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Amy Wadge And Luke Jackson

Jan 29th 2017 @ St James Church Hall

Exeter, United Kingdom
I Was There
Sunday, January 29th, 2017
7:30 PM
St James Church Hall
Exeter, United Kingdom
A pairing of two generations of captivating singer songwriters, Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson, touring together again across the UK


Grammy winner Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries.

She has recently written songs with numerous upcoming songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who released an EP, Songs I Wrote With Amy. Ed's globally best-selling single, Thinking Out Loud was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim from a wider audience, along with winning Amy a Grammy and receiving a BRIT nominations.

"An irresistible, riveting performer" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Amy is a ray of light one moment, shot through with sorrow the next. Her voice is amazing and it's suddenly clear why she's getting so much recognition - Big Issue

The new Joni Mitchell, with her distinctive voice and well-crafted songs London Evening Standard


Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea's Male Artist of the Year

With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke as been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo show in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany.

Luke will be releasing his brand new studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours in Autumn 2016 and according to Acoustic Magazine, he is an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his mini-album, This Family Tree emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene!

A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement. Mike Harding

Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life

Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots

Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Two words, bloody brilliant Maverick 5 star review