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The backstory of Philadelphian turned Mancunian BC Camplight reads like a Steinbeckian tale of bad luck, misfortune and, ultimately, redemption. In 2015, the day after releasing his critically acclaimed How To Die In The North album on Bella Union, the singer was deported by the Home Office after his work visa had expired while he was being treated in hospital for a leg injury. It took sixteen months before he was able to return to his adopted home town via the backdoor of Italian citizenship.

If all this wasn’t inauspicious enough, latest album Deportation Blues – while his best yet and cautiously distancing himself from any obvious geographical placement – is a document of impossible life circumstances that has seen him revered by the likes of BBC Radio 6Music. He’s be playing what will be an undoubtedly thrilling set at Stockton’s Georgian Theatre on Friday 22nd November, and if you’re still dithering on buying a ticket, let the artist himself explain why it’ll be a great show: “it’s no fun giving an audience a standard show that they can get elsewhere; sometimes it’s intense, sometimes it’s emotional, sometimes it’s basically a fucking stand-up routine. In a perfect world I’d be able to organise a concert on the roof of the Home Office one day.” The ultimate redemption.

BC Camplight plays Stockton’s Georgian Theatre on Friday 22nd November

 

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