NIGEL WEARNE ALBUM LAUNCH
Sunday 26 November 2023 | The Wheatsheaf Hotel
Doors 4pm | FREE ENTRY
Special Guest: Alana Jagt
Fresh from touring the UK & US and an Official Showcase at AmericanaFest in Nashville, Nigel Wearne brings his hot new band to Archie’s Creek Hotel for what promises to be an electrifying album launch. He’s had a huge 2023… in this year alone he’s toured the US three times, the UK twice and played a bunch of festivals including MerleFest (USA), Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (USA), Mile of Music Festival (USA) and Old Settler’s Music Festival (USA). At his recent AmericanaFest performance, none other than Americana Queen Lucinda Williams was in the front row fist pumping and jiving to the tunes.
Wearne’s new offering, ‘The Reckoning’ is an album of contrasts. Rollicking, rumbling, sneering and reflective. A full band explosion of songs, stories and musical mayhem. All the while, Wearne’s crooning, cutting, monolithic vocal keeps lyricism and poetry at the forefront. An enlivening experience that inhabits the after-dark realms of blues, jazz and soul with a shot of Ennio Morricone; this is Americana-noir. The new beginnings of a dedicated and shape-shifting artist.
A deep thinker and truth seeker with a penchant for all things peculiar, Wearne sings of human frailty, grace and the cosmos; songwriting that cuts to the bone.
“Intoxicating New Orleans-tinged Americana… a bit of Waits, some Early James and C.W. Stoneking” – POST TO WIRE
“an eruption of energy, rhythm and melody” – RHYTHMS MAGAZINE
“poignant and mysterious” – MAVERICK MAGAZINE UK