Once again we have another wonderful Cityscape Presents for you. Below is the text from the press release though you can download the pdf by clicking here: cityscapepresentsmickypkerrpressrelease
Acts who have been attracting national radio airplay can be seen live in intimate surroundings at the latest Cityscape Presents event at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre.
The showcase, hosted by Bolton-based Cityscape Records, returns to the venue’s Bill Naughton Theatre on Saturday 7 February with another line-up brimming with talent.
Headliner Micky P Kerr’s impressive CV includes slots supporting the likes of Kate Nash, Reverend and The Makers and The Ordinary Boys.
He refers to his unique songwriting style as “lyrical folk hiphop.” Radio One DJ Rob da Bank describes it, more prosaically, as “absolutely brilliant.” Micky has also garnered support from the likes of Colin Murray, Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne.
A popular figure in his home city of Leeds, he counts chart-bothering act The Pigeon Detectives among his friends. Micky’s track Dreamer’s Club may already be familiar to listeners as it was used provide the soundtrack to a Jet 2 advert. It is, however, his career that is now poised for take off . . .
Supporting Micky is Bolton singer-songwriter Andrea Glass whose Americana-tinged tunes have also been gaining national radio airplay from the likes of Radio 2’s ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris.
Her idiosyncratic list of loves “cowboy boots, flocked wallpaper, scented candles, fairy lights, notebooks, everything about autumn, all things coastal, trains, long journeys and maps” gives a flavour of the singular imagination at work in her music.
She might hail from Bolton but her debut album was recorded in arguably her spiritual home – Nashville, Tennessee.
Completing the line up will be 17-year-old singer-songwriter Alex Hulme whose unique acoustic sound is full of sweet melodies and intricate guitar work. Think Nick Drake-style guitar with more commercial vocal melodies reminiscent of the likes of Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly.
The night will be compered by comedienne Lou Conran who provided the laughs at the last Cityscape Presents in December and is back to provide more.
Brad B Wood, founder of Cityscape Records, said: “Cityscape Presents got off to a tremendous start in 2008, showcasing exciting new and niche acts. With acts the quality of The Travelling Band, The Hobopop Collective and Cal Roberts booked for forthcoming nights, the night promises to go from strength to strength. Do your ears a favour and come along.”
The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £9 (£7 students/ concessions), are available from the Octagon box office. Call 01204 520661 or buy online at www.octagonbolton.co.uk
For more information about the acts, and a taste of their songs, visit their My Space sites at, respectively www.myspace.com/mrkerr , www.myspace.com/andreaglassmusic , www.myspace.com/alexhulmeacoustic
Future Cityscape Presents nights will take place on 14th March, 18th April, 9th May and 20th June.
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