The Lake Poets

Date:Thu 04 Oct
Time:8pm
Venue:J2
Price:£12.50 adv

The Lake Poets, the solo vehicle for left-field folk artist Marty Longstaff, will release a new EP on  29th December consisting of live recordings made at the Sage in Gateshead during a show at that  venue shortly before Xmas 2016. Featuring the string section of the Young Musicians Programme  (a Sage backed initiative), it includes a version of the single ‘Your Face’, which has racked up over  7 million plays on Spotify, plus five more songs from his self-titled 2015 debut album.

Currently completing the recording of a new album, Longstaff has announced a tour of intimate  venues for April and May 2018.

“Album two is coming very, very soon. I can’t wait to get back out and about playing shows around the UK debuting new material, as well as seeing old friends and meeting new faces along the way." Marty Longstaff 

Recorded in Nashville’s famed Blackbird Studio and produced by Dave Stewart (Eurythmics, etc), The Lake Poets 2015 debut album saw Longstaff's shimmering, pure voice sit atop intimate, sparsely  beautiful arrangements of his songs. Autobiographical lyrical content that was rich in painting the big  picture about love and mortality by way of a keen eye for life's small details also incorporated a heavy dose of social realism, such as in ‘Vane Tempest’ and its story of how the Miners Strike  affected his father. It received excellent reviews :

“Somewhere between Bright Eyes and John Martyn. Something Special”  MOJO
“Stunning Debut from Sunderland Troubadour. Quietly Brilliant”  UNCUT

This event has been rescheduled from Mon 23 Apr 2018

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This event has been rescheduled from Mon 23 Apr 2018

Doors price £14.50

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Bar and Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

 

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