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The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Thursday 7th December 2017

Headline Act: Luke Jackson

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Luke is a rising 19 year old Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. 

With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making ripples on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Karine Polwart and Oysterband. Last autumn he made his debut in Scotland, winning praise for a stand-out voice, songwriting skill and stage presence that completely belies his years.

His debut album More than Boys, produced by the acclaimed Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph, launched at the  Shrewsbury Festival, has been receiving plaudits from critics and airplay on numerous radio stations and 2014 sees the release of his accomplished follow up album, Fumes and Faith, which Luke has co-produced with Cardiff-based American record producer Mason Neely It’s a belting roots and blues infused album of 11 original songs and his voice is richer, his fan base is bigger and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival.

With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, The album emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene!

“A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence” – Mike Harding

“A fantastic voice,  a great year and a terrific new album” - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2

“For a while after Nic Jones and Chris Wood there was a big gap and you wondered where the next generation was coming from – now Luke’s the next guy” – John McCusker

“A huge talent is emerging” – Acoustic Magazine

“An affecting and highly promising debut album – one to watch” – Daily Telegraph

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Sean Manuel

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At just 14 years old Sean is a budding contemporary acoustic guitarist, singer/songwriter from Sevenoaks, Kent.  

An aspiring musician continually evolving, his music is an eclectic blend of acoustic pop, rock and some hip hop drawing inspiration from many different genres of music/bands/artists such as The Beatles, The Jam, Eric Clapton, Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones and his music teacher singer/songwriter Mr Dan Clews.

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William Thomas

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Dover based William Thomas is a rising young original Singer-Songwriter who has spent the last number of years mastering and honing his craft performing to live audiences both within the U.K. and more recently throughout Europe.

As a confident and captivating performer William has an innate ability to capture the moment and appeal to the demographic he finds before him, he does so via a thoughtfully balanced mix of original and well known cover songs.

His debut EP “Come The Autumn”, recorded at Anchor Baby Recording company by Dan Lucas, featuring tracks with well-known Folk Singer-Songwriter Luke Jackson, has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from fans and the industry combined.

At this moment in time William Thomas is the textbook "under the radar" artist, but possessing a very cool, distinctive and engaging vocal, superb mastery of the guitar and not only clever songwriting but material which allows him to eloquently convey sentiment and depict imagery to the listener, this combined with the fact that's he's simply just a nice guy will ensure that deservingly he won't be under that radar for much longer.

“His voice is present and warm with a strong mid-range and understated rasp and it is immediately clear he knows how to write songs that show off his vocals to best effect.” - FATEA Magazine.

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Aid Lewis

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Aid Lewis is singer, songwriter, performer and lover of life. Through his music he tells stories of life, love,laughter, experience and society.His latest offering and debut album tells a story of life’s experiences, that are blissfully and, at times, painfully relatable. The album toucheson the joys of love and passion, heartache, as well as the world in its current state.

Aid is not afraid to comment on society, and encourages his audience to getlost in the words, rhythms and melodies he has created to appeal to a widedemographic that is his fan-base and audience.

When he is not in the studio, or writing songs, Aid is on the road gigging and travelling seeing the world for what it really is.

Aid is on a journey, and his growing fan-base are invited to take his hand and lend an ear to experience the journey for themselves.

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