Will Purdue - Mother Nature Single Release
Will Purdue + Bessie Deakin + Natalie Shay
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Will is bringing the full band to showcase the EP in full, which has been recorded with Grammy winner Chris Wilkinson, with the songs really focused around moving away from the darkness and into a brighter future.
Will has previously performed at Celtic Connections, toured with Echo & The Bunnymen and has been featured on national radio.
Support from Bessie Deakin & Natalie Shay
An authentic and original sound...a great prospect! - David The Kid Jensen (Radio 1, TOTP)
‘I Won’t Hide Anymore’
The chorus line of new single Mother Nature, is a mantra for building a better future, but also a reflection of where Will has come from with his music.
Spending years as a frustrated songwriter, recording songs on his 8 Track into the early hours, Will was persuaded into the studio, and it changed his life.
Sitting somewhere between Alt Rock, Country and Indie Folk and inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Leonard Cohen, and REM, his songs are often based around the eternal battle between the darkness and the light.
Since being asked to stay indoors, Will has hunkered down with the guitars, trying to process it all. The songs all sit around a similar theme, the pain of losing connection and the hope that change is going to come.
He has just finished recording a live session for Whispering Bob Harris (Radio 2), and will launch the EP at The Half Moon Putney on Wednesday Sep 15th.
Will has previously toured with Echo & The Bunnymen, performed at Celtic Connections and London Blues Festival, and has been featured on BBC Radio and ITV. He is currently endorsed by Epiphone / Gibson and Uniform Wares.
Bessie Deakin is a London based singer-songwriter. Her debut single ‘Extended in Space’ was co-written with musician Robert Ransom the day after meeting at the Half Moon where she had her debut gig before lockdown hit. She has new material out now; an autobiographical track ‘Lady Red’, an uplifting and reflective country/rock tune ‘What if the Devil’ and a cover of the Waterboys classic ‘The Whole of The Moon’. All tracks recorded at Fox Den Studios in Sheffield with Grammy award winning producer Chris Wilkinson.