Richard Dawson

Saturday 30 October 2021

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The black-humoured bard of Newcastle is back! Part savant-genius, part court jester, with a knack for echoing voices of the past, present and future…

On his 6th solo album, 2020, Dawson laid bare England today, tumultuous and in a state of flux. Although nuanced and challenging, the songs also feature some of the musician’s most melodic moments to date. His musical trademarks are in place – unexpected time signatures, strange flourishes and welcome digressions – but corralled to create a highly focused collection.

Opening the show, Yakka Doon bring stripped-back folk magnificence from the North East, with singer-songwriter Claire Welford joined by Newcastle luminary Phil Tyler on violin, banjo and vocals.

“Dawson rewards you generously, with kitchen-sink realism, a psychedelic take on fable, and an almost pugilistic sense of compassion”

The Observer

“At times deeply, painfully intimate, but also witty, bawdy, surreal, disquieting, nostalgic, brash and fearlessly individual”

The Quietus


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