Village set to rock for Boo

Boo Hewerdine. Picture by Steven Pam.
Boo Hewerdine. Picture by Steven Pam.

A famed singer-songwriter will be performing at what is hoped to be the first of a series of gigs in a north Northumberland village.

Boo Hewerdine will be playing live at Felton Village Hall on Sunday, April 7, in the first Felton Rocks concert.

Boo was the driving force behind 80s guitarbased pop band The Bible and since then he has written and produced numerous recognisable hits including for Eddi Reader, KD Lang, Natalie Imbruglia, Chris Difford, David McAlmont and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

In a review of his 2009 album, the BBC described him as ‘one of Britain’s most consistently accomplished songwriters’.

The gig’s organiser, David Hindmarsh, said: “Having just seen him in London, I can vouch that his live set is packed with beautiful songs that will have you saying, ‘I didn’t know he wrote that’.

“As well as playing his songs, Boo usually shares some stories from the pop and rock world including how his song Bell, Book and Candle was re-released after it featured as the centrepiece in the tragic, untimely death of Tricia Dingle in Emmerdale!”

The gig starts at 8pm and tickets are available online at

They are priced at £7 with a £1 booking fee. If there are any tickets left on the night they will be available £8, but David is trying to encourage everyone to get them in advance so he can arrange the seating optimally.

This first gig will be a bring your own bottle event, but audience feedback will dictate whether it should remain on this basis or a bar would be preferred.

David added: “If I can get sufficient numbers to this then I intend to try and bring more performers to the village whether they be established or contemporary.”

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