Aiken Promotions present
Come What Augustine Oyster
3 May 2020
This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. Stay tuned to Aiken Promotions for updates.
A music and poetry roadshow with Billy McCarthy and Michael Pedersen
The shows will include a fast-fire run of old favourites and new fireworks from cult American singer-songwriter Billy McCarthy and prize-winning poet Michael Pedersen.
Though performing separate sets both McCarthy & Pedersen will share synergies, spin yarns, and trade stories that fuse the performances together. With a special guest, every show comes kitted in surprise thrills.
Singer songwriter / frontman Billy McCarthy fronted NYC based band Augustines and was the focus of the 2019 documentary Rise: The Story of Augustines. The film premiered in Los Angeles, London and Toronto winning the coveted Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Documentary, Best Director and the Royal Gem Diamond Award for Best Feature at the Queen Palm International Film Festival.
Disbanding by 2017 Augustines were a festival favourite and widely celebrated live act garnering acclaim touring internationally and as frequent guests on BBC radio. The band featured on the likes of Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Last Call with Carson Daly; in Dublin, they headlined Vicar Street.
McCarthy launched his solo career with debut album Shelter in late 2017 and 2018 saw the release of his first book Unsheltered. A follow-up album Wild Eyes is slated for release spring 2020.
Co-founder of Neu! Reekie!, Michael Pedersen is a prize-winning Scottish poet and who has read all over earth. He has two acclaimed collections; won both the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and The John Mather’s Trust Rising Star of Literature Award. He was a finalist in the Writer of the Year category of the Herald Scottish Culture Awards and a Canongate Future 40. With fans that include Irvine Welsh, Stephen Fry and Charlotte Church, his recent book, Oyster, was a collaboration with Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison.