Frost and Fire Media Release
In a new venture for the Citizens, Howie Reeve presents Frost and Fire - a night of unplugged music featuring some of Scotland’s best acoustic artists. An eclectic mix of well-known musicians and rising stars will perform in the intimate Circle Studio, with tastes of other performance arts thrown in, to provide the audience with the opportunity to see some of the most talented acts in Scotland today.
The first event on Saturday 24 April will be headlined by Glasgow based musician Alasdair Roberts. Also appearing on the bill are Jenny Reeve, Keith John Adams and Sokobauno Puppet Theatre.
The second event on Saturday 8 May features a line-up which includes emotive folk duo Cath and Phil Tyler, alongside Nerea Bello and Lucy Duncombe, the Issho Taiko Drummers and RM Hubbert.
Alasdair Roberts’ music draws inspiration from the traditional songs and ballads of the British Isles. He released his first solo album, The Crook of My Arm, in 2001 and subsequent releases have featured a mixture of traditional and self-written songs, backed by a varied cast of players. His most recent release was the EP The Wyrd Meme in 2009. He will be touring Europe with Joanna Newsom in May.
Jenny Reeve who has been bringing her brand of folk-inspired, dark-edged music to the Scottish independent music scene for several years. Lending her vocal and string talents to collaborations with Idlewild, Arab Strap, Malcolm Middleton and many more, she is currently at the head of the band Strike the Colours, a fluid collective of Scottish musicians.
Keith John Adams has developed a unique and quirky pop style, serving up happy-sad tunes that express a menagerie of everyday solitude and social interactivity. He has toured the UK, the US and Japan and has released two albums, Pip and Unclever, along with 43 Songs, a collection of songs written for individual fans.
Sokobauno Puppet Theatre are a puppetry company operating mainly in Fife. Their children’s shows include Hotel Marionette, The Greatest Travelling Animal Circus Ever and Iqbal the Child Weaver.
Cath and Phil Tyler are an Anglo-American duo with a reputation for raw and highly emotive folk music, creating music that incorporates both traditional folk and more experimental, lo-fi possibilities. They received critical acclaim for their debut album Dumb Supper and are favourites of BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction.
Nerea Bello and Lucy Duncombe are two of Glasgow’s finest vocalists, presenting a short set of unaccompanied duets. Basque singer Nerea is a member of the group Tattie Toes and recently went to Naples to sing in the catacombs as part of the Tron Theatre production Monaciello. Lucy is the vocalist in Trees, a semi improvised experimental rock group.
Issho Taiko Drummers combine the engaging rhythms of traditional Japanese Taiko drumming with haunting melodies created on accompanying instruments such as the flute, xylophone and a guitar played with a skewer.
RM Hubbert (ex El Hombre Trajeado) is a Glasgow-based guitarist a strong flamenco influence, playing a blend of punk and acoustic, or “plink plunk punk”. His first solo album, First & Last, was released in March 2010 to much critical acclaim. He was most recently live in session on Vic Galloway’s Radio Scotland Programme.
Both evenings are curated for the Citizens Theatre by Howie Reeve. Howie is both a musician and theatre practitioner. He currently plays bass in Tattie Toes and was previously a member of Plates and Maxton Grainger. He regularly collaborates with other musicians and artists on film scores, dance projects, improvisations. His musical background is steeped in the DIY ethos of putting on and playing gigs in an inclusive and non corporate environment.
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Citizens Theatre presents
FROST & FIRE
Curated and presented by Howie Reeve
DATES: Sat 24 April, 7:30pm and Sat 8 May, 9:30pm
PRICES: All tickets £10
BOX OFFICE: 0141 429 0022 | citz.co.uk
SAT 24 APRIL
SOKOBAUNO PUPPET THEATRE
KEITH JOHN ADAMS
SAT 8 MAY
ISSHO TAIKO DRUMMERS
NEREA BELLO & LUCY DUNCOMBE
CATH & PHIL TYLER