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In something of a coup for promoters Prancey Dog, a superb double-headliner gig featuring Withered Hand and Darren Hayman at Newcastle’s Mining Institute has been announced for Saturday 28th March.

Withered Hand, aka Dan Willson, has been embraced by fellow Scots Fence Collective and has been recognised as a considerable talent thanks to his whimsical indie pop. Having come to music and songwriting at age 30, the release of his second album New Gods in March this year made number 1 in the Independent Album Breakers chart; containing eleven meditations on love, fidelity and transience, by turns melancholy, raucous and life-affirming, Withered Hand has proved himself to be a musician and songwriter of superb skill.

Well known as the singer in the disbanded urban folk act Hefner, Darren Hayman‘s solo career has been as prolific as it has been well received. The Essex-based songwriter covers a range of subjects, from crumbling crafts, dog charities, retiring school teachers and air hostesses plummeting to their death in his inimitable style.

The gig in March will be ably supported by John Egdell, whose occasionally melancholy, quiet pop vignettes are a rare treat.

A guaranteed sell out in such an intimate venue, we recommend getting your hands on tickets (priced at a mere £11) quick smart.

Check out the video for Withered Hand’s latest single, Black Tambourine:

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