Will Varley, with support from Hot Feet - Wood House
7 Feb 20147 Feb 2014
Tickets £8 in advance / £10 on the door - Box office 01227 281174
The past six months have been an amazing step forward for 26-year-old Will Varley, surrounding the release of his second album 'As The Crow Flies'. Packed tents at Green Man, Secret Garden Party and unofficially Cambridge Folk Festival preceded two consecutive nights selling out The Rosemary Branch Theatre in London and a 23 date tour which saw the Kent-based folk singer draw crowds as far afield as York, Bristol and Galway. Along the way he's picked up a host of new fans, including BBC folk guru Mike Harding and NME award nominee Frank Turner, who tweeted very favourably about the live show over the summer.
Recently Will was invited to join fellow solo act Beans On Toast for ten dates on his UK tour and the pair are set to finish the run of gigs to a sell-out crowd at London's legendary 100 Club. This flurry of fantastic activity follows more than ten years of solid gigging with Varley travelling the length and breadth of the country with his guitar, often on foot and sleeping in a tent.
Complementing his self-directed music videos, the young troubadour's live performances have become more and more anarchic over the years. Audience interaction, surreal improvised comedy between songs, and chaotic stunts like playing two songs at the same time have made him a firm favourite from festivals to theatres, and ensure you'll never see the same show twice. The chaos is masterfully controlled, however, and he will effortlessly follow a shaggy dog story or a roaring talking blues with a heartbreaking ballad or fiery protest song.
"One of the best songwriters I've come across in a long, long time" Mike Harding
Will is being supported on tour by the wonderful band Hot Feet - Wood House
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