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Richard Hawley

+ Tom McRae and Tom Webber

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Richard Hawley has carved out a distinct and deserved legacy within rock’n’roll. His accolades are wide-ranging and impressive from performing with The Longpigs and as Pulp’s guitarist to collaborations with Arctic Monkeys, Paul Weller, and Elbow.

Alongside this, the Sheffield-based musician has also spent over two decades forging a singular solo career, earning a Mercury Prize nomination in 2005 for the sublime Coles Corner.

His ability to cut across styles, time and, in some instances, place, is down to Hawley’s deep and intuitive understanding of music, his grounding stemming back to his childhood when his father, a musician himself, introduced Richard to country, blues and rock’n’roll.

On his ninth solo album Further, Hawley’s timeless, evocative songwriting shines through, his lilting crooning conveying his astute lyrical romanticism and rich storytelling. An ever propulsive musician, Hawley holds a uniquely captivating magnetism.

Bristol Beacon Presents River Town 2022

All ages (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19:30
Start Times: 20:00
Finish:  22:30 approx

“The Sheffield singer-songwriter’s lush balladry is as trademark as his quiff and spectacles”

The Guardian

Support from

Tom Webber

He is a young man in love with great songs – growing up listening to The Beatles, Beach Boys and Madness, he started out playing covers – rockers and love songs but now well on the road in writing his own material. There’s a hint of Sam Cooke’s silky voice and fabulous charm, but he has a style all of his own, and a dose charisma that’s won him an instant following.

Support from

Tom McRae

British singer-songwriter, Tom McRae, 53, has released 8 studio albums to date, and 3 live albums, and most recently an album of duets with Welsh artist, Lowri Evans, which was nominated for the 2021 Welsh Music Prize. Over the years Tom has garnered a reputation as a great live act, whether solo, trio, full band, or with string quartet. Tom’s relationship with his audience is very special, as anyone who has witnessed the shows can attribute. Despite McRae’s melancholy reputation, the shows are often funny, heartfelt, and rousing.

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River Town Offer

Book for any two of the following shows by Fri 1 Jul and get 25% off + free limited edition poster or postcard*:

The War & Treaty
Hiss Golden Messenger
Lee Fields
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
Richard Hawley
St Paul & The Broken Bones
Dustbowl Revival


How to access offer

Information on how to collect your limited edition poster or postcard will be emailed to you after Mon 4 Jul.

*Subject to availability. While stocks last. 

The venue

Bath Forum

Getting to the venue

Location: Bath Forum is located 270m from Bath Spa train station.

Address: 1a Forum Buildings, St James Parade, Bath, BA1 1UG

Car parking

On street parking is available directly opposite Bath Forum on Somerset street. The nearest car park, Southgate complex multi-storey, is 45m away from the venue.


Bath Bus Station is 200m from the venue with regular services to and from Bristol. (X39, 332, 319)

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Bath Forum is a wheelchair accessible venue and specific seats are available to pre-book for wheelchair users.

There is mobility parking for blue badge holders on the road opposite The Forum and in Avon Street and Southgate car park.

If you are a wheelchair user, please book tickets by calling our box office on 0117 203 4040 or email


Accessible toilets are located in the Lower Foyer area.
Baby changing facilities are also available.

Assistant Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.

Hearing Facility

Hearing loop facilities are available.
Please contact the Bath Forum box office to discuss your requirements and find out more about making access bookings as easy as possible.


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