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Brian Houston & Rob Vincent / Blues, Folk, Live Music, Soul

Fri 19Apr
8:00 PM

Note: This event has finished


The irrepressible Brian Houston encapsulates the spirit that makes independent music so important. Never releasing the same album twice, his music is as surprising as it is honest and joyful.

From its opening gospel moans and brass stabs; his new album Shelter is rocked up to the limit with guitar playing to die for. 

Shelter showcases Houston’s ability to turn out truly infectious songs that demand to be played over and over again.  Whilst Producer Tre Sheppard, has made sure his backing band stir up a bluesy whirlwind of thumping drums, pounding bass lines and cacophonous guitar lines to pump the adrenaline levels up even higher. 

Houston is a respected writer and performer. Being hailed as “one of Britain’s great songwriters!” by veteran DJ Bob Harris.




Robert Vincent, the searingly honest Liverpool singer-songwriter whose mix of folk, rock and country is like a Mersey Van Morrison or a Scouse Springsteen.

Born into a house that rang to the sounds of Johnny Cash, The Beatles and Pink Floyd, Robert knew before he was five years old that he wanted to be a musician. When he became a father at 17 he had to balance the hard graft of life in a working band with the responsibility of providing for a family. He’s seen setbacks and false dawns, he’s come near to success only to have it snatched away, but he’s never lost his faith in his music. And now that faith is coming good.

“I’ve done the whole thing of trying to be what people want me to be,” Rob explains in his warm and good-humored Scouse drawl, “And in the end I just thought I’ve had enough of this. The songs I’ve written now, some of them sound like Johnny Cash and some of them like 50s rock’n’roll – but they’re what *I* wanted to write. And the funny thing is, the more honest I am the better people like it.”

Emma Stevens began her musical journey when she was bought her first guitar at the age of 3. After many years of training classically on piano and cello, writing hundreds of songs in her bedroom, and studying Guitar and Performance at The Academy of Contemporary Music, she began her career as a professional songwriter. Fresh out of college Emma was asked to write and perform on the album for the Britain’s Got Talent finalist Andrew Muir.

 Emma’s playing skills are in demand: over the years she has been a session musician for fiN., H-Boogie, and Ronit & The Aramingo’s. This has led her to tour worldwide with bands such as The Kooks, Mona, Feeder and Incubus. No stranger to the stage, Emma would often perform at arena style venues to up to 20,000 a night!

Soon after being picked up by music manager Bob James, Emma began working with established artists and songwriters all over the world, Her first cut achieved no.1 in Asia, selling over 100,000 copies in it’s first week of release! Emma’s love for songwriting and ability to play many different instruments, means she can write in different genres, naturally thinking outside the box. This attracted a range of different artists. Emma’s music is catchy and filmic, and has already been synched for TV, clients including BBC and ITV, this is even before the EP release! She has recently been a part of Kate Nash’s music video “Girl Gang” and supported Kate on her last UK tour in Guildford.

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