KIM CHURCHILL to Headline The Borderline TOMORROW NIGHT + Last Few Dates Supporting Billy Bragg

KIM CHURCHILL to Headline The Borderline TOMORROW NIGHT + Last Few Dates Supporting Billy Bragg

Tomorrow night we  highly recommend heading down to The Borderline in London for  Australian folk singer -songwriter Kim Churchill’s only UK headline date. He is currently playing with Bragg for the European leg of his Tooth & Nail tour with 3 dates left:

TONIGHT             – Southampton Guildhall, Southampton

4th Dec                  – Cheese and Grain, Frome

5th Dec                  – Great Hall, Exeter


Kim Churchill will make his UK debut supporting Billy Bragg this autumn. Headline show Borderline 3rd December 2013.  / /

Australian nomad and hypnotizing guitarist Kim Churchill arrives in Britain as the hand-picked support act for Billy Bragg’s European tour, the UK leg of which kicks off in Cambridge on November 18th.

The two musicians met at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in 2012 and Billy Bragg subsequently asked Kim to open for him on his spring 2013 North American tour. “Like a lot of things that happen in the music industry, it was a matter of a conveniently placed bottle of Scotch. I found him really interesting, so I was just asking all these questions, and then he was courteous enough to sort of stick around and watch my show when I’m sure there were a bunch of other things he could’ve been doing, should’ve been doing,” Kim recalls.


Kim, a multi-instrumentalist who expresses his love of surfing and the natural world has already accomplished impressive feats in his short time as a professional musician. Kim is recognised as much internationally as he is in his homeland, having performed headline shows, festivals and supports alike all over the planet. As well as opening for Billy Bragg & Michael Franti, notable performances include Montreal Jazz, Telluride Blues, SXSW, and a plethora of festivals including Byron Bay Blues Festival.


Kim Churchill will release a new studio album in 2014 produced by legendary heavyweight Warne Livesey (Midnight Oil, Matthew Good). The project, recorded in a remote rural village on Vancouver Island, Canada, is the first time Kim has entrusted a producer with holding the creative reigns, “Paradoxically, by relinquishing control to someone else I think this record has a clarity and has really captured who I am in a way I was unable to achieve on my own.” To prelude the album Blix Street will release a limited 7” single; Some Days the Rain May Fall / Fear the Fire. Due for official release in January, Kim will be selling a handful of signed 7” singles at the Borderline gig in London in December. The tracks will also be available as a free download via Kim’s official website.


The month spent recording the album was also the first time in 5 years that Kim had a permanent roof over his head – the busker and nomad, who left home aged 17, preferring to travel and live in customised vans.  Kim won the Byron Bay Bluesfest busker competition music in 2009 and he has returned to the festival mainstage every year since. His unique live performance focuses on his guitar – which he plucks, strums, slaps and thumps –  while simultaneously playing his  bass drum, stomp box, tambourine and harmonica.


I think I find the most solace in not knowing where I am going and not knowing how I am going to get there. That way each moment contains the seed of mystery and the excitement of receiving exactly what a person with no expectations expects; nothing. And nothing is the perfect canvas for anything.”


Kim Churchill matches his lyrical artistry with fierce vocals; he is a sonic architect – using his guitar to create landscapes to animate his lyrics -, a live spectacle and a true virtuoso.



For more information contact 020 3213 0135



UK tour dates:





18th November

Cambridge Corn Exchange

(w/h Billy Bragg)


19th November

Assembly Rooms

(w/h Billy Bragg)


20th November

Colston Hall Bristol

(w/h Billy Bragg)


22nd November

St David’s Hall

(w/h Billy Bragg)


24th November

Symphony Hall Birmingham

(w/h Billy Bragg)


25th November

Leeds Town Hall

(w/h Billy Bragg)


26th November

Bridgewater Hall

(w/h Billy Bragg)


27th November

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

(w/h Billy Bragg)


28th November

The Sage

(w/h Billy Bragg)


30th November

Sheffield City Hall

(w/h Billy Bragg)


1st December

Royal Festival Hall

(w/h Billy Bragg)


2nd December

Southampton Guildhall

(w/h Billy Bragg)


3rd December

The Borderline



4th December

Cheese and Grain

(w/h Billy Bragg)


5th December

Great Hall

(w/h Billy Bragg)




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