Letham Nights Presents Award-Winning Blues Act – The Blueswater!
And introducing special guest, Naomi Iris
Saturday 24th September
Straight from their award-winning show at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, we are excited to present The Blueswater for an evening of full-on, high-energy blues. The Blueswater is a young award-winning and highly-regarded, Edinburgh-based band that tours internationally. Influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues they blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique. Thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos are built around driving rhythms to create raucous, high-energy performances. Over the past few months and years they have attracted some exceptional reviews such as this one from online review site, Broadway Baby. Or this, from the Scotsman.
Their 2016 Fringe Shows have been selling out to wildly enthusiastic crowds and have been described as “the most ambitious blues music programme ever seen at the Edinburgh Fringe, featuring seven unique shows and 126 performances”. And now they are coming to Letham Nights!
Here are a couple of wee tasters:
Find out more about The Blueswater >>
Introducing Naomi Iris…
Opening the show for The Blueswater will be 17 year singer-songwriter Naomi Iris. Naomi is from Perth, still at school, but has an amazing talent. Her quiet soft spoken manner gives no warning of the soaring, soulful vocals and beautiful keyboard playing that leave you thinking you are maybe actually listening to Carole King or Aretha Franklin. This passion and depth are rare in such a young performer. And sorry, no, we cannot let you have a preview. This will be Naomi’s first public performance and she has not yet recorded any of her songs. So there will be no pretensions, no merchandise, no airs and graces. Just raw talent. We guarantee you will be blown away!