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6th February 2016 - 8.30pm

Billy Lockett plus support from The Suitcase Dwellers

Artists' websites: Billy Lockett / The Suitcase Dwellers


BILLY LOCKETT:

After three top 40 EPs on the iTunes Album Chart, as well as strong backing from MTV, Radio X, SOUNDS Magazine and BBC Radio 1, Billy Lockett is on a meteoric rise to becoming the UK’s biggest unsigned artist.

Growing naturally through headline touring whilst supporting Birdy, Lana Del Rey, KT Tunstall and Nina Nesbit, Billy has released three EPs via his own label Selfish Records.

Success around his music has come from all angles. Notably, BBC Radio 1 has supported Billy’s career since day one, regularly adding him to the introducing playlist.

Having sold-out tours all over the UK and Europe, as well as gracing festival stages across the continent, Billy performs with heart, soul and sincerity.

With further music on the horizon; Billy has found his sound and plans to put out three singles and an album over the next 18 months, coming off the back of his latest track ‘Burn It Down’. Billy has also notched up impressive online stats with over 400,000 soundcloud plays, 17k facebook fans and 6k twitter followers.

An emphatic songwriter, an engaging performer & a humble human being, Billy Lockett is one to watch for
2016.


The Suitcase Dwellers are Lizzey and Sam, a folky, acousticy duo playing original songs with piano and voice and guitar with foot drums from sweet delicate musings to foot stomping rants and mysterious waltzes of betrayal. They write and play everything themselves, they swap and change and share their souls with music and song.  

"Starting with tinkling piano and a clockwork waltz beat, opening track The Stars and the Moon feels like a eerie trip into a vaudeville world. The duo cut through the eeriness with a harmony of vocals, and their sound becomes something of an alternative folk version of Bat For Lashes. Over six tracks, An Introduction moves from serene sadness to the full hoe-down of Bloody Fields. Though sitting firmly in the ‘folk’ genre, An Introduction has the potential to bring The Suitcase Dwellers mainstream commercial success, with a sound that’s easy to get into and beautifully put together."