FOR the first time, tonight Barnsley folk singer Kate Rusby will perform her lockdown covers’ album, Hand Me Down, in full on stage in a worldwide stream at 7.30pm BST.
Released on her Pure Records label on August 14 last summer after recording sessions with husband musician Damien O’Kane, the collection of her favourite songs brought Kate, 47, her highest-charting album to date.
Bar the odd part recorded remotely by a band member, Hand Me Down was made by Kate and Damien when dividing days between home studio and home schooling their daughters.
Tonight will be the first chance to hear the likes of Manic Monday, Friday I’m In Love, Shake It Off and Three Little Birds performed live by Kate and her regular band in a two-hour concert including an interval.
Hand Me Down debuted at number 12 in the Official Album Charts – number three in the CD album chart and number four in the independent release chart – and a vinyl version followed on January 15.
Tickets are available at live.katerusby.com, from where Kate’s globally streamed concert will be available on demand until May 22, a date that would have been the last day of her cancelled spring tour.
As with her streamed Christmas concert, Kate Rusby’s Happy Holly Day on December 12 last year, the location for tonight’s recording will be Cast in Doncaster.
To watch a trailer, go to: youtube.com/watch?v=7v7Ag1y_OcM
Hand Me Down’s track listing:
- Manic Monday (written by Prince; a hit for The Bangles in 1986)
- Everglow (Coldplay)
- Days (The Kinks, covered by Kirsty MacColl, Elvis Costello)
- If I Had A Boat (Lyle Lovett)
- Maybe Tomorrow (from The Littlest Hobo, a Canadian TV series, performed by Terry Bush)
- The Show (theme song for TV series Connie, written by Willy Russell, performed by Rebecca Storm)
- Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
- True Colours (written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly; a hit for Cyndi Lauper in 1986 )
- Carolina On My Mind (James Taylor)
- Love Of The Common People (written by written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins; a hit for Paul Young in 1983)
- Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
- Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)