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Album launch for Altrincham singer songwriter
ALTRINCHAM based singer songwriter Kirk McElhinney will launch his debut album, World Gone Blind, at Manchester’s Band On The Wall on January 9.
Kirk’s highly-rated acoustic guitar style has been heavily influenced by his guru, Bert Jansch and he’s struggling to contain his excitement.
He said: “I can’t wait actually - to see where it goes and I’m really happy with the finished product. i really believe in it.”
kirk said the influence of Jansch on his work has been huge.
He said: “When I first saw him live I never touched an electric guitar again - I sold my electric guitar and i’ve played acoustic guitar ever since. i used to follow him round wherever he gigged and he’s been like my schooling, really.”
World Gone Blind has been co-produced by Manchester pianist and producer John Ellis and was recorded at Limefield Studios, a facility used by artists including Corrine Bailey Rae.
The launch will included a live performance by Kirk. who is originally from Rochdale, and a band that will include John Ellis on keyboards. The musician’s impressive cv includes recording with the likes of Lily Allen and Corrine Bailey Rae.
* Doors open at 7.30pm and and anyone interested in booking tickets should visit bandonthewall.org/events/4282.
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