Thursday, 17 October 2013

Robert Lane at Ort Cafe

A concert with Robert Lane and support by Harriet Harkcom and James Wing
Friday 18th October 8pm £5 (£3 concessions) on the door.

Robert Lane is a Guitarist, Songwriter and Singer based in Birmingham.
Robert was chosen by the LG Arena to perform before concerts by Dire Straits front man Mark Knopfler, BBC Sound of 2010 winner Ellie Goulding and international superstar singer/songwriter John Mayer. In May 2013 he returned to the Forum Live to play before Eric Clapton’s main stage appearance.

In August 2013 he was on of 15 songwriters selected to attend a song writing retreat/course with Kinks front man Ray Davies.

He has supported a wide range of performers including Nell Bryden, Alice Gold, Cattle and Cane, Jazz Morley, Edwina Hayes, Dan Wilde, Jess Morgan, Steve Gibbons, Jay Leighton, Dan Whitehouse and Steve Ajao.

“(his) songs all have a fantastic melodic core…really intrigued by the melody…it’s particularly sweet” Alan Clifford BBC Radio Nottingham drivetime

“Lane is another prime example of the sheer amount of talent we have residing in the Midlands at the moment, and a valuable addition to the Birmingham music scene as a whole.” Luke Deakin, Counteract Magazine

Harriet has recently been providing backing vocals for Dan Whitehouse including performances at Mosley Folk festival and at his recent album launch at the Crescent Theatre.

James Wing is a singer/songwriter who hails from North London, sounding like a cross between Hank Williams and Kurt Cobain with other stuff thrown in. He writes songs on diverse subjects such as skippy peanut butter and 1920′s Germany.

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