WHAT'S ON / Chris Difford and Kathryn Williams

DHM Concerts presents

Chris Difford and Kathryn Williams

2 August 2017 at 7:30pm

6.30pm: Doors Open | 7.30-8.30pm: Kathryn Williams | 9-10pm: Chris Difford

Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to music with hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Labelled With Love, Hourglass and Tempted. Despite the fact that Chris has helped soundtrack so many fans’ lives since his first release in 1977, the passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing rather than sit back and admire his handiwork.

Over the course of a 13 album career with Squeeze, it was clear from the very beginning that Chris Difford has few peers when it comes to smart, pithy lyricism. His ‘kitchen sink-drama’ style has drawn plaudits from fans on both sides of the Atlantic, while his influence is keenly felt today. The likes of Lily Allen and Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Feeling have all recognised the debt they owe to Squeeze’s music and to Difford’s way with words, while journalists were moved by his winning combination with Glenn Tilbrook to dub the pair ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’.

Website www.chrisdifford.com
Twitter @chrisdifford

After bursting onto the scene in 2000 with her Mercury Music Prize nominated album Little Black Numbers Kathryn Williams' artful and soulful compositions and sweet sound have got the critics falling over each other to heap praise on her. She is more than just a folk singer/songwriter, producing music that possesses great depth and multiple dimensions, and which addresses both the everyday and the surreal and abstract.

Her latest album, Songs from the novel Greatest Hits is released in June 2017 following a collaboration with author Laura Barnett who had heard Kathryn talking about her album Hypoxia on the Cerys Matthews show. Her novel Greatest Hits, which was just about finished, was about a fictional songwriter looking back on her life via the songs of her career. “What if the songs were real songs?” she suggested to Kathryn who said 'This sounded impossible, undoable, insane… so I said yes straight away.'

Website www.kathrynwilliams.co.uk
Twitter @kathwilliamsuk

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Chris Difford and Kathryn Williams
Event Chris Difford and Kathryn Williams
Date 2 August 2017 at 7:30pm
Tickets £20

Plus £1 transaction fee for entire booking if purchased via telephone, post or online.
The Queen’s Hall Tickets & Information: 0131 668 2019

6.30pm: Doors Open
7.30-8.30pm: Kathryn Williams
9-10pm: Chris Difford

timings are approximate and subject to change