Critically-Acclaimed UK Artist, Tony Shevlin, Comes to Nashville

TonyShevlinPressPhoto2When you’ve had Elvis Costello’s Attractions as your backing band, written songs for The Troggs and REM, Amnesty International have used one of your songs as their International Anthem of Peace, what do you do next?

Well, in the case of UK singer-songwriter Tony Shevlin, you book a series of dates in Nashville, Tennessee, and you release a stripped-down, no-nonsense album containing 10 new recordings of songs from your back catalogue. “I wanted to test the strength of my songs in an acoustic setting, and thought, what better place to try them out than in the home of great songwriting – Nashville, Tennessee. I decided to record an album to take out there with me, so I put the word out to my fanbase – what should I record?”

The response was astounding and surprising – people from all over the world where Tony had performed in the last 30 years were requesting songs that the veteran performer had completely forgotten about. “Heart and the High Moral Ground was suggested by a guy from Ireland, and Paradise South Ealing from a lady in Spain. I don’t think I’ve performed either of those since the 1990s.”

Also included in this gem of an album are the award-winning Nobody and Cut Me (I’ll bleed like any man), songs that have become a mainstay of his live set and seen audiences throughout the UK and Europe fall under the spell of his tales of love, life and laughter. Along with the dark foreboding of Faith in Myself, through the quirky and upbeat Crazy, and on to the exuberant optimism of Run Until We Drop, the 10-track album is a powerful collection which showcases Tony’s impeccable song-writing.

Tony will be playing in Nashville on May 27, 2015 at The Commodore.


Faith in Myself


Heart and the High Moral Ground

Champagne Taste on a Lemonade Pay


Cut me (I’ll bleed like any man)

Paradise South Ealing

I Wish you Well

Crying for 15 Years,

Run Until we Drop

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