Doris Brendel (Fish Backing Vocalist) and I are finally ready to announce that we will be joining forces for a mini-tour in the UK next year, sharing a stage with our bands for a double-headline show.
For me, this will be my first official tour since leaving The Enid in 2016, and for Doris a rare chance to deliver a full set after a year of supporting Fish and Wishbone Ash. The pair of us will be showcasing our latest solo material.
The tour was originally planned as a double-headline show for myself and Kim Seviour. With the dates being leaked just weeks ago, the official announcement was held off due to uncertainty over Kim’s health which has since led her to her choice to no longer be involved with the events.
I totally understand Kim’s reasons for dropping out of the tour. I’ve been there myself in the past, and sometimes we have to put our health first. I wish her all the best in her recovery and apologise to any of our fans who have been confused by the change of plan.
The unexpected outcome of this is that I now get to share a stage with Doris, and I’m absolutely delighted to be working alongside another artist who prides herself on visually ambitious performances, as well as her fantastically eclectic catalogue of progressive-pop-rock tunes.
The Robin 2, Bilston – WOLVERHAMPTON – Sun 14th April 2019
Remember, I've also been announced as supporting Marillion with one of my acoustic sets at their sold-out Netherlands Weekend on Saturday 23rd March.
I'll also be performing at Winter’s End Festival on Sunday 7th April alongside Hayley Griffiths as the guest vocalists for ZIO, a new project founded by ex-Karnataka drummer, Jimmy Pallagrosi.
About Doris Brendel
Doris Brendel is one of the most accomplished and exciting live singers on the scene, putting on incredibly visual shows, with outlandish steam-punk costumes and even laser gloves.
Brendel has worked with some notable people over the years, including Alvin Lee, Gary Moore, Sam Brown, Joe Brown, Herbie Flowers, and has toured extensively with Marillion as well as Nils Lofgren, John Farnham and Steve Marriott.
More recently she has completed 2 European tours - one with Wishbone Ash, plus 3 months on the road with Marillion’s Fish singing his BVs as well as providing the support.