An evening with Kris Drever and Boo Hewerdine
St John on Bethnal Green Church
Tuesday 9th October
Doors 7:30pm, Live music 8:15pm
Two of the U.K’s finest and most prolific songwriters Kris Drever (BBC Folk Singer of The Year, Lau) and Boo Hewerdine (The Bible / Eddi Reader) tour together for the first time in over three years.
2018 finds both artists on top form, Kris having released his If Wishes Were Horses album and won BBC Folk Awards Best Singer award, Boo releasing his critically acclaimed Swimming In Mercury album and Seven song ” Letter To My Younger Self” EP, music which is widely considered to be the best work of each artist yet.
“Kris Drever is a serious talent” MOJO
“What The Beatles might have sounded like in 2017 – ingenuous and classy songwriting – Boo Hewerdine” Louder Than War
“Boo Hewerdine is one of the country’s most consistently admired songwriters’ Folk Radio UK
“The folk revival has a new standard bearer – Kris Drever” Q Magazine
The duo started life with a successful tour in Spring 2015, releasing the limited edition Last Man Standing EP. Connected through song now for over a decade, when Kris approached Boo about his song “Harvest Gypsies” for Kris’ debut album “Black Water”, Drever and Hewerdine have more recently written new songs for BBC Radio 2’s Radio Ballads album and show. 2018 audiences can expect to hear many of their favourite songs from across both artists catalogues and some new songs played for the first time.
Ivor Novello Songwriting Award Nominated Boo Hewerdine
Winner 4 x BBC Radio Folk Awards Best Group (Lau), Best Original Song 2017, Folk Singer of The Year 2017 Kris Drever