DF Concerts present
Wed 20 Apr 2011 | 7pm | £10 + bf
Immersed in the cultures of soul, classic R&B, blues and pop from an early age, the distinctively coiffed Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed is a soul singer, musician and 60s revivalist.
Eli’s lifelong passion for music, triggered as a child raiding his father’s formidable record collection, was first fully indulged when he began playing the blues in the juke joints and lounges of Mississippi, where he had moved from his hometown of Boston for a job which, luckily for fans of his music, had fallen through. Finding mentors among veteran players such as Terry ‘Big T’ Williams, Sam Carr, and Wesley ‘Junebug’ Jefferson, he worked on honing his skills as a fledgling performer.
On returning to Boston, he assembled a band – Eli Paperboy Reed and The True Loves – and put out two well-received albums: the independently released Sings Walkin’ and Talkin’ and Other Smash Hits in 2005, and Roll With You on Boston’s Q Division Records in 2008. As well as being named as one of Rolling Stone’s Breaking Artists, he was nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2009 MOJO Awards.
His major label debut without the band, Come And Get It, was released last year.
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
Entrance: Argyle Street
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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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