Acclaimed young singer songwriter Luke Jackson is to join forces for the third time with Cardiff’s Amy Wadge this month for what promises to be a dazzling double header UK tour.
Between January 20-February 10, Luke will tour England and Wales with Amy, known for her winning songwriting collaboration with “Britain’s hottest pop star” Ed Sheeran. She and Sheeran, having reached No 1 in the official UK chart with Thinking out Loud which went platinum, won the coveted Song of the Year at the 2016 Grammys. The global smash hit was the first song to celebrate a whole year in the Top 40.
The songwriting pair also penned When Christmas Comes Around – the X Factor winner’s debut single – which made a bid to be the Christmas No 1 for newly crowned Matt Terry, but was pipped at the post.
Jackson, a widely acclaimed 22 year-old singer songwriter, has recently played dates in Scotland, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands while in 2015 there was no doubting his versatility when he supported one of Britain’s most successful rock bands, Marillion, on a UK and European tour.
In November Luke released his fourth album, Tall Tales & Rumours to critical acclaim including a 5* review from Maverick magazine whose reviewer said “Tall Tales & Rumours is a brilliant, thoughtful album – Jackson shows talent beyond his years.”
Variously likened to Richard Thompson, Jeff Buckley, Martin Simpson – and even Kent’s answer to Rufus Wainwright – he has rapidly made a name for himself on the acoustic roots scene with an outstanding voice, songwriting skills and stage presence that completely belie his years. Constantly touring, he will be heading to America’s Folk Alliance in Kansas in February.
20th Jan Saltaire – The Live Room www.theliveroom.info
21st Jan Lancaster – Ellel Village Hall www.imageacoustic.com
22nd Jan Tittensor, Stoke on Trent – A500 Music www.a500music.co.uk
25th Jan Canterbury – Gulbenkian Theatre www.thegulbenkian.co.uk
26th Jan Builth Wells – Wyeside Arts www.wyeside.co.uk
27th Jan Cardigan – Theatr Mwldan www.mwldan.co.uk
28th Jan Cardiff – Acapela www.ticketsource.co.uk/acapela/events
29th Jan Exeter – Twiggs Gigs https://twiggsgigs.wordpress.com
31st Jan Chester – Telfords Warehouse www.telfordswarehousechester.com
3rd Feb Faringdon, Oxon – Corn Exchange www.wegottickets.com
4th Feb Coolham Live Music Club www.facebook.com/graemetamepromotions/
5th Feb Norwich – Anteros Arts www.facebook.com/acousticpromo/
7th Feb Cambridge Junction 2 www.junction.co.uk
9th Feb Worcester Huntingdon Hall www.worcesterlive.co.uk
10th Feb London Stanley Halls www.stanleyhalls.org.uk