About Nashville Sounds in the Round: Gasoline & Matches, Jack & Tim, Gina Larner, The Rising, Sarah Riches
Open to Members: 10am Thursday 28 September
Open to All: 10am Friday 29 September
Now open to Members
Open to All: 10am Friday 29 September
Nashville Sounds in the Round
Birmingham's premier country songwriter night 'Nashville Sounds In The Round' in partnership with B:Music! Hosted by multi award-winning 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
Gasoline & Matches are a high energy, multi-award winning, dual fronted British band combining close harmonies, melodic guitar licks and serious musicianship. Fronted by Birmingham natives Sally Rea Morris and Stephen Marks, they are fierce entertainers known for their tongue-in-cheek and much-loved song "Never Have I Ever" described by Bob Harris as “Clever, funny, totally original…and it’s Country!” They built momentum after multiple spins on BBC Radio 2, and never fail to get festival goers on their feet to participate in the infamous drinking game which inspired the song. As resident hosts of Nashville Sounds in the Round, their Bluebird Cafe style songwriter round at Birmingham Symphony Hall, it’s clear to see their contribution & influence on Country and Americana music in the Midlands.
Jack & Tim
Described by Chris Evans as “Absolutely Brilliant“, Father & Son Singer Songwriter Producers from the UK, have numerous achievements; including Major Label Songwriting & Production Credits, 7x No1 Singles , Multi Platinum Albums, Gold Albums , 2 x Aria Nominations , Several Prime Time TV Appearances , West End Shows and more. Currently re - locating to Nashville 2024. Proudly supported by Gibson Guitars - sE Electronics - Ernie Ball ACS Custom
Gina Larner is an award winning (‘Best Up and Coming Artist’ - Boisdale Award 2022) singer/songwriter from Brighton, whose original songs are a mixture of country/pop-rock. Influences from Fleetwood Mac, KT Tunstall, Lily Allen and Kasey Musgraves. Reviews describe live performances as having "bewitching folky tones and weaving an intoxicating spell of guitar..." (SLAP Magazine) and 'witty...draw[ing] in her audience like pins to a magnet'. Gina had her first headline UK Tour this year, with sold out shows (London, Manchester and Brighton) as well releasing her debut album 'Something Good' including singles 'Heavy Heart' and 'I Think I Love You’
She's opened for country/rock icon KT Tunstall, Scouting for Girls and Ferris and Sylvester as well as Simply Red at Coca Cola Arena. As well, festivals including main stage Smoked and Uncut and Black Deer Festival. She will be supporting Jade Helliwell on her U.K. tour in November.
The Rising are best described as blending the fresh-faced, contemporary sounds of today’s Pop/Rock with a dash of Modern Country Pop/Rock Stylings from Nashville. All the while keeping songwriting at the core of their music. Bursting with “hook laden songs with singalong choruses” (Guitarist Magazine) The Rising are known for their upbeat and energetic performances that put the audience at the heart of their show. Led by Songwriting and Production Duo Chantelle McAteer and Chris Logan. The Rising have been championed by the likes of BBC Introducing ,BBC Radio 2,BBCRadio London, Guitarist Magazine, Maverick Magazine, Hot Press Magazine and Spotify editorial playlists. Including ‘Very Nearly Nashville’ which gained over a quarter of a million streams of their single “Bruise You Left”. They recently toured the UK & Ireland with Lucy Spraggan and have played major festivals such as Big Festival, Pub In The Park, Buckle & Boots and Country 2 Country Festival in London’s 02.
Singer-songwriter and recording artist Sarah Riches is delighted to be performing at Nashville Sounds In The Round having thoroughly enjoyed being a long-term audience member. Sarah writes with versatility and empathy with themes that are both relatable and timeless. Her smooth melodic vocals are distinctive and instantly recognisable. Her latest album “I Don’t Give Up Easily” contains 10 original songs varying in mood from upbeat country to bluesy reflection. Sarah travelled from Staffordshire to Nashville in April 2022 to work on this project with legendary producer Fred Mollin, whose prolific career in the music industry includes productions with Jimmy Webb, Kris Kristofferson, Lamont Dozier, Billy Ray Cyrus, BB King, Johnny Mathis, JD Souther, Kristin Chenoweth and UK artists Rumer and Jo Harman. Sarah officially entered the UK country music scene in February 2023 with “Dancing in the Rain” – her first single from the album - which made No 2 in the UK iTunes Country Singles Chart. Second single “I Don’t Give Up Easily” – the title track of the album - released in March 2023 and made No 5. in the UK iTunes Country Singles Chart. The album itself was launched to a packed room at The Jam House, Birmingham and reached No 4 in the UK iTunes Country Album Chart in April 2023. Sarah is currently enjoying touring the album with her full band.
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