Starsailor headlines our penultimate IVW gig with his soaring vocals and strong Van Morrison, Jeff Buckley and Neil Young influences. James will be joined by two brilliant talents, Up Down Go Machine (Acoustic) and Calum Lintott, both powerful and formative artists. Expect a wonderful, emotive melding of rock and soul.
Front man of multi-million selling band Starsailor, James Walsh has emerged as a singer-songwriter in his own right. He’s written songs with Eliza Doolittle, Melanie C, Suzanne Vega, and Professor Green – to name a few; as well as writing movie soundtracks and releasing his debut solo album ‘Turning Point’ back in 2014.
Turning Point is very much a coming of age album, full of wonderful examples of James’s ability to weave inspiring melodies round simple chords, creating timeless and classic songs.
Starsailor released their eagerly awaited 5th studio album ‘All This Life’ (Cooking Vinyl) in September 2017.
At the show, expect Starsailor classics, solo songs and the odd cover.
All This Life (Starsailor) Available Now - https://starsailor.lnk.to/atl
The band weaves punchy, but delicate folk melodies around their stripped back, acoustic guitar led sound.
Catchy percussive elements add rhythmic vibe that propels this acoustic-style into something more interactive and energetic.
Their songs are unashamedly heartfelt and direct, with strong nods to Mumford Sons and Ben Howard but never stray too far from their home-grown Celtic roots.
"“It’s easy to see why London-based Up Down Go Machine are creating such a flurry of excitement.” – Swn Festival (created by Huw Stephens - Radio 1)
"One of the best things about my job is finding artists who have that special something. It's like striking gold - you quickly look around to check no-else has seen it yet. Up Down Go Machine are one of those acts. Beautiful songs, perfect performance and strong, powerful vocals, not only do they have everything they need to go far, but they're a pleasure to deal with."
Tim Johns, BBC Introducing
“This Dude is frankly f***ing awesome!” - Hipster Hit Parade
“Anthemic indie at it’s finest” - This Feeling
After the release of his debut four track EP ‘The Way It Is’ just over one year ago, along with the release of three powerful follow up singles in ‘English Daisy’, ‘The One That Got Away’ and ‘This World is Not For Turning’, Calum has has just released his newest catchy number; ‘ WONDERLAND’.
Calum Lintott is an indie rock, singer / songwriter hailing from Southampton. His recent appearances on the BBC Introducing Solent show saw him play his debut EP in its entirety which features debut single ‘ Pin-Up’. Alongside BBC Introducing Solent and other local radio stations getting behind his latest singles, such as the balladic ‘English Daisy’ and falling over themselves with superlatives for the singer. Calum has enjoyed a pretty successful year on the stage too, supporting the likes of Frank Turner and The Enemy’s, Tom Clarke as well as slots at The Isle Of Wight Festival and a main stage appearance at Common People.
2017 has been pretty great for Lintott so far, its only going to get better…
“Calum Lintott is our Pin-Up” - Essentially Pop
“A perfect sound for summer, fans of Neon Trees, Vampire Weekend or anyone who’s looking for new, feel good guitar music should definitely check Calum out.” - Musical Opinions