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Thursday 28th October 2021

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Declan O'Rourke

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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

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Colyer-Fergusson Room, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Usher's Island

Sunday 28th November 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 4th December 2021

Waterstones, Canterbury


State of the Union - Boo Hewerdine & Brookes Williams

Saturday 21st April 2012

The Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church Uni

Tickets £12  paid in advance, £1 extra on the door
£8 Students
Unreserved seating
Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start  

State Of The Union is Boo Hewerdine and Brooks Williams. 

Hewerdine is an English songwriter and lead singer of indie legends the Bible. 

Williams is a slide guitar wizard from Statsboro, Georgia, USA. 

Their plan was to record an album using vintage mics and equipment live in just 5 days. After a day and a half they realised they had finished. Recorded in the order you hear on the record, the aim was to capture the sound of two guitarists and singers from completely different backgrounds working together in harmony. The result was even better than they had hoped for. They had gathered and written material over last summer when their busy schedules allowed. 

Hewerdine has had his songs recorded by such artists as Eddi Reader, Kd Lang, Jerry Douglas, Kris Drever, Heidi Talbot (more than 400 of his songs have been recorded). 

Over the course of 17 albums Williams has secured a peerless reputation as a songwriter as well as being recognised as one of the World's best guitarists. They found that they had a natural writing chemistry and material came in abundance. In fact plans are already afoot for a second album. Listen to their cover of Petshop Boys Rent and you will hear perfectly what an exciting mix raw American acoustic slide guitar and English literate pop can achieve. State of the Union.

- Date Added 17/04/2012