BLAIR DUNLOP plus Ellie Gowers
The Star Inn
2 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3TY
Tickets £12 Adv from Seetickets or WeGotTickets. Doors 8pm
From child actor, he played a young Willy Wonka in the Johnny Depp version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" to award winning British folk singer , he scooped the Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Blair Dunlop has now released four albums, two EP’s and toured around the globe.
All of this in a short five-year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes.
His third album ‘Gilded’ was released in May 2016 on his own label – Gilded Wings – and was widely acclaimed gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases (‘The Egoist’ and ‘356’).
Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album ‘House Of Jacks’ in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut ‘Blight and Blossom’ (the quality of which contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award). Blair has now cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting talents..
2018 Blair saw the release of his fourth album ‘Notes From An Island’ on his own label to rave reviews
Support comes from Ellie Gowers who has been making an impression wherever she lands. Her music embeds a fierce energy that echoes the 60’s folk revival scene, and she is known to hold pride of place on stage with her strong and lucent vocals.
Her songs are built from a childhood love of literature and traditional folk song, but also discuss the more modern narratives of the present day. These influences fuse together to create a sound that has been deemed unique and incomparable.