Month: June 2015

Jerry Lawson – ‘Just A Mortal Man’ (new album)

Having started singing at the age of just 5 in his church choir, it was always obvious that Jerry Lawson had the potential to make a living from singing. In many cases, potential isn’t enough, and talented people don’t get the breaks or work hard enough if they do. In Lawson’s case however, he turned that potential into a career spanning decades, singing alongside some of the greatest in history.

Incredibly though, having made his name as part of vocal groups such as The Persuasions, this is his first ever solo LP. At age 71, Jerry Lawson is stepping out on his own fro the first time, and proving he still has a few new tricks up his sleeve.

His voice remains soulful and note perfect, imbuing each song with genuine depth of feeling. A great indicator as to the tone of the album can be found at the beginning of the track ‘Wine’, where he introduces the song and pays tribute to its writer as the first strains of music break out. It evokes the image of a dark piano bar, late nights, whisky and warmth. A debut album to be very proud of.

Highway to V Festival: Want to play at V Festival?

Win a slot at V Festival this summer!

 

Highway to V Festival: Do you want to perform at V Festival this summer? The line-up for V Festival this year includes; Kasabian, Calvin Harris, Stereophonics, Sam Smith, Annie Mac, Clean Bandit, Tom Jones and Paloma Faith to name a few! Would you like the chance to join them and perform at V Festival?

 

Walkabout have teamed up with V Festival, Jack Daniels, and Future Music to run ‘Highway to V Festival‘; a national battle of the bands competition. Bands and acts from all over the country will battle it out to win a set opening up V Festival on Friday 21st of August to a crowd of around 15,000 people! The winner will also get expenses paid, festival tickets, and spending money to boot!

Want To Play At V Festival?

 

The Highway to V Festival competition will take place from 15th July at selected Walkabout venues across the UK, with the Grand Final taking place in London on Sunday 2nd August to decide the winning act.

 

Think your band or act has what it takes? To enter please email your name, number and closest Walkabout venue to office@futuremusicmanagement.com ASAP to take part in the competition!

 

You can find all the Walkabout venues here.

 

For more information go to: http://www.openmicuk.co.uk/News/highway-to-v-festival

 

V Festival takes place in Staffordshire and Chelmsford on 22nd and 23rd August. Click here to grab a ticket while you still can!

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