New tour for acclaimed solo artist Thea Gilmore
ACCLAIMED singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore will be bringing her latest nationwide tour to Cumbria next week.
The BBC Radio 2 favourite, who now has 15 albums to her name, performs material from her newest effort at the Brewery Arts Centre, in Kendal, on Thursday September 14.
That her latest album is as ethereal as it is thought-provoking will come as no surprise to her army of admirers. Since releasing her debut as a teenager nearly 20 years ago, the Oxfordshire-raised, Cheshire-based performer has gained global acclaim for making music of extraordinary beauty, as well as rare honesty and insight.
For the new record, The Counterweight, Gilmore has all but abandoned her trusty acoustic guitar in favour of an iPad and a piano. The change forced her out of her comfort zone in to exploring new methods of composing as well as new ways of recording.
She has sold out the Brewery Arts Centre on her previous appearances, and will also be performing songs from previous albums, such as London Town from her 2012 album Don't Stop Singing, which was used extensively in the BBC's coverage of the Olympic Games, as well as Radio 2 favourite You're the Radio, and many others.
Over the years, Gilmore has collaborated with the likes of Joan Baez, Billy Bragg, and I Am Kloot, and has a reputation for being just as likely to produce an intelligent, witty pop anthem as she is a dark, twisted folk epic.