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Session #22 Stu Larsen

What a guy!

Stu Larsen popped up to our loft last week and performed this lovely new song for us which will feature on his forthcoming album. Do please share it if you enjoy it.

We wrote a review of the live show here: http://theloftsessionsman.tumblr.com/post/80631032342/stu-larsen-live-review-21-3-14

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Stu Larsen - Live Review 21/3/14

Stu Larsen is one of those performer who doesn’t just get on stage, play you his songs and walk off again. Stu tells you stories of his travells, how or where he wrote his songs and gives you a real glimpse of himself.

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One of the most chilled out gigs I’ve been to at The Hope, in Brighton. Stu opened his set with the lovely soft ‘Seaforth Mackenzie’ from his 2011 ‘Ryeford’ EP, followed by ‘Cocoon’. He then sang a song that he wrote (About Passenger ‘not’) whilst on his first tour with Passenger whilst Mike was at home sick and Stu continued on alone called ‘Ferry To Dublin’. Stu went on through his set, telling tales but a particular highlight was when he sang a song which I’d heard earlier in the day filming in our loft called ‘Thirteen Sad Farewells’. It’s a song which he wrote for a friend, but upon playing it to Passenger he had his mind changed to keep the song and the rest as they say is history…

Stu was a really lovely guy to chat to throughout the day and signed his set list for us to give away, so please share this, ‘like’ our facebook page and comment on the session which will soon follow to say whether you’d like it.

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Ella Eyre / Jake Isaac - Live Review 13/03/14

We had the honour of being invited along to Concorde 2 by the lovely man that is Jake Isaac last week and with Jake, knew exactly what we were in for.

Soulful, uplifting tunes that move from deep and thought-provoking to tunes that nobody can help but move to! Really lovely to see Ella Eyre’s support of the acts she’d chosen to take on the (looong, long-long) road with her on her social networks by asking fans to come along early to see them. I’m sure Jake benefited from this in terms of numbers and he sure knows how to handle himself with the crowd. Highlights of his set we’re his songs ‘Stronger’, a new song called ‘Hope’ and ‘Long Road’; a song which on the remaining dates of the tour he was joined on stage by Ella and her band to deliver an energetic, storming performance.

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I purposefully didn’t listen to any Ella Eyre other than what I’d already heard. I’m so very glad I didn’t as it allowed me to approach the set without too much of a preconceived idea about what to expect. Ella and her band completely blew us away with some fantastic songs and a really lively performance.

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Ella will be performing in Brighton again as support to Kelis at The Great Escape in May and I for one hope to catch her there…

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Session #21 Hattie Briggs

Completely wowed by this session with BBC Radio 2 young folk award nominee Hattie Briggs. A wonderful new song by a wonderful talent.
Her single ‘Pull Me Down’ is currently doing well in the singer/songwriter chart on iTunes and you can find it here
Find her website here

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Session #20 Danni Nicholls

It’s with pleasure that we present Danni Nicholls with the title track from her debut album ‘A Little Redemption’.
Find her at http://www.danninicholls.com

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Session #19 Peggy Sue

Really excited to bring you Peggy Sue to celebrate the release of their third album ‘Choir Of Echoes’. They performed for us yesterday before a stripped down show at our (and their) favourite record store, Resident in Brighton. The album sounds amazing and the band is heading over to the US to tour with The Mariner’s Children as support before returning to Europe and the UK with shows throughout March and April.
You can find ithe album along with their tour dates here: www.peggywho.com

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Session #18 Mariner’s Children

Mariner’s Children came up to the loft for session #18. This was the last session filmed in 2013 and finished off the year perfectly. We were lucky enough to go and see them support Bear’s Den the evening after the session and they are off to the USA to tour with Peggy Sue in a couple of weeks. There will be another song from these guys to follow very soon.
You can find their EP via their website here: http://themarinerschildren.com/

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Session #17 House Of Hats

House Of Hats came up to the loft and treated us to some delightful melodies and some very tight harmonies. These guys are really something and I’m proud to say that they are another example of the great music being made here in Brighton.
Their debut album will be entitled ‘This Love’ and is set for release on March 24th.
Find more info on their website: http://www.houseofhatsmusic.com/

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Nick Mulvey / Rhodes, Brighton 14-11-13

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I had the pleasure of being invited along to see Nick Mulvey and Rhodes last night in Brighton.
Both sets were lovely and Rhodes certainly demonstrated potential to warm to crowd nicely for the main act.

Nick silenced the crowd with his precisely repetitive, hypnotic rhythms and smooth deeply toned vocals. ‘Fever To The form’ was a highlight last in the set, before the flamenco styled ‘Lonely Moon’ set the crowd bopping along to the upbeat tempo.

There are only a few dates left on his tour, but he has just announced a London headline show at Scala for March next year.
With his album just finished watch out for him in 2014. One of our ‘ones to watch’…

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Session #16 Ellie Ford

Here is local songstress Ellie Ford playing harp and singing us one of her lovely songs.
See her playing at the ‘Hidden Brighton’ Album launch show. Find here here: https://www.facebook.com/elliefordmusic

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