Half Moon presents:
+ Luke Jackson + Eoin Glackin
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Katy Hurt is rapidly becoming one of Britain’s most successful Country singer-songwriters, with her last two releases reaching No. 2 & No. 1 in the iTunes chart. This, combined with some big stage performances, has resulted in nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and UK Song of the Year (‘Love You More’) by The British Country Music Awards (BCMA).
Support comes from Luke Jackson and Eoin Glackin
Katy spent 2017 performing at 100+ shows since the launch of her EP “Pieces of Me”, impressing fans by combining the honest lyrical content of country with the riffs and raucous vocals of southern rock. BBC Radio 2’s Paul Sexton described Katy as “One of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning country scene”, saying “Hurt's confident, distinctive EP is the latest evidence of a career that's already produced an iTunes Country No. 1 in 'Love You More”, She’s a vivacious and magnetic performer…Check her out whilst you can still get to the front row”.
Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014” and 2016.
Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook and Sarah Jarosz .
As well as playing solo, Luke also performs as a Duo or Trio. In addition to the UK, he regularly tours across Europe playing in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and in 2016 and 2017 visited the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas. Luke has completed several joint headline tours with Grammy Award winning songwriter Amy Wadge, with Folk Award winning duo Greg Russel and Ciaran Algar and American singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe.
His debut album ‘More Than Boys’, produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up ‘Fumes and Faith’ in early 2014. In 2015 he released a 7 track EP with his trio, ‘This Family Tree’, which was described in a 5 star Maverick review as ”Two words. Bloody brilliant” and it further reflected his development as both a writer and performer
November 2016 saw the release of Luke’s 3rd full studio album, “Tall Tales and Rumours” to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5 star review, described as “a brilliant, thoughtful album – Jackson shows talent beyond his years”. Whilst Acoustic Magazine noted “Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words”
In February 2018 Luke put out his first live album ‘Solo:Duo:Trio’ which again has been enthusiastically received, with Mike Harding noting “That’s got to be one of the most faultless live recordings ever in my opinion- he’s a great songwriter with a great voice and boy can he sing the blues”
Eoin Glackin is an Irish singer-songwriter
Having spent the last few years touring and opening for acts such as Joan Armatrading, Beth Orton, Damien Dempsey, Aslan, Shovels & Rope, Dick Valentine (Electric Six) and The Darkness, Eoin’s reputation as an exciting live act continues to grow. Whether surrounded by his full band or solo with a drum at his feet and harmonica around his neck, he makes quite an enthralling racket.
You can see Eoin playing live at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldnMjppif3E
His latest official single can be seen at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzDYXmfn7rU
With 2 albums, 2 EP’s as well as 2015’s Hot Press Award nominated eponymous compilation album under his belt Eoin has focused his new sound to a sharp, exciting blend of alternative country and rock and roll.
Wear It While You Can was inspired by the story of Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston marathon in 1960, who was infamously almost tackled off the track by the organiser when he realised a woman was running “his” race. The song developed into this barn burning, foot stomping single with the core message of do what you want while you are still able, “Why wait on the end when the end it waits on us?”.
Eoin’s love for the heroes of “outlaw country”, like Steve Earle and Kris Kristofferson, which he perhaps picked up on his summers spent in his mother’s native Co. Donegal, is something he has worn on his sleeve since childhood, when having “The Highwaymen” written on his school bag left some of his north Dublin class mates scratching their heads. This alt-country rock sound will be further explored on his new album, due 2018.
Having spent the last few years touring and opening for acts such as Joan Armatrading, Beth Orton, Damien Dempsey, Aslan, Shovels & Rope, Dick Valentine (Electric Six) and The Darkness, Eoin’s reputation as an exciting live act continues to grow. Whether surrounded by his full band or solo with a drum at his feet and harmonica around his neck, he makes quite an enthralling racket. This, along with his lyrical song writing, drenched in poetic imagery and unique storytelling has garnered him praise from media and fellow musicians alike…
“Eoin’s lyrical imagery make me feel like I’m watching a movie in my mind” – Damien Dempsey
“His songs make an instant connection” – The Independent
“A genuine talent” – Dan Hawkins (The Darkness)
“Some of the best lyrics almost any listener will have heard” – Fatea Magazine
“Smashing it” – Ed Sheeran
Find more info at www.EoinGlackin.com