Sasha McVeigh + Alan West & Steve Black + Chloe ChadwickGUEST LIST FULL 7:00pm Doors 7:45pm Live
Voted best artist on the pop up stages at this year's C2C Festival. Sasha is recently back from touring US promoting her new album 'I Stand Alone'. She headlined the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas and shared a stage with The Bellamy Bros amongst many other highlights. We look forward to welcome UK's double country award nominated rising star at LRB before she returns to the US and Europe
"Alan West is a UK Treasure. His masterful interpretation of both classic and original Americana songs, together with his easy going stage demeanour, gives the impression of a laid back, front porch musical presentation, but with the professionalism that very few can carry off so effortlessly.” - Alan Cackett, Editor - Maverick magazine
Alan West, for many years, has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices to come out of the UK. His emotional, yet informative way of singing a story, has moved many an audience all over the world.
A British Country Music Association award winner for “UK’s Finest Duo” two years running as well as receiving the “Album of the Year” for their debut album “The All Day Session”with Kelvin Henderson . This led to frequent tours with such songwriting legends as Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Sonny Curtis and Hugh Moffatt. Since the duo went their separate ways Alan has gone on to record two solo CD’s the first of which was recorded in Nashville. Produced by Pat McInerney and engineered by multi Grammy winner Bill VornDick at Mountainside Studio “Songs From A Neophyte”(2008) was to become a turning point in Alan’s career. Not only did the album receive critical acclaim it directly led to more tours including one with Hal Ketchum. Having worked with Steve Black (one of the UK’s unsung songwriters) for a number of years, the decision to record a CD of Steve’s songs was an easy one. The new CD “The Way Of The World” (2010) was produced and engineered by John Taylor at Mirage Studios and features guest appearances by Albert Lee and Sarah Jory as well as performances by some of the UK’s finest players.
Steve’s background lies in theatre, television and radio although he has performed over 5000 live gigs all over the world. He has written for many top comedians and has had numerous plays and rock musicals performed all around the UK including London. Steve’s last CD received a lot of airplay and his latest offering “All the best” is set to follow the same pattern. He is becoming one of the UK’s leading songwriters and his style fits perfectly with Alan’s unique way of singing and the combination is very potent.
“Most British efforts at classic Country come with a strong health warning but with England’s own session legend Albert Lee sitting in, West simply fires up the truck & heads for Nashville without a backward glance.” - Acoustic Magazine