Win tickets to see Eddi Reader show

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Singer Eddi Reader is to perform at The Grand Pavilion in Matlock Bath on Friday, October 24.

Eddi Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and their single Perfect, and parent album First of a Million Kisses, which both topped the British charts.

However, it has been her subsequent solo albums which signalled her increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them very much her own. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. She has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

Special guest on the night is Findlay Napier, the Scottish singer-songwriter, appearing on the Vagabond tour, named after Eddi’s most recent album.

Previously nominated for Composer of the Year at Scots Trad Music Awards, in 2013 Findlay Napier won the UK’s Burnsong Songwriting Competition.

Tickets are £20 in advance and £24 on the door. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm. It is an all-seated performance. For more details about the concert, see www.thegrandpavilion.co.uk

Tickets are currently available online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/274469 and http://eddireader.brownpapertickets.com/

The Grand Pavilion is a registered charity which bought the building from Derbyshire Dales District Council in August 2013 and runs music, theatre, markets and private events to raise funds for repairing, maintaining, preserving and restoring the building. The long-term aim when fully restored is to be the largest theatre, live music venue and community space in Derbyshire Dales. At the moment it remains, ‘a Little Bit Scruffy’ but weatherproof, open for business and professionally run.

The Grand Pavilion’s bars will be open, featuring guest real ale and cider.

n We have a pair of tickets to give away for this fantastic concert. To be in with a chance of winning, tell us the name of Fairground Attraction’s famous number one single. Email your answer, with Eddi Reader Competition as the subject heading, along with your name, address and daytime contact number, to listings@matlockmercury.co.uk

Please note that email contact details of competition entrants will be shared with The Grand Pavilion Ltd for marketing and audience research purposes.

Entries need to reach us by midday at the latest on Friday, October 10.

Terms and conditions: Entries received after the stated closing deadline will not be valid. The winner will be notified by phone on the number used to enter within three working days of end of competition. UK entrants, 18 and over only. This is a Johnston Press Group competition. NO CASH ALTERNATIVE. For full t&cs go to www.johnstonpress.co.uk/competition.