Blair Dunlop

  • Monday | 02.05.16
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £10.00 Earl...

Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, will bring his keen-eyed narratives and captivating performance to Band on the Wall. Blair and his band will be performing songs from his acclaimed albums and previewing songs from his third as-yet-untitled album – scheduled for release in May 2016.

Blair released his celebrated album ‘House Of Jacks’ in mid-2014. His second full length record lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut (the quality of which contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award) and cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting talents to come from the folk scene. The Guardian stated that the ‘House Of Jacks’ proves Blair is ‘an increasingly adventurous songwriter’, Uncut reviewed it as ‘thoughtful and exploratory’, The Independent on Sunday described it as ‘fluent, lamentory and accomplished’ while Q Magazine wrote that House of Jacks is ‘an exciting glimpse of where traditional folk might go’.

“Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary.  He’s determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction” The Independent