Leicester singer to kick off tour with collaboration after chance meeting
Jersey Budd is set to collaborate with special guests he met at a bus stop.
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)
Budd releases his debut album ‘Wonderlands’ on May 11.