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Nineteen-year old Soham De has packed a lot into the last year or so. Hailing from the quite dreadful Norfolk, Soham corrected his geographical error and moved to the wonderful North East to study, bringing his superb guitar playing and beautifully mellow, mature voice with him.
Over the past year he’s supported Gabrielle Aplin (who’s said she’s in awe of his playing), headlined a stage at Evolution Emerging and made an appearance at Boardmasters Festival in Cornwall.
Ghost, his self-released album, came out in 2015 and featured songs such as By Your Side which highlight just how great he is. As you’re befuddled by finger-picked guitar lines in weird tunings that necessitate the use of two capos, he sings in that voice that is as fragile as china and yet as smooth and rich as a particularly fine wine, you’ll find yourself exclaiming, “But how?” The answer is witchcraft. Probably.
Sunday 20th November will see him headline at Empty Shop HQ in Durham with folk songwriter This Little Bird and Frankie Fozard in support. Go and see an absolutely class act at the peak of his powers before he gets bogged down by his third year dissertation.