Monday, 7 April 2014

Dan Hartland, Alex Vann, The Gamophones and Zaria at Best Seat Sessions

Best Seat Sessions, the gig which my friend Jess (with a little bit of help from me) runs welcomes Dan Hartland supported by Alex Vann, The Glamophones and Zaria to Ort in Balsall Heath on the 25t of April.

Dan Hartland’s brand of rootsy country reinvigorates the lonesome troubadour shtick with a wry pop sensibility. From gentle acoustic picking to the robust influences of early rock ‘n’ roll, Dan’s observ
ational, confessional style offers a potent mix of intelligence and soul.

A dynamic and engaging stage presence, Dan is currently touring his brand new album, Young Man's Game, which features eleven literate slices of Americana-influenced songwriting.

“His well crafted songs offer a fine balance between heartache and joy.” Americana UK

“Cuts right through to the listener’s innermost soul.” Maverick Magazine

Alex Vann is a West Midlands Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has many years’ experience as a solo artist and also in bands. His music encompasses a wide range of genres and subjects but is mainly from his pop and folk influences, and most with a storytelling focus. Alex is currently recording the fourth instalment of his ‘Silhouettes and Pirouettes’ collection of original songs which has won wide acclaim and sales.


Bringing the best music from the most famous eras, The Glamophones will take you back to some of the most iconic songs from the 20s all the way through to todays chart hits. These 3 Birmingham Beauties, Carrie-Anne, Laura & Kate will impress you with their beautiful harmonies and exciting musical arrangements. This talented retro girl group guarantee to keep your feet tapping, fingers clicking and your hips moving with every beat.

Zaria picked up a guitar around age thirteen, and unlike most musicians, she could put it down if she wanted to. It took about a year before she consistently began playing. However, her writing career started when she was in 4th grade. After combining the two abilities into an acoustic solo act, she played her first coffee house concert in 2009 with Van Wagner. She then began to learn more about the live performance aspect of music rather than the art of performing to the horses she tends to at a local farm. Her influences include, but are not limited to Ellie Goulding, Ingrid Michaelson, Kate McGill, Regina Spektor, and Gabrielle Aplin. 

Tickets are £5 in advance-

Or you can pay £7 on the door.

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

The no. 50 Bus route connects Moseley Road to Birmingham city centre.

There is ample cycle parking opposite Ort and free car parking all around the venue.

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