Hotpants Media Presents
Sat 16 Jul 2011 | 8pm | Sold Out
Jill Jackson comes to the Arches, Glasgow with an acoustic set on Saturday 16th July.
Described in the Nashville press as the “Scottish Songbird”, Paisley-born singer-songwriter Jill Jackson first burst on to the UK music scene as the front woman of rock band Speedway, with whom she scored two top ten hits in 2004. When the band split in 2005, Jill embarked upon a career as a solo artist, developing a musical style far removed from the pop-rock music that made her name.
Coupling brilliantly crafted lyrics and beautiful melodies with a sense of intimacy, her songs – like the woman behind them – are unforgettable, making it rare for people to hear Jill’s music or see her perform without being deeply moved.
This is your chance to catch her performing songs from her new album Back to Zero in a small, stripped back and intimate setting.
Please enter through Argyle Street
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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