Blair Dunlop has been writing…and writing…and writing! Collaborating with his trusted writing partners of Dave Burn (AHAB), Gita Langley and Ed Harcourt, who will also be producing Blair’s next album, Blair has compiled a new collection of songs already being billed as the modern Heartbreaker. He is now locked in the studio with producer and collaborator Ed Harcourt and will release his new album in early 2018. October will see the first unveiling of this new material with ‘The 4 Walls Tour’ and a supplementary EP to support the tour featuring 3 new songs from the forthcoming album.
Following a busy period in 2015/16 Blair retreated to write the new collection. The singer-songwriter released his third full-length album, ‘Gilded’, to rave reviews and embarked on a UK headline tour. Along with his Glastonbury Festival debut – where he performed on the Acoustic Stage – Blair has had a busy summer on the festival circuit, including appearances at Bluedot, Cornbury and How The Lights Get In. Both singles from the album, ‘The Egoist’ and ‘356’ (both produced by Harcourt), were successfully playlisted by BBC Radio 2 over the summer of 2016 and the producers at Radio 2 are eagerly awaiting the new offering.
Blair’s career continues to go from strength to strength. He has won awards, toured all over the UK and overseas, collaborated with a variety of writers and musicians, moved to London and set up his own record label (Gilded Wings Records), all of which have informed, and are reflected in, his mature and astute musical musings. The Guardian described him as “an increasingly adventurous songwriter”, and it rings even truer now. Blair has the confidence and experience to make the music he has always wanted to.
Blair is looking forward to heading to Australia next year for a tour and festival appearances and will be touring America later in 2018 following a successful debut at Folk Alliance 2017 in Kansas.
‘The sparse fragility of Sharkey’s music and her intimate delivery mean that it gives up its charms slowly, but very surely. ‘
A perfect match for Blair…we thought!
‘The 4 Walls Tour’ October/November 2017
Fri. 20th October 2017: BASINGSTOKE: Anvil Arts Centre: Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey
Sat. 21st October 2017 : SHEFFIELD : The Greystones : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey
Thu. 26th October 2017 : DERBY : The Flowerpot : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey
Fri. 27th October 2017 : SALTAIRE : Live Room : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey
Sun. 29th October 2017 : SHREWSBURY : Henry Tudor House : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey
Mon. 30th October 2017 : STAFFORD : Gatehouse Theatre : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey
Fri. 3rd November 2017 : ASHFORD : Revelation St Mary’s : Full Band w/ Brooke Sharkey
Sat. 4th November 2017 : LONDON : The Lexington : Full Band support TBA
Thu. 9th November 2017 : MANCHESTER : The Ruby Lounge : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey
Fri. 10th November 2017 : GLASGOW : The Hug & Pint : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey
Sat. 11th November 2017 : STOCKTON : Arc Arts Centre : Solo w/ Brooke Sharkey