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Music, Mon 26 Nov 2018

Vashti Bunyan

Vashti Bunyan


The British song-writer Vashti Bunyan was discovered by Andrew Loog Oldham in 1965. She recorded a single for Decca (written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards) – ‘Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind’ - which was mostly unheard in its own day.

Further recordings of her own songs were similarly un-noticed. Vashti then walked away from London for a life on the road with a horse, a wagon, a dog and a boyfriend, heading for some islands off the west coast of Scotland where their friend Donovan intended to create an artists’ colony.

Along the way she wrote the songs that would become her album ‘Just Another Diamond Day’ – produced by Joe Boyd and released in 1970. Again her music found no audience and so Vashti left the music industry behind altogether and instead made a life bringing up children and – as she now calls it – ‘living on wit’.

Rediscovered in 2000 after the re-release of ‘Just Another Diamond Day’ (which became a cult classic that made #53 in the Observer Music monthly’s ‘top 100 British albums of all time’) - she started to write music again. After a gap of 35 years her second album ‘Lookaftering’ was produced by Max Richter, released in 2005 and this time received a lot of attention and much critical praise. Vashti then started to tour for the first time ever and performed in the UK, USA, Australia, Japan, Singapore and all over Europe.

In October 2014 her third album ‘Heartleap’ was released by FatCat in the UK and DiCristina in the USA. It was written, played, edited, arranged and recorded largely by Vashti herself in her Edinburgh home studio over the past 7 years. This new album has also been well received.

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Mon 26 Nov 2018 19:30 to 00:00

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33 Queen Road,
Hyde Park,



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Map reference: SE 283349  Lat: 53.80963 Long: -1.57170

By Car:

From Leeds City Centre: Head out of town towards Headingley/ Universities on Woodhouse Lane. After you pass Leeds University on the left, turn left at the traffic lights onto Clarendon Road (the Library pub is on this junction). Turn right at the next traffic lights (Leeds Business School is opposite) onto Moorland Road. Hyde Park is on your right as you drive along Moorland Road. At the next crossroads, continue straight on (Royal Park Road) and down the hill. Take the left at the Royal Park pub at the bottom of the hill. The Brudenell is on your right, opposite the playground. There is free car parking space at the venue.

By Public Transport:

By rail: Take a train to Burley Park station (one stop from Leeds City Centre). Leave the station and turn left at the top of the steps. Walk to the end of the road - you will see a large Co-Op on your left. Turn right and walk down Cardigan Road for a few minutes. Cross over and turn left onto Royal Park Road when you get to the Grove curry house. Keep walking along Royal Park Road, past the mosque, until you reach a crossroads. The Royal Park pub is on your right. Turn right and walk past the front of the Royal Park pub. Keep going, and you will reach the entrance to the Brudenell car park opposite the playground.

By bus: The 56 stops on Queens Road, opposite the Royal Park pub. Follow directions as above.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


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