CHARLIE STRAW+ RYAN SPARROW + MATT MILLARD + LUCY SHAW
Charlie Straw doesn’t know when to stop. He’s relentless in his artistry, a perfectionist who’s dedication has taken him across the country several times over. Debut single ‘St. Ives’ was an explosive online success, quickly racking up more than a quarter of a million streams. Setting out on the road, Charlie Straw couch-surfed his way across the UK, playing a total of 30 dates in 30 days.
Originally from the Wirral and now based between Leeds and London, Charlie’s music sits somewhere between Blues and Folk. Taking inspiration from artists including Justin Vernon and Jeff Buckley right through to Howlin’ Wolf and Etta James, his sets consist of calming songs mixed with a dark, soulful edge.
Alongside sessions for BBC Leeds and BBC Introducing, he has supported artists such as James Morrison, James Bay, Nathaniel Rateliffe and Marika Hackman, as well as numerous UK festivals.
Watch the video for ‘St Ives’ below:
Plus support from RYAN SPARROW
Picking up the guitar at age 14 inspired by his father’s love for music, Ryan has progressed from playing in his bedroom alone to playing venues across the country. Recording and releasing his debut EP Shadows in August 2016, he has gone from playing local open mic nights to playing venues such as Birmingham Town Hall and The Rainbow and is still continuing to progress.
Listen to ‘Tides’ below:
Plus support from MATT MILLARD
Matt Millard is a self produced singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the suburbs of Birmingham. A recent feature of the BBC Introducing show on BBC WM and Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition 2016.
“Beautifully layered music and an extremely warm voice” - The House Of Coxed 2016
Watch a live session version of ‘Don’t Sail’ below:
Plus support from LUCY SHAW
A talented, Birmingham based, singer songwriter who takes her audience through a journey of emotions from the uplifting ‘Fall in Love with the World’ to the beautiful and poignant ‘Scared to Forget’ – a reflection on the loss of a loved one.
She has been captivating audiences for over a year whilst playing and headlining local venues. Lucy was also recent winner of GT Records Young Entertainer of the Year and is excited to be able to share her latest songs with you. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience this up and coming songstress.
Listen to ‘Scared To Forget’ below: