THE LAUREN HOUSLEY BAND featuring CHORLTON COUNTRY CLUB
For our final concert of 2017 we welcome back The Lauren Housley Band to Kirton.
2017 has seen them play many prestigious festivals including the Scarborough Blues Festival and the Beverley Folk Festival. Lauren will have a new album out for the concert, called The Beauty of this Life.
The band comprises of Lauren on vocals, Thomas Dibb on electric and acoustic guitar, Mark Lewis on bass, Chris Hillman on pedal steel, dobro and mandolin and Craig Hanson on drums and percussion. Chris was voted ‘Artist of the Year’ at this year’s UK Americana Awards.
The band also appear under the name of Chorlton Country Club playing Americana music rather than their trademark blues & soul genre in the Lauren Housley Band. The band will play the first set as Chorlton Country Club and the second as The Lauren Housley Band.
Lauren is undoubtedly the main focus, with her magnetic personality and her voice which is perfectly suited to the Blues and Soul inflected songs, which Tom and Lauren co-write.
Born in Rotherham, she is now based in Manchester. She grew up in a household where her parents were massive music fans. Lauren was a British aerobics champion, but when her mum came home with an Eva Cassidy album and a creative light switched on. She went on to study theatre at Newcastle University, but the whole time felt she should be singing. Whilst there she met Thomas Dibb and they have been writing together ever since. Their songs and Lauren’s vocals evoke the same ambience as some of her forerunners of strong, empowered female artists such as Cassidy, Janis Joplin and Lauryn Hill. There are hints of blues, country, soul and rock in her locker, but she has a warm, intense and enjoyable style that is all her own.
Live she is simply breath taking, not only has she a powerful voice but her vocals come direct from the heart and soul. Seeing her live allows you to fully appreciate the fullness and texture of her sound. We know from her previous two performances that her shows are a joy.
Come along and enjoy a great night of music from one of this country’s leading performers.
Advance Tickets are priced at £13.50 and can be obtained from the One Stop store in the town, from Broan on 01652 649230 or from www.wegottickets.com