Vashti Bunyan set for a few Diamond Days in April and May 2010

Posted: 26th March 2010

Spray yourself with patchouli and ornate your hair with sunflowers (that is if you're a hardcore nostalgist), as revered folkstress, Vashti Bunyan, will grace her fans with her stage presence and heavenly voice over a series of shows, announced for April and May!

The reborn folk icon, who after sinking into obscurity following the release of her now timeless 1970 classic album, Just Another Diamond Day (the title track of which was in recent years, revived by this big phone company we won't mention), re-emerged in the early noughties when JADD resuurected in CD- format, and caught the (contemporary) ear of the likes of Devendra Bernhardt, Joanna Newsom and Piano Magic, who all wanted collaborations with the folkstress-in-chief.

Since then, she's released two other opuses: 'Lookaftering' (2005) and 'Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind - Singles and Demos 1964 to 1967' (2007), both on Fat Cat Records (also home to Vetiver, the lead singer of which, Andy Cabic, Bunyan is said to currently be working on new material with).

Bunyan will play four dates in April (8th-11th) , back-to-back, starting at the Bristol St Georges, via the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds, St Georges Church in Brighton and the Union Chapel on London; then, she'll perform at the Manchester RNCM Concert Hall and the South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell, respectively on 2nd and 4th May.

We have tickets available for the Brighton and London dates, costing respectively £17.60 and £16.50 (+ booking fee). For all other dates, you'll need to contact the venues directly to check for availability.

Solange Moffi