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14:43 28 September 2012

Eddi Reader comes to Devon

Eddi Reader comes to Devon

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Growing up in Glasgow and Irvine, Eddi Reader busked and performed at the local folk clubs before literally joining the circus in the early 1980s.

Eddi moved to London where she quickly became a sought-after session vocalist. She famously harmonised with Annie Lennox, touring with the Eurythmics, after her time with successful punk outfit Gang of Four.

It was the short-lived but warmly remembered Fairground Attraction that really brought her into the limelight and to the attention of a much wider audience. The single Perfect and parent album First of a Million Kisses both topped the British charts.

Eddi was awarded the MBE in 2006 for services to singing, and the same year she released Peacetime featuring the finest traditional players in the United Kingdom.

2010 saw Eddi playing sold out shows to promote Love Is The Way worldwide and also brought Eddi’s Hollywood movie debut when she featured in Me And Orson Welles with Zak Efron and Clare Danes.

Constant touring with her band has created a magical organic chemistry between Eddi and her players. Whilst renowned for her technical vocal ability, it is Eddi’s passion and instinct that combine to ensure she connects emotionally with her audience.

2012 got off to a busy start as Eddi toured as a special guest with the now legendary Transatlantic Sessions (this year’s line up included:Aly Bain, Jerry Douglas, Raul Malo, Ruth Moody and Karen Matheson). In addition, there have been various festival performances throughout the summer, the celebration of a million hits on Eddi’s YouTube channel and a wedding!

A new album is on the way and in the meantime, Eddi tours the UK and on Sunday, October 21, will be at the Exeter Corn Exchange - www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange - Box Office No: 01392 665938.

■ For a chance to get your hands on a pair of tickets, simply answer the following question:

■ What award did Eddi receive from the Queen?

■ Send your answer on a postcard with your name, address and daytime contact number to: Eddi Reader competition, Archant South West, Exeter Airport Business Park, Fair Oak Close, Clyst Honiton, EX5 2UL, or enter online.

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