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Drawing on a strong lyrical tradition of hard working communities with lots to say, Ren Lawton is taking his compelling tales and engaging melodies on the road this month with his first national headline tour, which visits Bobik’s on Sunday 9th October for what promises to be an intimate musical experience.

London-born but now calling Newcastle home, Lawton will showcase songs from his debut album Today Today Tomorrow, which is a genre defying mix of poppy bops, Thinking About You in particular, and more airy, folk-infused tunes like Come All You Mourners and Willow.

He’s an artist who sometimes defies pigeonholing under the often overused ‘folk’ moniker, allowing the narrative to lead the way and set the tone, whether he’s accompanied by piano, guitar or plaintive harmonica – sometimes all three together. This results in an eclectic mix of musical touchstones, sometimes playful and upbeat, or soothing and contemplative but always packed with personality and emotion.

At heart there’s a yearning passion at work in Lawton’s best music and that’s ultimately what makes it connect more deeply. He fills the space with his sound and if you immerse yourself fully it’s a hugely rewarding listen.

Ren Lawton plays Bobik’s, Newcastle on Sunday 9th October.


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