April 30, 2009 13:41
Jersey Budd collaborates with singers 'he met at the bus stop'
Leicester singer to kick off tour with collaboration after chance meeting
The singer-songwriter has invited a choir to join him on the opening night of his tour after hearing them sing by chance.
"I was walking home from rehearsals and heard singing coming from behind the bus stop. Proper amazing gospel singing," Budd told NME.COM.
"I walked around the corner and a group of black girls were sat there but they stopped singing when they saw me, all embarassed. I said to carry on, it was the most amazing sound in the world. It turns out they're in a local Leicester church gospel choir.
"I've asked them to sing on my album and set-closer 'Blind Man' at my hometown Leicester show May 11. It will be extra special as I've got brass and string sections for the gig and now a gospel choir. It will have proper Stonesy feel to the gig now, and you can't beat that."
The show is part of Budd's forthcoming tour, which calls at the following dates:
Leicester University (May 11)
Aberdeen Tunnels (12)
Inverness Mad Hatter (13)
Accrington The Library (14)
Manchester MOHO Live (15)
Southampton Hamptons (16)
Guildford Boileroom (18)
London Hoxton Bar And Grill (19)
Bath Moles (20)
Cardiff Barfly (21)
Brighton The Freebutt (22)
To check the availability of Jersey Budd tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
Budd releases his debut album 'Wonderlands' on May 11.