Tom McRae, long regarded as one of our finest singer songwriters last played a sell out show here in 2013, and this is rare chance to hear this brilliant and elusive performer.
"Fifteen years on from a debut that earned Brit and Mercury nominations, Tom McRae is an enduring outsider. The son of Christian missionaries, this songwriter from Essex decamped to the US a decade ago and is now based in France.
McRae's seventh album has a fire and brimstone flavour, and in his mid-forties he's acquired the malevolent eloquence of Tom Waits and Nick Cave... middle age and exile have only sharpened his wits." [The Evening Standard].
Tom's fantastic live reputation is hard won and well-deserved, in the years since the release of his Mercury and Brit nominated debut, he has toured regularly all over the world, garnering a fiercely loyal audience, especially in Europe and North America.
Says McRae: " As a male singer-songwriter working in the early part of the 21st century, I feel I should be constantly apologising. But as a man in his forties I also feel I don't want to. Also, I can't really remember what the question was".
Tom McRae 'From the Lowlands' solo tour, live at 'Het Patronaat' Haarlem from Klaus Verscheure on Vimeo.