Eddi has carved out a remarkable career over the past 30 years, having first hit the limelight in the 1980’s with the group Fairground Attraction (who enjoyed huge chart success with their debut No.1 single ‘Perfect’ and album ‘First of a Million Kisses’). Eddi went on to collaborate on many celebrated projects throughout the years, famously harmonizing with Annie Lennox while touring with the Eurythmics and paying her punk dues with a successful stint in the group Gang of Four.
However it has been Eddi’s subsequent solo albums which have cemented her image as a powerful figure in British music. Since embarking independently in 1992 Eddi has produced seven acclaimed solo albums, has been awarded an MBE for ‘Outstanding Contributions to the Arts’ (2006) and has won a Brit award for ‘Best Female Singer’ (1994) among other achievements.
In the past two years Eddi has toured extensively, selling out shows worldwide as she promoted her seventh studio album ‘Love is the Way’. In addition to that Eddi made her Hollywood acting debut, taking up the role of the chanteuse in Richard Linklater’s ‘Me And Orson Welles’ where she is featured performing with the Jools Holland Orchestra.
On record Eddi has brought to life all forms of song, weaving through a multiplicity of musical styles from the traditional to the contemporary with equal capability and trademark perfection. But most notably the experience of Eddi Reader live is that which sets her apart. She has effortlessly developed into one of music’s most thrilling and affecting performers, by her ability to connect with the audience on a deep emotional level with beautifully raw vocals and an unparalleled romanticism.