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Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction. Their massive hit single Perfect and parent album First of a Million Kisses both topped the British charts. Her subsequent solo albums assimilated many different styles into a unique sound.
Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism make her a unique figure in contemporary British music. She has developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.
From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings to life all forms of song with a sublime depth and quality of emotional performance.
Plus special guest Adam Holmes
A 25 year old Edinburgh-native, Adam Holmes’ music has a transatlantic quality. Adam Holmes and the Embers debut album, Heirs and Graces was released to much acclaim in early 2014 and immediately achieved a Scottish Album of the Year nomination. He has a string of award nominations from the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition to Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and then Best Up and Coming Artist at The Scottish Traditional Music Awards, all recognising a rising star on the UK folk scene.
New album, Brighter Still is eagerly anticipated by folk fans and critics alike, but its combination of haunting melodies, honest lyrics and Adam’s captivating voice will undoubtedly resonate with a wider audience.
Sage Gateshead showcases a strong line-up of folk, roots and blues artists from both sides of the Atlantic.
Some of the biggest names in music visit the banks of the Tyne this May and June while we also have innovative talks and performances as part of Thinking Digital Arts 2017 & Hexham Gathering returns.