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)
Start Times: 20:00
Finish: 22:30 approx
“The Sheffield singer-songwriter’s lush balladry is as trademark as his quiff and spectacles”
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.
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.
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
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
St Paul & The Broken Bones
How to access offer
- Login to your Bristol Beacon Account
- Add tickets to your basket
- 25% discount will apply at checkout
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.
Covid-19 Safety Measures at Bath Forum
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate you should not attend this event.
No Entry Requirements
Wear a face mask
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