Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Paul Liddell supported by Robert Lane at Ort Thursday 30th January

Paul Liddell supported by Robert Lane at Ort Thursday 30th January 
Tickets £8 available from
Ort is at 500-504 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9AH


Paul Liddell is a working musician/singer/songwriter/recording artist based by the sea in the North East of England. His current album, the excellent Milestones and Motorways is a proudly home-made and independent release.

Paul is an experienced live performer with an unstoppable work ethic, clocking up on average 20 gigs a month both solo and with his band ‘Delphians’. Live, his unique voice and unpretentious delivery combine with the use of live sampling, guitar percussion and layered vocal harmonies to provide a great platform for his wonderful songs to shine. Paul has toured in America, whipping up a storm in several little coffee houses across California. While there he performed on a TV show filmed in Time Warner studios in Hollywood, and got his song ‘Brighter Lights’ placed on a nationally distributed and TV advertised folk compilation CD.
Other live highlights include performing on the main stage at the Beverley Folk Festival, and a memorable show at the Piperine Free Festival in Milan. Other artists Paul has shared billing with include Billy Bragg, Turin Brakes, Beth Rowley, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Karine Polwart, Polly Paulusma, Calvin Harris, Nick Harper, Nerina Pallot, and Florence And The Machine.

Other notable achievements include making it through to the final 10 of Q Magazine’s Glastonbury competition, being named as the hardest working, most gigging songwriter of 2009 by the PRS, and selling over 3000 albums and EPs solely at live performances.

Paul is currently unsigned and unrepresented, building a cottage industry into something more in a purely independent, DIY fashion.

Praise for Paul’s album Milestones and Motorways:
Paul is a smooth and capable guitarist, and his low-key vocals tackle social injustice and media corruption with wry compassion. The vivid splashes of grungy electric riffage that punctuate this album add welcome force to this sharply etched portrait of life in modern Britain – Guitarist Magazine

"Milestones And Motorways" is a real troubadour album, one that throws life and experiences right back at you, ready to challenge your thought processes and move on. Politics both personal and global aren't shied away from, Liddell is not about to sell himself and his listeners short by compromising yet still contrasts his aggression with recocilliation – Fatea Magazine

An artist in the bloom of their creativity –

Lyrically, the songs come armed with a social and political conscience (bankers, the media, Catholicism, instant gratification culture,) as well as exploring self-doubt and the human condition….. capable of sharp observations and on the lovely Footprints with its ‘walking in circles footprint wheels’ line, unbridled romanticism. – Netrhythms


Robert Lane is a singer songwriter 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.

Robert has appeared at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Birmingham Artsfest and The Tenby Blues Festival as well as venues including Birmingham's Glee Club and Jools Holland's famous venue The Jam House. He has supported a wide range of performers including Nell Bryden, Polly Paulusma, Paul Liddell, 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

"Well crafted, written and of course performed...bang on your iPod" Steve Pettitt - Contributor to

"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

"Robert Lane accomplishes what many fail to do, writing catchy songs without compromising any of his musical integrity…dynamic selection of tracks that instantly becomes a compelling listen." Darren Brookes, Media Essentials

"Rather splendid…songs about changes, very wistful quite impressionistic…slice of a moment" John Edgar, The Storyjohn Podcast

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