• 06
  • 03
  • 2022
  • 07.30
  • pm

Hey! Manchester presents Spencer Cullum Plus Special Guests

Please note this is an 18+ event

London-born, Nashville-based Spencer Cullum‘s debut solo album, Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection, may pay homage to the 1960s and 1970s psych-pop, folk and proto-prog heroes of his homeland. But with a supporting cast of fellow Music City stage and studio aces like guitarist Sean Thompson and multi-instrumentalist Luke Reynolds, as well as singing and writing partners like Caitlin Rose, Andrew Combs, Erin Rae, Annie Williams and James “Skyway Man” Wallace, he’s bringing a bit of Britain to Tennessee.

‘I wanted to write a very quintessential English folk record, but with really good Nashville players,’ Cullum says of Canterbury Scene conjuring Coin Collection, name-checking Kevin Ayers, Robert Wyatt, Fairport Convention and Sandy Denny. The album manifests his love for psych-prog ground-breakers the Soft Machine, digs deep into cerebral ambient inspirations like Robert Fripp and Brian Eno and even krautrock icons NEU! ‘I’ve always wanted to mix krautrock music into folk and psychedelia,’ he explains.

With an arm’s length list of credits stretching from the likes of Kesha, Dolly Parton and Deer Tick, to Miranda Lambert and Dylan Leblanc, pedal steel savant Cullum is one of Nashville’s most in-demand session cats. That’s in addition to making up half of acclaimed, primarily instrumental space-country duo Steelism. Clearly he’s had little trouble fitting in since moving from his native London by way of Detroit eight years ago, even if it’s mostly meant blending in. ‘I guess I’ve always hidden behind [the instrument],’ he deadpans. ‘I’m always the guy who looks like he’s studying for a test in the background.’

You May Also Be Interested In