It is with a heavy heart that we have learned of the passing of our good friend Kay Mellor. Leeds born and bred, Kay was a pioneer of northern drama and real-life stories, going where no other female writer, director, or actor had gone before. We’re deeply proud and humbled to have been chosen as the home venue for her two stage premieres, Fat Friends The Musical (2017) and Band of Gold (2019) – both of which were huge success stories, as was everything that Kay turned her hand to. The hearts and thoughts of our theatre family are with her family, who we are also blessed to call friends of our theatres.

Gretchen Peters with special guest Kim Richey

£30.50 - £21
City Varieties Music Hall
Gretchen Peters smiling and leaning on her acoustic guitar

For two decades, Gretchen Peters has been one of Nashville’s most beloved and respected artists. ‘If Peters never delivers another tune as achingly beautiful as On A Bus To St. Cloud,’ PEOPLE MAGAZINE wrote, ‘she has already earned herself a spot among country’s upper echelon of contemporary composers.’

She was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2014 by singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell, who called her “both a songwriter and a poet (who) sings as beautifully as she writes,” and said, “her song The Matador moved me so greatly, I cried from the soles of my feet”.

Peters has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill. Her 2015 album, Blackbirds, debuted at #1 on the UK country chart and in the top 40 UK pop chart, and was awarded International Album of the Year and Song of the Year. In 2015, The Telegraph named her one of the greatest 60 female singer-songwriters of all time.

 

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Special Guest: Kim Richey

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