Gary Hocking looks forward to seeing Will Varley perform at the Brudenell this week.
This coming Thursday sees British folk singer Will Varley bring his folk-tinged acoustic offerings to the intimate confines of the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, as part of his UK tour with Ida Mae and Seán McGowan, in support of his new album ‘Spirit of Minnie’.
Emerging from the underground music scene in London in the early 2000s, recent years have seen Will Varley going from strength to strength, having released his previous album ‘Kingsdown Sundown’ in 2016 to critical acclaim, peaking at number 26 in the Official Independent Album Charts – culminating in a successful US tour with folk legend Frank Turner and an appearance at Glastonbury Festival.
Known for his compelling ability to connect with an audience through his honest and emotionally charged music, attendees of his biggest UK tour to date are in for a night to remember – fans can expect a revitalised set-list comprised of new material and older classics in one of Leeds’ most renowned live music venues.
With a highly anticipated new album on the way and such strong support acts in the form of the wonderfully soulful Ida Mae and punk-infused label-mate Seán McGowan in tow, this is certainly a tour package you don’t want to miss.
If you haven’t got tickets yet, now is the time to grab them as a couple of these shows are getting close to selling out.
“I can’t wait to see you all out there on the road.” – Will Varley
‘Spirit of Minnie’ is out on the 9th February through the excellent Xtra Mile Recordings.
For fans of: Frank Turner, Skinny Lister, Beans On Toast
Tickets and more information can be found at www.willvarley.com/uk-tour or alternatively from Crash and Jumbo Records, priced at £14 (subject to booking fee).
Gary writes for Leeds Living on contemporary music, being an avid goer of gigs and a supporter of local talent.