Mickelson at Marrs Bar, Worcester, and Flapper, Birmingham

Mickelson at Marrs Bar, Worcester, and Flapper, Birmingham

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Posted 2023-02-09 by Andy Colemanfollow

Tue 14 Feb 2023 - Sun 26 Feb 2023

American alternative folk/rock artist Scott Mickelson is gearing up for his fourth tour of the UK, beginning on February 14, 2023, at Worcester Marrs Bar and concluding at The Victoria in Swindon in February 26. He visits Birmingham Flapper on February 15.



The singer – whose stage name is simply Mickelson – will be joined on the tour by bandmates Jon Buckett on piano and Lee Moulding on drums. Lee is responsible for Mickelson’s newest collaboration – with XTC legend Colin Moulding, who happens to be Lee’s dad. Colin provides the bass on the San Francisco songwriter’s new single, Only Grey Matter Boiling In My Head.

Mickelson explains: “I'd just written Only Grey Matter Boiling In My Head and thought it would be a good fit as there are some unusual twists and turns in the song and, to my mind, reminded me of XTC. We recorded the basic tracks and Lee sent it to Colin. I quickly received his bass track and was pretty blown away by it.

“It’s a humorous song dealing with anger management issues. This theme of self-depreciation shows up in my lyrics from time to time. I am also extremely honoured that Colin played bass. We had several chats about the song and he also offered some great production ideas.”



The single’s drums and piano were recorded by Jon and Lee at Earthworm Recording Studio in Swindon, while Mickelson performed, produced, arranged, and mixed the rest at his Bay Area studio. With work on a new album well underway, Colin has already been recruited for further contributions.

Mickelson’s debut release, Flickering, was on the Grammy ballot for Best Folk Album and Best Roots Music Performance. The follow-up, A Wondrous Life, received positive reviews and led to his first European tour in 2019. He then produced the critically acclaimed Blanket The Homeless benefit compilation which included Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito. In 2020, Mickelson released Drowning In An Inflatable Pool and in 2022 premiered the video for UNarmed American and released his highly acclaimed LP, Known To Be Unknown.

Mickelson’s February 2023 UK tour dates:

14 - Worcester, Marr's Bar;
15 - Birmingham, Flapper;
16 - Leeds, The Grove Inn;
17 - Glasgow, The 13th Note;
18 - Meifod, Penylan Studios;
22 - London, What's Cookin';
23 - Ramsgate, Red Arrow Music Club;
24 - Folkestone, The Chambers;
25 - Brighton, The Folklore Rooms;
26 - Swindon, The Victoria.




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