Monday, 9 May 2016

Boden goes solo

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Jon Boden is only a slip of a lad at 39 years old, but he's already had a long, varied and distinguished musical career. This year he's doing something he's never done before — a solo tour!

Jon Boden - taking flight as a solo artist
Jon is well known for his work with duo partner John Spiers, and as the leader of bands including the mighty (and now defunct) Bellowhead. He's made solo albums and has recorded loads of solo songs for his own podcast project A Folksong A Day, but until now he's never toured as a solo artist. 

Jon announced his new move today, saying: "My first solo gig is going to be at Cambridge Folk Festival which feels very appropriate. It’s a festival I’ve played many, many times in every possible guise... as is Sidmouth Folk Festival. There’s something really special about both of them. Similarly, playing at Snape Maltings. It’s a really beautiful concert hall. I’ve done some wacky stuff there over the years. (This time) it’ll just be good to go there with a just guitar and a fiddle and see what happens.."

On his website, Jon adds: "It'll just be me on stage - voice, fiddle, guitar, concertina, stomp box etc and I’ll be playing a variety of traditional material (including a few Bellowhead favourites) alongside my own songs from 'Painted Lady' and 'Songs From The Floodplain'."

Jon Boden – Solo Festival Performances – Summer 2016

Thursday 28th July
Cambridge Folk Festival - 01223 357 851 / cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk

Monday 1st August
Snape Proms, Aldeburgh - 01728 687110 / aldeburgh.co.uk

Thursday 4th August
Sidmouth FolkWeek - 01395 577 952 / sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk

Jon Boden – November 2016 Tour

Mon 7th The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
01935 422 884 / octagon-theatre.co.uk

Tues 8th Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
023 9286 3911 / wedgewood-rooms.co.uk

Wed 9th The Stables, Milton Keynes
01908 280 800 / stables.org

Thurs 10th O2 Academy, Oxford
0871 2200 260 / www.seetickets.com

Fri 11th Union Chapel, London
0871 2200 260 / www.seetickets.com

Sat 12th Revelation St. Mary’s Church, Ashford
07548 679 199 / revelationstmarys.co.uk

Sun 13th Colston Hall, Bristol
0844 887 1500 / colstonhall.org

Mon 14th The Met, Bury, Greater Manchester
0161 761 2216 / themet.biz

Tues 15th The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
01539 725 133 / breweryarts.co.uk

Weds 16th Gala Theatre, Durham
03000 266 600 / galadurham.co.uk

Thurs 17th Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
01743 281 281 / theatresevern.co.uk

Fri 18th Victoria Hall, Saltaire, W. Yorks
01274 588 614 / saltairelive.co.uk

Sat 19th South Holland Centre, Spalding
01775 764 777 / southhollandcentre.co.uk

Sun 20th The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
01284 758 000 / theapex.co.uk