Gig: Derrin Nauendorf – The Kings Head, Carlisle

Posted on: Saturday, Jul 7, 2012

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Thursday, 12th July, 2012

The Kings Head, Fisher Street, Carlisle, CA3 8RF

Singer songwriter Derrin Nauendorf plays the Courtyard Live @ The Kings Head in Carlisle on Thursday 12th July.

The Australian born guitarist came to the UK several years ago carrying his guitar and little else and in no time was travelling the festival circuit and supporting the likes of Van Morrison and Deep Purple. His reputation was built on his blues-influenced solo guitar playing that carried him around the clubs and drew him big support but this description doesn’t give sufficient credit to the distinctive ‘roots’ based style that gives him such an expressive and individual sound when playing live.

Self-taught, he can’t read music, and learned playing 25 to 30 gigs a month in the ‘spit and sawdust’ bars of Australia in the middle of nowhere. His self penned songs blend smoothly with his growling vocals and a guitar style that switches effortlessly between raw aggression and sweet emotion. His rhythm accompaniment on the guitar is a sight to see and hear and it’s lucky he has a guitar endorsement because he probably gets through a few a year!

An unsigned artist, he has sold thousands of albums from his gigs around the UK and Europe, and this summer releases his first studio album in four years. Indeed the lyrics to one of his songs titled ‘Shipwrecked’ was included in an English Literature textbook by Cambridge University Press.

He has been compared in reviews to such artists as Steve Earle, John Mellencamp and Tom Petty which reflects some of the differing musical styles he expresses himself.

The gig starts at 8.00 and costs £3

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