Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter, who has won multiple awards including an incredible 7 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, two shortlist nominations for Scottish Album of The Year (with his trio Lau) and much acclaim for his solo recordings and concerts including glowing reviews from The Herald, The Guardian, Mojo and Q Magazine.
His most recent (John Parish produced) album with Lau, Midnight and Closedown was released in February 2019 by Reveal Records to wild acclaim. Kris started the new year with sold out concert hall tours with both Lau and The Lost Words project https://www.thelostwords.org . In January Kris played a 1,500 capacity, sold out, St James’ Theatre Glasgow with full orchestra re-imagining key songs from his career to date including his pro-immigration anthem for our times ‘Ghosts’.
May 2019 is a chance to hear him up close and personal as hetakes in many intimate listening rooms, performing solo across the UK before joining back upwith Lau for summer festivals. Drever’s voice and guitar form a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, a phenomenal and prolific artist. Kris has collaborated with Cream’s Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart,Seckou Keita and many more. One of Scotland’s finest and most in demand musicians.
What they say...
‘Kris Drever is a serious talent’ - MOJO
“The folk revival has a new standard bearer” - Q
“Folk Singer of The Year & Best Original Track Award Winner’’ - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017
‘Completely infectious' - BBC Music *****
'Utterly stunning' - fROOTS
'Immense yet ultra-supple sophistication, musician-ship of the first order ...a breath of fresh air - 'SONGLINES
Guitarist with that bravely experimental trio Lau, Kris Drever has all the makings of a solo celebrity - THE GUARDIAN ****
‘Sets the standard for others to follow’ - FOLKRADIO.CO.UK
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