Kathryn Williams, the Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter, stops by Bury’s performing arts venue The Met on Friday 4 April. The Liverpool-born musician first made a name for herself in 1999 when she produced her debut album, Dog Leap Stairs, on a budget of £80. Williams’ follow-up, Little Black Numbers, garnered a Mercury Prize nomination in 2000, bringing her to the attention of an even wider public – and she has since released eight more albums, including last year’s Crown Electric. Meanwhile, The Crayonettes, a side project with Anna Spencer (formerly of punk band Delicate Vomit), produced the 2010 album Playing Out – Songs For Children and Robots. Having worked with the likes of John Martyn, Thea Gilmore, Tobias Froberg and Ted Barnes over the years, Williams can always be relied on to make music that is craftily alternative, delightfully relaxing and sometimes just a bit rude.

Fri 4 Apr, The Met, Market Street, Bury, BL9 0BW, Tel: 0161 761 221, 8pm, £12 (£10 conc), themet.biz

Fri 4 Apr
Chris Horkan
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Fri 28 Mar 2014