Shawn Smith (Brad / Pigeonhead ) UK and Ireland April / May Tour 2015

Shawn Smith (Brad / Pigeonhead ) UK AND IRELAND April / May Tour  2015

Shawn Smith plays an all too rare run of shows in the UK from April 23rd to May 5th.  Shawn has been heralded as One of the best Rock Vocalists of all time” by Mojo Magazine and this intimate tour will be his first solo tour in the UK since 2008 and follows 2013 SOLD OUT Brad tour.

Described by Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs) as Seattles Best Kept SecretShawn has established himself as one of the most respected musicians from the pivotal Seattle music scene. Shawns music has been heard around the world with his music soundtracking many hit TV shows such as Sopranos and ER.  Empire Magazine hailed Long Term Parking The Best Sopranos Episode Of All Time’ and the episode featured two of Shawns songs played at poignant heartbreaking moments.

He is also highly sought after for collaborations – with the Lo Fidelity Allstars remix of Battleflag’ becoming a hit record across continents. Shawn Smith has cited Freddie Mercury, Prince and KISS as early influences. It is easy to hear the impact of all of these varied performers his various projects. This tour will see Shawn in his own words  spreading the energy of peace, love and understanding’  performing songs from his vast catalogue of solo recordings,  as well as those from his various bands such as Brad and Satchel.

Shawn will be performing the following shows: –

Shawn Smith

April

23 Winchester Railway Inn.
24 Bristol Folk House.
26 Birmingham Hare & Hounds.
27 Manchester Sound Control.
28 Glasgow Classic Grand.
29 Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms.
30 Dublin Whelans.

May 

1 Newcastle University Student Union.
3 Nottingham Glee Club.
5 London Bush Hall.

Tickets for the shows are available from:-

UK Shows: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/artist/356363
Dublin Show: http://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/198293/1472260

Everyone Needs to hear him’ Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam)
‘Seattles Best Kept Secret’ Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs)
One of the best Rock Vocalists of all time’ Mojo Magazine

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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