My Darling Clementine (aka Lou Dalgleish & Michel Weston King) and Steve Nieve first came together in the Spring of 2019 to start work on a collaboration that would become the widely hailed album 'Country Darkness’, a collection of 12 Elvis Costello songs reimagined and reinterpreted for duet.
Released initially as three exquisitely packaged 12 inch EP’s between Oct 2019 and Sept 2020,and then eventually as a full album in Nov 2020, it has been described as one of the 'finest collaborations in recent years', with the three of them combining brilliantly to bring new meaning to these already stunning songs;
'Costello’s songs, King & Dalgleish’s voices, Nieve's Keys…it’s perfect fit’ wrote American Songwriter
The opportunity to tour together never materialised as initially the pandemic, and then their own individual musical commitments got in the way. But, at long last, this summer, they will come together to play three selected shows across the UK.
The evening will consist of 2 sets. Steve performing both solo, and with guest vocalist Kessada, and then joining forces with Lou and Michael to perform songs from both the My Darling Clementine back catalogue as well as to re-visit the songs on Country Darkness, which includes such Costello classics as Indoor Fireworks, I’ll Wear It Proudly, Too Soon To Know, Stranger In The House, and That Day Is Done.
These will be hugely entertaining and very special nights.
More info at https://www.facebook.com/mydarlingclementine.music
Advance tickets £17.50 stbf from Tickets Scotland. Buy online here. Over 18 only.