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King Creosote

‘Beautifully crafted demonstration of what can be achieved with a song and a strum’ ~ The Independent

Following a hugely successful UK tour which included two exceptional sold out shows at The Barbican‘s Milton Court, King Creosote commences another UK tour in January and February 2015 with his live music show.

If you build a fence then you have to treat it, as any DIY buff will tell you. You have to make it durable; to help it help us to weather storms. Fife’s Kenny Anderson realised this when he conceived his micro-label, Fence, in 1994 – and so he treated it, then treated us, with an alt-pop alter-ego: King Creosote.

Since then, Anderson has become of Scotland’s most acclaimed, and most prolific, singer-songwriters: a squeezebox Casanova with a cosmic wordplay fetish; a seafaring pop heart-breaker whose voice leaves gentle devastation in its wake. He was short-listed for 2011’s Mercury Prize thanks to Diamond Mine, his sublime collaboration with Jon Hopkins.

In January 2014, Anderson completed his first-ever film soundtrack for Virginia Heath’s poetic documentary, From Scotland With Love. The film weaves Scottish archive film footage with King Creosote compositions – and vice versa – with the project culminating in a major live performance as part of Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.

Meanwhile, Fence continues to thrive, thanks to home-grown live events like February’s World Tour Of Crail and Easter’s Yellae Deuks (in nearby Anstruther) – not to mention King Creosote’s ongoing penchant for writing fanzines; carving box-sets; making things. It may be ramshackle, patched-up and hand-painted, but the DIY Scottish pop throne is his.

Support comes from Sorren Maclean.

Please note, this is an all standing event.

Folk, Music

Sunday 1st February 2015 -

  •   Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

  •   Lovely little place for a relax and chill in a morning! Coffee cake and a magazine. Meeting friends and family - or just a little working morning on my own!

  •   Recently saw the South Coast Soul Review at Ropetackle and enjoyed a really good live band. Always a nice atmosphere and you can enjoy a drink inside the performance... read more

    Josie C
  •   Attracts great diverse acts from nostalgic 1970s acts to new local talent as well as great comedy. Bar and informal restaurant there as well with good ale and appetising home... read more

  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

    chris b
  •   We have been to the panto at the Ropetackle several times and this year it was as good, if not better than ever. It had all the ingredients we... read more

  •   This venue is great for a night out. They have an assortment of entertainment, we mainly see bands or tribute bands. The one in July was Eagles tribute and the... read more

  •   Have been to several shows at Ropetackle Arts Centre. Plenty of variety for all tastes. It is great that you can sit in the comfort of a table and chair... read more

  •   Recently moved to Shoreham, and it’s lovely to have an arts centre. There are lots of activities and the cafe provides a friendly central hub. We have attended several... read more

  •   Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

    Marc H