Press Release

Special Guests to When Rivers Meet
And The Quireboys


Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

Troy Redfern is one of this year’s prime movers and his star is most definitely on the rise.
Get yourself dialled into The Fire Cosmic and see what all the excitement is about."
- Rock and Blues Muse

Guitarist and singer-songwriter, Troy Redfern, dubbed as Britain’s “King of Slide guitar," will embark on three tours in the UK in 2022 with The Quireboys in January and June, two dates with DARE in March, and a 17-date UK tour supporting When Rivers Meet from April 21st until May 27th.

The news follows Troy supporting The Sweet on their UK tour in November and December 2021, and the August 2021 release of his critically acclaimed album The Fire Cosmic which featured the singles Waiting For Your Love, Ghosts, Sanctify and Stone.  The album is available from www.troyredfern.com/shop.

Troy’s latest album, The Fire Cosmic, follows five unprecedented albums that he released in 2020.  It was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in North Wales, the same studio where Queen recorded all their early albums including Sheer Heart Attack (1974) followed by A Night At The Opera (1975) – the latter featuring the legendary single Bohemian Rhapsody.

For the recording of the new album, Troy enlisted one of the best rhythm sections in the UK, including the legendary Darby Todd on drums (The Darkness, Robben Ford, Martin Barre, Paul Gilbert), virtuoso bass guitarist Dave Marks (Hans Zimmer), plus guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (Guns ‘N Roses, Asia, Sons of Apollo) on the song On Fire, in what Troy describes as “the ultimate dream team, ” resulting in what is arguably the British guitarist’s most compelling release to date.


Photo Credit: © Haluk Gurer

“Troy is a passionate, intense, free-spirited musician whose ferocious slide guitar style twists and turns timeless themes and ideas to his own ends. He’s a musical visionary unafraid to trample on the boundaries of restricting labels,” said Blues Matters Magazine.

The Fire Cosmic is a culmination everything Troy has learnt so far on his musical journey and introduces a sharp focus a much tighter song writing and more visceral, muscular production style.

“It was important for the album to sound massive,” says Troy. “It was a much bigger sound than anything that I’ve released before. As soon as we heard the first takes in the control, we were blown away. We knew that we captured something special. It sounded fantastic.”

“For the session, Darby Todd brought his vintage Ludwig Vistalite acrylic drums of John Bonham fame. The drums are renowned for sounding massive. Hearing them in one of the best drum rooms in the world, they sounded out of this world! Roger Taylor’s drums recorded for Queen’s Sheer Heart Attack album at Rockfield are some of my favourite drum sounds on any recording.”

It’s the best album I’ve made,” says Troy. “Recording at Rockfield, getting the best players, the best producer – it was a risk, but it paid off tenfold. I’ve made an album I really couldn't be happier with.”


April & May 2022 Headline Tour

With special guest

Sheffield Greystones

Thursday April 21, 2022

Sold Out

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Enquiries: 0114 266 5599
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Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS
www.mygreystones.co.uk/events

Bath Komedia

Friday April 22, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue Box Office: 01225 489 070
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22-23 Westgate St, Bath, BA1 1EP
www.komedia.co.uk/bath

Southampton 1865

Saturday April 23, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR
www.the1865.com

Colchester Arts Centre

Friday April 29, 2022

Sold Out

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue Box Office: 01206 500 900
Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
www.colchesterartscentre.com

Newbury Arlington Arts

Saturday April 30, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ
www.arlington-arts.com

Leeds Brudenell Social Club

Thursday May 5, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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33 Queen's Rd, Burley, Leeds, LS6 1NY
www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk

Newcastle Cluny

Friday May 6, 2022

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Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue: 0191 221 2659
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34 Lime St, Ouseburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ
www.thecluny.com

Glasgow Òran Mór

Saturday May 7, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue: 0141 357 6200
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Top of Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX
www.oran-mor.co.uk

London Garage

Thursday May 12, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
Tickets via Ticket Web
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD
www.thegarage.london

Birmingham The Asylum

Friday May 13, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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38-43 Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3LS
www.theasylumvenue.co.uk

Norwich Waterfront Arts

Saturday May 14, 2022

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Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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139-141 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QH
https://waterfrontnorwich.webflow.io

Manchester Deaf Institute

Thursday May 19, 2022

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Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue Box Office: 0161 276 9350
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135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE
www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk

Bristol Exchange

Friday May 20, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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72-73 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EJ
www.exchangebristol.com/whats-on

Leek Foxlow Arts

Saturday May 21, 2022

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Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue: 01538 386 112
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Stockwell St, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD
www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk

Shoreham Ropetackle

Thursday May 26, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue Box Office: 01273 464 440
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Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG
www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk

Nottingham The Bodega

Friday May 27, 2022

Sold Out

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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23 Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2ED
www.bodeganottingham.com

Edinburgh Blues Club
Teviot Row House

Saturday May 28, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ
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www.edinburgh-blues.uk

June 2022 UK Tour

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM:
WWW.QUIREBOYS.COM/GIGS
SEETICKETS.COM | SKIDDLE.COM | ALTTICKETS.COM

with Special Guest Troy Redfern

Bullingdon, Oxford

Friday 10th June 2022

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162 Cowley Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 1UE
www.thebullingdon.co.uk

Chinnerys, Southend

Saturday 11th June 2022

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21-22 Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2EJ
www.chinnerys.co.uk

Thekla, Bristol

Friday 17th June 2022

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The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol, BS1 4RB
www.theklabristol.co.uk

Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Saturday 18th June 2022

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Masonic Place, Goldsmith St, Nottingham, NG1 5LB
www.rescuerooms.com

Links & Downloads

Further Information

Peter Noble at Noble PR
+44 207 272 7772, +44 794 908 9762, peter@noblepr.co.uk