Saturday 29th March - Kirsty McGee, Jamie Lawson & Lotus
We open the evening in true AcoustiCity style by supporting some very local talent. Hailing from Wivenhoe Lotus originally approached us last year but such is the demand to play at the club, we had to wait until now to fit them in. Masterminded by singer and guitar player Alex Crabb, expect some unusual and intriguing original songs. Alex is joined on bass by Richard Walton for tonight's performance.
Our opening half concludes with songwriter and guitarist Jamie Lawson. Strong melodies, compelling delivery and a breath-taking voice have won Jamie Lawson both critical acclaim and a loyal following since his move to London from his native Plymouth. Following a stint studying photography at Art College, Jamie turned his attention full-time to music.
'When I picked up a guitar, it was like breathing out, a sigh of relief' he says. The move to London came soon after, with solo gigs at the 12 Bar and the Kashmir Klub leading to support slots in London and in Ireland for artists such as Thea Gilmore, Damian Rice, The Frames & Jackie Leven, as well as a performance at the Royal Festival Hall. Live, solo or with his band, Jamie is unforgettable.
"Passionate, intimate, emotional and intense.. .a star of the future without a doubt." Get Rhythm, Jan 2002
Please visit artists' websites and check out their releases and upcoming gigs when you get a chance.