MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2018
PAVILION THEATRE, WORTHING
Eddi Reader is widely considered to be one of Scotland’s greatest singers. Growing up in Glasgow and Irvine, it was in those towns that she first learned to use music as a vehicle for communicating with others whilst busking and performing at the local folk clubs.
In the early 1980s, she famously harmonized with Annie Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four.
It would be Eddi’s band Fairground Attraction that made her a house-hold name, reaching a huge audience when the single Perfect and parent album First of a Million Kisses both hit number one in the charts.
Awarded the MBE in 2006 for services to singing, that same year she released Peacetime on Rough Trade Records featuring the finest traditional players in the United Kingdom and produced by Folk Musician of The Year, John McCusker.
2010 saw Eddi play sold out shows promoting Love Is The Way all over the world.
It also brought Eddi’s Hollywood movie debut as she featured in Richard Linklaters, 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. The original soundtrack features another two performances from Eddi.
Eddi’s 2018 concerts offer a chance to witness a live performer at the peak of her powers, with an incredible band and a devotion for great music.
She is very much an artist alive in the moment each time she performs. Expect new songs, old favourites and a night that will live long in the memory.
Just perfect – she gets every song just right
The Sunday Times
Eddi Reader is one of my favourite singers of all time
One of the great voices in British music