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An award-winning West End actress and one of the greatest guitarists of a generation walk into a bar… It sounds like the start of one hell of a joke, but really it is the origin story of one of the most exciting collaborations to hit our eardrums this year, and one North East audiences can witness in person at Playhouse Whitley Bay on Thursday 25th August.

It feels like Bernard Butler has worked with every artist under the sun since his departure from rock band Suede in 1994. So for this latest work to be garnering such attention speaks volumes. Creative partner Jessie Buckley has come a long way since her break-out appearance on BBC’s I’d Do Anything (back in the day when every musical needed a TV competition to find its lead role) but she’s more than proved her worth on screen and stage since then. Teaming up with the former Suede guitarist sounds a bit left-field, yet their collaborative album For All Our Days That Tear The Heart has ended up making more sense than we could have expected. This acoustic folk rock record showcases the best of Buckley’s intensely emotive vocals and Butler’s technical musical skill. Lead single The Eagle And The Dove is an epic orchestral adventure. This project has wings, and it’d be foolish to miss its fantastical flight.

Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler perform at Playhouse Whitley Bay on Thursday 25th August.


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