Thursday, 14 June 2012

BLUEFLINT SUPPORT THE PROCLAIMERS ON TOUR

Blueflint are delighted to announce that they will be supporting The Proclaimers on their Like Comedy UK album launch tour during autumn 2012. See full dates below.


The sound of Blueflint is defined by the sublime close harmonies of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson whose voices, both ethereal and warm, interweave in ballads and songs of eerie melancholy and heartfelt charm.  Intertwining banjos, fiddle, double-bass and drums accompany the singers in beautifully-crafted songs that swoop easily from the dark underbelly of folk to buoyant Americana-tinged ballads. Blueflint successfully thwart attempts at musical pigeonholing; their fresh and original sound refuses to sit squarely in any one genre, bringing an unexpected twist to the banjo sound and gaining them fans from across the musical spectrum.


Their second album Maudy Tree has received national radio play (BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, BBC Ulster, BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal, BBC Shropshire and many internet radio sites,) and the band undertook a successful UK and Irish tour in Autumn 2011 to promote the new album.  In addition to the tour schedule with The Proclaimers, Blueflint will be performing at a number of UK venues over the summer including...

23 June       The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1
24 June       Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh on Sea, Essex

The band are available for interview.


PROCLAIMERS TOUR DATES

October dates:
Tuesday 16th: Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Wednesday 17th: The Alban Arena, St Albans
Thursday 18th: Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
Saturday 20th: Preston Charter Theatre
Sunday 21st: Liverpool Philharmonic
Monday 22nd: York Opera House
Wednesday 24th: Bristol Academy
Thursday 25th: London Shepherds Bush Empire
Friday 26th: Salisbury City Hall
Sunday 28th: Guildford G Live
Monday 29th: Salford Lowry
Tuesday 30th: Leicester Du Montfort

November dates:
Thursday 1st: Oxford Academy
Friday 2nd: Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
Saturday 3rd: Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Monday 5th: Ipswich Corn Exchange
Tuesday 6th: Birmingham Town Hall
Wednesday 7th: Chesterfield Winding Wheel
Friday 9th: Newcastle City Hall
Saturday 10th: Bradford St Georges Hall
Sunday 11th: Carlisle Sands Centre
Wednesday 14th: Glasgow Carling Academy
Thursday 15th: Glasgow Carling Academy
Saturday 17th: Aberdeen Exhibition Centre
Monday 19th: Inverness Eden Court
Tuesday 20th: Perth Concert Hall
Thursday 22nd: Edinburgh Playhouse
Friday 23rd: Edinburgh Playhouse



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