Rotheray to play Glee Club

Dave Rotheray, playing

Dave Rotheray, playing

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former Beautiful South stalwart David Rotheray brings his The Life Of Birds 2011 tour to The Glee Club in Nottingham on Saturday, March 26.

An ornithological concept album, The Life Of Birds was released last year and is a series of autumnal, rustic reflections on life with some astonishing collaborations, including Jim Causley, who features on The Sparrow, The Thrush and The Nightingale, and Bella Hardy, whose enchanting vocals appear on Living Before the War, The Digital Cuckoo and duets with Causley on The Hummingbird on Your Calendar. Both Bella and Jim will be joining David Rotheray and has band for the show.

In a career that has taken him from forming The Beautiful South with Paul Heaton in the late 1980s to his critically-acclaimed acoustic side project Homespun, David Rotheray’s name has always been synonymous with music that mixes the melancholic with dry humour to great effect. On The Life of Birds, he has succeeded in crafting an album where the emphasis is firmly on song writing, with some of the best lyrics and most beautiful music of his career.

Tickets for the gig at The Glee Club in Nottingham cost £10 and more details are available on 0871 472 0400 or at www.glee.co.uk