Eddi Reader will play the Lime Tree Theatre on February, 20 Friday. This will be Reader’s seventh annual Irish tour, which will see the internationally acclaimed and enigmatic Scottish songstress return to Ireland for nine performances nationwide between the 12 and 22 of February 2015. Eddi will be performing with John Douglas and Boo Hewerdine on guitars, Alan Kelly on piano accordion and Kevin McGuire on double bass.
Eddi will release an EP entitled Back the Dogs on February 13 which includes her tantalizing versions of both the 1950’s Ray Evans and Jay Livingston song, Mona Lisa and the 1960s classic, Moon River by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer.
“Back the Dogs is as powerful collection of songs. When the songs aren’t speaking to the soul, their speaking to the heart… there is real class to this release, it helps you understand why music is called an art.” says Fatea Records
With a career spanning over 3 decades, Eddi Reader has effortlessly developed into one of music’s most thrilling performers. Having first hit the limelight in the 1980’s with the group Fairground Attraction (who enjoyed huge chart success with their debut No.1 single Perfect and album First of a Million Kisses).
Eddi went on to collaborate on many celebrated projects throughout the years, famously harmonizing with Annie Lennox while touring with the Eurythmics and paying her punk dues with a successful stint in the group Gang of Four. However it has been Eddi’s subsequent solo albums that have cemented her image as a powerful figure in British music.
2014 saw Eddi widely celebrating the release of her eighth and deeply personal, yet universal sounding solo album, Vagabond (Feb 2014). MOJO, R2, Sunday Express, Record Collector, Irish Times Album of the Week, was produced by Eddi herself.
It was recorded in her hometown of Glasgow with a cast of well-chosen musicians and long-term musical collaborators. Akin to an autobiographical work, Vagabond is a reflective and whimsical journey through family and inspired musical and poetic heroes that reconfirms Eddi’s intuitive ability to transform any song or genre into her own.
With an MBE for outstanding contributions to the arts, 3 BRIT awards, a #1 single and 8 critically acclaimed solo albums, what sets Eddi apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance and ability not only to move the listener, but to connect her experience to that of her audience.
With beautifully raw vocals and an unparalleled romanticism, Eddi continues to captivate and inspire audiences from her own native Scotland to the UK, Japan, Canada, Australia and Europe. She is considered to be “one of Scotland’s greatest national treasures” says The Scotsman.