Bill Ryder-Jones Tickets

South Street Arts Centre, Reading
Thursday 26th Sep 2019 7:30pm
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Heavy Pop presents Bill Ryder-Jones - Yawny Yawn Piano Tour
Full Listings: heavypop.co.uk

"emotion, elation and effortless intimacy" - The Guardian
"Sincere, moving and musically ambitious" - The Line Of Best Fit

At the end of 2018, Bill Ryder-Jones released the critically acclaimed Yawn (***** The Guardian, **** The Line of Best Fit) – his beautiful fourth album via Domino (Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, Fat White Family). He has now reimagined the songs from Yawn, this time with only vocals and piano, opening an even more intimate window into his world. Taking inspiration from The Beach Boys, Bill has titled this alternative version of the record Yawny Yawn and it will be released on July 26th.

In his own inimitable style, Bill Ryder-Jones says: “I can't remember why I thought it was a good idea to make a piano version of Yawn, I presume at some point I felt that the original had too much pep. Was actually quite fun to make although I've since developed a dislike for the way my hands look”.

Similarly to Yawn, the album artwork for Yawny Yawn features a family photo. Bill adds: “Much like the artwork for Yawn, this photo just looked like it should be an album cover. Whereas Yawn featured my brother, our babysitter and myself in the background, the artwork for Yawny Yawn shows me at my aunt's house aged 3 and playing my keyboard.”

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, string-arranger and composer Bill Ryder-Jones (formerly of The Coral) has had a career spanning 15 years, a rarity in a world that so often looks to the new. From his musical interpretation of Italo Calvino’s ‘If On A Winters Night A Traveller' (If… in 2011), 2013’s A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, West Kirby County Primary (2015) and last year’s Yawn, Bill has constantly widened his scope, weaving in an overarching sense of authenticity, intimacy and wryness as he goes.

Before his September performance in Reading, you can also catch Bill at major Summer festivals like @Glastonbury and Green Man.

Plus support on the night from Special Guests (TBA).

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21 South Street
Reading
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Accessibility Information

Full access for disabled customers to all areas of the building except for the San Francisco room. Unreserved wheelchair seating is available, please mention if you require this when booking. Limited disabled parking is available and for evening performances, parking is available outside the front of the building. Please mention when booking if you require any special assistance.

South Street can be found on the south side of Reading town centre, on the corner of South Street and East Street, near The Oracle.
On Foot (from Reading Station);
At the station, walk down the new concourse to the Heathrow airbus exit and cross over the road to Blagrave Street, where you will see The Town Hall on the left. Go past this and through the pedestrianised The Town Hall Square and cross over by St Lawrence's church to the post office in the market place. Keeping to the left hand side of the Market Place, go down the hill to the traffic lights and cross straight over to Duke Street, over the river bridge, straight over the lights ahead and into London Street. First left up the hill is South Street, with the venue about one hundred metres on the left.

There is a limited amount of parking for patrons at the rear of the venue. This is free of charge. Queens Road public car park is a 2-3 minute walk from South Street.

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