Eddi Reader is perhaps Scotland’s greatest living female voice. In 2020, she celebrated her 40th year on stage and now brings her delayed 40 Years Live tour to Perth.
From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to sing on streets all over Europe (just like her hero Edith Piaf), Eddi’s path soon led her to a professional career as a backing singer for Eurythmics and Gang of Four. Her band Fairground Attraction had huge international success and number one hits with Perfect
and debut album First Of A Million Kisses
which stormed the charts in the late 1980’s.
Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums such as The Songs Of Robert Burns
and last year’s Cavalier
. She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees, an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world’s greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres including folk, jazz, pop, world, punk and even classical work with various orchestras.
In 2019 Eddi was invited to be a special guest with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for an extensive tour, released her Starlight
EP, played sold out headline shows and recorded a programme for BBC Radio’s Classic Scottish Album
series about her Robert Burns recordings. She also appeared on BBC Television’s Songs of Praise
and as part of Billy Connolly’s Made In Scotland
Eddi’s 40 Years Live concerts promise to be something special, as with any of her concerts, the magic is being made in the moment, no two shows are ever the same.
£29.50; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)