Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Supporting Polly Paulusma

My next gig in Birmingham is on the 15th of November at Ort. 

I'm thrilled to announce that I will be supporting the superb Polly Paulusma. 

Here's the press release; 


From humble musical beginnings in a garden shed, Polly Paulusma was signed to Bjork’s label One Little Indian in 2003 and in 2004 released her self-produced, home-shed-recorded debut album Scissors In My Pocket to international critical acclaim.

Uncut Magazine gave Scissors In My Pocket **** calling her “the finest young female British singer-songwriter to emerge over the last 12 months” (in a year that saw Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone step into the limelight). The Independent heralded her “the most literate songwriter of her generation”. Scissors… was playlisted on BBC Radio 2 and championed by Michael Parkinson and Terry Wogan, to name but a few.

Paulusma toured the UK, the US and Europe continuously through 2004-5 supporting Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Jamie Cullum, Marianne Faithfull, The Divine Comedy and Joseph Arthur, playing Glastonbury, Glasgow’s T in the Park and the Cambridge Folk Festival, amongst many others.

“They say music is supposed to be a reflection of life, to be something that gets inside of our souls, forget our circumstances. This does just that and more. It breathes, it is in my inspiration. You made a wonderful connection with me.” Howard Mandshein



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


Tickets: £10, Concs £8
Available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/245817

Ort is at 500-504 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9AH 

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