23rd October 2018
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Brit-nominated guitarist Newton Faulkner to play in isles

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Guitar strumming chart topper Newton Faulkner has announced he is set to play a gig in Shetland as part of a tour of the Highlands and Islands.

The British musician, who had success with releases from this 2007 album Hand Built By Robots, including Dream Catch Me and a cover of Portishead’s Teardrop, will play the Clickimin centre on 11th November.

The tour of the Highlands and Islands also takes in Orkney, Inverness, Thurso and Stornoway.

Known for his unique picking playing style, the Brit-nominated artist has also had success with follow up gold-selling album Rebuilt By Humans, released in September 2009.

The album is so called after Faulkner broke his wrist, completely dislocating his right hand. Bad news for a finger-picking guitar player.

However after learning of a new treatment using a special plate to bond the shattered bone, Faulkner’s hand was sliced open and a plate bolted to his bones using nine pins and within a matter of days, he was sneakily playing guitar again, his own form of DIY physio.

Tickets, priced at £20, are available from 9am on Saturday 25th September at www.seetickets.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Alternatively they can be bought from High Level Music in Lerwick.

About Adam Civico

The Shetland Times editor since October 2012. Born and bred in South Yorkshire, before moving to Shetland I was assistant editor at the Barnsley Chronicle, where my journalism career began. When not editing The Shetland Times I can be found walking or (occasionally) running, enjoying good food, or trying to find the latest Sheffield Wednesday result. Contact me with your news and views about Shetland – a.civico@shetlandtimes.co.uk, on Twitter @adamcivico or telephone 01595 746715.

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  1. Sophie whitehead

    Woooow! Very excited about this gig, when do the tickets go on sale?

  2. Louise Thomason

    Hi, the tickets go on sale on the 25th of September.

  3. Donna Simpson

    waweeeee! newton puts on a brute o’ a show! saw him ee day in aberdeen plunkin on yun guitar o’ his.. huge amount o’ talent crammed intae 1 red-headed fellow!

  4. Just to confirm that tickets go on sale from High Level Music in Lerwick at 9am this coming Saturday 25th Sept. They are in fact priced £20 – please note the price quoted in the Shetland Times article above is not correct.

  5. James Stewart

    Teardrop is actually a Massive Attack song, not Portishead! 🙂

  6. Clare Pearson

    I saw Newton Faulkner in Aberdeen too, he was amaaaaazing! Can’t wait!!


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