James Yorkston | 15/12/10

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Having done so for the past 6 years, it’s become a tradition for Fife based singer, James Yorkston, to host a Christmas Special concert at Kilburn’s Luminaire. This year’s show on 20th December will be tinged with a touch of sadness though, as The Luminaire, one of London’s most beloved of venues prepares to shut it’s doors forever as of next year. We should try not to ponder on our loss, but instead remember the good times, and focus on the fact that James’ show this year promises to be one of the best yet, especially with the announcement that supporting him this Christmas will be none other than Radiohead drummer, Philip Selway.

As well as drumming with one of the world’s most successful and respected bands, Selway released his first solo album this year on Bella Union, which to be expected attracted a considerable amount of critical adulation.

Unfortunately if you don’t already have a ticket for the show, it sold out way back in October, so our condolences go out to those unlucky individuals, but for those who will be attendance, it’s sure to be special evening in more ways than one.

Another thing to keep in mind is the release of James Yorkston’s debut book ‘It’s Lovely To Be Here – The Touring Diaries of a Scottish Gent’ on 3rd February 2011. As the first release on The Domino Press we’re particularly excited about this. The book is available to pre-order here.