Eighties “roots rockers” Summerhill return with UK dates

The band Summerhill are reuniting for a series of UK dates next month, in celebration of their 30th Anniversary. There’ll also be a deluxe double-disc reissue of their debut album “Lowdown” which will be released to coincide with the tour.  Summerhill brought together the folky jangle, sonic exploration and country influences of The Byrds in one handy package, and long before The Rockingbirds or the arrival of alt-country, the band introduced indie-kids to the delights of the pedal-steel, provided on Lowdown by the legendary BJ Cole. 

The band are reuniting with a lot of air mails, members coming in from as far afield as Australia, and are playing six dates in total, culminating in a show at London’s Borderline, where they’ll be joined by co-headliner Michele Stodart of The Magic Numbers.

Summerhill UK 2017 Tour

16 Sept – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow (w/ Nutmeg City Group)
17 Sept – The Griffin, Glasgow (w/ The Snakes Of Shake)
18 Sept – The Stackhouse Bar, Hornsea, East Yorks
19 Sept – The Harbour Rooms, Blakeney, Norfolk
20 Sept – What’s Cookin’, Ex-Serviceman’s Club, Leytonstone (w/ The Lucky Strikes)
22 Sept – The Borderline, London (w/ Michele Stodart & Band Of Hope)

Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield is the long-suffering editor of Americana UK, conceiving the idea in a dark room in 2001, although he ran out of words to personally review anything in about 2007.

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