Luke Jackson: Urban folk singer and guitarist + Dan Sealey

Date/Time Sun 17 Jul 2022 8:00 PM

Price In Advance - £10; Online - £10 + £1 fee; On The Door - £12

Website: http://lukepauljackson.com/


Luke Jackson is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury.
In recent years he has been developing a reputation for himself on the Folk & Roots circuit and has been nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Horizon Award’

His debut album ‘More Than Boys’, produced by Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 followed by ‘Fumes and Faith’ in 2014.

November 2016 saw the release of his third full studio album, ‘Tall Tales and Rumours‘ to universal critical acclaim and his live album ‘Solo:Duo:Trio’ was voted 2018 Album of the Year by Laurel Canyon and in 2020 his last studio release ‘Journals’ was voted 2019 Album of the Year by Fatea Magazine.

Luke tours relentlessly all over the country, on mainland Europe and has also made inroads in North America. After COVID 19 halted all proceedings, Luke kept himself busy with online live shows and a very well received 7 track EP of songs written in lockdown called ‘Of The Time‘. As things opened up again he started 2022 with a prestigious opening slot on the Fairport Convention winter tour.

”Luke reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing” – Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

“One of the great voices of the new youngsters on the folk scene – and a terrific songwriter too” – Mike Harding

 

Dan Sealey started his career with folk rock band ‘Ocean Colour Scene’ touring the world and playing headline slots at major festivals for over a decade.
He co-founded the band ‘Merrymouth’ with Simon Fowler. Merrymouth released two critically acclaimed studio albums that  featured award winning musicians, John McCusker, Andy Cutting and even a guest appearence from Chas Hodges (Chas and Dave).

Dan went on to found the ‘Merrymaker’ project, making music about the big events that are going on in the world right now. A musical commentary on the times we are living in and an artistic push back.
Recently, Dan re-formed the legendary Music Hall double act ‘Cosmotheka’ with his father Dave. Rubbing shoulders with comedy giants like Gus Elan, Harry Champion, and the rest, they’ve picked up the trail first blazed by Dave and his late brother Al, leading to the great Music Halls of yore.

Now, Dan is taking his own show on the road. The show features music from all the bands he’s been involved with, the often hilarious stories he’s amassed along the way and new materiel from the album he is working on due for release early next year.