Date: Thursday 20/01/2022
Doors: 19:00, performance starts: 19:30 (all timings are subject to change)
Location: The Auditorium, The Fire Station
Tickets: From £11
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult
Please note that ticket holders will be required to comply with the latest government Covid-19 guidance at the time of the event and will be informed prior to the event of any additional safety procedures that are in place.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Teddy Thompson brings a solo performance of his latest album to The Fire Station. Released 20 years after his debut self-titled album, Heartbreaker Please (2020) finds Teddy Thompson perfectly himself, a commanding artist at the top of his craft.
Famously he is the son of legendary singer-songwriters Richard & Linda Thompson, who emigrated to the States, barely out of his teens, to embark on a career of his own. Heavily influenced not by folk music but by such artists as Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and the Everly Brothers his music incorporates elements of 60s doowop and 80s synth sounds with rock ‘n’ roll, country and pop. Heartbreaker Please reckons with the breakdown of love with a wistful levity as satisfying as it is devastatingly honest.
Teddy Thompson has had a string of successful solo albums, collaborated with good friends Martha and Rufus Wainwright, contributed to numerous tribute projects (Nick Drake/Leonard Cohen), and produced albums for Americana singer-songwriters Allison Moorer and Shelby Lynn, Dori Freeman, Roseanne Reid as well as his mother.
Support from special guest Roseanne Reid.
The daughter of Proclaimers’ Craig Reid is a new voice in folk-roots music. Her debut album was produced by Teddy himself, alongside other special guest appearances including Steve Earle.
This event is part of The Fire Station opening season – Firestarters. Firestarters is commissioned by Sunderland Music Arts and Culture Trust and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.