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Stephen Fretwell ‘Man On The Roof’ out now + UK tour dates

Stephen Fretwell

Stephen Fretwell is the real deal. With his latest release, ‘Man On The Roof’, out on Fiction Records, he brings to the table a classic sound, sometimes reminiscent of early Dylan and even Joe Strummer - but he’s his own man and is certainly not a carbon copy of anyone. I’m digging his voice - so refreshing, and whether acoustic or with a full band, the music and the songwriting accompanying it is superb.

I think he would be a brilliant act to see play live, and luckily for his fans and people new to his music, Stephen Fretwell is set to tour the UK, with dates scheduled for this month starting October 9th, 2007 in Cardiff.

Here’s just a handful of what people are saying about Stephen Fretwell:

“One of Britain’s finest new singer-songwriters” - **** Q magazine

“Man on the Roof…teams with wit, originality, sharpness and pathos, with stand-out tracks including Darlin’ Don’t, Funny Hat, She and San Francisco Blues. Wonderful” - **** Sunday Times Culture

“reaffirm(s) his disarming ability to squeeze beauty out of fuzzy headed regret” - **** Mojo

“A superb storyteller” - **** The Times

“a gifted musician from the same school of delicate strumming that gave us Ryan Adams and Harry Nilsson.” - **** London Lite

“(the songs are) delivered with such soft passion that you believe them, because you believe him” - **** The Fly

Stephen Fretwell UK tour dates for October 2007:
With support from Simone White and Lazybones

Dates could change! Go to Stephen Fretwell’s Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.

9th October, Cardiff, Point 02920 230130
10th October, Birmingham, Barfly 0870 907 0999
11th October, Brighton, Digital 01273 606312
13th October, Oxford, Zodiac 0870 771 2000
14th October, Bristol, Thekla 08713 100 000
15th October, London, Cadogan Hall 020 7403 3331
16th October, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 08713 100 000
18th October, Liverpool, Barfly Theatre 0870 907 0999
19th October, Sheffield, Leadmill 0870 010 4555
20th October, Manchester, Academy 2 0161 832 1111
22nd October, Glasgow, Classic Grand 0870 1690 100
23rd October, Newcastle, Northumbria Uni Stage 2 0191 227 4757
24th October, Leeds, Irish Centre 0113 2444 600
24hr cc hotline 0871 2200 260 or buy online at
26th October, Belfast, Limelight £12 0818 719300 or
27th October, Derry, Nerve Centre £12 Box office as above
28th October, Dublin, Sugar Club €15.50 Box office as above

For more information go to:

Stephen Fretwell Official Website
Stephen Fretwell on Myspace

By: Jenny May - Band Weblogs

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