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The Lake Poets

13 Dec 2019 - 19:30

''Quietly Devastating. Accomplished & Intelligent. Spellbinding & Heart-breaking’'

The Lake Poets is Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland.

Inspired by artists such as Elvis Perkins, Carole King, Villagers, Feist, Van Morrison, Fionn Regan, John Martyn, Wilco, Damien Rice, Bright Eyes, and Neil Young, Martin’s output as The Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful.

Described as 'Quietly Devastating', 'Accomplished and Intelligent and 'Spellbinding and Heart-breaking, Martin's music regularly silences audiences and turns heads. Lead single 'Your Face' has received over 3 million Spotify plays as well steady daytime airplay on BBC Radio 2, Radio X, and BBC 6 Music. The Lake Poets’ self-titled debut album was recorded at Blackbird Studio, Nashville and received critical acclaim. Having played at a host of major UK Festivals including Glastonbury and T In The Park, sold out shows followed at the likes of The Sage and Union Chapel, London.

Martin is currently recording his much anticipated second album.

"Somewhere between Bright Eyes and John Martyn. Something Special" - Mojo ****

"Stunning Debut from Sunderland Troubadour. Quietly Brilliant" - Uncut 8/10

"For decades the sound of the acoustic guitar has pulled at the heartstrings of so many. Now Longstaff is carrying on that tradition with his beautiful, thought provoking, honest acoustic music. When I
first heard The Lake Poets I was blown away" - The Guardian

"Stunningly heart-breaking music" - BBC 6 Music (Lauren Laverne)

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Support : to be confirmed
Doors - 7:30pm  Show Starts -  8:00pm



Ticket Price: £16 

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