A very special double-header gig in a beautiful, intimate venue. VERY limited capacity so please buy early to avoid disappointment.
WITHERED HAND (solo)
Active in the world of visual art and dabbling in music for many years, Dan Willson came late to singing and songwriting at age 30, in a period of reflection between the death of a close friend and the birth of his first child. The resultant material, much of which went on to become the album Good News, was praised for its depth and startling honesty, and won him accolades from the likes of Rolling Stone and Mojo, as well as fans from Jarvis Cocker to Marc Riley. The ensuing years saw him embraced by Fife-based musical powerhouse the Fence Collective and his songs picked up by MTV and cult series Skins.
DARREN HAYMAN (solo)
The former frontman of celebrated late '90s indie heroes Hefner, Darren now has a solo career, which includes songs he wrote in a caravan. His songs cover a range of subjects such as crumbling crafts, dog charities, retiring schoolteachers and air hostesses plummeting to their death.
Tickets: RPM and Reflex, Newcastle & MADE Café in Whitley Bay