Teddy Thompson's coming to town
The acclaimed singer songwriter Teddy Thompson embarks on a 23-date tour of the UK stopping off at Sheffield City Hall’s Memorial Hall on Thursday 3 February 2011.
Thompson, son of folk-rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson, developed his musical drive early in life and launched his first band while still in his early teens.
By the time he released his self-titled solo debut in 2000, he'd served a stint in his father's touring band and contributed guitar and vocals to his dad's albums You? Me? Us? and Mock Tudor. He subsequently co-produced and played on his mother's 2002 comeback disc Fashionably Late.
Thompson, set to release his brand new album Bella on 1 February 2011 and his single ‘Looking for a Girl’ a week before, combines lean rock and roll with luscious string arrangements which prove both disarmingly catchy and often startlingly frank.
Bella follows Thompson 2008’s A Piece of What You Need, which The Guardian declared “one of this year’s best” and is Thompson’s fifth set in a career that has consistently garnered critical praise.