Katherine Priddy (ENG)

Thu 16th May 2024

Doors 6.30pm, on stage 7.30pm – N.B. Part-standing SORRY, SOLD OUT!

Katherine makes her debut here at TLR with a brand new album, The Pendulum Swing. She is accompanied by superb guitarist and songwriter, George Boomsma, who will play an opening set.

Katherine Priddy

Since emerging with her debut EP ‘Wolf', UK singer-songwriter Katherine Priddy has quickly become one of the most exciting names on the British music scene. Priddy’s haunting vocals and distinctive finger-picking guitar style have already seen her sell out a headline tour, perform at prestigious festivals around the UK and abroad, including Glastonbury where she featured on their BBC 2 coverage, and support a number of world class artists including Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III and Vashti Bunyan, as well as a recent show with Guy Garvey at The Roundhouse. She also recently featured on a Double LP of Nick Drake covers released by Chrysalis Records with other artists such as Self Esteem, Aldous Harding and John Grant.

Her debut album, ‘The Eternal Rocks Beneath’, was released in June 2021 to great acclaim. The album singles received 200+ plays across national radio including BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and reached No.1 in the Official UK Folk Charts. Now, early 2024 sees the release of Priddy’s eagerly-awaited second album, The Pendulum Swing, on February 16th, via Cooking Vinyl. The LP explores themes of home, family, love and memory, as Priddy seeks to move forwards whilst acknowledging and honouring all that has gone before.

Her live performances are engaging, moving and amusing by turn, delivering original songs with emotional maturity, depth and particularly noteworthy lyrics. Despite the delicate nuances of her sound, Katherine Priddy is not a fragile wallflower, but a determined young woman making her mark.

‘Utterly brilliant…one of my favourite voices in contemporary music‘ - Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music

'An accomplished set of original songs delivered in a breathtaking voice‘ - The Observer

'A voice of delicacy and poignancy with its own subtle strength underpinned by a skilled observer's eye‘ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

plus support George Boomsma

George Boomsma is singer songwriter from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. Having been honing his song-writing craft and live performances over the past decade, George has been gaining some well-earnt attention and acclaim. His pure voice and tumbling guitar make for a bewitching combination, with a maturity and poetic lyricism that have left audiences around the country entranced. His songs reflect on themes from navigating relationships, family, self-acceptance, grief and finding a path forward despite uncertainties.

He has been invited to support and perform alongside many established artists such as Richard Thompson, Scott Matthews, Katherine Priddy, Gaby Moreno, Kathryn Williams and The Travelling Band. On top of these live performances, his music been featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music, RTE Radio 1 and BBC Radio Ulster.

‘Skilled guitarist, distinctive songwriter & a fine singer’ - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

‘Isn't that a beauty’ - Fiachna O Braonain, RTE1

‘A sensational guitarist and a beautiful singer-songwriter, a name to watch.’ - Moseley Folk Festival