About Nashville Sounds in the Round
Join us for a very special two part edition of Nashville Sounds In The Round.
Sit in for Part 1 ahead of Transatlantic Sessions at 6.30pm til 7.15pm, or catch Part 2 for our late night round from 10pm - 11pm. Free to attend and no ticket to Transatlantic required for entry to Nashville Sounds.
Birmingham's premier country songwriter night 'Nashville Sounds In The Round' returns to the iconic Symphony Hall in partnership with B:Music! Hosted by British Country Music Association ‘Duo of the Year’ Gasoline & Matches, artists are invited to tell the stories behind their songs in a Bluebird Café style ‘In The Round’ session, stripping the songs back to their origins and transporting the audience right back to the writing rooms.
Gasoline & Matches
Two-time British CMA ‘Duo of the Year’ and Birmingham Music Awards ‘Best Folk/Country Act’ Gasoline & Matches are a high energy, guitar driven duo, hailing from Birmingham. With cleverly constructed lyrics, close harmonies and melodic guitar licks, they are known for delivering sharp, energetic performances with playful humour and serious musicianship. Their debut single ‘Fool’s Gold’ reached No.1 in the UK iTunes Country Chart, gaining momentum when named amongst BBC Introducing's West Midlands Sounds of 2019. Touring the UK and transatlantic performances from LA to Nashville attracted international recognition landing several major global brand endorsements.
Captivating audiences with his unique, husky voice and tasteful piano accompaniment, Eddy Smith has been making his mark on the UK’s growing Americana scene. Widely recognised as one of the major male vocalists on the Country and Blues circuit, his soulful melodies and infectious song-writing has drawn comparisons to the likes of Joe Cocker, JJ Grey and Marcus King to name a few. Backed by his long-time friends, they form the multinational five-piece, Eddy Smith & The 507. Their music, engulfed by rich vocal harmonies and gospel-like organ is reminiscent of a sound from way before their time. With an irresistible blend of various Americana styles, such as Blues, Folk, Country and Rock, the quintet take a leaf from the books of Nathaniel Rateliff, The Rolling Stones, Eagles and countless other pioneers of their Genres. After appearing on some of the UK's most prestigious stages, including The Isle of Wight Festival, London's The 100 Club and The Troubadour, the band have gained recognition as 'ones to watch' on the UK Roots scene. With both national and international radio play, their songs can be heard over the airwaves across the globe.
Lauren Housley is a singer-songwriter hailing from Yorkshire, UK. Her love of music started early, with a deep connection to great songs, the craft of storytelling and an emotive vocal performance. Lauren was invited to perform at the 02 Arena in London as part of Bluesfest, alongside some of the artists that have inspired her, including Van Morrison & Tedeschi Trucks Band. As well as opening stages for Vintage Trouble, Jack Savoretti and Van Morrison, Lauren has performed with some of her favourite, inspiring female contemporaries including Yola and Klara Soderberg (First Aid Kit).
Lauren Housley is the ‘Girl From The North’ whose latest album deals with love, loss and the turbulence of growing up and learning about life. Lauren brings a refreshing air of optimism and heart-warming hope with an empowering belief in oneself to overcome obstacles.
The Lost Notes
As heard on BBC Introducing, The Lost Notes are an original 5-piece Acoustic Roots band from Moseley, Birmingham who write songs about things that matter. Like the perils of one night stands and plastic surgery, the plight of bankers, greaseballs, snakes, Greco-Roman health and safety failings, mules, mermaids and the downright miserable. Formed in 2014 they have been "taking the folk world by storm!" (Folk For Folk's Sake Radio) with their energetic and entertaining live shows. Their music “fits in amongst peers like… Fleet Foxes, …Fairport Convention… and Crosby Stills Nash and Young" (Rocking Magpie). All delivered in glorious 3-part harmony. Their 2017 debut album Run Free Right Now received national acclaim, described by Maverick Country Music Magazine as: “4/5 stars - Sublime…fearless and entertaining; extremely clever song-writing ...wonderful.” The 2020 follow-up “Lowlifes and High Times” was equally well received: ““Their debut announced them as rising stars, this puts them firmly in the brightest constellation” (Folking.com). "One of Birmingham's finest emerging bands, this Moseley based quintet fuse bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues and pop to produce a sound as compelling as it is entertaining" (Birmingham Mail, Glee Club gig review).
These events are designed to accompany the Transatlantic Sessions
No ticket required
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