Hare & Hounds debut for acclaimed duo

Drever and Hewerdine to stop off in Kings Heath.

Two of the nation’s busiest and most in-demand songwriters – guitarists, label mates and musical friends will be performing together at Kings Heath’s Hare & Hounds as they tour together as a duo for the first time later this month.

Scotland’s Kris Drever (Lau) and England’s Boo Hewerdine (The Bible, Eddi Reader) have been connected through song for almost a decade, when Kris approached Boo about recording the song Harvest Gypsies as part of his classic debut album Black Water. Produced by mutual friend and Scottish folk musician John McCusker, that recording lead the pair to future live collaborations and a tour with Eddi Reader.

The duo finally found the time in late summer 2014 to write new songs with a view to making new recordings available for their 2015 tour.

Boo Hewerdine has an 18 song career retrospective, My Name In The Brackets (The Best of Boo Hewerdine & The Bible) released this autumn whilst Kris Drever has just issued his Shetland-recorded, Mareel EP prior to making a new album with Lau for release in summer 2015 (all via Reveal Records).

Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine appear at the Hare & Hounds, High Street Kings Heath, Birmingham on April 20th. Tickets £12 from www.seetickets.com 0871 220 0260 www.theticketsellers.co.uk