Beverley Folk and Roots Festival
Fri 17th - Sun 19th June 2011
28 Years 1983 - 2011
Patron: John Godber
Shortlisted for ‘The Family Festival Award’ at the 2010 UK Festival Awards
Legendary hit star and singer songwriter Paul Carrack, headlines at Beverley Festival to kick off a packed weekend of entertainment
“One of the finest voices the country possesses” Mojo
“A musician’s musician” Manchester Evening News
Never failing to come up with something a bit special to add to the great Beverley Festival line-up, this year organisers will be welcoming fellow Yorkshireman, the Sheffield born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike and the Mechanics, Paul Carrack.
With a career stretching back to the 1980’s and his back catalogue of hits includes “How Long”, “Tempted” and “The Living Years” , Paul’s marvellously soulful voice is known to millions around the world; he is undoubtedly a key figure in British pop history. As well as playing on albums with the likes of Roxy Music, The Undertones, and The Pretenders to name but a few, he has also performed live with Ringo Starr, and Nick Lowe , and in 1985 formed a partnership with Mike Rutherford of Genesis to form Mike and the Mechanics. He later joined forces with Chris Difford in Squeeze and his most recent collaboration has resulted in the production of a single in March of this year entitled “Love Will Keep Us Alive” with Timothy B Schmit of The Eagles.
As well as working with pop, rock and punk bands, he toured in late 2010 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and recently performed for 3 nights with them in London.
A truly versatile and prolific songwriter, and a stunning singer, his visit to Beverley will be his first to the area and is a real coup for the organisers of the festival.
He will be performing on the opening night of the festival on Friday 17th June at the Beverley Leisure Complex @ 7.30pm.
Available on-line from- www.beverleyfestival.com or 01377 217569
or from the Beverley Tourist Information Centre
For more details about the festival, who’s playing, and to purchase tickets including the Special Weekend deal currently available, visit
www.beverleyfestival.com or call the festival office on 01377 217569
Festival Office, The Stables, Westwood House, Main Street, N. Dalton, Driffield, E Yorkshire, YO25 9XA