Kenny wears the folk-pop crown

POP Kenny Anderson - aka King Creosote - brings his latest headline tour in support of his current album Bombshell to the Queen Charlotte, Dereham Road, Norwich, on Friday February 1 (8pm).

POP Kenny Anderson - aka King Creosote - brings his latest headline tour in support of his current album Bombshell to the Queen Charlotte, Dereham Road, Norwich, on Friday February 1 (8pm).

If fame were a contagious disease, Anderson would have caught a severe dose of it years ago. From KT Tunstall perhaps, sometime backing vocalist in his first band from the mid-1990s or from his brother Gordon, founding spirit of the Beta Band and now the Aliens. Or from his Fife compatriots from Falkirk, Arab Strap, or James Yorkston. But he never did.

Instead he has spent the past 20 years honing his musical craft creating a catalogue of more than 600 folk-pop tunes, most of which he released through the Fence label.

Local Scottish media picked up on the quality of the Creosote sound and things started to really motor in 2004 with the Rocket DIY album.

In 2005 he signed to the 679 label, a subsidiary of Warners and King Creosote's first album, KC Rules OK followed later that year. Backed by label mates the Earlies, KC Rules OK earned widespread critical acclaim and that was built on by his latest album Bombshell.

If you saw his gig with Emma Pollock at Norwich Arts Centre in the autumn, you'll need no reminding of what an engaging live performer he is.

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