A precocious teen, drumming in bars of ill repute and generally having a ball, Boo went quiet for a decade or two, before coming out as a singer and songwriter in his forties. “Now I feel like a teenager again” he says, “all revved up and lost in music once more”.
“Margaritas On The Lawn" is the latest single from Yorkshire singer-songwriter Boo Sutcliffe. It’s inspired by the work of the great war photographer Robert Capa, Boo’s love of good journalism and his encounters with one journalist who’d lost their way. “I don’t think many of us set out to be bad, unprincipled or uncaring”, says Boo, “but how easily even our most cherished ideals can become compromised when we settle for an easy life”.
“I released a Soundcloud demo of this song exactly 8 years ago. It was my first release on any platform and I think I surprised a few people – not least myself!” Most parts, including the lead vocal, have been re- recorded for this new version, but a few original bits survived the cull. It’s also been mixed and mastered by talented industry pro Carl Rosamond (The Wedding Present, CUD, Nile Rodgers & Chic, The Charlatans, British Sea Power, The Vaccines, Rag’n’Bone Man).
DJs and reviewers went overboard for Boo’s debut album “BLINK” (2021) and the EP “You’re The Same As Me” (2022). “I love that people picked up on ‘lyrics of subtlety and depth’ and ‘beautifully crafted songs’. There are some things though,” says Boo, “that feel even better than the praise of strangers you respect: shortly after BLINK came out, a friend I’d not seen for a while called me up and talked at length about how much he liked it. Then he said, ‘As I listened to the album I thought, I wrote those songs. I must have, because they tell my life’.
Known as an intense and captivating live performer, Boo Sutcliffe has supported the likes of Dan Reed, The Breath, Toploader, Pat Fulgoni and The Green Rock River Band.
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