Singer, songwriter, record producer and all round creative force Marcus ‘Boo’ Hewerdine has been revealed as the featured artist for the third ‘Sunday Night Special’ at Jabberwocky in Douglas on August 18.
Organised by JonnoPromotions with support from the Arts Council, Hewerdine’s Manx debut will give people the chance to listen to a man described as ‘one of Britain’s most consistently accomplished songwriters’.
He certainly boasts an impressive musical CV, spanning more than two decades and many genres.
In the 1980s and 90s he fronted cult new wave rockers The Bible, before a change in direction solo stint, which in turn led to invitations to collaborate with and write for other artists.
He has written songs recorded by K. D. Lang, Natalie Imbruglia, Paul Young, Spice Girl Mel C, Marti Pellow, David McAlmont, Kris Drever and Sarah Jane Morris, while his production credits include work with The Corrs, Heidi Talbot, and Laurie Freelove.
An Ivor Novello Awards nomination came in 1995 for Hewerdine’s song Patience of Angels, which he recorded with Eddi Reader during a spell as producer, songwriter and guitarist in her band.
These days as a solo act, Boo is on the road supporting his most recent record God Bless The Pretty Things, described by BBC reviewer Colin Irwin as ‘an album of unusual class and sensitivity’.
Boo’s show at Jabberwocky will be to an intimate audience of 50, starting at 8pm with a guest support act. Doors open at 7pm.
Tickets are on sale now at £15 from http://www.etickets.im/jp/ or from Jabberwocky.