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LIVE: The Lowells x Ellen Smith
LIVE: The Lowells x Ellen Smith

Sat, 09 Dec


FortyFive Vinyl Café

LIVE: The Lowells x Ellen Smith

The Lowells: Complex and meticulously crafted songs, lyrically rich with comparisons to Bruce Springsteen, Roy Orbison and Van Morrison. Ellen Smith: Multi-instrumentalist and composer from Leeds [£6 Adv]

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09 Dec 2023, 19:30

FortyFive Vinyl Café, 29 Micklegate, York, UK


Timeless songs which would stand up on any larger stage. The standard of musicianship and the quality of the performance and songs matches their national music press accolades.

- The Press, York

 Obvious comparison (of) blue-collar Springsteen and remarkably like Raul Malo (of the Mavericks) and Roy Orbison, and it doesn’t come much better than that.

- Uncut Magazine

The gap between Van Morrison and The Band.

- Q Magazine  

Hailing from Leeds, The Lowells are a 4-piece band who have been a part of the local music scene under different formations for two decades. What sets The Lowells apart is their exceptional songs, their outstanding musicianship and the vocal quality of lead singer and guitarist Chris Harland. Having flirted with commercial success, carried the weight of a ‘next big thing’ label and spent seven years in a sabbatical wilderness, Harland has returned with a quite remarkable set of songs in terms of quality and complexity.

Live, The Lowells perform a wonderful set of complex and meticulously crafted songs, their quality of songs and musicianship commanding a wider and larger audience and yet their rare outings to carefully selected venues producing intimate, priceless and communal performances. Harland, the introspective singer-songwriter armed with evocative songs and lyrics, is a force of nature, his performances both joyous and painful as he blends humour with songs of loss, faith and destiny.


Ellen Smith is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Leeds, UK. She won Q Magazine’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition with her band Ellen & the Escapades before working on TV and film scores. Ellen is currently writing and recording solo material among other projects, set for release in 2024.


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Tickets £6 + Booking Fee / £8 OTD


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