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Arts / Intimate Lerwick gig lined up for Starsailor singer

THE FRONTMAN and singer from popular UK indie band Starsailor is heading north for an intimate acoustic concert early in the new year.

James Walsh, whose group have just completed a sell-out UK tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Silence is Easy album, will perform at The Dowry on Saturday 13 January.

James Walsh.

He previously sold out the same venue just after the end of Covid restrictions in February 2022, treating a hugely receptive audience to a career-spanning acoustic set.

Starsailor are getting ready to release their first new studio album in six years, Where the Wild Things Grow, in spring 2024.

Gig-goers can expect to hear classic material from Silence is Easy and the band’s Love is Here, both of which reached number two on the UK album charts on their release, along with selections from James’ solo albums.

There will be opening sets from Lulu Johnson and Seth B. Travins.

Neil Riddell of local promoters Ragged Wood, who have also booked Walsh for a show at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree for the first time as part of the same trip, said: “James’ last visit to Shetland was one of the most enjoyable concerts we’ve been involved in.

“Starsailor have been playing to huge audiences all over Europe this autumn and winter, so it will be really special to be able to hear James’ wonderful voice and songs at such close quarters.”

Tickets to see Starsailor’s James Walsh live at The Dowry on Saturday 13 January are available from The Little Box Office.

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