- Info:

Dublin girl Cathy Davey is coming to Liverpool!

Playing at the Fudge, next door to The Krazyhouse on Monday 23rd August, the gig also co-incides with the release of Cathy's debut album 'Something Ilk'

Doors open at 8pm, admission will be by ticket only, ID may be required [18+]

We've secured a limited number of tickets to give away via the site, each ticket will admit one plus guest - In order to qualify for your free ticket, you must complete all of the required fields

Tickets will be sent out on a first come-first served basis, the deadline for requesting your ticket is: Wednesday 18th August

Any questions or comments are welcome and can be sent to the club via email

- Bio:

Cathy has written 14 songs for her debut album that really do compete at the highest levels, comparisons have already be drawn by journalists to PJ Harvey, Bjork and Hope Sandoval, but Cathy certainly has her own individual approach to what she is doing. Melodic song structures meet barbed lyricism with perfect poise from songs that comment on love and life through the eyes of someone who obviously has a very individual stance and out look.

The album has been produced by Ben Hillier (Blur, Elbow, Clinic) and Cathy's Band have some heavy hitters in the form of Simon Jones ex Verve Bass player, Diana Gutkind from the Blur touring party and Simon Tong (ex Verve Guitarist) adding his own unique style of playing on most of the album tracks also. Guy Garvey from Elbow also sings backing vocals on three of the tracks.

The album is titled ‘Something Ilk’ and is released on vinyl and digi pack CD on the same day as the Fudge gig on Monday 23rd August.

This year Cathy has supported Graham Coxon and Supergrass on tour and she plays the V Festival on 21st August. You can see her at Fudge in Liverpool for free!

To hear some tracks off the album click onto the web site: cathydavey.com

- Reviews:

Fly Magazine: Martin Kahl

Being a Fly reader, your main passion in life is probablt nof Dido, Norah Jones, Katie Meluahluahwah and the hoard of, y'know, femalesingersongwriters so loved by the Sunday supplements of late. True enough, Cathy Davey sings and writes her own songs, and yeeees, she is female.

But she's not just a pretty face, oh no no. Her striking vocals are at once powerful, emotional and brimming with that extra special something that stands her out from the crowd and makes her so interesting to listen to. For those who missed out on her debut EP, 'Come Over', the Dublin girl is the front (wo)man any bands would want, yet she prefers the artistic freedom afforded her by going solo. 'Something Ilk', Davey's debut album, was recorded live on near-antique Soviet recording equipment. It's an eclectic mix of edgy, sharp and slightly tongue-in-cheek tracks: Cathy does post-rock (sort of), Cathy swings (especially on the appropriately-named 'Swing It'), Cathy throws in some dreamy stuff, and it all fits together perfectly. Davey's writing combines unusual rhythms and harmonies, contrasting with the lo-fi yet unpretentious nature of the recording.

Put it this way: this is ace!
4 Stars

Uncut Magazine: Nigel Williamson

Irish-born singer's impressive solo debut

After singin Elbow's second album last year, Cathy Davey's first solo album teams her with Elbow/Blur producer Ben Hillier, who avoids presenting her as just another female singer-songwriter. Rather, he's cut an adventurous rock record with obvious parallels to both Think Tank and Cast Of Thousands. It's a setting perfectly suited to Davey's barbed lyrics and unusual voice, which veers from the Amy Winehouse-style "Swing It" to the girlish Avril Lavigne-like "Come Over", via an obvious Kate Bush influence

To hear some tracks off the album click onto the web site: cathydavey.com