WITHERED HAND: Edinburgh based cult-indie songwriter Withered Hand (Dan Willson) is back with his first new album in 9 years. “How To Love” was recorded with (Mogwai producer) Tony Doogan in Glasgow, the new record features guests King Creosote and Kathryn Williams (both of whom are long standing collaborators).
Withered Hand broke out of Scotland’s Fence Collective music scene in 2009 releasing his acclaimed debut album “Good News” the same year. Willson toured Europe and North America before releasing a series of lo-fi EPs and his second album “New Gods” (FortunaPop!/Slumberland Records) which was nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year 2014 and shortlisted for an AIM Award.
His music has found favour and support from national and international radio, online and leading print publications.
DARREN HAYMAN: Darren Hayman is among Britain’s most prolific and idiosyncratic songwriters, and has been producing innovative and heartbreaking music for over 25 years.
He initially rose to prominence with the folk/indie group Hefner. They achieved cult fame in part due to the patronage of John Peel, for whom they recorded countless sessions. Hefner released four albums between 1998 to 2001.
Darren is now better known for an impressive and broad range of solo albums. He has made conceptual albums about William Morris; the English Civil War; the East Anglian witch trials; lidos, and British holiday resorts.
His three-album project Thankful Villages, about rural life, won an award from the Association of Independent Music, and a British Arts Council grant.
The main theme of his music remains the heart, however. On stage Darren is an engaging, friendly and thought-provoking performer. His latest record, You Will Not Die, is available on Fika Recordings.
Doors open 1.45pm and 7pm respectively. Music starts 2.30pm and 8.30pm (matinée and evening). The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited, and available on a first come first served basis, so if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!