Acoustic rock legends Lindisfarne have embarked on re-setting live dates lost to Covid-19 last year.
Says founding band member, Rod Clements: “While the earlier dates we had for 2021 are now looking unlikely to happen due to the protraction of the pandemic we are hoping to reinstate our concerts for August onwards.”
The band expect to play Shrewsbury, Milton Keynes, Shoreham, Bradford, Kinross, Carlisle amongst other key UK towns including their popular Christmas show in home city Newcastle-upon-Tyne in December.
“We’re really hoping that the country will be in a better place by August to enable concerts and festivals to happen,” says Clements. “We all need to blow away the cobwebs!”
Meanwhile, the Lindisfarne legacy continues to appeal to emerging artists with outstanding covers of the band’s best known songs by emerging talents Sam Fender (“Winter Song”) and Elizabeth Liddle (“Meet Me On The Corner”) as well as the reissue of Clements’s solo back catalogue.
Clements’s releases complement the band’s extensive catalogue with takes on classics as well as new compositions and blues covers. All, dating back to the ‘80s and hallmarked by exquisite guitar work, are being reissued by Singsong Music.
“Winter Song”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96J8ws_zglM
“Meet Me On The Corner”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X68OjLmSDC8
“Meet Me On The Corner”, “Lady Eleanor”, “Run For Home” and “Fog On The Tyne” are all songs that continue to resonate down the years and in the process slip into the very fabric of British culture.
But then Lindisfarne pretty much never went away and 50 years later continues entertaining crowds with an extensive repertoire of world-renowned songs delivered in the inimitably engaging way that has trademarked the band’s stage act right back to 1970.
That’s when band writers the late Alan Hull and Rod Clements emerged from Tyneside to quickly carve out a unique place for themselves fronting one of British rock’s most original bands.
Their pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with their electric blues roots, proved the perfect medium for their catchy, memorable songs.
The Clements-penned hit “Meet Me On The Corner” paved the way for their classic ‘Fog On The Tyne’ release to become the UK’s top-selling album of 1972.
Further acclaimed albums were to follow, buoyed up by powerful live performances. An accessible, unpretentious style bestowed them an enviable reputation as festival favourites, while the Lindisfarne annual Christmas concerts held in their native Newcastle became the stuff of legend.
Fast forward to 2021 and today’s Lindisfarne comprises a classic five-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, slide guitar), Steve Daggett (vocals, guitars, keyboards), ex-Roxy Music’s Paul Thompson (drums), Ian Thomson (bass) and Alan Hull’s son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm (vocals, guitars, piano).
Issued January 2021 by Singsong Music Marketing www.singsongmusic.com
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