Kirsten Adamson & The Tanagers

The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth

Presented by Square Roots Promotions

“Summoning the same heart-stopping purity as Sandy Denny by way of Emmylou Harris and Kate Bush…”

Sunday 7th April 2024

The Square Tower
Broad Street
Old Portsmouth

Doors Open: 7.15pm Show Starts: 7.45pm.

Tickets £16.00 (adv), £18 (OTD, If Not Sold Out)

Tickets available securely online at: 

 Alternatively, physical tickets can be purchased in store at Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea, Southsea Gallery in Albert Road, Southsea (a bit nearer the time if not sold out already!) or Harbour Records in Emsworth. You can also send a cheque for the required amount of tickets (made payable to Ken Brown), along with a SAE, to our address. If in doubt then please phone the box office on 02392 382888.

Here at Square Roots towers, we are thrilled to welcome back to Portsmouth, the massive talent that is Kirsten Adamson. Last year she wowed a sold out intimate audience in The Edge Of The Wedge, BUT this time she is making her Square Tower debut with her full band The Tanagers. This is going to sound stunning in this beautiful venue and this show WILL sell out so grab your ticketsquickly!

Singer/songwriter Kirsten Adamson summons the same heart-stopping purity as Sandy Denny, by way of Emmylou Harris and Kate Bush. Transcendence runs in the family. Her father was Stuart Adamson (Skids, Big Country) and her mother Alexandra, a champion Highland dancer.

“One minute she’s belting out her home grown country-soul laments with a voice that recalls Lone Justice era Maria McKee tempered with the bottle blonde wisdom of Dolly Parton!” (The Herald)

With summers spent soaking up the atmosphere in Nashville with her dad and a string of leading roles in musical theatre back in the UK, the teenage Adamson’s course was set. She sang backing vocals on Big Country’s last album Driving to Damascus at age 13. By 2010, she was forging her own career as a vocalist and keyboard player for indie-folkers Aberfeldy. She fronted country rockers The Gillyflowers and more recently shone as half of alt-country duo The Marriage, and then on a self-titled solo debut. The austere beauty of her voice has been a constant motif. 

“This debut is a beautifully put together, inspired piece of heartfelt songs that will really make you listen!” (The Edinburgh Reporter)

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