Dan Willson aka Withered Hand looks forward to upcoming gig with Darren Hayman, Gordon McIntyre and Josie Long
- Nicola Meighan
- 29 July 2012
This article is from 2012
All-star cast for lauded Edinburgh-based singer songwriter
Withered Hand, alias thrash-pop heartbreaker Dan Willson, is amped for his forthcoming indie spectacular. ‘Two of my songwriting heroes are playing special sets: Darren Hayman [Hefner] and local legend Gordon McIntyre [ballboy]. A grand piano has been mentioned. I’m hoping they’ll be wearing tuxedos. I had a dream they were,’ explains the rock’n’roll wordsmith. ‘All this will be compered by the cutest person on earth, Josie Long.’
Willson’s set will also feature tracks from his forthcoming ‘Inbetweens’ EP, due in September, recorded with indie godhead Hayman. ‘That’ll be my last release before deciding how to make a long-awaited second album over the winter.’ His band will comprise ‘some familiar faces, a reunion with a very old friend, and maybe some brass’. We presume he means trumpets rather than cops, but you never can tell with Withered Hand.
Queen’s Hall, Sat Aug 4.