Crescent Mondays presents
10 Oct in the Bar @7:30pm
Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
Robert Lane is a singer songwriter based in Birmingham. His most recent EP/Mini Album Ends and Starts was released via Fish Records on the 21st of March 2016 and launched with a performance at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The lead track, My Love's In Deep, has been featured on several radio stations as well as Fatea Magazine's summer showcase session and received a tweet of recommendation from Telegraph Music. He was recently a Laurel Canyon featured artist, performed at Fatea Magazine's Busk Love Folk Festival and embarked on a tour in support of Ends and Starts which has visited venues across UK as well as a first trip to Germany.
Robert was chosen by the LG Arena to perform in the Forum Live area of the arena before concerts by Eric Clapton, Dire Straits front man Mark Knopfler, BBC Sound of 2010 winner Ellie Goulding and international superstar singer/songwriter John Mayer. In July 2015 he once again performed at the newly re-branded Genting Arena before a concert by Fleetwood Mac.
In August 2013 he was selected to attend a song writing retreat/course with Kinks front man Ray Davies.
He has supported a wide range of performers including Jenn Bostic, Sarah Darling, Kyshona Armstrong, Nell Bryden, O'Hooley and Tidow, Steve Tilston, Bob Fox, Kelly Oliver, Polly Paulusma, Caddy Cooper, Gary Nock, Lotte Mullan, Paul Liddell, Alice Gold, Cattle and Cane, Jazz Morley, Edwina Hayes, Dan Wilde, Jess Morgan, Steve Gibbons, Jay Leighton, Dan Whitehouse and Steve Ajao.
"a talented songwriter and singer. EP Ends and Starts is full of deceptively simple songs with clever and witty lyrics across a range of styles." R2 Magazine
With support from Ashland
Ashland is an acoustic duo based in the Midlands, with Kathryn Marsh on vocals and David Sutherland on guitar. The idea for the duo was born from Kathryn’s search for a musician willing to learn songs penned by her father; songs which helped form many of the musical memories of her childhood. David, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with an impressive history of collaborating with others, was happy to help. Both musicians soon realised that Kathryn’s clear and powerful vocals worked well with David’s own material and so in October 2015, Ashland was formed.
Gig highlights so far include: Opening for Ange Hardy and Steve Tilston; a showcase at Fatea Magazine’s Busk Love Folk Festival (part of Love Folk Festival at The Atkinson); ‘Folkin’ Great’, The Crescent Theatre’s inaugural folk festival and a live and streamed concert at The Convent, near Stroud, where the lineup included Boo Hewerdine, Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band, Sam Sweeney, Fleetwood Cave, Edd Donovan, Tony Hazzard and Luke Tuchsherer.
“Kathryn has crystal-clear vocals and Dave’s restrained precision acoustic guitar accompaniment is note perfect.” – Kenn Stott, Folk Monthly
A Night Of Live Music From Robert Lane
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