Love and Money Star James Grant at The Atkinson

Love and Money Star James Grant at The Atkinson

Scottish musician, singer and songwriter James Grant makes his first appearance at The Atkinson on Saturday 11 April.

James Grant always wanted to be Jimmy Page. But as the young wannabe guitar hero grew up, he was also blessed with velvet vocal chords. And so was shaped the destiny of one the great songwriters of recent decades.

He first came to international attention with his band Love and Money where he wrote four classic albums, including the astonishingly mature Strange Kind of Love.
Recording in New York, he worked with producers such as Gary Katz of Steely Dan and Tom Dowd (who produced Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton and Aretha Franklin). The albums produced several hit singles, racked up silver disc sales and created a devoted world-wide fanbase.

Since originally parting the ways with his band Love and Money in the early 1990s, singer, songwriter and guitarist James Grant has released five acclaimed solo albums, most recently 2010’s Strange Flowers, with his first best-of collection released in spring 2012.

He draws from a broad palette of pop, folk, soul, country and blues influences and interweaving his solo compositions with Love and Money favourites. James twins darkly literate, melodically lush song craft with his richly potent vocals and virtuoso guitar work, leavening his performances with dashes of wickedly acerbic humour.

With Love and Money also back on the road and in the studio, Grant sounds like an artist now in his prime and this is a great time to catch him live!

‘A ballsier Gram Parsons but with whisky tinged Scottish poetry for lyrics’ – The Word

‘One of Scotland’s most gifted songwriters…and what a marvellous singer he is, too, spanning darkly burnished baritone depths and searing soulful intensity’ – Scotsman

Opening up for James Grant on the night is Stevie Nimmo, one half of Scotland’s highly respected Nimmo Brothers. Stevie Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for over 15 years.

Now, having toured extensively with the critically acclaimed blues rock outfit over the last 12 months, he is taking to the road in a stripped back, acoustic format to continue promotion of his debut solo project The Wynds of Life.

Although touched upon in previous Nimmo Brothers recordings, this new adventure brings to the fore a more personal and intimate side to Stevie’s personality; focusing more on his considerable song writing talents as he brings together a wonderful blend of country, gospel and, of course, blues influences to present a fine selection of self penned songs as well as a few carefully chosen covers played in his own passionate, inimitable style.

Catch the Nimmo Brothers at The Atkinson’s Big Blues Festival on Friday 9 October (9-10October). Early bird festival tickets are on sale now for £32. Full line-up is available online.

James Grant with support from Stevie Nimmo is at The Atkinson on Saturday 11 April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £16 and are available online at or by calling the Box Office on 01704 533333. They are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.

Please be advised that there is a £2.50 booking fee for telephone and online sales from 1 April

James Grant with support Stevie Nimmo
Saturday 11 April
Tickets: £16

*Please be advised that there is a £2.50 booking fee for telephone and online sales from 1 April

The Atkinson
Lord Street

In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street
For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333
About The Atkinson
The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.
The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

Posted on 1 April 2015 under General news

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