Wreckless Eric – photo Karen Keats
Former Stiff star and and powerful songsmith Wreckless Eric has announced details of his forthcoming gig at the Puppet Theatre.

Wreckless Eric is Eric Goulden. He was given the name to hide behind. After a while he realised he was stuck with it. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, squalls of feedback, lilting enchantment, bizarre stories and backchat.

His new album “amERICa” out now on Fire Records is enjoying universal acclaim from critics and public alike.

Nothing Eric has to say sounds like it was said by someone else first. Some people can’t take it. Thirty seven years of touring have left him in good shape. He’s coming to town.

One of the greatest songwriters ever to come out of Great Britain” Marc Riley BBC 6 MUSIC

“amERICa is that rare record. Goulden is grownup, with all of the stereotypical benefits: an air of wisdom, emotional texture, and, perhaps most cliché of all, a seasoned voice. amERICa isn’t complacent or satisfied; Wreckless Eric anatomizes his surroundings with the wide-eyed thrill of discovery. His American flyover reveals simmering cultural disturbances and essential beauty alike.” Pitchfork

Wreckless Eric has always been a pop musician. That is, he writes melodies with hooks in the chorus and fills his verses with quick, vivid details aimed to make you nod your head in recognition. The precise nostalgia and wry yearning he brings to this slice of autobiography rings true, funny and poignant.” Ken Tucker, NPR/Fresh Air

He’ll be playing from his acclaimed 2015 album amERICa along with songs from his forthcoming album 40 Years which is due out later this year. Eric now lives in America but used to live in Norwich. This is the first time he’s played at the Puppet Theatre and it promises to be a great night.
The gig is on Sunday 14th May at Norwich Puppet Theatre. Tickets are £10 and available from their website: