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  Tom McRae Tom McRae    
24 November 2012
Venue: Pilton Village Hall, Pilton Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1PQ
With support from Wills & Taylor


As our first outing as Three Sticks Productions we were very excited and honoured to bring the amazing Tom McRae to Pilton Village Hall.

"...McRae's confessional, self-titled debut appeared in autumn 2001, during the height of the new acoustic movement and earned him comparisons to Nick Drake and Bob Dylan. Critics raved and McRae gained nominations for the Mercury Prize, a Q Magazine award and the BRIT Award for Best Newcomer. By then, McRae was working with Oliver ("Oli") Kraus, cellist, and in 2003 was joined by Olli Cunningham on keyboards. McRae's second album, "Just Like Blood", was released in the UK in February 2003 produced by Ben Hillier, whose credits include Elbow, Martha Wainwright and Blur. McRae then moved to California, where he wrote and recorded his next album, "All Maps Welcome", which was released in May 2005.

In 2005, McRae supported Tori Amos on the UK/Ireland leg of her "Original Sinsuality" tour. Having played many times in the Hotel Café in Los Angeles and having been one of the artists on the first U.S Hotel Cafe Tour, McRae brought the Tour to the UK in 2006, introducing his fans to many other singer-songwriters which most notably included Steve Reynolds, Joe Purdy, Cary Brothers, and Jim Bianco. The Hotel Cafe Tour saw the artists participating in each other's songs. The tour also featured a variety of special guests, including Kathryn Williams, Justin Currie, Colin MacIntyre and Aqualung.

McRae's fourth album, "King of Cards", was recorded in Suffolk and released in May 2007.

In spring 2008, McRae once again brought the Hotel Cafe Tour to the UK, and for the first time, also took it to continental Europe. This time he was accompanied by Cary Brothers, Brian Wright, Catherine Feeny, Greg Laswell, Jim Bianco and Jason (or Dr.) Kanakis. Again, there were special guests at each location, including Eddi Reader and Turin Brakes.

McRae was a guest vocalist for the band "Wills and the Willing" at a number of festivals in the UK in summer 2008, and had a headline slot at the Offset festival in August. In autumn 2008, he toured the North Eastern states of America and Canada.

McRae's fifth studio album, "The Alphabet of Hurricanes", was produced in his own recording studio, Gunpoint, in East London..."

Tom has just set out on his 2012 European "From the Lowlands" tour in support of his latest album of the same name. Tom will no doubt have some "merch" for sale at Pilton Hall, but if you want to buy "From the Lowlands" before just click here...

Source for more information please click here...

Support from:

Wills & Taylor

Wills & Taylor are Ian Wils and Brendon Taylor, a duo from Devon who describe their music as "London country".

Ian and Brendon met when Brendon played bass in the band "Wills and The Willing" a few years ago.

They decided to work on an acoustic project earlier this year and so formed Wills & Taylor.

Wlils & Taylor are curently in the process of recording their debut album.


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