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Matt Andersen announces new album ‘The Big Bottle Of Joy’. Out March 10th

Matt Andersen spreads positive energy on triumphant new albumThe Big Bottle Of Joy, out march 10th Powerhouse singer/songwriter and his band return with an inspiring set of songs steeped in blues, rock, americana and gospel Acclaimed Canadian musician Matt Andersen announces the release of his latest album The Big Bottle of […]

UK Americana Awards 2023, powered by Sweet Home Alabama, Thursday 26th January. Shortlists announced.

Mike Scott of The Waterboys and Judy Collins to receive the UK and International Lifetime Achievement Awards. Nickel Creek recognised as International Trailblazers Country music legend Loretta Lynn to be honoured in multi-artist tribute Nominations Shortlist Announced (see below) After two years’ of COVID cancellations, the UK Americana Music […]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Live *****

Furthering their mission to spread the culture of South African heritage, music, love and harmony, Ladysmith Black Mambazo delivered an evening of beautiful singing, co-ordinated and spontaneous traditional dance routines, and spectacular high-kicking.  The five-time Grammy-winning South African vocal powerhouse wowed Guildford’s G Live venue with incredible prowess. […]

Don McLean Live at the London Palladium

“Are we ready to have some fun?” asked legendary American Troubadour Don McLean to a packed London Palladium. This pandemic (which McLean refers to as the “damn panic”) delayed show marked the 50th anniversary of his iconic American Pie album. McLean is very appreciative of his English fans […]

Danny George Wilson Live.

The Keep, Guildford ***** Whether it be with his Champions of the World band, solo or supergroup trio Bennet Wilson Poole, Loose Music artist Danny Wilson is a force to be reckoned with. A musical force of nature. Wilson’s exuberance and stage presence is infectious. He recently delivered […]

Matt Andersen announces UK & Ireland October dates

Celebrated Canadian musician Matt Andersen has announced tour dates in the UK and Ireland for October this year. The powerhouse singer/songwriter, renowned for his dynamic live performances, will play the following shows: OCT 8                  Dublin – The Workmans Club* OCT 9                  Belfast – Deers Head* OCT 11                Birmingham […]