“Huge Fan.. I really love her music” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“Her voice is potent and the emotional directness of her songs is estimable” UNCUT
“Absolutely monumental” Robert Elms, BBC Radio London
Lauren Housley will kick off her UK Winter tour on 4th November at iconic London venue The Half Moon, Putney, which has seen the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who and John Martyn grace it’s stage in years gone by. An almost two-month long stint of shows in the UK will follow, with concerts in her current hometown of Sheffield (Yellow Arch) and previous hometowns Manchester (Deaf Institute) and Newcastle (The Sage 2). Full dates below.
Lauren’s third album Girl From The North was released on her own label Lovebird Recordings earlier this year to widespread acclaim, including within the Americana, Country and Folk scenes where it charted in all 3 Official charts: #4 Country, #8 Americana and #13 Folk, making Lauren one of the only artists to gain spots in all three charts. Girl From The North garnered numerous glowing reviews and widespread feature coverage in publications from the Daily Express, RNR, CMP and Maverick magazines, to Entertainment Focus, Americana UK, Louder Than War, and many more.
Single “This Ain’t The Life” won a spot on the coveted BBC Radio 2 Playlist and all four of the album’s singles were played on The Country Show with Bob Harris, as well as an exclusive acoustic version of “This Ain’t The Life”. Lauren also recorded live sessions for Ralph McLean on BBC Ulster and Robert Elms on BBC Radio London.
Lauren’s latest single is a remix of album track “We’re Not Backing Down”, a song dedicated to all the people fighting for positive change in the world right now. The song is accompanied by a live video shot at Tramlines Festival, Sheffield where Lauren played a set on the BBC Introducing stage sponsored by local venue The Leadmill.
WATCH THE VIDEO here
STREAM ON SPOTIFY here
Recent performances include opening Kate Rusby’s Underneath The Stars Festival in Barnsley, the grand re-opening of The Civic Theatre in Rotherham (Lauren’s childhood home) and online performances for Folk Alliance International, AmericanaFest and Americana Association UK’s ground-breaking festival Staying Connected.
New music is on the horizon for Lauren as she is one of the recent recipients of the PPL / PRS momentum music fund which aims to help artists on the tipping point of their career take the next steps towards success. Lauren was also awarded the Help Musicians fund early on in Lockdown.
Supporting Lauren on all dates and playing acoustic guitar in her band will be 2020 UK Americana Award winner Robbie Cavanagh, Mark Lewis on Bass (Yola, John Smith), Thomas Dibb on Electric Guitar (John Smith, Magpie Arc) and Manchester session drummer Xavier Winton.
4th Nov – London, Half Moon Putney *
6th Nov – Filey, Evron Centre +
13th Nov – Brighton, Komedia +
18th Nov – Fareham, Ashcroft Arts Centre +
19th Nov – Newton Abbot, Abbotsbury Church +
20th Nov – Bath, Chapel Arts Centre +
25th Nov – Manchester, Deaf Institute *
26th Nov – Biddulph, Biddulph Town Hall *
3rd Dec – Stavely, The Roundhouse Theatre +
4th Dec – Gateshead, The Sage *
9th Dec – Hexham, The Vault +
10th Dec – Sheffield, Yellow Arch *
11th Dec – Kirton in Lindsey, Town Hall Live *
17th Dec – New Milton, Forest Arts Centre +
18th Dec – Aldershot, West End Centre +
19th Dec – Billericay, Emmanuel Church +
Full Band & Robbie Cavanagh *
Acoustic Trio & Robbie Cavanagh +