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|Birth name||Sadenia Reader|
|Born||29 August 1959|
|Occupations||Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer|
|Instruments||vocals, acoustic guitar, concertina, harmonica, piano, ukulele|
Blanco y Negro
|Associated acts||Fairground Attraction|
Eddi Reader MBE (born Sadenia Reader; 29 August 1959) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career. She is the recipient of three BRIT Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts. In 2003 she showcased the works of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns.
Early career 
Reader was born in Glasgow, the daughter of a welder, and the eldest of seven children (her brother, Francis, is vocalist with the band The Trash Can Sinatras). She was nicknamed Edna by her parents. Living at first in the district of Anderston, Glasgow, in a tenement slum demolished in 1965, the young Reader family moved to a two-bedroomed flat in the estate of Arden, Glasgow.
In 1976, due to overcrowding the family was re-housed 25 miles from Glasgow, in the council development of Irvine, Ayrshire; however, Eddi returned to Glasgow (where she lived with her grandmother) in order to finish her compulsory schooling. She began playing the guitar at the age of ten, and started her musical career busking, first in Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street, then in the early 1980s in London and around Europe (where she also worked with circus and performance artists).
Back in Scotland, while finding factory work in Irvine and working part-time in Sirocco Recording Studio in Kilmarnock, she answered an advert in the music press and travelled to London to audition and join the punk band Gang of Four, who needed a backing singer for their appearance on British television music show The Old Grey Whistle Test and for their UK tour. This led to her first US tour with the band. After returning to the UK and leaving the band, she started working as a session vocalist in London, picking up work singing jingles for radio advertisements and singing with such acts as Eurythmics, The Waterboys, Billy MacKenzie and Alison Moyet.
Fairground Attraction 
In 1984, Reader returned to the UK from Paris, where she had been working as a singer for the composer Vladimir Cosma. Through her contact with the brass section session players The Kick Horns in London, she signed a contract with EMI, and recorded two singles with the disco group Outbar Squeek. Around the same time, she met and asked Mark E. Nevin, a guitarist and songwriter from the band Jane Aire and the Belvederes to write for her and they recorded two songs as The Academy of Fine Popular Music. They subsequently formed Fairground Attraction, together with Simon Edwards (guitarrón — a Mexican acoustic bass guitar) and Roy Dodds (drums & percussion). In 1988 the band signed to RCA/BMG records and released their first single, "Perfect", which became a UK number one, winning best single at the 1989 BRIT Awards. Their first album, The First of a Million Kisses, was also a success, reaching number two in the UK Albums Chart, and winning best album at the 1989 Brits.
This success was short-lived, however. In November 1989, after a break, during which Reader had her first child, Charlie, with her French-Algerian partner Milou, arguments arose within the group, and Nevin abandoned a recording session for the second album, which eventually led to the splitting of the band. A makeshift second album, a collection of B-sides and live tracks, Ay Fond Kiss, was rushed out the following year.
Solo career 
Reader returned to Scotland, but before she embarked on her solo career she took a temporary detour into acting. She played Jolene Jowett, a singer and accordionist, in John Byrne's Your Cheatin' Heart, a comedy-drama series for BBC Television, set in the country music scene in Scotland. Her other acting credits include playing the part of Joy 3 from the Michael Boyd (artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company) production of Janice Galloway's The Trick Is to Keep Breathing. This was a BBC Radio 4 production in 1996, Also a Tron Theatre production the same year.
Returning to London, Reader worked on new material with a backing band calling itself The Patron Saints of Imperfection (made up of Roy Dodds, Neill and Calum MacColl, and Phil Steriopoulos). This became her first solo album, recorded for RCA Records: 1992's Mirmama. She met Geoff Travis who signed her to Warner Brothers subsidiary label, Blanco Y Negro, The managing director Rob Dickens executively produced her second solo album Eddi Reader (1994), which won her the "Best female singer" BRIT Award that year, followed by Candyfloss and Medicine (1996), and Angels & Electricity (1998). She parted from Warner Brothers and continued her work on Geoff Travis' Rough Trade label when she recorded Simple Soul (2001) and Driftwood (2002) - a "homegrown" release of songs recorded during the Simple Soul sessions. During this time, Reader also recorded the song "Ocean Love" for the soundtrack of the animated Danish film Help! I'm a Fish (2001). Reader also contributed vocals to one of Big Country's final singles before Stuart Adamson's death, "Fragile Thing."
Reader continued to tour (England, Scotland, Japan, Australia, Spain, the United States, and Ireland). In 2003, she recorded her album of material by Robert Burns, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, leading to good reviews and an international resurgence in interest in Scotland's "bard".
She spent April 2006 touring Australia with Boo Hewerdine and Alan Kelly, following the release of St Clare's Night Out: Live at The Basement, with Australian acts such as David Hosking invited to open the concerts.
Reader's eighth studio album, Peacetime, was released in 2007 on the Rough Trade record label. Produced by fellow Scottish folk musician, John McCusker, the album features a few Burns composed songs, alongside original material with longtime collaborator Boo Hewerdine and The Trash Can Sinatras' John Douglas.
In spring 2008, Reader was a special guest at the Hotel Cafe Tour hosted by Tom McRae. In 2009, she performed in period-drama Me and Orson Welles, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Zac Efron, Christian McKay and Claire Danes. Reader performed re-arranged 1930s standards, with Jools Holland, with whom she had previously collaborated on the single "Waiting Game".
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns' birth, Reader released The Songs of Robert Burns Deluxe Edition in January 2009. The new release brought together the original Burns album with seven additional songs, two from the original 2003 sessions ("Green Grow the Rashes O", "Of A' the Airts"), three from 2007's Peacetime ("Ye banks and Braes", "Aye Waukin O" and "Leezie Lindsay") the unreleased "Dainty Davie", also from that session, and a brand new recording, "Comin' Thro the Rye/Dram Behind the Curtain". The new album was promoted, like the original release, with two sold-out shows at the annual Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
In 2009 Reader released her ninth studio album, Love is the Way, which was self-produced. In a special arrangement with record label Rough Trade she sold an exclusive, pre-released and minimally-packaged version of the disc on her 19-date autumn 2008 UK tour.
In early 2010, Reader appeared on the Irish language album Ceol '10 Súil Siar, singing an Irish language version of the Fairground Attraction song "Perfect" called "Foirfe". In December she released a live album on her own label and sold exclusively via her online store, Live in Japan. Recorded from the sound desk at her Japan shows in September 2009, it was mastered and mixed by Mark Freegard who had worked on the 2009 album Love is the Way.
In May 2007 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Strathclyde. Later that year she was recognised for her contributions to music and to the education and encouragement of young musicians with an honorary doctorate and a Doctor of Letters from Glasgow Caledonian University.
- Mirmama (1992) UK #34
- Eddi Reader (1994) UK #4
- Candyfloss and Medicine (1996) UK #24
- Angels & Electricity (1998) UK #49
- Simple Soul (2001)
- Driftwood (2001)
- Sings the Songs of Robert Burns (2003)
- Peacetime (2007)
- The Songs of Robert Burns Deluxe Edition (2009)
- Love is the Way (2009) UK#109
Live albums 
- Eddi Reader Live (2001)
- Eddi Reader Live: Edinburgh (2003)
- Eddi Reader Live: Newcastle (2003)
- Eddi Reader Live: Leeds (2003
- Eddi Reader Live: London (2003)
- St Clare's Night Out: Live at The Basement (2006)
- Port Fairy Folk Festival (2008)
- Live in Japan (2010)
Fairground Attraction 
- The First of a Million Kisses (1988)
- Ay Fond Kiss (1990)
- Kawasaki - Live In Japan 02.07.89 (2003)
- The Very Best of Fairground Attraction (2004)
Film Soundtracks 
- Batman Forever: Music from the Motion Picture (1995)
- Bed of Roses (1996)
- Love & Sex (2000)
- My First Mister (2001)
- "Bell, Book and Candle" (1999)
- Biography page at Eddi Reader.net
- Dingwall, John (9 January 2009). "Eddi Reader: I can't wait to pay tribute to Robert Burns". Daily Record (Scotland). Retrieved 2009-04-25.[dead link]
- O'Rourke, Lynn (1 April 2007). "Q & A with Eddi Reader". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2009-04-18.
- "Sings the songs of Robert Burns". 12 May 2003. Retrieved 2009-04-18.
- Eddi Reader at NME
- Hodgkinson, Will (16 May 2003). "Life performers". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
- White, Bill (3 February 2004). "'Songs of Robert Burns' a magnificent gift from the heart of Scotland". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
- "Filmography by year for Eddi Reader". IMDb.com. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 18 February 2012.
- Queen honours star-studded Scots
- University of Strathclyde
- "Nicola’s degree of success". Evening Times. 28 November 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- University of Stirling: Dr Eddi Reader MBE
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 452. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "Soundtracks for Batman Forever (1995)". IMDb.com. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 18 February 2012.
- "Soundtracks for Bed of Roses (1996)". IMDb.com. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 18 February 2012.
- "Soundtracks for Love & Sex (2000)". IMDb.com. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 18 February 2012.
- "Soundtracks for My First Mister (2001)". IMDb.com. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 18 February 2012.
- Official website
- Official MySpace site
- Video of 3 tracks from the Auld Lang Syne concert on BBC's Celtic Connections site - live performance - January 2009
- Filmography from IMDb.com
- Eddi Reader at Allmusic
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