One of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters, Boo Hewerdine will be visiting Irvine as part of his UK tour this autumn.

He will perform at the Harbour Arts Centre on Friday, November 15.

Boo will sing songs from his new album ‘Before’, and his impressive back catalogue.

The new recordings on ‘Before’ are a perfect contrast of mood and theme to the gloriously rich, full band pop sound of 2017’s acclaimed ‘Swimming in Mercury’ album. This new album finds Boo focused on the art of reduction, consumed by fine details and found sound, songs where the fragility and beauty of life are laid bear with a stark emotive honesty.

‘Before’ was recorded in the first weeks of 2019, with supreme Danish multi-instrumentalist Gustaf Ljungren. The album offers a unique approach to instrumentation and features a Dulcitone - a century old keyboard that strikes tuning forks with felt hammers, an Indian harmonium, a vibraphone and several other unusual instruments, alongside his father’s old piano.

Boo said: “It will be really exciting to bring this organic collection of songs that have been recorded using a whole host of vintage instruments into a live setting.

"I’m looking forward to embarking on this run of solo shows and showing audiences what I’ve been working on.” For tickets visit