Jess and the Bandits | Honey Ryder | Lisa WrightGUEST LIST FULL Doors 7:00pm Live 7:30pm
2015 was a huge year for Jess and the Bandits. Big voiced Texan Jessica Clemmons and her posse of top players aptly called The Bandits took the big Country 2 Country festival by storm filling out the Brooklyn Bowl stage on both days. Their long awaited debut album 'Here we go again' came out in March and made a big impact in the charts with national airplay, tv and big festival performances. We are more than thrilled to host JATB on our 2016 opener. Expect diversity of musical style from full on Texan country pop, heartfelt ballads and a big dollop of rock-and-roll.
2015 was a big year for Honey Ryder. A busy festival season included appearances at C2C at the O2, The Isle Of Wight Festival and Weyfest and on July 16th they were invited to Radio 2 to perform a live acoustic session for Bob Harris Country. The band were nominated for 3 awards at The British Country Music Awards and performed at the event in October 2015.
2016 promises even more....having firmly established themselves within the inner circle of Nashville’s elite, UK trio Honey Ryder return to spearhead the British country crossover invasion with their 3rd studio album, ‘Born In A Bottle’.
Featuring co-writes with Tom Douglas [Lady Antebellum ‘I Run To You’], Rivers Rutherford [Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley] and Blair Daly [Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban], the trio headed back to Ocean Way Nashville for the bulk of the recording, and were mentored by legendary producer Paul Worley [Lady Antebellum, Dixie Chicks].
Already selected for the BBC Radio 2 playlist the week after Christmas we wish them big success and can't wait to welcome them to LRB
2015 has been a somewhat breakthrough year for Lisa Wright.
In February, she joined the development of a new country musical: Eye of the Storm, working with Amy Wadge (co-writer of Ed Sheeran’s No.1 ‘Thinking Out Loud’). As a lifelong country music fan, to Lisa, this was a dream come true. Working with one of the UK finest songwriters and being surrounded by country music got Lisa inspired.
After throwing caution to the wind, she flew 4000 miles to Nashville to work with some of Music City’s top producers on her debut EP, Before I Die. Always remaining true to her London roots, Lisa was adamant to create an EP that highlighted her British musical upbringing and combined it with the raw storytelling heart of country music.
She did just that.
After release, Before I Die, entered into the iTunes country charts at No.4 – making Lisa the only UK, independent artist in the Top 20. Since then her tracks have featured heavily on country radio, as well as the BBC. In October 2015, Nashville Songwriters Association recognized Lisa as “One to Watch” and she has recently been nominated for UK EP of the Year 2015 by w21music.
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