WILLIAM MCCARTHY (AUGUSTINES)+ ALEX RAINSFORD
In the spring of 2017 William McCarthy will embark on his second solo tour, titled Music For The People. McCarthy was the primary songwriter in New York City bands Pela and Augustines, and is also a writer, storyteller and visual artist. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
In January and February 2016, he toured Europe and the UK with his first ever one-man show Journals, Maps, Stories & Songs: An Evening with William McCarthy, received with great reviews and sold out venues.
“A jaw-dropping, knockabout odyssey” – The Independent
“McCarthy effectively seized gentle command of every iota of emotion in the room”, “His lyrical intimacy had struck a profound chord with each member of the audience” - Quays News
“He can take a room from engrossed silence to arms-in-the-air ecstasy in minutes” – Listen Up Manchester
Watch the video for his Patreon campaign below:
Plus support from ALEX RAINSFORD
At 23 years old, Birmingham born Alex Rainsford is wasting no time carving his path through the industry. Playing tour support for acts such as Hudson Taylor, Dry The River and Brother & Bones, the past 2 years have also seen Alex share stages with the likes of Bastille, Gabrielle Aplin & Willy Mason at festivals & venues all over Europe.
His sound bridges the gap between delicate & destructive. Melodic tones infuse with the power of his lyrics taking listeners on a journey from the first beat to the last chord. This effect is only exaggerated when the songs are showcased in their natural environment – on stage, they breathe and grow into something else altogether.
Watch the video for ‘Warning Shot’ below: