Serious Child & Andy Ruddy ft. Kirsty McGee (UK)Thu 2nd September 2021
Doors at 6.30pm, show at 7.30pm
A very special show featuring three wonderful singer songwriters with a brand new project. ‘Talk Bout The Weather’ is the new album from Serious Child from Sussex, Andy Ruddy from right here in Bradford and featuring Manchester’s Kirsty McGee. It is released the very next day – 2nd September!
Serious Child & Andy Ruddy
Serious Child is songwriter and roots musician Alan Young from West Sussex. He draws from a wide range of acoustic musical influences from folk to pop to bossa nova to explore the world around us with a poet’s ear for emotion and a comedian’s eye for everyday detail.
"brimming with vigour and style" ⭑⭑⭑⭑ RnR
"the year's first home-grown album of depth, vision and commitment" ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Spiral Earth
Andy Ruddy is a 31 year old singer songwriter from Bradford, currently working for the charity Give A Song performing to vulnerable people in lockdown.
In 2015 he released his debut album ‘Everything Is In Order’ with the help of ex-Shed Seven musician Fraser Smith. It was a surprise hit, peaking at No.6 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.
The following year he was nominated for ‘Best Unsigned Male’ at the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards and by 2018 had released his second album ‘Vital Signs’ which charted at No.12.
His more recent music has featured on the series finale of BBC 1’s The Syndicate and been played at Bradford City, his beloved home team.
Somewhere between Jazz, Folk, Gospel and Americana there’s an area of music that doesn’t have a name. With a cartographer’s attention to detail, Kirsty McGee – a wandering maverick and spellbinding live performer with a voice that has been described as having the texture of smoke and velvet – has spent the past fifteen years and seven albums mapping this place, tracking the common origins of song.
Alan and Andy say: "As fans of Kirsty’s, we were over the moon when she agreed to play and sing a little on our album. Can you imagine how we felt when she volunteered to join our tour?
Kirsty will be playing her own set, and then joining us as a trio."