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  • Singer's UK tour begins at resort's theatre

    Henry James

    SINGER-SONGWRITER Graham Nash hits the road in July for a new batch of UK tour dates as he continues to support the release of Over the Years…, a two-disc collection of Nash’s best-known songs from the past 50 years plus more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.

    The UK tour begins on July 16 at Southport Theatre with stops in Halifax, Oxford, Cardiff, Folkestone, Bath and London’s Alexandra Palace Theatre.

    In addition, Nash will be featured at both the Wickham Festival on August 1 and the Cambridge Folk Festival, August 2.

    Nash will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and 2016 album This Path Tonight producer, Shane Fontayne on guitars and vocals, and former CSN keyboard player and vocalist, Todd Caldwell.

    Nash and friends will perform songs from his days in the Hollies through his years with Crosby, Stills & Nash and from his beloved solo recordings, weaving anecdotes and tales from his 50-year career throughout the evening.

    Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career stands the litany of songs he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century.

    His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus, including Stop Stop Stop and Carrie Anne, his signature CSN (&Y) offerings like Teach Your Children, Our House and Marrakesh Express and his solo standouts Chicago/We Can Change the World and Military Madness.

    Among glowing reviews for his recent tour dates, Classic Rock said: “A magical evening celebrating the work of a talented musician and of music that helped define a generation.” The Daily Mail concluded: “Witty and warm, it’s a Nash hit.” And No Depression proclaimed: “Nash walked the audience through his catalogue, a rich tapestry of music spanning more than five decades, accompanied by Shane Fontayne on guitar and vocals. The strength of the material and the resilience in Nash’s voice made for a wonderful evening. And, as the crowd soon discovered, the new songs were every bit as vital as the classic anthems they came to hear."

    Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and two-time Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee, Grammy Award winner, a New York Times best-selling author, and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.).

    On January 31, the UK Americana Music Association presented Nash with its highest honour, the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to Nash by Hollies' co-founder, Allan Clarke. Past recipients of the award include Richard Thompson and Robert Plant.

    To book tickets go online at waterfrontsouthport.co.uk, call Box Office on 01704 500036 or purchase over the counter Monday -Saturday 11am – 4pm.


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