Eddi Reader grew up in Glasgow and Irvine, Scotland and it was in those towns that she learned to use music as a vehicle for communicating with others through busking and performing at the local folk clubs. In the early 1980s, Eddi travelled around Europe with circus and performance artists before moving to London where she quickly became a sought after session vocalist. She famously harmonised with Annie Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It was the short-lived but warmly remembered 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.
However, it was her subsequent albums which signalised her increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them very much her own, Her unerring instinct for fine material, whether self panned, collaborative or a carefully chosen cover version resulted in Mirmama (1992), Eddi Reader (1994), Candlyfloss & Medicine (1996), Angels & Electricity (1998), and Simple Soul (2001).
From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings joyous life to all forms of song. Her taste in co-writers, writers, songs and players is impeccable and anything with her name on it is guaranteed musical treasure.
UNRESERVED ROWED SEATING // 14+ (UNDER 16S MUST BE ACCOMPANED BY AN ADULT) // DOORS 7:30pm
AUDITORIUM SEATS: are on the ground floor, in theatre style rows, and are unreserved. Arrive early to get the best seats. The auditorium is fully wheelchair accessible- please contact the venue for wheelchair tickets.
BALCONY SEATS: are on the first floor, are in theatre/cinema style rows and are unreserved; arrive early to get the best seats. Please note: There is no disabled access to the balcony.
Ages 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Seated Event – Please contact us if you have specific access requirements