Kiefer Sutherland in Cambridge
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Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for more than 30 years, starring in movies such as Stand By Me, The Lost Boys and Young Guns but during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the same kind of dedication and commitment.
The first one, beginning around 1992, was that of a cattle rancher and competitive cowboy (roper) in the USTRC team roping circuit. He ran a successful ranch with partner John English for almost a decade.
During that timeframe, Sutherland won numerous roping events around the country including Phoenix, Indio and the Los Angeles Open.
In 2002, Sutherland, with his music partner and best friend Jude Cole, began a small record label called Ironworks. The goal of this label was to record local musicians and distribute their music at a time when the music industry was going through a monumental shift. Some of their artists included Rocco DeLuca and the Burden, HoneyHoney and Billy Boy On Poison. In 2009, Sutherland left the label to recharge and figure out what he was going to do next.
In early 2015 Sutherland played Cole two songs he had written and wanted to record as demos for other artists to record. Cole responded positively to the songs and the album grew organically from those recordings. Two songs became four and four grew into six, until Cole suggested that they make a record. Their collaboration resulted in Kiefer Sutherland's debut album: 'Down In A Hole'.
Much like his acting, Kiefer Sutherland's career as a singer-songwriter has established him as a genuine talent across the globe and he'll be bringing the authentic, country rock growls of new album, Reckless & Me to the Cambridge Junction on February 26.
Tickets are: £32.50 and available from the box office on: 01223 511511 or online.