Very excited to be travelling down to Brighton for The Great Escape Festival!
“Seen by many as the region’s brightest young singer-songwriter, The Lake Poets, aka. Martin Longstaff and his band of musically inclined friends have spent the last 12 months building a reputation for their live performances, having shared the stage with the likes of Willy Mason, Ben Howard and Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly.
A multitude of gigs have clearly matured a sound that wears well with age, allowing experience, regret, and the resulting learned wisdom to soak deep into each beautifully fragile bar. Longstaff’s ability to touch an audience with his odes to Sunderland and his honest and personal songwriting have created a buzz too strong to be ignored by the likes of 6Music, Amazing Radio and countless promoters up and down the country and The Lake Poets’ popularity has culminated in a sold out show at prestigious venue The Sage Gateshead.
Debut single ‘City by the Sea’ was released in April – a record that deals with differing states of place and mind, coming together to reach a lasting level of harmony. Where the land meets the sea, the warmth meets the cold, the ocean meets the sky - it is in this delicate crossover that Longstaff claims life is at its brightest and most visible, allowing one to reach a sense of contentment.”
Chuffed to announce that the lads & I will be playing this year’s Willowman Festival, 4 Days of amazing music in the heart of North Yorkshire.
We’ll be playing on Saturday 23rd June 2012 alongside some of our favourite bands from Sunderland including B>E>A>K, and Hyde & Beast. South Shields native and fellow Sage performer Natasha Haws is also on the bill, as is This Little Bird. It should be an amazing weekend!
300 Early Bird tickets for 2012 have been released at £50 per adult, this offer includes free tent camping. Check out the website for more details - http://www.willowmanfestival.co.uk/ - Hopefully see you there!