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Sam Lewis / February and March 2019 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 7th November 2018 at 9:00 am

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Sam Lewis will make his first trip to the UK in over two years at the beginning of 2019, with a list of live headline dates announced for February and March. Ahead of those shows, Lewis is slated to play at AmericanaFest UK at the end of January, presumably featuring songs from his fantastic recent LP release ‘Loversity.’ If you haven’t listened to that album yet, I highly encourage it; you can check out its second single ‘Natural Disaster’ at the bottom of the page.

According to Lewis’ official Facebook, further headline shows may be added to the following list. Keep an eye on his Facebook listing for updated information. TGTF’s coverage of Sam Lewis from SXSW 2018 is right back this way.

Friday 1st February 2018 – Ashford Revelation
Sunday 3rd February 2018 – Kingkerswell Parish Church – St. Mary’s
Tuesday 5th February 2018 – Swansea Sin City
Thursday 7th February 2018 – Shrewsbury Henry Tudor House
Friday 8th February 2018 – Sunderland Independent
Wednesday 13th February 2018 – Norwich Waterfront Studio
Saturday 2nd March 2018 – Glasgow Glad Café


Siv Jakobsen and friends / October 2017 UK Tour

By on Friday, 7th July 2017 at 9:00 am

Header photo by Jørgen Nordby

Norwegian indie folk artist Siv Jakobsen has announced a list of live dates in the UK this October, following the release of her debut LP ‘The Nordic Mellow’, due out on the 25th of August. For this very special round of shows, Jakobsen will be touring with up-and-coming Bristol songstress Fenne Lily and TGTF alumni Paul Thomas Saunders and Sivu. (Longtime readers might recall that Saunders and Sivu have co-headlined a tour before, back in 2014.)

Tickets for the following dates are available now. Take a listen to Jakobsen’s latest single ‘Shallow Digger’, as well as recent tracks from the other artists featured on the docket, just below the tour date listing. Fenne Lily and Siv Jakobsen are both new to the pages of TGTF, but you can look back on our previous coverage of Paul Thomas Saunders right here and our coverage of Sivu back here.

Wednesday 4th October 2017 – Shrewsbury Henry Tudor House
Thursday 5th October 2017 – Bristol Lantern
Friday 6th October 2017 – Manchester Band on the Wall
Saturday 7th October 2017 – Liverpool Buyers Club
Sunday 8th October 2017 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 10th October 2017 – Glasgow CCA
Wednesday 11th October 2017 – Newcastle Cluny 2
Thursday 12th October 2017 – London Cecil Sharp House


Duke Special / March, April and May 2015 UK/Irish Tour

By on Friday, 19th December 2014 at 8:30 am

Northern Irish singer/songwriter Duke Special has just unveiled a lengthy list of UK and Irish tour dates for next spring in anticipation of his upcoming album ‘Look Out Machines’. The album is due for release in 2015 via Duke Special’s current PledgeMusic campaign, but he’s already released a video for its first single ‘Elephant Graveyard’, which you can view below the tour date listing.

Prior to his spring live dates, Duke Special will take on an extensive tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland starting in January; all of those dates are listed on his official Web site. Previous TGTF coverage of Duke Special can be found here.

Support for Duke Special’s March UK tour dates will be provided by London singer/songwriter Paul Cook and The Chronicles. Tickets for the following shows are available now.

Wednesday 11th March 2015 – Shrewsbury Henry Tudor House
Thursday 12th March 2015 – Nottingham Glee Club
Friday 13th March 2015 – Liverpool East Village Arts Club
Saturday 14th March 2015 – Wrexham Glyndwr University
Sunday 15th March 2015 – Birmingham Glee Club
Tuesday 17th March 2015 – Oxford Academy
Wednesday 18th March 2015 – Exeter Phoenix
Thursday 19th March 2015 – Bristol St George’s and the Folk House
Friday 20th March 2015 – Milton Keynes Stables
Saturday 21st March 2015 – Cambridge Junction 2
Wednesday 15th April 2015 – Gloucester Guildhall
Thursday 16th April 2015 – Bury Met
Friday 17th April 2015 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
Saturday 18th April 2015 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Sunday 19th April 2015 – Gateshead Sage
Tuesday 21st April 2015 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 – Norwich Waterfront
Thursday 23rd April 2015 – Brighton Komedia
Friday 24th April 2015 – Southampton Talking Heads
Saturday 25th April 2015 – Reading Bowery District
Sunday 26th April 2015 – Cardiff Globe
Wednesday 13th May 2015 – London Islington Assembly Hall
Friday 15th May 2015 – Belfast Mandela Hall
Saturday 16th May 2015 – Dublin Vicar Street



Jon Allen / October and November 2014 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 at 9:00 am

Country and blues singer/songwriter Jon Allen has just released his third studio album ‘Deep River’, as well as announcing a string of UK tour dates in support of the release. ‘Night and Day’, the first single from ‘Deep River’, was playlisted on BBC Radio 2 earlier this year; if you missed it there, you can take a listen to a live version of it below the tour date listing. In addition to these shows, Allen is scheduled to appear at BluesFest in London this October.

Saturday 4th October 2014 – Hartlepool Grand Hotel (Music vs Cancer)
Wednesday 15th October 2014 – Shrewsbury Henry Tudor House (solo show)
Thursday 16th October 2014 – Birmingham Glee Studio (solo show)
Monday 20th October 2014 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 – Newcastle Cluny 2
Thursday 23rd October 2014 – Sheffield Greystones
Friday 24th October 2014 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Sunday 26th October 2014 – Leicester Musician
Monday 27th October 2014 – Bristol Colston 2
Tuesday 28th October 2014 – London Jazz Cafe
Thursday 30th October 2014 – Cambridge Junction 2
Sunday 2nd November 2014 – Brighton Komedia Studio
Monday 3rd November 2014 – Portsmouth Cellars



The Bluetones / November and December 2010 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 5th October 2010 at 2:35 pm

Hounslow Britpop luminaries the Bluetones will be going on their ‘Golden Soul Tour’ starting the 18th of November. Support will be Married to the Sea. You can watch the video for ‘Carry Me Home’, from their latest album ‘A New Athens’, released back in May. Top tune. And top album!

Thursday 18th November 2010 – Liverpool Academy 2
Friday 19th November 2010 – Stockton Ku
Saturday 20th November 2010 – Guildford Boilerroom
Monday 22th November 2010 – Cardiff Club ifor Bach
Wednesday 24th November 2010 – Huddersfield Tokyo
Thursday 25th November 2010 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Friday 26th November 2010 – Manchester FAC 251
Sunday 28th November 2010 – Wolverhampton Civic
Tuesday 30th November 2010 London Heaven
Thursday 2nd December 2010 – Brighton Coalition
Friday 3rd December 2010 – Northampton Roadmenders
Saturday 4th December 2010 – Leeds Escobar
Monday 6th December 2010 – Carlisle Brickyard
Tuesday 7th December 2010 – Gloucester Guildhall
Wednesday 8th December 2010 – Leicester Academy
Thursday 9th December 2010 – Southampton Talking Heads
Saturday 11th December 2010 – Shrewsbury Severn Bar
Sunday 12th December 2010 – Norwich Waterfront
Monday 13th December 2010 – Mansfield Town Mill



Joshua Radin / July 2009 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 3rd June 2009 at 10:00 pm

Ahhh, Joshua Radin. Friend of Scrubs’ Zach Braff and all round top notch singer/songwriter. After catching him in London back in March, he’s decided he loves England so much he’s coming back for a proper tour, supporting Jools Holland on some dates and then some other shows on his own.

Tickets are already on sale. If you want tickets for the London date, they’re going quickly but the code word is “California”

Make sure you go get your tickets as he is one of the funniest, nicest and best singer/songwriters of the moment. You can catch him at:

Friday 10th July 2009 – Shrewsbury The Quarry (Supporting Jools Holland) (See Tickets)
Saturday 11th July 2009 – London Kew Gardens (Supporting Jools Holland) (See Tickets)
Monday 13th July 2009 – Sheffield O2 Academy 2 (Ticketweb)
Wednesday 15th July 2009 – Newcastle O2 Academy 2 (Ticketweb)
Thursday 16th July 2009 – Rochester Castle (Supporting Jools Holland)
Friday 17th July 2009 – Brighton Komedia
Saturday 18th July 2009 – Saffron Walden Audley End (Supporting Jools Holland) (Tickets)
Tuesday 21st July 2009 – Bristol O2 Academy 2 (Ticketweb)
Wednesday 22nd July 2009 – Oxford O2 Academy 2 (Ticketweb)
Thursday 23rd July 2009 – London Madame JoJos (Ticketweb – use the codeword “California”)


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