Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets

Friday, 7 June 2019 - 7:30 PM

Southport Theatre

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You’ve gotta be cruel to be kind in the right measure.

Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, The Pretenders, The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal.

Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of The Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the “Jackets” have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows.

The night starts with the soulful sound of Sinead Burgess, an Australian singer-songwriter, fresh off her tour supporting Paul Young. Sinead taps into Country/Americana/and singer-songwriter roots, playing the bulk of the instruments in her songs.

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