Rising Stars of Country
October 6th at The Jazz Café, Camden
Living in London, you may not have a pair of cowboy boots and a lasso lying around (or maybe you do and that’s just fine too) but that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate a little bit of southern charm. If you love your music live and you want to experience the new wave Country phenomenon, we’ve got one doozy of a night planned for you.
We’ve assembled five of the very finest new acts that will have you stomping your feet and shouting yeehaw at our favourite Camden haunt, The Jazz Cafe. Witness the Country revolution that’s happening right now and see some of the Brits that are playing their part in this evolution of sound. Tickets are just £10 and if you turn up before 8pm, we’ll throw in your first drink too.
Luke and Mel
Luke and Mel are a multi-award winning singer/songwriter duo and have been hailed as one of UK country music’s hottest new bands.
Formed in 2012, having met through performing in the UK’s top touring theatre show, ‘Country Legends’, the pair combine haunting harmonies and fine musicianship to create a sound that is both unique and authentic. In December 2014, their self-titled EP debuted at number two on the iTunes UK Country Album Chart, making them the only UK unsigned band to ever get into the top 10.
Dexeter are a modern UK country band. Developing a loyal fan base for their set on the pop up stages at Country to Country 2014, the four piece have gone from strength to strength, following numerous London shows with a host of UK festival appearances including Yeehaw, Fort San Antone Fest and MidWinterFest.
Laura Oakes is a wonderfully talented British Country Music singer from Liverpool. Coming from a huge Liverpudlian family, where everyone sings or play an instrument, it was only a matter of time before Laura caught the music bug.
She jokes that her family find communicating by singing in three-part harmony just as natural as talking! Laura started thinking about taking music a little more seriously in her teens. She learned how to play the guitar, started to write songs and after discovering Carrie Underwood and the Dixie Chicks at age 14, it was Country Music that had her heart.
Sonia Leigh is a game changer in the music scene. Her music style skews Pop, Indie Rock and Country. Not only has she proved herself a champion songwriter, having penned two number one songs with The Zac Brown Band, she’s made significant waves in the American and UK music scenes with her recent international releases ‘Put It In Your Pocket’ and ‘When We Are Alone’.
The Lucky Strikes
The Lucky Strikes are a heaving, howling, fiddle-powered garage rock ‘n’ roll band from Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Formed in 2006, the band has released four albums to date with their fifth, ‘The Motion and the Moving On’ imminent. The group has toured all across Europe with their unique brand of Thames Delta rock, combining raw energy with observant and poignant lyrics.
Guest appearance: Megan O’Neill
Compere: Caitlin Arthur of Nashville to Norwich on Livewire1350