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ANDY WHITE – NEW LP ‘THE GUILTY & THE INNOCENT’ – Limited Edition Vinyl • Release date November 24, 2017
“One of the finest songwriters of his generation” Dave Haslam, R2 Magazine
“Breathlessly edgy and somehow heroic” Colin Irwin, FRoots
“I love this man and his music.” Janice Long, BBC Radio
“Rave On? Too right, Mr White.” Tony Clayton-Lea, Irish Times
Belfast singer-songwriter Andy White is writing songs about politics again. You know why.
Influenced both by touring his career retrospective box set last year (released on the 30th anniversary of hard-hitting debut ‘Rave On’), and throwing things at the telly in response to what’s going on in the world, Andy has written and recorded ten new songs and releases them as a limited edition 12” vinyl LP on November 24th. Album title is The Guilty & The Innocent.
Agree with it or not, it’s a powerful piece of work. Songs about Trump, Jeremy, Grenfell, Manchester, refugees, Belfast. Trump again. The unheard. There’s even a language warning. The album rocks like a Neil Young album, although some of it is solo acoustic, the way he’ll be touring in the UK, November 19–December 10. Full tour details below.
Andy writes, “The Guilty & the Innocent is one half of a double album based on the twin themes of Love and Politics. But the time for these songs to be heard is now. In these times, we all have to do what we can—and this is what I can do”.
ANDY WHITE – UK & IREALND TOUR 2017
Andy White is a 21st Century Troubadour. From the “electrifying urgency” (FRoots) of first single ‘Religious Persuasion’ to his latest LP ‘The Guilty & The Innocent’. In concert, Andy’s a vital and engaging performer and his rare appearances in the UK are not to be missed.
Collaborating with the likes of Tim Finn and Liam O Maonlai (as ALT), writing with Peter Gabriel, recording with Sinead O’Connor and touring with Van Morrison, Andy has had a stellar career in music while still keeping a firm grip on his “have guitar, will travel” folksinger ethos. ‘The Guilty & The Innocent’ is available through Proper, along with latest CD release ‘Imaginary Lovers’.
UK/Irish Tour November 19–December 10, 2017
Sun Nov 19 GLASGOW, Sounds In The Suburbs, The Doublet
Sat Nov 25 BELPER, Queen’s Head
Sun Nov 26 BIRMINGHAM, Kitchen Garden Café
Mon Nov 27 BRIGHTON, The Greys
Wed Nov 29 LONDON, Half Moon Putney
Fri Dec 1 HASTINGS, The Fountain
Sat Dec 2 TREDEGAR, Nag’s Head
Sun Dec 3 BATH, Chapel Arts Centre
Fri Dec 8 BELFAST, The American Bar
Sun Dec 10 DUBLIN, Whelan’s Upstairs
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).