (re-broadcast in January 2017).

“One of the country’s most consistently admired songwriters" - Folk Radio UK

“Simple, poetic reflections on life and love” - The Guardian

Singer/songwriter Yvonne Lyon is among the best and brightest talent currently emerging from the UK. Her new album, These Small Rebellions features songs co-written with Boo Hewerdine, Andrew Howie and David Lyon plus special guest appearances from Emily Smith, Cara Luft, Steph Macleod and Seonaid Aitken.

She has consistently stirred audiences across the UK and beyond with her emotive performances, combining poignant lyrics with creative melodies and demonstrating a voice that can be both fragile and intense.

Yvonne has shared the stage with Beth Nielsen Chapman, Patti Griffin, Karine Polwart, Luka Bloom, Steve Forbert, Juliet Turner and IONA.

In 2009, Yvonne was among the winners of the Burnsong International Songwriting Competition and performed her winning song All Is Not Lost at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. She has enjoyed television appearances on BBC 1 and BBC Alba and has also had the privilege of guesting on two live sessions with Bob Harris on his BBC Radio 2 show.

‘just stunning music’ - Bob Harris, Radio 2

‘listening to Yvonne is a life affirming experience. She is the bees-knees!’ - Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland

‘a fine voice…a fine album and one that is refreshingly positive’ - The Telegraph

‘this is an awesome level of talent that I cannot compare’ - Maverick Magazine – 5 stars

‘Yvonne Lyon’s continually developing songwriting sets her right at the top of the tree‘ - R2 Magazine

‘Yvonne Lyon is a wonderful talent, and name I urge you, no make that command you, to jot down in your diary. Be sure to check her out because here is a lady with class.' - Americana UK

Tickets £12 advance (more on the door) available here, at Jumbo Records and also at our Chris T-T gig on 5th May (cash only, but no booking fee payable if you buy from us on 5th May!)

If you want you can make it a full night out by comig for dinner at the Real Junk Food Rainbow Bistro from 6pm. Places will be available to reserve nearer the time at this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rainbow-junktion-trjfpah-12843250811

The Real Junk Food Project intercepts food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets, restaurants and a number of other sources, and turns it into delicious, nutritious meals for visitors on a pay-as-you-feel donation basis.

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