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Across a prolific fourteen studio albums, including this year’s acclaimed Night Drives and 2021’s Midnight Chorus, as well as a lengthy list of collaborations with the likes of Carol Ann Duffy, Thea Gilmore, John Martyn and Bombay Bicycle Club, Kathryn Williams has carved a veritable reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter, with her prolific output being a regular source of critical acclaim, and a regular mainstay of Best Of lists year in, year out. There’s no doubt that the staggering impact that this body of work has on record will translate impeccably to the glorious surrounds of Gosforth Civic Theatre when she performs at the venue on Tuesday 1st November.

Night Drives is further evidence of Kathryn’s determination to push her craft into bold and different frontiers, with a more filmic, ensemble-based sound that is wonderfully complemented by the production of wunderkind Ed Harcourt. It’s a bold release, and one that brilliantly testifies to the relentlessly creative and boundary-pushing spirit that has seen Kathryn be regularly held in the same regard as many of the canon’s most revered singer-songwriters, staying true to the roots of the craft at a time where many have turned to more play-it-safe, commercial and bland approaches.

Kathryn Williams plays Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle on Tuesday 1st November.

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