Bruce Watson is an Australian songwriter based in Melbourne. He performs widely in Australia and New Zealand and is doing a second tour of the UK from August to October 2023. You can catch him in St Albans on October 22 in a concert at 7.30pm at St Saviour’s Church, 25 Sandpit Lane, St Albans AL1 4DF.
Bruce has received a stack of songwriting awards and had his songs covered by performers of the calibre of Eric Bogle, Joe Dolce, Greg Champion, and many more Australian and international performers. He has produced eight albums of original songs, received radio airplay across Australia, and he appears on many compilation albums alongside artists such as Yothu Yindi and Christine Anu.
Eric Bogle has described him as “the best songwriter I have seen in a long time.” Melbourne folk institution The Boite says, “Bruce Watson is a wordsmith, a teller of tales, a spinner of yarns he tells with passion and integrity. An Australian folk hero!”
Further information can bnbe found on his on his web site https://www.brucewatsonmusic.com/
Support will be from Lory Laskey. Originally from Canada, singer and guitarist Lory has lived in Kimpton since 1998. She is well known at local folk sessions, both on her own and as a duo with Jenny Burkitt, singing a wide range of traditional and contemporary songs with an emphasis on Canadiana. Lory grew up in Nova Scotia listening to the tunes and songs from Scots and Irish immigrant traditions. When she moved to the UK, she found it fascinating that the songs she knew with lyrics of pining for the ‘Old Country’ were sung instead with words of sadness for leaving or losing children to the New World. The injustice in those partings also stirs her and she often thinks of those people who will never return home, although singing about it, maybe they have.
Tickets, price £15, £10 concessions for students and young people www.ticketsource.co.uk or on door.
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Bruce is available for interviews on request.