Half Moon presents:
+ Daisy Chute
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Belfast singer-songwriter Andy White is a 21st Century Troubadour. From the "electrifying urgency" (FRoots) of first single 'Religious Persuasion' to his latest album 'Imaginary Lovers', launching to follow up the success of recent career retrospective box set 'Studio Albums 1986-2016', Andy's a vital and engaging performer and his rare appearances in the UK are not to be missed.
Collaborating with the likes of Tim Finn and Liam O Maonlai (as ALT), writing with Peter Gabriel, recording with Sinead O'Connor and touring with Van Morrison, Andy has had a stellar career in music while still keeping a firm grip on his "have guitar, will travel" folksinger ethos. 'Imaginary Lovers' is available through Proper, the box set through Floating World. Book early for his only London show in 2017.
"One of the finest songwriters of his generation" Dave Haslam, R2 Magazine
"Breathlessly edgy and somehow heroic" Colin Irwin, FRoots
"I love this man and his music. Rave on!" Janice Long, Radio 2
Andy's new album The Guilty & The Innocent is out on 24 November and available to pre-order from his website and Bandcamp; he'll have copies on sale at the show.
Video clip from the album: This Is Not A Television Show
Support comes from Daisy Chute
With the political edge of Billy Bragg, the romance of David Gray and the Celtic lyricism of the Waterboys, Andy is a fully paid up ‘21st Century Troubadour’ (and that’s also the title of his first book, recently published in Ireland to rave reviews).
Belfast born and raised, White has earned a global following for blending folk and pop stylings with a poet’s sensibility. Working with the great names of Irish music - Sinead O’Connor, Van Morrison - and writing with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Neil and Tim Finn, Andy has won Ireland’s top songwriting awards and toured the world many times over.
ANDY WHITE - CD BOX SET - STUDIO ALBUMS 1986-2016
All 11 studio albums from 'Rave On Andy White' to 'How Things Are', plus one new unreleased album entitled 'Imaginary Lovers'.
12 CDs in a white box from the Belfast bard. Release date is the 30th anniversary of 'Rave On' - late October 2016.
“From rage to sage, it ain’t too late to discover one of our best kept secrets” MOJO MAGAZINE, UK
“I love this man, and his music. Rave on! “ JANICE LONG, BBC RADIO 2
“Andy White is a poet, albeit one who plays the acoustic guitar” FOLK ROOTS, UK
“The Belfast singer/songwriter is, to be fair, a genius.” METRO SCOTLAND
Includes Religious Persuasion, Vision Of You, James Joyce's Grave, Street Scenes From My Heart, Italian Girls, Driftin'.
Andy's complete catalogue to date with a picture book and notes by the man himself.
Edinburgh-born, half-American, hyphen-loving Daisy Chute is a folk songstress with a particular penchant for the banjo. A regular in the London music scene and an award-winning singer and songwriter, Daisy has been taught and mentored by rock royalty Sir Ray Davies, featured as a vocalist on Radiohead's latest album A Moon Shaped Pool, and even got the thumbs up from Sir Paul McCartney after a performance at the Royal Albert Hall. With songwriting comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell (BBC Radio Kent), Daisy’s music has been described as “Exquisitely delicious. Delicate, like a gossamer-winged creature made out of spun gold." Tony Moore (Soho Radio, The Bedford)