Boo at Black Abbot

ENGLISH singer songwriter Boo Hewerdine is performing at the The Black Abbot, Montrose on Friday, October 5 with support act Gary Anderson.

Boo’s work includes lead singer and creative force behind The Bible, formed in the 1980s, and reformed in 1994, as well as solo recordings and work for film.

As a teenager he formed the short-lived Placebo Thing before joining The Great Divide.

The Bible became a fairly successful independent band, with a cult following spread mostly through word of mouth and live performances. Two tracks from the first album, Graceland and Mahaliawere released as singles, but did not achieve very significant sales.

As Hewerdine’s star rose, he started to write for other artists, among them Eddi Reader, Clive Gregson and Christine Collister. The Bible reformed for a tour in 1994. Further solo album releases followed and Hewerdine continues to write and perform his own songs.

In 2011 Boo teamed up with US guitar legend Brooks Williams to form the band, State Of The Union who played their first gig to a very enthusiastic crowd at the 2011 Ely Folk Festival, and played Celtic Connections in 2012.

Doors open 8.30pm at the Black Abbot on October 5, tickets £7.