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Eddi Reader grew up in Glasgow and Irvine, Scotland and it was in those towns that she learned to use music as a vehicle for communicating with others through busking and performing at the local folk clubs. In the early 1980s, Eddi travelled around Europe with circus and performance artists before moving to London where she quickly became a sought after session vocalist. She famously harmonized with Annie Lennox touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four. It was the short-lived but warmly remembered Fairground Attraction that really brought her into the limelight and to the attention of a much wider audience. The single ‘Perfect’ and parent album First of a Million Kisses both topped the British charts.
The only slight criticism of an otherwise lovely evening is that Eventim told me via email that the concert started at seven, whereas it actually started at eight - this meant over an hour hanging around outside the theatre and buying food I didnt want to pass the time.
Eddi herself, however, was magnificent.
She sang her way non stop through over an hour and a half of wonderful music, keeping the audience enthralled with her magical voice and entertaining us between songs with amusing anecdotes about her family.
Unlike many other artists who prefer to keep fans at arms length, Eddi happily signed autographs in the foyer after her performance, giving all the fans in the considerable queue a chance to chat to her and have photos taken if wanted. She has been my favourite singer for years, so I was thrilled to get to chat to her and have my picture taken standing next to her.
I do hope she returns to the North West very soon - I can hardly wait!
HOLMFIRTH - THE PICTUREDROME
EDDI READER from Mardy Annie, 11/11/13
Highly recommended. Eddi performed a range of songs covering a wide range of genres from pop to folk, jazz and blues. If youre looking for a thoroughly enjoyable night out in an interesting venue have a look at whats on at The Picturedrome, I guarantee you wont be disappointed whoever you go to see!
Newark-on-Trent - Newark Palace Theatre
Amazing from Lotty, 31/10/12
I went with 5 other people to see Eddie Reader in Newark. She was supported by Iain Morrison who was a brilliant singer and guitarist but personally I felt his subject matter a little depressing. Eddi Reader on the other hand was lively, entertaining with her stories about her life and her singing was incredible. Her band which consisted of a guitarist, a mandolin player/guiitarist and an accordian player were fabulous too and they all obviously get on extremely well together. After the show Eddi signed CDs and posters and chatted to everyone even though she was probably looking forward to a wee dram and a bath. I have seen her before in Newark and will definitely want to see her again.
About this Artist
Eddi Reader MBE (born 28 August 1959) is a Scottish singer, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career, which in 2003 saw her showcase the works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns.Reader was born in Glasgow, the daughter of a welder, and the eldest of seven children (her brother, Francis, is vocalist w... Read more