Hafdis Huld + special guest Richard Walters

  • Friday | 05.11.10
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £7.50 Gener...

Hafdis Huld is an Icelandic siren with a world-wide fan base and a growing reputation for being one of the most entertaining performers to ever grace a stage this side of Reykjavik. It’s a lot to do with her wonderful voice, and songs full of vivid images and catchy hooks but it is also the disarmingly charming banter and storytelling she engages audiences with when performing. Starting out as a member of iconic Icelandic eletro-collective Gus Gus before collaborating with chill-out electronic outfit F C Kahuna, she was also featured vocalist on Tricky´s 2008 album Knowle West Boy. Hafdis released her acclaimed debut solo album Dirty Paper Cup in October 2006. Her second album, Synchronised Swimmers, produced three number one singles and went to number 2 in the album charts (only kept off the top spot by the untimely death of Michael Jackson).

“Love her – she’s an Icelandic Cerys Matthews” Steve Lamacq, Radio 2

“Sweetly melancholic folk-pop … harnesses her delicate high-pitched sigh of a voice to perfection.”  The Guardian

“A charming treasury of acoustic pop” Q Magazine  

Special guest tonight is the wonderful singer-songwriter Richard Walters whose mesmeric mix of falsetto folk with cinematic storytelling earn comparisons to Jeff Buckley and Antony and the Johnsons.

“Dazzlingly beautiful, fragile and mesmeric” Clash

This concert will begin at 7.30pm but Picturehouse Cafe Bar open for drinks and delicious food from 5.30pm.