Eli Paperboy Reed

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Eli Paperboy Reed

Lou Hickey // Woodenbox With A Fistful Of Fivers

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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