Doors open at 7:00 PM
Show starts at 8:00 PM
We’re thrilled to welcome back an old friend and unique artist on the first official UK tour under his own name that he has undertaken for a good few years. Many of you will have seen the Milwaukee singer songwriter early in 2013, both supporting and in the band with, Birds of Chicago. He so impressed the audience that we cajoled him into coming back and we’ve managed to grab him for one of just a handful of dates he’s doing on this tour.
To Peter Mulvey, there is no such thing as a straight and narrow path. At least, not one that he has any interest in taking. A live-wire on any stage, Peter Mulvey is an acoustic singer, songwriter, and guitarist who, in fact, defies categorization. His ferocious guitar playing whisks him through more tunings than he has fingers in the course of an evening, as he winds his way from full-throated rockers to deceptively plain-spoken musings.
THE GOOD STUFF, Peter’s ?fteenth record, is a collection of standards which promptly rejects the accepted de?nition of “Standard” in favor of a more vivid, open approach. The music of Tom Waits is right there with Duke Ellington; Willie Nelson next to Thelonious Monk; Jolie Holland juxtaposed with Bill Frisell. Mulvey (along with his band, the Crumbling Beauties) address each tune with a true artist’s touch. His mirthful, gravelly baritone is front and centre from moment one, and every track is a master class in restraint, phrasing, and commitment.
‘The subtle power of his voice, a husky, hushed baritone... understated, at once sophisticated and intimate... as cover-worthy as Randy Newman, Elvis Costello and Dar Williams.’ – The Washington Post
‘A voice lush and hushed that occasionally sinks into a whisper... imagery made all the more haunting by guitarist/co-writer David Goodrich, whose sundry string bending ranges from loose ramblings around the neck... to freeform explorations that recall John Sco?eld... surrealistic beauty.’ – Rolling Stone.com
‘His voice feels like ?ne old leather, and his guitar sounds like it’s on steroids... a superb technician...’ – The Boston Globe