The awesomeness that is Half Deaf Clatch. Free Entry.
Drawing from his obsession with pre-war country blues, Half Deaf Clatch (aka Andrew McLatchie) has been impressing audiences all over the UK for the last nine years with his raw down-home blues and his original song writing. Described as a Slide Stomp Blues Machine he has been nominated in the finals of the British Blues Awards eleven times, and three times in the finals of the UK Blues Awards in 2018. Not one to rest on his laurels or shy away from a challenge, in 2017 Half Deaf Clatch pushed at the boundaries of traditional Blues when he released CrowSoul, a two-song ‘Gothic Blues concept album’ to wide-spread critical acclaim. In 2018 he was commissioned by the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival to write an hour long stage show with a coinciding album for their 2018 festival. The album ‘Dr Bloodwort’s Nefarious Medicine Show’ and it’s live show garnered much attention and praise at the festival. His most recent album ‘Short Songs For The Barely Conscious’ shows off a mellow, contemplative side – utilising finger picked fok blues style guitar, retro synth sounds and ethereal electric slide guitar. Half Deaf Clatch has graced the stages of most of the UK’s top Blues events and festivals over the past nine years including; Hebden Bridge, Colne, Maryport, Upton, Broadstairs Blues Bash, Shetland and Orkney Blues Festivals – and has played on the daytime line-up of BluesFest at the O2 Arena in London on two separate occasions.