Eddi Reader in welcome return to Montrose

Singer-songwriter Eddi Reader.
Singer-songwriter Eddi Reader.

Regular Music, in association with Mo Fest, are delighted to announce they will be hosting Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi Reader.

She will be performing in Montrose Town Hall on Friday, November 22 - her second recent appearance in the town after headlining the Montrose Musical Festival last year.

Multi-Brit Award winner Reader is best known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and as a successful solo artist.

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 a guaranteed musical treasure.

Whilst the perfection of her technique is widely acknowledged, what sets Reader apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to move the listener but to connect her experience to that of her audience. Her passion and instinct move people in a way reminiscent of those who have influenced her work. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. She has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

Eddi Reader grew up in Glasgow and Irvine and it was in those towns 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. Tickets for the Montrose gig, priced at £25, are available from @bar, Hume street in Montrose or online from Ticketmaster now.