Published: 18/11/2015 17:07 - Updated: 23/11/2015 10:31

Newton Faulkner returns to the north

Newton Faulkner at Belladrum.
Newton Faulkner at Belladrum.

DREADLOCKED guitar wizard Newton Faulkner returns to the north next spring with dates at Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom on Monday 4th and The Ironworks, Inverness, on Tuesday 5th April 2016.

Faulkner, who has performed at Belladrum, RockNess and Loopallu, first came to public attention in 2007, when his debut album Hand Built By Robots became a number one bestseller.

His second full-length album, Rebuilt By Humans, followed two years later despite a delay caused by a broken wrist while on holiday in the Alps.

His fifth studio album, Human Love, is set for release this week.

Known for percussive guitar playing and some unusual acoustic covers including Massive Attack’s Teardrop and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, he also had a UK Top 10 single hit with Dream Catch Me, which, after being named Jo Wiley’s ‘pet sound’ for the week, rose to number seven in the singles charts.

He now tours with an array of multi-media tools including cameras, backlit screens, organ pedals, kick drums and even a real working cassette tape player.

"Touring is the best part for me, so being able to go out and give everyone a great and unique show is such an important aspect to think about," he says.

Tickets for Faulkner’s 2016 tour go on sale at 10am on Friday 20th November, the same date as his latest album, Human Love, is released.

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