CHANGES TO UK TOUR IN JUNE 2022
NEW SINGLE “Sing Me A Song” OUT NOW
Duet with Serena Ryder
Canadian singer-songwriter William Prince makes a welcome return to the UK in June for a run of shows plus an appearance at the prestigious Black Deer Festival in Kent. Please see below for changes (in bold) to the tour dates previously announced:
Mon 13 June – Manchester, Gullivers w/ Tom Bright
Tues 14 June – Bristol, Louisiana w/ Tom Bright
Wed 15 June – Nottingham, The Bodega w/ Tom Bright
Thurs 16 June – Edinburgh, The Mash House w/ Katie Gregson-McLeod
Sat 18 June – Dublin, Whelan’s w/ Maz O’Connor
Tues 21 June – London, The Lexington w/ Dani Larkin
The June dates come hot on the heels of Prince’s sold-out January tour which took in stops at London, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow.
Ahead of his UK visit, Prince has released a new single, “Sing Me A Song” on Six Shooter Records, a gorgeous duet with Canadian songwriter Serena Ryder. Listen here: William Prince + Serena Ryder (sixshooterrecords.com)
The essence of “Sing Me a Song” lies in its simplicity and gentleness; the communication of love between two individuals. While the world around us becomes faster and more electric, “Sing Me a Song” plays out like a candle on the table. Classic and warm.
Prince says of the song: “It captures my friend Serena Ryder and I communicating through our most comfortable language. Singing and playing music. Letting admiration, respect and love for another give life to humanity’s oldest story.”
About William Prince:
Winnipeg singer-songwriter William Prince hails from the community of Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, Canada, the son of generations of preachers. The music of Prince’s childhood was songs of faith, struggle and grace, often sung in the Prince Memorial Chapel, a one-room, wooden building, named after his grandfather, where live music was usually in the service of healing. These early influences growing up in a remote rural network of towns and families, alongside the pantheon of classic country outlaw singers he heard at home, fundamentally shaped his “21st Century Northern-Interlake-Country-Gospel Sound”; a product of a part of the world where “You could sit for hours and only hear the sound of the trees keepin’ the lake and sky apart.”
As a writer, Prince approaches the big questions with humility and curiosity; his songcraft a masterclass in skillful simplicity. His 2015 JUNO Award winning debut album Earthly Days introduced his poignant philosophy and rich baritone to the world. Breakout song “Breathless” found audiences worldwide and reached the B List at BBC Radio 2. Sophomore album Reliever followed in 2020, an exploration of what, who and how peace is found, and reunited Prince with producers Scott Nolan in Winnipeg and Dave Cobb in Nashville. Later in 2020, Prince released his third album Gospel First Nation, a collection of stories of family and faith in an age of grief at the hand of a pandemic.