Bernard Butler

Music |
15th June 2024

Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £20.50 | Theatre | Support: Annie Dressner

Songwriter and producer Bernard Butler heads to Brewery Arts to mark the release of ‘Good Grief’, his first solo album in 25 years.

Between then and now, Butler had ventured into the world of pop songwriting and producing, including two seminal albums with folk musician Sam Lee, a Mercury nominated project with actor Jessie Buckley as well as working with Bert Jansch and Ben Watt from Everything But The Girl, The Libertines, Tricky and an eight-million selling, Grammy-winning record with Duffy.

Of returning to solo work after two and a half decades, Butler says ‘For a good while I was scarred and I was scared. I was happily distracted and joyously involved with so much music. I realised just being there was more than I had ever hoped for. I gave a lot to other people, but realised that my story was defined but what I was, rather than what I am. I set myself a modest commercial goal, an expectant creative one: perform to 10 people without being bottled, then find 11 the next night. Thus began the undoing of my own embarrassment. I would write as I thought and sing as I wrote until the bottles fly. And so, the songs arrived.’

Check out brilliant new single from the album ‘Camber Sands’ here, and catch Bernard Butler right here in Kendal on 15th June!

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DATES & TIMES

15th June 2024

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