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Andrew DR Abbott (Live at Kwas)

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Our first-ever live gig in the new bar! we can’t wait …


Andy Abbott is an artist, musician and writer who lives in West Yorkshire, UK. His recent output as ‘Andrew DR Abbott’ centres on instrumental compositions for 8- string baritone acoustic guitar.
Both his ‘Live on Daisy Hill’ cassette (released by Bloxham Tapes in 2018) and ‘Dead in Chellow Dean’ album (released by Cardinal Fuzz in the UK and Feeding Tube Records in the USA in 2019) use fingerpicked guitar, field recordings and handmade instruments to reflect the darker facets of life in the postindustrial North.

In 2020 Andy wrote and recorded the final part of the Daisy Hill trilogy ‘Erewyrehve’ and released this on his own ADRA Records imprint on vinyl in 2021.

Andy is best known for his deafening guitar work in the leftfield rock bands That Fucking Tank and NOPE with whom he has toured internationally on the DIY underground circuit, as well as mainstream gigs supporting Foals and appearances at Leeds and Reading festivals. With his acoustic he has shared stages with Gwenifer Raymond, Richard Dawson, William Tyler, Dean McPhee, The Horse Loom, Alison Cotton, C Joynes, Nick Jonah Davis and David Thomas Broughton.

“A minor 21st century folk masterpiece … Abbott ignores the comfort of pure folk structures and bluesy scales, twisting his lush folk guitar into something brimming with potent pangs of a serrated kind of poetic discontent.” – The Quietus


February 18
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Kwas Shop and Bar
3 Viaduct Street
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