We missed having Ian with us last year – but as his newly released fifth studio album “Bring The Light”, produced by Daniel Ledwell, is filled with the same hooky cleverness that has endeared Sherwood to previous audiences, we thought it was about time to ask him back for another hugely enjoyable evening of music, jokes and seriously impressive vocal and instrumental looping. This time, the deft work of Ledwell’s production brings Sherwood’s songs a new dimension of beauty and depth.
Guitar, saxophone, huge songwriting and a voice that won him a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Singer, Ian Sherwood Brings The Light to every stage he stands on. A born story teller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Whether it’s a theatre show or large festival stage, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys fourth walls.
When not touring the UK, US or all across Canada Sherwood produces for other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He most recently won a 2017 Robert Merritt for Outstanding Original Score for the play “Tompkinsville”. He was named Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year. Bob Mersereau of CBC Radio, Fredericton described him as “… a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.”
“… impressive guitar work amid catchy hook lines galore, surely the main thought in the room was, “Yep. It’s only a matter of time before he’s a household name.””
-Todd MacLean, Charlottetown Guardian
“Despite starting out as a saxophonist, acoustic folk is Ian Sherwood’s forte and it’s something he does rather well.”
“You know that Silk Soy Milk? The chocolate kind? That’s what his voice sounds like.”
-Shaun Majumder, Comedian
For those of you who came and enjoyed seeing Stephen Fearing in November of last year – you need to come! You’ll love Ian’s original songs and style and at the same time you’ll discover another very personable and hugely talented Canadian, whom, I am of the firm opinion, deserves a much larger public profile here in the UK.
Tickets are £12.00 and are available online through https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ian-sherwood-plays-elmslie-house-tickets-54973974638?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing
If you are local to Malvern tickets are also for sale through Malvern TIC (Tourist Information Centre) or Carnival Records, both on Church Street in Malvern.
NB – tickets are no longer available via Pay-pal – as I have still to resolve an issue with the coding. Apologies for any inconvenience.
The seating (maximum capacity is 80) is unreserved so the doors will open half an hour before the performance starts so that you can select your seats and if you so wish, have a drink at the Bar (Limited bar available – championing local beers, cider and soft refreshments).
Doors will be opening at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.
There is usually an interval after 45mins so that the performance will finish around 10.00pm.