October 14, 2018
Male Performer Of The Year 2017 Winner – Americana UK
“Really, really special!” – Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland
Exclusive “Up Close & Personal” Show
Sunday 14th October 2018
The Square Tower
Doors Open 7.00pm. Show Starts 7.30pm.
Tickets £12 each (£14 on the door if not sold out).
Tickets available securely online at: c
Alternatively, physical tickets can be purchased in store at Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea, Southsea Gallery in Albert Road, Southsea or Harbour Records, High Street, 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.
Sometimes a solo artist can knock your socks off and Nathan Bell is one of these. With a voice and songs sitting alongside the likes of Townes, Guy Clark, John Prine etc.. really!! – this guy’s songs and voice hit you with a clarity not often encountered. Sharp edged songs, a voice of gravel and grit and whiskey and some rather accomplished guitar playing makes this guy pretty special.
And here at Square Roots Promotions we’re thrilled to be able to bring Nathan direct to you here at the Square Tower in one of our exclusive “house concert” shows, where we limit the numbers and we curve the seating around the artist for a full ‘up close and personal’ experience , where you get to hear the songs as they were originally conceived. A unique way to listen to music and a way that those of you who have been before will concur is very special indeed!
Nathan picked up glowing 5-star reviews for his recent album, “I Don’t Do This for Love, I Do This for Love” – an album that deservedly won him huge media exposure. And, he ended 2017 on another high after being voted ‘Male Performer of the Year’ in the Readers’ Poll at the influential AmericanaUK website.
He had made a rare visit to these shores earlier that year for a double-bill show with James McMurtry at Celtic Connections, and stunned a capacity crowd into hushed silence when he took the stage at Oran Mor, usually one of the city’s rowdier spaces.
Reviewing the performance for AmericanaUK, writer Paul Kerr said: “It was a raucous crowd that faced Bell when he bounced onto the stage but within minutes he had them transfixed with barely a murmur to be heard, his confident delivery and wry humour demanding attention!”
“Gruff and tender with a poet’s voice and a sincere sense of justice, Bell is the real deal…do yourself a favour and catch this true American troubadour. You won’t be disappointed!”
“Gritty and authentic” – A Best of 2016 selection – The Telegraph
“A stand-out album – poetry is coursing through his veins” (5 stars) – Maverick magazine
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