Boo Hewerdine was born in London in the early 60s but was later brought up in Cambridge. He turned to music as release during a troubled time living again in London and, back in Cambridge, formed the critically acclaimed band The Bible after two, more local, efforts. Signed to Chrysalis, their second album did no better commercially than their first and they were dropped. Boo went solo at this point and the others continued as Liberty Horses with Neill and Calum MacColl.
While working on his own material, Boo teamed up with Darden Smith, the American new country singer and song-writer. Together they wrote and produced a joint album Evidence. Boos first solo album followed, the result of selecting from nearly thirty songs recorded in 1990. With well chosen singles and a support slot on Tori Amos UK tour, this did well enough to tempt Blanco y Negro into signing him for Baptist hospital.
Despite outstanding material and powerful instrumental contributions from the likes of Neill MacColl, Danny Thompson and Richard Thompson, Blanco y Negro dropped Boo in a clear-out and he now licences his output to various labels. Meanwhile his songwriting and co-writing talent is in increasing demand, notable examples being his work for the soundtrack of the film Fever pitch (with Neill again) and the cover of his Last cigarette by k. d. lang on her addiction album Drag. Boo is great demand as a writer and producer for pop bands too!
Rather belatedly, Ive updated this page and wish to apologise to Steve Fenton for the long delay in making a link to his authoritative offical web-site for Boo, which will give you up-to-date news and all the information and links you require. Go for it!!!
In addition Compass Records, strong supporters of Eddi in the States, have some information about Boo on their site supporting their US release of Thanksgiving.
Baptist hospital (1996)
History: live in London, Holland and L.A. 1990-1996 (2000)
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