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Bands To Watch #54 – Stephen Long

 
By on Thursday, 11th December 2008 at 2:06 pm
 

Stephen Long has one of the most complete sounds I have heard for ages. It is safe to say that at the moment he is not the biggest star on the planet but I’m sure that it is only a matter of time before this guy is eating up the charts. If you like Newton Faulkner you’ll love Stephen Long with his witty lyrics and astonishing acoustic playing.

It is hard enough to create the standard of music Stephen produces but doing it all by yourself shows the talent he has to give. At this moment in time, he has precious little material to show off but listening to songs like “On and On” are unmistakably spell binding. It really is a wonder of the world that he is still an unsigned act but it highlights that not everyone who deserves it, gets there in the music industry.

Influences like the Beatles and Rod Stewart may not show themselves directly in his music but the quality of these professionals is there and Stephen’s music seems to have a truly unique dynamic to it. I suppose that phrase is a cliché these days for new artists but from the moment you listen to any of the tracks from the acoustic guru, you know that a musical genius is in your presence.

So if you’re looking for an artist to fill the gap in your music collection between James Blunt and Newton Faulkner then look no further than Stephen Long.

 

James Blunt / October UK Arena Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 26th February 2008 at 1:55 pm
 

James BluntOne of the few music stars to be his own cockney rhyming slang, James Blunt has announced an arena tour for early October.

Tickets go on sale on Friday (29th February) at 9am.

Friday 3rd October – Cardiff International Arena
Saturday 4th October – Sheffield Arena
Monday 6th October – Nottingham Arena
Tuesday 7th October – Birmingham National Indoor Arena
Wednesday 8th October – Manchester Evening News Arena
Friday 10th October – Glasgow SECC
Saturday 11th October – Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
Monday 13th October – Newcastle Arena
Tuesday 14th October – London O2 Arena

 
 
 

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