THE LAUREN HOUSLEY BAND SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2021
For our first concert in 50 long weeks we welcome The Lauren Housley Band back to Kirton. They last headlined Town Hall Live in 2017, just after Lauren released her album ‘The Beauty of This Life’. Now the band are embarking on a UK tour to promote her latest album ‘Girl from the North’, which gets its’ official release on 26th March. There are sure to be some copies to purchase at our concert though!
Lauren and her husband Tom Dibb also play in Chorlton Country Club and they last appeared at THL in 2019. Lauren and Tom live in Sheffield with their son Noah, who was born in July 2020. During the Covid 19 lockdown they played weekly livestream sessions, known as Tuesday Night Live, which became popular occasions for her ever growing fan base.
Lauren’s love of music began at an early age, but her career really took off when she met Tom at University. Since then she has honed the craft of storytelling, which she couples with her emotive vocal performances. She released her debut album ‘Sweet Surrender’ in 2015. The album’s first single ‘Ghost Town’ made the BBC Radio 2 play list, whilst the album track ‘The Waiting Game’ was picked up and played by Robert Elms of BBC Radio London.
Lauren was invited to perform at the O2 Arena, London as part of Blues Fest, alongside artists such as Van Morrison and Tedeschi Trucks. In 2019 she was invited to play at a special event in Southbank by Bob Harris. She has also opened for the likes of Jack Savoretti, Van Morrison and Yola.
Her new album deals with love, loss, and the turbulence of growing up and learning about life. She brings a refreshing air of optimism, heart- warming hope and belief in overcoming obstacles.
Joining Lauren on stage will be Tom on lead guitar, Mark Lewis on bass, CJ Hillman on pedal steel and Dan Wiebe on drums. The concert will be an excellent way to re-boot Town Hall Live and our 2021 programme.