NEHH presents… Cold Turkey (Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, Withered Hand, Hollie McNish + Michael Pedersen)

Fri 01 Dec 2017
20:00 - 23:00 (3h)
Credit: Kat Gollock
"The lyrical clarity and emotional honesty of the band shine through, creating an album that is as much uplifting as it is in parts bleak"
BBC Music on Scott Hutchison's Frightened Rabbit
"Killer melodies … wobbly folk grooves … tunes full of warm, woozy sing-song charm"
Rolling Stone on Withered Hand
"Her rhymes have a driving quality, urgent words pinning down fleeting feelings, and her prose is warm and conversational, like speaking to a friend"
The Guardian on Hollie McNish
"By turns elegiac, nostalgic, hilarious and deeply serious... marks the arrival of an important new voice on the Scottish literary landscape"
The Skinny on Michael Pedersen
Book Tickets
Standing only. Not wheelchair-user accessible
_ Price: £15
_ Age Group: 16+
_ Venue: The Dissection Room

Cold Turkey is the debut outing of what may or may not evolve into an international touring show. There may or may not be a Q&A session. There will be a grand finale for which Hollie McNish is bringing her recorder, Pedersen has found a bell – Withered Hand and Scott Hutchison have the rest covered.

Scott Hutchison is a Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist. He founding member / primary songwriter of the indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, with whom he has recorded five studio albums. The band, homed by Atlantic Records, have conquered the UK Top Ten Album Charts, enjoy international success and continue to enrapt audiences the world over with poetic lyrics, powerful melodies and formidable live shows.

Over the past few years Withered Hand – aka Edinburgh DIY folk-rock troubadour Dan Willson – has released two outstanding albums, seen several of his songs picked up on MTV and cult series ‘Skins’, and gained an unlikely legion of fans including Jarvis Cocker and Rolling Stone Magazine USA (who decreed him “Artist to Watch”). He has never believed in Father Christmas.

Hollie McNish loves writing poems. She has published four poetry collections, a play about football and won the 2017 Ted Hughes Award for new writing, which she was really excited about. Her poems receive millions of online views and she was the first poet to record an album at Abbey Road Studio. Pink has tweeted one of her poems and so has Davina McCall. She normally puts her Christmas tree up in mid-November after fireworks night.

Michael Pedersen has performed aw over the globe and counts among his fans Irvine Welsh, Stephen Fry, Charlotte Church & his mum. Michael is a Canongate Future 40, has won the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and The John Mather’s Trust Rising Star Award. He is co-founder of Neu! Reekie! and his recent collection ‘Oyster’ has been illustrated by Scott Hutchison. MP has 14 Christmas Jumpers (responsibly sourced).