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John Smith & Modern Leper & Henry Bird - 21 April 2010

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John Smith:

Read the review in the Guardian (Feb 2010)

File next to: Nick Drake, John Martyn, Ray Lamontagne, Paul Weller.

"One man, a guitar and an incredible voice...mesmerising" - bbc.co.uk

"He possesses a common name but a rare talent" - The Independent

"The playing style he adopts may cause your jaw to hit the floor…he has all the flair for the gathering storm that made Jeff Buckley so attractive...one hesitates to mention Nick Drake but well, one already has done.” – Word Magazine

"His performance was an object lesson in how taste and imagination always outweigh mere musical virtuosity...unexpected and daring" - The Sunday Times

"John Smith continually swoons audiences with his own strain of nu-folk. It is only a matter of time before he is enormous." - NME

"Too good to be true" - Rock and Reel


Modern Leper ( aka Nomad Jones)

Nomad Jones has opened shows with Badly Drawn Boy, Elbow, Stephen Fretwell, Fionn Regan, Liam Frost and Paolo Nutini. A beautiful blend of heart felt folk, Nomad has a gorgeous, pure, rich voice and a talent for lovely peals of intricately plucked guitar chords, mixed with bittersweet dreamy songs