Nell brings live band – and bump - to Harborough

Nell Bryden is playing in Market Harborough in the autumn.
Nell Bryden is playing in Market Harborough in the autumn.

When New York singer/songwriter Nell Bryden appears in Harborough with her band, there will be an extra person on stage that the audience cannot see – her own baby!.

Radio 2 favourite Nell will be more than seven months pregnant with her baby daughter when she appear at Harborough Theatre on Saturday, October 4.

Her due date is on Thursday, November 27.

“It’s certainly making holding the guitar more interesting by the day,” she said in an interview recently with lifestyle website Female First.

“I’m nearly six months pregnant now, and I’ve already got a baby bump to contend with, so by October your guess is as good as mine how it will work!”

Nell, who recently married a Brit and is now living in this country, has appeared on big stages all over the UK supporting both Jools Holland and Gary Barlow.

She has performed at more than 100 shows in the last two years, on mainland Europe and the USA, as well as in Britain, including V Festival and Hyde Park.

So it will be a treat to see Nell on her own tour in the intimate, 115-seat setting of Harborough Theatre in the autumn.

“It’s always a joy to take an album sound that’s a new direction and try it out with a live band, plus we’ll be doing some of the old favourites from previous albums of course,” she explained.

Her latest album, Wayfarer, was Radio Two’s album of the week at the end of July, and she is hosting her own Radio Two show on August 25, where she will play music from her “home town” of Greenwich village in New York City.

She has also been asked by the station’s DJ Chris Evans to play at both of this summer’s Car Fest events.

The Harborough gig has been arranged by town man Dave Allen of Mad Hatter Concerts .

This could well be his last event, as he announced last year that he was stopping his musical promotions after 26 years in the town.

“We really are honoured that such a significant name wants to play in Market Harborough in such an intimate setting,” said Dave.

“This really is an exclusive and intimate gig in the true sense of the word, with tickets expected to sell out very fast indeed.”

Nell Bryden plays at Harborough Theatre in Church Square on Saturday, October 4, at 8.30pm.

*Tickets cost £16 and are available from the box office by calling 01858 44 66 62.