Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells to Play Special One-Off Concert
21 November 2012
Incredible Scottish musical duo Aidan
Moffat and Bill Wells will play a special one-off concert in Mareel
on Saturday 8th December, accompanied by a full 5-piece
band, showcasing tracks from their Scottish Album of the Year Award
Getting Older, as well as some brand new songs for the lucky
Shetland audience. This event has been organised by DF Concerts and
Events in association with Shetland Arts.
A collaboration eight years in the making,
Aidan Moffat and Bill Well's paths first crossed in 2003 when
Aidan's band Arab Strap invited Bill to contribute some music to
their new album, Monday At
The Hug & Pint. It was then that Aidan and Bill (a
respected bassist, pianist and experimental jazz composer) resolved
to make an album together, with the first recordings taking place
shortly after the Hug
& Pint sessions.
The end product, Everything's Getting
Older, was an unmitigated success: winning awards and
garnering widespread critical acclaim. Thoughtful and reflective,
with Bill's poignant scores underpinning Aidan's increasingly
peerless lyric writing, Everything's Getting
Older is now one of the albums of the year.
Shetland Arts Marketing Officer, Lisa Ward,
said: "We are privileged to welcome Aidan and Bill, and their band,
to Mareel for this one-off gig. I'd strongly advise those who are
interested in seeing this unique performance to buy their tickets
now, as this really will be a special evening. We're very pleased
to have secured such a rare one-off performance by these
award-winning home-grown musicians, and we hope to see music-fans
Shetland-wide coming out to enjoy this concert."
Wells and Moffat have created a stunning
album that assures us that death and decay is to come, but equally,
they tell us, there is life still to be lived, and music like this
to be heard. The album's penultimate track sees the birth of a
child, with Moffat declaring, "All life is finite, so use
your time wisely, look after your teeth… and remember, we invented
love, and that's the greatest story ever told."
Tickets are available now via Shetland Box Office in Mareel
and Islesburgh, over the phone on 01595 745 555 or 01595 745 500,
or online at www.shetlandboxoffice.org
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