Peter Nardini - Hug
Peter Nardini is a singular talent and one of Scotland’s better kept secrets. An artist, singer, songwriter and a word-smith of Cooper Clarke calibre, with an eye and ear for detail. This is a man who can paint stories and sing pictures. His songs are romantic, incisive, empathetic, witty, and beautifully observed, delivered in his unmistakable voice and West of Scotland accent.
On ‘Hug’, his fifth album, Peter is joined by a select group of musicians, led by producer Mike Katz, best known for his role as bagpiper and multi-instrumentalist with Scottish traditional music legends Battlefield Band.
"I love Peter Nardini's songs and the way he sings them... laugh-out-loud funny, but also sweet and knowing, without ever being saccharine or smug."
Loudon Wainwright III
"...his unique humanity and humour shine out everywhere, as does his uncompromised Larkhall/Hamilton accent..."
"...precisely delivered and full of humour and wit..."
The Living Tradition
"...once in a while you hear a record and wonder how you've lived without it all these years... Peter's songs are pointed, witty, warm and romantic, and always very human with that particular twist on life that Scots have always explored..."
R2 / Rock'n'Reel
Track list: 01: As Good As Big Bill Broonzy 02: Bum 03: A Wish A Wis A Pigeon 04: The Silver Coin And The Rosary Beads 05: High Five 06: But Well, Then A’Right 07: Xenophobic Blues 08: A Bellshill Love Poem 09: The Best In Me 10: Hug 11: Bonus Track - Hogmanay
Artists on this album:
Peter Nardini (guitar, harmonica and vocals)
Mike Katz (guitar, bass, bouzouki, piano, whistles, backing vocals, melodica, percussion), Mike Whellans (harmonica, percussion, drums, backing vocals), Alasdair White (fiddle ), Ewen Henderson (backing vocals), Ken Donaldson (guitar). Bonus Track 'Hogmanay' features: Gavin Livingstone (guitar), John McCusker (fiddle, accordion, whistle), Robin Morton (bodhran)
Label: Temple Records
Released: 14th May 2012
Temple Records Catalogue Number:
CD - COMD 2105
Download - DD 2105
Produced by Mike Katz
Co-production and engineering by Ewan MacGregor