• Wreckless Eric, Union Mash Up, May 8

  • Wed, 08-05-2019 at 20:00
  • Union Mash-Up
    22 - 24 Princnes Avenue
    HU5 3QA Kingston upon Hull
Wreckless Eric, Union Mash Up, May 8 - Union Mash-Up - Kingston upon Hull

'Wreckless Eric is a hero...like Ray Davies and Ian Dury, he is a truly great British songwriter' Mojo MagazineEric Goulden, the man everyone knows as Wreckless Eric, is a rare example of an older and established artist who hasn’t lapsed into comfortable formulas. Exactly a year after his last album, the incredibly well-received Construction Time & Demolition, he’s back with a new album, Transience. On this album he’s joined by a collection of musical heavyweights including acoustic 12-string guitar player Alexander Turnquist, Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson and Amy Rigby on piano and backing vocals. Steve Goulding, late of Graham Parker & the Rumour, plays drums on the record, the first time he and Eric have recorded together since Eric’s enduring hit Whole Wide World back in 1976.For these tour dates Eric will be playing his huge sounding acoustic guitar, electric piano and a battered electric guitar through a series of homemade fuzz boxes. He’ll be accompanied by Ian Button (Papernut Cambridge, Death In Vegas) on drums, guitar and keyboard.Although he includes some of his older material, and will always play Whole Wide World somewhere in the set, this won’t be a nostalgic stroll through the glory days. He’ll very likely play every tune from his new album. Expect to be sonically and emotionally challenged. 'Gut-wrenching, heart-rendering and brilliant' Q Magazine+ DJ Doodlebugs