NEW TWO-DAY SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
Boo will be holding a 2-day songwriting workshop at the Blue Boar in Maldon
on 16/17 September 2014.
If you're interested in attending the workshop, please contact for more details
NEW FIVE-DAY RESIDENTIAL SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
Boo will be holding a five day residential songwriting workshop at beautiful Moniack Mhor in Inverness-shire
next May 2015, details to follow shortly. Contact for more details and to make a booking.
Watch Boo and Brooks' appearance on BBC1s Andrew Marr show here
Read more about Boo's collaboration with Brooks Williams and listen to tracks from the new album
Tony Shepherd's sleevenotes can be downloaded as a PDF here.
If you'd like Boo to play a concert in your house, email
NEW ALBUM - "GOD BLESS THE PRETTY THINGS"
RELEASED OCTOBER 26th 2009
CAT No. NAVIGATOR 11 / DD
- Muddy Water
- Sleeping Lions
- New Year's Eve
- It's a Beautiful Night
- In Paris After The War
- Soul Mate
- Silver Wings
- I Almost Said Goodbye
- You and Me
Boo Hewerdine is widely regarded as a songwriting legend, an artist with a musical C.V of international collaborations and hit songs that stretch over two decades and many genres.
"In the two decades or so since he first emerged with The Bible, Boo Hewerdine has become one of the movers
and shakers in song-writing and production; his name anywhere on an album being a mark of quality"
R2 / Rock n Reel
New album "God Bless The Pretty Things" is his first band album in almost a decade. Recorded in Glasgow during the spring of 2009, Boo is joined by a wealth of fantastic musicians: Justin Currie (Del Amitri) Berlin based multi instrumentalist Gustaf Ljunngren, Ewen Vernal, Roy Dodds, Kevin McGuire and Alan Kelly (all from Eddi Readers band) and label mates John McCusker and Heidi Talbot.
"Hewerdine's music has a vigour and zest of its own. GOD BLESS THE PRETTY THINGS amounts to his recorded masterpiece
I thought of these songs as a suite. There is a song called "God bless the pretty things" I have yet to record.
It's about how the chance to create beauty is the ultimate sign of freedom. This was in the back of mind during the
writing and recording of the album. I chose songs that seemed to reflect this, with the previous acoustic EP series
(Toy Box) I was interested in storytelling. This time even when I'm telling a story I'm trying to find an atmosphere
"Boo emotionally pulls the rug from under you and leaves you speechless - gotta be "best of the year 2009"
TV Appearance: The Andrew Marr Show - Live performance & interview 25/10/09
THE WORD: The song 'Muddy Water' to appear on the CD Covermount November Issue.
BOO'S BLOG FOR THE MUSIC MAGAZINE
Singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine is blogging for The Music Magazine in the run-up to his first studio album with a full band in 10 years.
visitors to the site may recall a series of tour blogs we ran at the
beginning of the year written by Boo Hewerdine as he toured the country
with Drever, McCusker and Woomble. Boo has recently announced his first
album with a studio band in 10 years, so we thought it was high time we
got back on his case to keep us updated about what he's up to, as well
as when he finally gets back on the road for his own show.
SPIRAL EARTH INTERVIEW
On Spiral Earth website, the online hub for UK folk and roots music, Boo writes about each song on God Bless The Pretty Things in detail.
There is also a video interview recorded in August as well as a specially recorded version of Silver Wings.