Australia’s Nigel Wearne released his single To The Edge on November 17th, featuring award winning UK songstress Lauren Housley; plus has announced a string of tour dates through January 2023 – Nigel Wearne ft Lauren Housley – To The Edge

NIGEL WEARNE 2023 JANUARY UK TOURFriday 13th January – West End Centre – Aldershot
Saturday 14th January – Chapel Arts – Bath
Sunday 15th January – Edge of the Wedge – Portsmouth
Tuesday 17th January – The Witham – Barnard Castle
Wednesday 18th January – The Crescent – York
Thursday 19th January – The Met – Bury
Friday 20th January – Liverpool Philharmonic
Saturday 21st January – Alder Bar, Sheffield
Sunday 22nd January – The Hive – Shrewsbury
Tuesday 24th January – Americana Fest
Friday 27th January – The Stables – Milton Keynes
Saturday 28th January – Thimblemill Library – Smethwick

Ominous, poignant and mysterious; To The Edge is a potent lament of fate gone wrong. Two lovers by the riverside grappling with truth; that irrevocable moment when the past cannot be undone and everything changes. Why was the timing so wrong? “We needed truth / But now there ain’t time to heal”. Wearne’s lush Gretsch guitar swathed with spooky Hammond organ, drums and double bass set the scene. Morricone-esque horns tug at the heartstrings, as Wearne and Housley croon and cast shadows across the tale in all its mystery. A soulful, minor-key slow-burn that skirts the fringes of jazz and 60s rock ‘n’ roll.

It was early 2019 in the bustling Arts Café in Montreal, Canada. Nigel and Lauren were both in town to showcase at Folk Alliance International and found themselves on camera as part of a documentary on theconference. Instantly hitting it off, they spoke about the future of folk music and their mutual admiration of John Prine, all the while sharing their dry wit. After reconnecting in New Orleans in early 2020, they got to work during the pandemic and the rest is in the tape-reel. 

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