Kathryn the great

When acoustic troubadours were all the rage a few years back, music magazines would gush that “quiet is the new loud” or some other short-sighted nonsensical hyperbole.

Thankfully KATHRYN WILLIAMS was never really part of this gang which might explain why her career is still intact nine years after the release of her debut album. That and the fact the Newcastle-based singer is as endearing a performer as you’re likely to find in a business as cut-throat as this one.

This month’s release of her seventh record, Two, sees Kathryn change tact by hooking up with Neill MacColl (half-brother of Fairytale Of New York singer Kirsty) for an album of duets. In truth, though, the beautiful fragility of her warm tones is more than capable of carrying any song. Maybe Kathryn’s quiet is loud enough after all.

4 Kathryn Williams – Swimmer
4 Kathryn Williams And Neill MacColl – Rolling Down

b March 24, Perth Theatre, Perth (tickets)
b March 25, Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh (tickets)
b March 26, Classic Grand, Glasgow (tickets)

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