ACOUSTIC guitarist and singer Karl Culley will head from Poland to his hometown of Harrogate to play a restoration appeal fundraiser for Harrogate Theatre on June 2.
Accompanying him in the intimate Studio Theatre will be fellow Harrogate musician Dan Webster, from Birdman Rallies, Gosh Hawk and New York Brass Band, who also will play a short set on the 7.30pm bill.
The fundraiser will be presented by not-for-profit Harrogate event organisers Charm, who previously brought the likes of Field Music and Gruff Rhys, of Super Furry Animals, to Harrogate Theatre.
“It’s a rare return to Harrogate from his successful sojourn in Kraków for Karl Culley, who has been hailed by Mojo magazine as a brilliant ‘metaphysical folk pop poet’,” says Charm promoter Graham Chalmers.
“Karl first appeared at a Charm night in 2005 and has become favourite of our events ever since with his mesmerising performances.”
Culley released debut album Bundle Of Nerves in 2009, put together from recording sessions on the Scottish isle of Jura. His second offering, The Owl, produced by Daniel Webster, was recorded in York and his native Harrogate in 2011 and drew comparisons with both Tim Buckley and José González in a four-star Sunday Express review.”
Three more albums have followed: Phosphor in 2013, Stripling in 2015 and Last! in 2018. “Karl will perform songs from all five and unveil tracks from his new EP, Redshift, which has already been reviewed favourably by folkradio.co.uk,” says Graham.
Charm presents Karl Culley and Dan Webster in a night of acoustic music at Harrogate Theatre Studio Theatre on June 2 at 7.30pm. All profits will go to the Harrogate Theatre Restoration Appeal. Box office: 01423 502116, at harrogatetheatre.co.uk or via email to email@example.com.