Gig: Dave Arcari – Ruby Lounge, Manchester – 10 Jun 2010
Posted on: Monday, May 31, 2010
Dave Arcari live at the Ruby Lounge, Manchester
SCOTTISH alt.blues artist Dave Arcari returns to Manchester for a show at The Ruby Lounge in the city’s Northern Quarter on Thursday 10 June (tickets £8/£6adv/doors 7.30pm). Special guests for the show are Pablo’s Finest Hour and Plastic Poets.
The show is part of Arcari’s summer tour which takes in most of the UK and culminates in two slots at Glastonbury Festival at the end of the month (June). Aside from festival appearances in France and Switzerland and a few ad hoc dates over the last month or two, Arcari has been concentrating on writing material for a new album scheduled for release on 1 November.
Arcari’s latest album Got Me Electric is getting rave reviews and strong radio airplay which are helping him build on recent successes as a finalist in the UK Indy Music Awards and an industry showcase at Canada’s NxNE music convention. Over the last year Arcari has delighted audiences at Belgium’s Peer Festival (alongside Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Winwood), BluesAlive in the Czech Republic and Poland and a series of headline shows in Finland, Estonia, Germany, Ireland as well as across the UK.
Showcased over five CD releases to date, Dave Arcari’s National guitar-driven alt.blues owes as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as it does pre-war Delta blues.
Photo Tanya Simson