Come and See A Talented New Artist at The Atkinson and Pay What You Think!

Come and See A Talented New Artist at The Atkinson and Pay What You Think!

Do you sometimes feel that a concert was not worth the money or, on the other hand, you had such a fabulous time and the music was so good that you would have paid more?

Here at The Atkinson we encourage you to experience new music and be part of something special, so we invite you to join us for a deeply personal and moving performance from Gordie Tentrees on Thursday 21 January at 7.30pm – but we ask you to come and ‘pay what you think’.

Gordie Tentrees is a talented new artist from Canada who has performed with the likes of Kelly Joe Phelps, Fred Eaglesmith, Steve Poltz and Mary Gauthier but he doesn’t have a huge following on these shores.

The Yukon based, Ontario raised, farm boy, golden glove boxer, school teacher, youth counsellor turned folk artist Tentrees has released 6 records touring North America, UK, Australia and Europe up to 200 concerts each year.

He plays dobro, guitar, harmonica, with stellar accompaniment from Aiden Tentrees on upright bass & Fabian Brook on guitar and fiddle. He has spent the past three years on the road, with concert dates from Spain to Texas. Dancing outside the music industry box against all odds, there is no end in sight for Tentrees with upcoming performances around the world.

His sixth album, Less is More, presents an incredible soundtrack to a storied past with songs of triumph, heartache and redemption. Produced by Juno award winner Bob Hamilton who also contributes textured beauty with tasteful tones, the album features Tentrees blend of folk, roots and blues sounds on 11 tracks including “Camelot Hotel“, written by Mary Gauthier. The album also includes guest appearances by Patrick Hamilton, Annie Avery, Lonnie Powell and the voice of east coast darling 2015 Juno winner Catherine MacLellan.

“Tentrees’ delivery is so relaxed and unpretentious it’s impossible to not get drawn into his world, sounding like a young John Prine.”– No Depression

“In the rough cut vein of Kelly Joe Phelps or Fred Eaglesmith, Tentrees is gifted.” – The Globe & Mail

“This is the fifth album by a man who really should be a household name, thanks to the excellence of his vocal and writing skills and his ability to create atmospheres and arrangements perfectly suited to his writing, something not all great singer songwriters are able to master.”- Canadian Music Awards, International Song Competitions

A pay what you think concert is free, but at the end of the night we will ask you to do exactly that…pay what you think the music, the concert and the overall experience was like! Tickets would be sold at a price of £10 but for this special occasion we ask that you trust us, come along for free, have a drink and then pay what you think at the end of the night!

Gordie Tentrees can be seen at The Atkinson on Thursday 21 January at 7.30pm. Tickets are Free, but we ask that you ‘pay what you think’ as you leave.

To book your tickets or more information please call Box Office on 01704 533333 or visit Tickets can also be bought over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.

* There is a £1 booking fee for online and telephone sales and a 2% fee over the counter with a credit card. There are no booking fees for free events.


For interviews, or more information please contact or call 0151 934 2129

Gordie Tentrees
Thursday 21 January
Free – ‘Pay What You Think’
*Please be advised that there is a booking fee of £1 per ticket online/phone. A 2% credit card fee is charged for counter sales.There are no booking fees for free events.

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


Posted on 12 January 2016 under General news

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