Fri, 16 Sept|
FortyFive Vinyl Café
LIVE: Luke James Williams
Releasing his debut EP ‘Drove’ in November 2018, Luke gained huge support from BBC 6Music DJ Tom Robinson who made ‘Still In Bed’ his Recommends Track Of The Week in April 2019. Debut album 'Our Blood Is Red' will be released on Friday 22nd July. [£8 adv]
Time & Date
16 Sept 2022, 19:30
FortyFive Vinyl Café, 29 Micklegate, York, UK
Releasing his debut EP ‘Drove’ in November 2018, Luke gained huge support from BBC6 Music DJ Tom Robinson who made ‘Still In Bed’ his 6 Music Recommends Track Of The Week in April 2019, later naming it his Track Of The Year So Far in July. The song was also played across the station by Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Tom Ravenscroft. Elsewhere, Luke has received airplay from Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing and has been playlisted by Folk Radio UK.
Luke has received glowing reviews for his engaging and emotive live performances and has supported artists such as Megson, Mark Chadwick (Levellers) and The Little Unsaid. In 2019 he co-headlined a UK tour with fellow Cambridgeshire artist Annie Dressner which culminated in a sold-out show at Cambridge Junction's J3. After releasing two singles in 2020, 2021 has seen Luke put the finishing touches to a debut album 'Our Blood Is Red' (released on Friday 22nd July 2022) and most recently feature alongside Katherine Priddy, George Boomsma, Ceitidh Mac & Hector Gannet as part of a series of sold-out gigs in the North East celebrating the music of Nick Drake.
Drawing on a wide range of musical influences Luke has crafted a unique sound, painting pictures with words and singing them in his own distinctly English voice.
"The songwriting and the vocal delivery are just so raw, heartfelt and beautiful that I find it irresistible"
Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music
"A perfect slice of alt.folk pop"
Charlie Ashcroft - Amazing Radio
"Gave me a shiver down my back, just like the first time I heard Nick Drake and The Lake Poets. Luke James Williams is the Real Deal"
The Rocking Magpie
Doors at 7:30pm
Tickets £8 adv / £10 door
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