Date(s) - 20/09/2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arlington Arts Centre
He first performed here in a double headline show with Ben Poole last year, so we had no reservations bringing back Stevie Nimmo for another compelling night of blues rock!
Glasgow duo The Nimmo Brothers were already destined for greatness back in 2007/08. When Stevie became ill and lost his voice in 2009, his brother Alan went on the road with his new band King King (going on to define twenty first century British Blues). A fully recuperated Stevie has subsequently forged his own way, releasing two hit albums and touring across the UK, Europe and America.
His latest album, Sky Won’t Fall was named Album of the Year at the British Blues Awards 2016, at which he was also nominated Best Male Vocalist, Best Guitarist and Best Songwriter.
Stevie Nimmo has been successfully recording and touring for the last two decades. Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland there was always music around as Stevie grew up. Stevie never had any guitar or singing lessons but throughout the family there were plenty of people who sang or played some kind of instrument to learn from.
After a diagnosis of cancer in 2009 and subsequent surgery resulting in the loss of his voice for over 2 months, Stevie, now living in France, was forced to ease back on his touring schedule with The Nimmo Brothers spending some months in recovery following this major operation. During this period, focusing on the style of music Stevie listens to ’off the park’, he wrote the songs that now make up The Wynds of Life. For Stevie, songwriting isn’t something that you plan, it’s something that you need to do. As Stevie says; “When you have that something inside you, that feeling be it happy or sad, you just have to let it out. It’s an extremely emotional process and my only way to do that is through song”.
Show begins at 8pm. Doors to the auditorium usually open around 7.45pm, with the bar open from around 7pm.
Tickets can be collected from the box office (which is directly opposite the entrance doors) during opening hours (10am-4.30pm weekdays), as well as just before and during the show.
Cards can be accepted for bar and ticket transactions over £5. We cannot take card payments on behalf of the act for any merchandise on sale. Please note that there is no cash machine on site.
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