SETH LAKEMAN TRIO
Award-winning folk musician Seth Lakeman brings his inimitable sound to Gloucester Guildhall.
Widely regarded as the UK’s foremost folk singer-songwriter, Seth Lakeman has been widely credited with breaking down the perceptions and barriers often associated with folk music and bringing it to a new, younger audience. Seth’s live show, as with everything else he does, takes the established folk orthodoxy and turns it on its head. The spirit of the rock band meets the timeless and heartfelt subject matter of the folk tale in a blur of fiddle, acoustic guitar and foot-stomping rhythms, with Seth’s unmistakable vocals riding the wave.
His 2006 album ‘Freedom Fields’ sold over 120,000 copies in the UK alone and helped Seth build on his traditional cult following, finding a whole new audience for his rhythmic, captivating brand of indie-folk song writing. Seth was named Folk Singer of the Year and album Freedom Fields was awarded Album Of The Year at the prestigious Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2007. He released his most recent studio album Hearts & Minds in July 2010. The follow up to 2008’s Top 10 critically acclaimed Poor Man’s Heaven, Hearts & Minds encompasses traditional and modern themes of love, loss and human struggle.
This tour will see Seth playing songs from his four hit albums plus brand new tracks. Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance from award-winning Lakeman and the superbly talented multi-instrumentalists Benji Kirkpatrick and Cormac Byrne.
Saturday 14th March 2011 // Tickets £15 advance, £18 door // Doors 7.30pm // Over 14s
For tickets visit Gloucester Guildhall’s Box Office, call 01452 503050 or book online at http://www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk Tickets are also available from the Tourist Information Centre on Southgate