Monday, November 12, 2012

Mission Theater

  • McMenamins and 101.9 KINK present

    Rescheduled event!

    • An evening with William Topley

    7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show

    21 and over

    $22 advance, $25 day of show


Please note! William Topley's September 25 show was cancelled and refunds were distributed through point of purchase. Tickets for the September 25 show will NOT be honored at the door for this November 12 event. 


An evening with William Topley

Born and bred in England and nurtured on a diet of blues and rock and roll, William Topley has been building a seriously dedicated fan base in the UK and the US ever since the release of his first album Prince of the Deep Water with former band The Blessing in 1991. The album catapulted The Blessing into a world tour, videos in Jamaica, TV stations in Paris and hockey stadiums in Germany.

The Blessing's second album Locusts and Wild Honey was produced by legendary Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller, and the band split up soon after its release with William choosing to pursue a solo career that continues to this day.

Over the past couple of decades, William has released albums with Lost Highway and Warner Brothers to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. From the muscular band sound of Black River to the folk tinged tunes of Water Taxi, he has continued to plough his own unique creative furrow.

At the same time he has written songs with such luminaries as Delbert McLinton, Daryl Burgess, Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsey, Gary Nicholson and Toby Tyler to name but a few.

William's intelligent lyrics and his ability to give a new spin to the universal themes of love and loss make Topley the unique artist he is. His live shows are an exuberant celebration of his work, always presented with a full on enthusiasm and he always leaves an audience yelling for more.


Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones, Traffic) "They're right up my alley. I haven't had such a good relationship with a band since Traffic."

Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) "He's big-hearted, emotional and strictly legit."

Neil Dorfsman (Sting / Dire Straits) described him as "the most original songwriter I've heard for years."

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