Wednesday 1 October 2014 at 7:30pm
70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH, United Kingdom
Tel: 0161 200 1500
RM Hubbert is a guitarist and songwriter from Glasgow. With a canny timing, he’s also quite the comedian/raconteur. But the issues he deals with can be anything but funny. How often do you see grown men weep at shows?
Hubby, as he’s also known, has released two albums to date, the first of which was First & Last (Chemikal Underground, 2011), which comprises nine solo instrumental guitar pieces. Heavily influenced by flamenco rhythms and techniques, First & Last was written to help Hubby deal with the death of his parents and return of chronic depression. It’s not as depressing as that last sentence may suggest.
His second album, Thirteen Lost & Found, was conceived as a way for Hubby to reconnect with old friends after losing touch over ten years. It features collaborations with many talented Scottish musicians such as Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap), Emma Pollock (The Delgados) Alasdair Roberts, Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Mogwai) and Hanna Tuulikki (Nalle, Two Wings). The album was produced by Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), a long-time collaborator and friend. Thirteen Lost & Found won Scottish Album of the Year for Hubby.
A prolific live artist, Hubby has toured extensively over the last three years, both as headline and in support to artists such as Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Twilight Sad, Franz Ferdinand, Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat, King Creosote and many others.
Breaks and Bone, Hubby’s third album, has again received critical acclaim following its release on Chemikal Underground.
Support comes from David O’Dowda. Formally the front man for alt-folk band Table, and keyboard player with indie band Sizer Barker, O’Dowda now spends much of his time writing songs for Los Angeles-based production music library Extreme Music, curated by music supervisor Liz Gallacher. He now releases his debut EP as a solo artist.
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