Award-winning Sheffield songwriter Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys lick off 8 live dates across the UK starting tomorrow night in Saltaire. The singer-songwriter and mother of two has already made her mark in the world of Americana with three independent albums and two BBC Radio playlisted singles, earning her the coveted Bob Harris Emerging Artist of The Year award at 2022’s Americana Music Awards UK.
Joined by musicians Thomas Dibb and Mark Lewis and with a six-piece live band in tow, with this latest project the Yorkshire musician is described as “creating uplifting, bold and classic soul inspired music that would be as at home on the iconic Stax Records roster as it would be the stages of the South Yorkshire social clubs she grew up around.”
Lauren Housley commented on the Northern Cowboys project: “There’s something magical about witnessing a full band bouncing off each other musically. It brings a certain collective energy and excitement to a live show and to my own performance – I love it and I love losing myself onstage in those moments! It’s not about being perfect, it’s about creating a vibe and locking in the moment together – me, the band and the audience. Letting loose together, having a good time, connecting & sharing ideas. Our first single is ‘High Time’, which was written as a wake up call to the environmental challenges that we are facing, it’s my way of getting the message out…’we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it!’. I hope it empowers people to make a positive change.”
Here are the dates for the rest of 2023 – tickets are available via her official website here.
Thu 12 Oct – Saltaire – The Live Room
Fri 13 Oct – Hull – The New Adelphi
Sat 14 Oct – Newcastle – Gosforth Civic Theatre
Tue 17 Oct – Manchester – The Carlton Club
Fri 20 Oct – Sheffield – The Greystones,
Thu 2 Nov – Guildford – The Star Inn
Fri 3 Nov – London – The Waiting Room
Sat 4 Nov – Kirton – Town Hall