Thu, 25 May|
Lewes Con Club
May 25 - Astrid Williamson & Edwin Williamson
We've been following Astrid's music for a while and are very pleased that Astrid will be performing at our May Hilltop Session, supported by her brother Edwin.
Time & Location
25 May 2023, 20:00 – 23:00
Lewes Con Club, 139 High St, Lewes BN7 1XS, UK
About the Event
Shetland born, Astrid Williamson rose to prominence in the 90s with her band Goya Dress. Their first album, Rooms, was produced by John Cale, and to date she has released a further eight studio albums including classical work Requiem & Gallipoli, lately reviving own label Incarnation Records to release her most recent contemporary album, Into The Mountain. She studied classical piano and composition with Judith Weir (current Master Of The Queen’s Music) at Scotland’s Royal Conservatoire, and over a career spanning almost three decades, as a vocalist, musician and co-writer, she has collaborated with various artists including (amongst others) John Cale, Johnny Marr & Bernard Sumner (as part of Electronic), Arthur Baker, Stereophonics, Leo Abrahams, This Mortal Coil/ Hope Blister originator Ivo Watts-Russell, and Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance/Hans Zimmer) .
"Williamson's voice is a thing of lustrous power, " - UNCUT (on latest release Into The Mountain)
Edwin Williamson’s unrestrained baritone recalls Scott Walker, blending rich melodies with a raw acoustic sensibility. His captivating songs, reminiscent of Nick Drake in their elemental lyricism, speak to urban wastelands peopled by poet junkies, gamblers, and femme fatales, all the while being tinged with a gritty world-weary swagger worthy of Johnny Cash or Nick Cave.
The Westend Sessions, released last November, explores a difficult period in Edwin's life, battling addiction and living on the fringes of society. The album, a collaboration with Astrid, is the expression of a sober world-weary veteran whose journey is expressed with rare honesty giving his music a raw and unflinching power.
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