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Thea Gilmore with support from Nigel Stonier

Thursday 6th December 2018 - Starts 8pm

TICKET PRICE: £20, £18 friends

Thea Gilmore Music Shoreham Ropetackle
Thea Gilmore Music Shoreham Ropetackle

“Unarguably one of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation” Sunday Times Culture

Since releasing her debut as a teenager nearly 20 years ago, the Oxfordshire-raised, Cheshire-based singer and songwriter Thea Gilmore has gained global acclaim for making music not only of extraordinary beauty, but of rare honesty and insight.

In 2009 Thea released ‘Strange Communion’ an immediately acclaimed collection of seasonal songs ranging from joyful to meditative, from introspective to darkly humorous. The album contained ‘That’ll Be Christmas’ which became the most played festive song on BBC Radio 2 that year and was described by Chris Evans as ‘the best Christmas song in years’.

Thea’s 2018 acoustic Christmas Party UK tour will feature material from ‘Strange Communion’ laced liberally with the occasional diverse, highly individual versions of a Christmas classic. Enjoy the superb musicianship always on display from Thea’s band and at the heart of the show – Thea’s spine-tingling, pure-toned voice guaranteed to leave you moved, exhilarated and spellbound.

Unavailable for some five years, finally now in 2018 Thea is set to release a ‘deluxe’ reissue of ‘Strange Communion’ in November with four brand new bonus tracks.

Support Act

Nigel Stonier will be supporting the Thea Gilmore Christmas Tour

While best known as a producer/collaborator (Thea Gilmore, Waterboys, Roseanne Cash, Martha Wainwright, and many more) Nigel Stonier has released five solo albums. In 2014 his song “I Hope I Always” received extensive BBC Radio 2 airplay and was described by Bob Harris as “the song of the year”, while the album from which it was taken “Built For Storms” hit the Amazon folk top 10. He is a virtuoso guitarist and keyboard player and a witty, energetic live solo performer.



Ropetackle Cafe Suppers Shoreham

We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £8, desserts £3.50.5, or the two-course meal for £10.00. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.Lesley's Kitchen has received a Five Star Food Hygiene Rating from Adur & Worthing Council. If you have any special dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances, please contact Lesley as she will be happy to discuss and make provision.

Main: chicken curry, rice and papadums or butternut squash & sage pasta w/salad

Dessert: chocolate mousse