North Tyneside Council Proudly Present Ian Hunter & The Rant Band with Support from Katie Spencer and Steve Daggett (Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2017)
Monday 3rd July 2017
The PLAYHOUSE Whitley Bay, in partnership with North Tyneside Council, is delighted to announce that Ian Hunter & The Rant Band will appear as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival on Monday the 3rd of July 2017.
As leader of ‘70’s British rock legends Mott The Hoople and a hugely influential solo artist, Ian Hunter is widely revered as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most compelling performers, as well as one of its most articulate songwriters. As author of such immortal anthems as, “All The Way From Memphis”, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Cleveland Rocks” and the voice of such landmark albums as, “All The Young Dudes”, “Mott”, “Ian Hunter” and “You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic”, he remains a hero to fellow musicians and fans around the world.
Every once in a while we are blessed with a singer who is quite simply born to write and perform exquisite songs with confident, gentle assurance. Katie Spencer is a progressive-folk singer songwriter and guitarist inspired by the people and her surroundings in the Yorkshire countryside.
“Drawing on influences such as John Martyn, Roy Harper and Laura Marling, Spencer creates modern folk music which owes as much to East Riding as it does to the American greats, with her striking vocals and adept songwriting backed by evocative and complex acoustic guitar. Indeed, recent demo ‘Warehouse One’ boasts a formidable atmosphere … to create a Western soundscape of which Ry Cooder would be proud.” John Doyle, Wake The Deaf
Her debut studio release ‘Good Morning Sky’ was released in May 2017 and saw Katie working with a number of outstanding musicians, namely Ted McKenna (Rory Gallagher, SAHB) and Foss Paterson (John Martyn, Jethro Tull). Recorded in Glasgow, the atmosphere of the Mini-Album “recalls some of the essence of Martyn's best music. The songs are treated to a delicate and mature guitar style to go with her distinctively graceful voice”, Northern Sky Magazine
Peter Cowley at FATEA Magazine recently reviewed her performance at Folk On The Farm, saying “I had not seen Katie before but was immediately and hugely impressed. With her reverb-laden acoustic guitar, powerful and original song writing and a voice like warm honey, she was for me, the discovery of the festival."
“Favourite is singer songwriter Katie Spencer … the best lyrics I’ve heard in years.” Ian Pickles, Louder Than War (at Beverley Folk Festival)
“One of our busiest gigging musicians” - Alan Raw, BBC Introducing
A superb communicator, both with his own breathtaking songs or his interpretation of others. He "holds you in his hands" as his show progresses and with his wit and charm you arrive at the end of the evening with a warm glow and a smile upon your face. Isn't this what all shows should do?
David Mundell - Mundell Music Awards - Best Live Songwriter 2013
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