Finding themselves new neighbours in Canada, Glasgow- born Norman Blake and Joe Pernice from Massachusetts began a low-key collaboration in a Toronto tavern. Their performances were marked by plenty of banter, open-tunings and sublime pop smarts. Now they bring their two-man show to the UK and Europe under the guise of The New Mendicants.

Two of the most sublime and revered songwriters of the ‘90’s, Blake and Pernice between them have founded Teenage Fanclub, Scud Mountain Boys, BMX Bandits and Pernice Brothers. Performing together on
stage, they delve into each other’s hefty back catalogues as well as their new material. They are currently working on a full length album which they expect to release later this year.

Tickets available from Monorail Music, Tickets Scotland and www.synergyconcerts.com