Jeff Wootton, who last week released his critically acclaimed debut album The Way The Light, will support The Last Shadow Puppets on several dates of their upcoming UK Tour. Consequently his headline show at London’s 100 Club has moved to April 20th, full details below.
March 23rd Manchester, Night & Day (headline show)
March 24th Cambridge, Corn Exchange (supporting The Last Shadow Puppets)
March 25th Middlesbrough, Town Hall (supporting The Last Shadow Puppets)
March 26th Edinburgh, Usher Hall (supporting The Last Shadow Puppets)
March 29th Paris, Olympia (supporting The Last Shadow Puppets)
March 30th Brighton, The Dome (supporting The Last Shadow Puppets)
April 20th London, 100 Club (headline show, moved from March 24th)
Jeff Wootton joined Gorillaz as lead guitarist in 2010, aged 23, playing alongside Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash as the band embarked on their first ever world tour. Wootton also played lead guitar with Damon Albarn on his solo album, and in 2013 he joined Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Nick Zinner and several other musicians and producers on a trip to Mali to record an album as part of Africa Express.
The Way The Light was recorded between Wootton’s hometown on Manchester and Topanga, California, where, inspired by Brian Eno, Wootton and engineer Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Daniel Lanois, U2) constructed studio installations in houses, recording for a few weeks before dismantling the set-up. Wootton plays everything on the album apart from the drums (supplied by Mark Heaney), and as one would expect from such a respected and in-demand multi-instrumentalist - he has also collaborated with Massive Attack, Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, and Damo Suzuki from Can - the musicianship displayed throughout is outstanding. Sonically, The Way The Light is inventive and experimental, but with a deft grasp
As well as standard digital download, the album is available as a limited edition 12” vinyl LP, including a 28-page booklet featuring 10 original artworks by Damien Hirst. Each new Hirst artwork is inspired by and named after a track on the album. Order the vinyl album now from www.thewaythelight.net
THE WAY THE LIGHT THE DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW
“Wootton strums up a storm” Mojo
“21st century psychedelia…Wootton’s musicianship here is unarguable and his ambition quite dizzying” Uncut
“Sonically enthralling throughout, (The Way The Light) is never less than a masterclass in melody and musicianship” Aesthetica