Acoustic night - James J Turner
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Fri, 9th Aug - 7.30pm
Tonight we are part of another UK tour - this time with James J Turner. Album and National Tour supported by Arts Council, England.
James’s home town of Liverpool is a diverse musical melting pot, and this was a heady influence on James, who started playing guitar and singing from a ridiculously young age. His first gig was at the tender age of 9, largely playing rhythm and blues. He also wrote his own songs from an early age, and by his early teens most of the set he performed was self-penned.
He fronted several different line-ups including Lies all Lies, playing a rock’n’roll-meets-new-wave guitar style music. Later he fronted The Electric Morning and released records on the Liverpool indie label Probe Records. But not wanting to just be a local band, the Electric Morning toured with American bands such as the Rain Parade, True West, the Beat Farmers and The Long Riders, playing all around the UK and Europe. Both John Peel and Andy Kershaw played the Electric Morning records enthusiastically. James quickly attracted the interest of the UK music media. Kev Sampson in Melody Maker said “it’s the singer that makes this lot special, with a manic stage presence and a huge Bono style voice”.
He has also appeared at numerous festivals, including Obod winter and summer gatherings at Glastonbury, Witchfest, and the Folk and Cider Festival in Cleethorpes.
Doors and bottle bar from 7pm, music from 7.30pm.
As ever, this is a pay as you feel event, with the proceeds being split between the hall and the performers.