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Lau-Land feat. Joan as Police Woman


Lau-Land feat. Joan as Police Woman

Joan as Police Woman
with very special guests + support from Adam Holmes


Formed in Edinburgh Lau are three highly individual musicians – Martin Green (accordion and electronics), Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle, BBC Radio 2 Musician of The Year 2014) and singer-songwriter-guitarist Kris Drever – who have become one of Scottish music’s international success stories over the last decade.

Over three nights (Thu 27 – Sat 29 Nov) Lau present music that inspires them – from the upcoming songwriters support acts (Siobhan Wilson and Adam Holmes) through the exceptional truthful-soul of New York’s Joan As Police Woman (Fri 28) to Scottish folk legends Dick Gaughan and Capercaille (Sat 29). Lau-Land will culminate in an end of festival party featuring Anaïs Mitchell and other remarkable guests.

Joan As Police Woman performs a special solo concert with piano and guitar for Lau-Land Edinburgh. Brooklyn NYC singer-songwriter Joan Wasser (aka Joan As Police Woman) is an internationally acclaimed artist who’s rich and diverse musical history crosses the boundaries of many genres including contemporary indie rock, classic soul, pop, electronic, avant garde and classical music. A former member of Mercury Prize winners Antony & The Johnsons and the Rufus Wainwright band, Joan has collaborated and featured with a diverse mix of artists including Lou Reed, Scissor Sisters and David Sylvian. Her debut album “Real Life” (Reveal Records, 2006) featured Antony and Joseph Arthur and was released to wild international acclaim which has continued right through to 2014’s (4th studio album) “The Classic” which could be her finest yet. Not to be missed.
“Joan Wasser is the best champagne in the world. A voice so wondrous and moving that it makes everyone else’s seem ordinary and mundane, the indie generation’s Dusty” – THE GUARDIAN

Support comes from Edinburgh balladeer Adam Holmes who’s debut album “Heirs & Graces” was recorded with John Wood (Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, John Martyn). Adam was recently long-listed for Scottish Album of the Year Award and has previously been nominated for Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.