STEVIE NIMMO & BEN POOLE


Award-winning blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Stevie Nimmo, will release is second solo album “Sky Won’t Fall” via Manhaton Records on Friday 4th March. One half of The Nimmo Brothers, this will be Stevie’s second solo release since 2010’s debut acoustic album, The Wynds of Life. Stevie will embark on a co-headline tour with Ben Poole throughout the months of February, March, April and May. The tour will kick off on Thursday 4th February at the Bootlegger’s Bar in Kendal.

Released by Manhaton Records (the same label that releases King King’s albums), it’s a curious realisation that Sky Won’t Fall is only the second solo album of Stevie’s career. In mitigation, the Glaswegian bandleader has been busy: since the late-’90s, there has been the small matter of helming legendary blues-rock outfit The Nimmo Brothers alongside younger sibling Alan. Sky Won’t Fall was recorded in just ten days snatched between Nimmo tour commitments. “It was a bit frantic,” admits Stevie. “But even with all the madness, the project went very well.” The sessions at Nottingham’s Superfly Studios ran so smoothly, it’s a testament to the near-telepathic chemistry between Stevie and his crack core band. On drums, Craig Bacon drives the material with power and nuance. On bass, Mat Beable provides the thrilling counterpoint to Stevie’s soulful guitar work and evocative vocals. Flanked by engineer Andy Banfield, the album is produced by King King’s drummer Wayne Proctor. “Wayne was the man in charge of getting my ideas out of my head and down on a recording,” says Stevie. “Not an easy task, but he nailed it.”

Stevie Nimmo and Ben Poole UK tour dates Feb 04: Kendal Bootleggers Bar Feb 05: York Fibbers Feb 07: Leicester The Musician Feb 11: London The Half Moon Feb 12: Darlington The Forum Music Centre Feb 13: Bingley Arts Centre Feb 14: Worthing Southern Pier Pavilion Mar 17: Shoreham-by-Sea Ropetackle Arts Mar 18: Baron Upon Humber Ropery Hall Mar 19: Durham Mickleton R’N’B Mar 20: Kinross The Green Hotel Mar 21: Oxford The Haven Apr 29: Sutton Boom Boom Club Apr 30: Selby Arts Centre May 04: Newcastle The Cluny May 05: Stirling The Tollbooth May 06: Glasgow Oran Mor May 07: Aberdeen Cafe Drummond May 11: Cheltenham Vonnies May 12: Chislehurst Beaverwood Club May 13: Southampton Talking Heads May 14: Hartlepool Supporters Club May 19: Farnham The Maltings May 20: Newbury Arlington Sports Centre May 21: Derby The Flowerpot May 22: Sheffield Greystones


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