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Kim Richey + Yvonne Lyon, Fri 16th March, Greystones


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"Kim Richey would rule the charts in a land where Marshall Crenshaw was king, Aimee Mann queen, and the The Beatles never put out another record after Revolver." Steve Horowitz, popmatters.com

 

"Richey entices you with sad and unembellished music that reveals an original spirit - and then she ensnares you for keeps by making you consider all the noiseless sensations that no songs can ever contain." Timothy White, Billboard Magazine

 

Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life's truths, Kim's songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there's her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, her voice makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, they'd be streaming in rainbow colours from your iPod. Her voice gives you goose bumps.

 

The 15-year musical journey that has led Kim to her latest album, "Wreck Your Wheels" has been a dream run. Aside from her two Grammy nods, she has released five critically acclaimed albums; been listed in the Top 10 Albums of 1999 in US Time Magazine for her album "Glimmer", and been given 4 stars in Rolling Stone and named Alt-Country Album Of The Year in People Magazine for her album "Rise". She has written two Number 1s and four Top 10 hits in the USA and singles in the Top 50. She has had her songs recorded by the likes of Trisha Yearwood and James Morrisson among others; sung on albums by Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter and even appeared on a William Shatner record produced by Ben Folds. She's worked with producer legends such as Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson, Tom Petty) and Hugh Padgham (The Police, XTC, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie) as well as Giles Martin (The Beatles “Love”) and Steve Earle collaborator Richard Bennett, plus she's had her music featured in films and TV and has toured all over the world. Not bad for a girl from Ohio who was a teacher before realising she wanted to be a musician.

 

Kim's sixth album, "Wreck Your Wheels" is a return to her more Americana roots. Heading back to Nashville to record with her touring band, this album was all about getting an organic, real sound: no auto-tune, no studio tricks - just five musicians in a room, playing together.

 

Yvonne Lyon has been described as ‘just stunning music’ by BBC Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris. She is a Scottish singer/songwriter and in 2004 she gave up her career as a school music teacher to concentrate on singing and writing.

 

Yvonne’s songs combine moving lyrics with creative melodies, demonstrating a voice that can be both fragile and intense. She is an accomplished musician and her new material exposes her skills on both acoustic guitar and piano. She has recorded three albums - Her latest album, ‘Fearless’, produced by Graeme Duffin and Sandy Jones features contributions from Chris Stout and Carol Laula and has been receiving regular airplay on BBC Radio Scotland.

 

Her performances have received enthusiastic responses over years, reinforcing Yvonne’s credibility as one of Scotland’s most exciting new singer/songwriters.

 

Advance discount tickets on sale £9 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/139565 or http://www.seetickets.com or http://www.ticketweb.co.uk or buy direct at http://www.boohoomusic.co.uk. Also available at Record Collector and the Music Shop o Hickmott Road.

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