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Fred El­tring­ham looks ahead to UK tour

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She may have once sang that ‘a change will do you good’, but Sh­eryl Crow clearly sees con­sis­tency as the name of the game when it comes to her band and drum­mer.

The US pop-rock leg­end is head­ing back to the UK for a batch of shows this sum­mer and, once again, Fred El­tring­ham will be at the kit. It’s fair to say that Fred is pretty pleased to be com­ing back this way.

“I am so for­tu­nate and in­cred­i­bly happy to be able to go out and play mu­sic with Sh­eryl and my friends in this band,” he said. “To me, our shows have been feel­ing re­ally in­spired lately so I think that’s the path we are on right now. I feel in­spired to help peo­ple through mu­sic, for­get about all of the chaos in the world right now. That’s my per­sonal goal for the tour.”

The run is billed as a great­est hits tour and, given Sh­eryl’s size­able cat­a­logue, we couldn’t re­sist ask­ing Fred what we might be able to ex­pect from the set-list.

“There’s a new one called ‘Atom Bomb’ that is fun,” he said. “There’s a cou­ple off the last record we made that I hope we play, like ‘Strangers Again’ and ‘Love Will Save The Day’. Then all the clas­sics like ‘If It Makes You Happy’, ‘Favourite Mis­take’, ‘A Change Will Do You Good’, ‘Ev­ery­day Is A Wind­ing Road’, and ‘Run Baby, Run’. We al­ways play a cou­ple of cov­ers too just for fun. We’ve been do­ing a cool ver­sion of ‘Mid­night Rider’ lately.

The tour kicks off in Birm­ing­ham on 19 June be­fore head­ing on to Gateshead and Not­ting­ham, where at­ten­dees will be able to see Fred be­hind his Lud­wig Le­gacy Ma­hogany (12", 14", 20") kit.

For more de­tails head to www.sh­eryl­crow.com.

Fred El­tring­ham re­turns to the UK with Sh­eryl Crow for live dates this sum­mer

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