So pleased to finally be able to host the amazing Miriam Jones at Lazy Sundays! She’s long been one of my favourite singers and songwriters and I even had the privilege of singing backup for her at Greenbelt Festival a few times. Don’t miss this one! It’s going to be proper amazing!
“In an age of instant infamy and where a new musical genius is declared at least every fifteen minutes, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd of ‘let’s talk about me’ singer songwriters. In the case of Canadian Miriam Jones, whose story stretches from Melanesia to Middle England via Tennessee, it turns out to be not hard at all. Jones has just finished recording her fourth album, with Simon Edwards and Martyn Barker—both former members of the band Fairground Attraction —due for release in October. Her whip-smart songs, vulnerable writing style and distinctive voice never fail to delight her audience.”
‘Jones’ strong songwriting lends itself to a seamless blending of country and pop sensibilities…one of Canada’s rising young artists’ – CBC Radio
Next Sunday the 19th, I’ll be sat in a row with these three fantastic songwriters at Tower of Song sharing our songs and stories with you! I’m very excited about this gig as it’s a first for me. As you know, I usually feature one act for my Lazy Sundays gigs, but wanted to start up something similar to the Bluebird North gigs that I used to love when I lived in Canada.
The first in the round gig that I attended was in MontreaI on February 19th, 2005! It featured Ron Sexsmith, Joel Plaskett, Blair Packham, Marc Dery, and Ginette Ahier! What a fantastic show. It was about more than just the music, but a feeling of connection between the artists and the audience through the stories they told about their songs. A wonderful night! I hope you’ll join us and make this yet another Lazy Sunday to remember! See you there!
Check out the fabulous:
She Makes War
There aren’t too many performers that when you hear them for the first time at an open mic night, you find yourself having to remember to breathe…but Kim Lowings is one of those talents. The first time I saw her perform, she was singing a capella, and I was truly transported. For one so young she has a rare and beautiful talent; that something- something with certain artists that we can’t quite put our fingers on. A beauty of spirit that transcends in her lovely songs. So you can imagine my excitement at hosting her and her lovely band in the next instalment of my Lazy Sundays gigs at my favourite venue in the world…Tower of Song! Please come down and support local music and find your new favourite venue!
Lazy Sundays w/ Kim Lowings and The Greenwood
Doors at 7:30pm
Tower of Song
107 S. Pershore Rd, Cotteridge
A 3 min walk from Kings Norton Train Station
In between Harvester and Petrol Station
Yay! The next instalment of my Lazy Sundays Songwriter Series will be the amazing Yvonne Lyon! We are so lucky to be able to host her on her UK tour performing and promoting her perfect new album These Small Rebellions!
If you haven’t heard her before, “singer/songwriter Yvonne Lyon is among the best and brightest talent currently emerging from Scotland. Her new album, More Than Mine combines poignant lyrics with strong, creative melodies demonstrating a voice that can be both fragile and intense. She has consistently drawn and stirred crowds across the UK with her emotive performances.
Yvonne has shared the stage with the likes of Patti Griffin, Karine Polwart, Luka Bloom, Steve Forbert and toured the UK with Juliet Turner.
Most recently Yvonne secured a position on BBC Radio Scotland’s playlist with her new single The Coffee Song as well as being nominated songwriter of the the week.
Sunday, October 20th
8pm-10pm(doors at 7:30)
Tower of Song, 107 Pershore Rd S, Birmingham B30 3JX
Can’t wait to see you! Please support live music and one of the best small venues in the UK, Tower of Song!! x
On August 11th, I’m proud to announce that our Lazy Sunday artists will be The Black Feathers! We are so lucky to get them as they have quite a heavy touring schedule for the next few months. For those of you who haven’t heard them yet, they mix English Folk, Irish influences and bluegrass to create a beautiful sound of two voices and guitar that is reminiscent of The Civil Wars. I first heard them at the Rea River Roots night at Tower of Song and was blown away. Come and see them in a small listening venue while you still can! See you there! xo