IVW24: James Walsh (Starsailor) Solo Acoustic
James Walsh + Maya Lane
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
James Walsh, lead singer of Starsailor, will be performing a solo acoustic set. Expect to hear Starsailor classics, solo songs and the odd cover.
Support from Maya Lane
Front man of multi-million selling band Starsailor, James Walsh has proven his own worth as a singer-songwriter in his own right. He’s written songs with Eliza Doolittle, Melanie C, Suzanne Vega, and Professor Green – to name a few; as well as writing movie soundtracks.
Starsailor’s initial run of success saw both their ‘Love is Here’ debut album and the 2003 follow-up ‘Silence is Easy’ hit #2 on the UK charts as they raced to a total of 3 million sales. The band also enjoyed more than their fair share of prestigious gigs, supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Police, The Killers, and U2.
This return was swiftly followed by the release of their biggest hits through ‘Good Souls: The Greatest Hits’ which included two brand new tracks ‘Give Up the Ghost’ and ‘Hold On’ (released in September 2015 on Parlophone).
James along with his band, Starsailor, released their 5th studio album ‘All This Life’ in September 2017 (Cooking Vinyl), which charted at #23 in the UK album charts.
James released in his debut solo album ‘Turning Point’ back in 2014.
Turning Point was very much a coming of age album, full of wonderful examples of James’s ability to weave inspiring melodies round simple chords, creating timeless and classic songs.
James recorded his latest album ‘Tiger On The Bridge’ in front of an audience of fans at RAK Studios in London, there was even a successful marriage proposal during the recording which James orchestrated on behalf of the groom-to-be. The album will be released on Friday 31st May and James will be heading out on the road to showcase the album and some Starsailor favourites in May and June this year.
James said; ‘I’ve been lucky enough to have had some amazing moments creating music over the years that I’m immensely proud of. But there was something particularly special about this experience. Writing these songs has helped me through a turbulent time in my life & recording it in front of the fans & people I work with who’ve been so supportive over the years felt like the perfect way to do it’
Maya Lane is a singer-songwriter from South West London. She is emotionally mature beyond her years and a natural storyteller. Her acoustic pop/folk style draws influences from the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Kacey Musgraves, HAIM and Joni Mitchell. She has performed at festivals and gigs since the age of 12 and continues to perfect her live craft, performing solo or with an all female band. Maya is managed by Ferocious Talent and is signed to Stellar Songs for publishing. She is currently writing with the likes of Wayne Hector (Tate Mcrae, Birdy), Rob Milton (Holly Humberstone, The 1975), Jonathan Qaurmby (Tom Walker, Lewis Capaldi), Jonny Lattimer (Ellie Goulding, Anne Marie) and Hayley Gene Penner (The Chicks, Lennon Stella). Her debut EP received support from blogs and national newspapers such as Wonderland, Clash, tmrw, The Daily Star and The Sunday Mirror. She returns with the release of her new single “24F” which was released on 31st August 2023.