11th Dec, 2016

Top singer Kelly Oliver on way

Aaron Wise 12th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN AWARD-WINNING singer is heading to Evesham to showcase the best of folk music as part of a major UK tour.

Young singer and songwriter Kelly Oliver brings her 2016 ‘Bedlam’ tour to Evesham Arts Centre on Thursday, March 24, launching the centre’s brand new series of ‘Folk in the Foyer’ evenings.

Kelly is widely seen as a rapidly-rising star in the folk industry where her fresh self-penned songs and acoustic guitar melodies have been inspired by her family’s Irish roots.

Since graduating from college she has gone on to win an ‘Emerging Excellence Award’ from Help Musicians UK and has recorded two albums, made numerous radio and festival appearances and worked with some of folk musics’ leading lights.

She has performed at Larmer Tree Festival, Rhythms of the World, Cambridge Folk Festival and has supported acts including Cara Dillon, Barbara Dickson, CC Smugglers, The Young’uns and Chris and Kellie While.

Kelly has also performed live on BBC radio and her singles have been played on Mark Radcliffe’s Folk Show and Bob Harris’ Sunday Show on BBC Radio 2 and Chris Hawkins’ Music Show on BBC 6.

The centre is also pleased to announce Kelly will be supported by renowned Bristol-based band Road Not Taken.

The event starts at 8pm and tickets cost £10.

Call the Almonry on 01386 446944 to book tickets or visit www.EveshamArtsCentre.co.uk for more information.