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Leddra Chapman + Lee Broderick + Corinna Jane + Douglas Francis / Acoustic, Live Music

Fri 20Feb
7:30 PM

Note: This event has finished

 

A night of superb acoustic artists live in our ballroom courtesy of Neil Atkinson Music

 

Leddra Chapman

Leddra picked up a guitar and wrote her first song before she became a teenager; what followed has been the growth, development and evolution of a young singer-songwriter building to a point in December 2009 where she released her first album ‘Telling Tales’. After working alongside some of the best music collaborators the UK music scene has to offer, the collection of tracks was acclaimed as ‘pitch-perfect acoustic pop’ (The Independent). Debut single ‘Story’, a track championed by Sir Terry Wogan throughout his final months presenting the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, was playlisted by BBC Radio 2. This period of time culminated in a televised live performance of the single on ITV’s This Morning. Follow up singles Summer Song and Edie achieved similar radio success, also playlisted by BBC Radio 2. Refusing to rest on her laurels, Leddra and her live band followed that media activity by heading out around the UK for two extremely successful nationwide tours as well as selling out renowned venues across the capital.

Summer 2011 saw Leddra personally invited to perform as main support to Tom Jones at three sold out concerts in London, Essex & Manchester. Playing to 35,000 people over the three nights, Leddra performed to a rapturous reception. In between these dates Leddra also, for the second year running, played at Signal FM’s live event in Stoke-on-Trent – performing ‘Summer Song’ and also new EP track ‘Where You Want Me’ (written with and produced by Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran)) to an audience of 15,000 people. Outside of the UK, Leddra embarked on a series of dates in Holland and Belgium, performing to a sold out Paradiso crowd in Amsterdam before appearing on live TV in Belgium (TV OOST).

Leddra followed this success with a headline EP launch show at the London Bull & Gate in November 2012. The sold out show sparked plans for another full headline tour of the UK in March 2012 – Leddra played 8 sold out dates across the country including a packed out show at the London Borderline. Following a one week tour in Los Angeles, performing at some highly regarded and trendy venues, Leddra again hits the UK festival circuit this Summer.

The beginning of 2013 marked the release of two new Leddra releases. First was a unique collaboration with The Body Shop and the Teenage Cancer Trust: ‘Beauty With Heart’. A single penned by Leddra upon invitation, the release was a charity single that garnered much acclaim. Hot on the heels of this release was a new EP entitled ‘The Crowds and Cocktails’. Lead-track ‘All About You’ was to became a live favourite and a staple on BBC Radio 2 who B-listed the song. Leddra performed to a string of audiences in sold-out venues in 2013 as she continued to road-test new material for her upcoming second album. Leddra then embarked on a Spring tour of Germany in support of Sarah Blasko to help promote her successful album release through record label Dramatico in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. To bring all this activity to a close Leddra launched her own London headline show at the prestigious Dingwalls venue. The date sold out and proved to be a great evening for fans both old and new as more new material was showcased to eager ears. Following this with a couple of hand-selected festival appearances, Leddra then decamped to the studio to record ‘My Mother’s Mind’.

Whilst recording the album, Leddra teamed up exclusively with Pledge Music to raise funds for the album’s production whilst also offering keen fans exclusive opportunities and access. Completing the goal needed for the album’s production in no time, Leddra soon completed the album with Peter-John Vettese again taking on Executive Production duties.

In between album sessions, Leddra found the time to duet with Alistair Griffin on the BBC Radio 2 B-listed ‘The One’. The track was the fifth single in a row with Leddra’s name on it to be playlisted by Radio 2 and continued to showcase her development as an artist. The track is set to close out ‘My Mother’s Mind’, with previous single ‘All About You’ starting the album off – somewhat appropriate bookends to an exciting and vital upcoming release.

 

Corinna Jane

Corinna Jane is a Franco-British singer-songwriter born in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, but did most of her growing up in Northamptonshire, England and was fortunate enough to grow up speaking English, French and German. However, fed on a diet of 90s MTV, her biggest passion has always been music. She began to play tunes by ear on the piano as a child, before taking up piano and singing lessons at the age of five and began composing when she was six and subsequently establishing herself as a singer-songwriter in her teens; crafting her own brand of piano driven alternative pop rock.

Since then Corinna has enjoyed airplay on various radio stations including BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, Pulse Rated and stations in Brazil, as well as being interviewed in German and playing live on Berlin’s RBB 1. She has graced the stage of New York’s oldest rock club “The Bitter End” and has also toured in Germany.

Back home in the UK, Corinna has joined forces with guitarist Luke Wood and together they have played extensively across the midlands and London in venues such as The Bedford, Proud Camden, and The Alley Cat in London, The Yardbird (Birmingham) and The Musician (Leicester). In Summer 2014 they played festivals such as Lechlade, Lainfest, Wilkestock and Victorious Festival (headliners include Dizzee Rascall, Tom Odell and Razorlight).

In the past Corinna has worked with producers Jono Buchanan (West 4 Music: Annakin, Professor Penguin, Frank Turner, Game of Thrones) on “3 Seconds”, Stuart Anning (Mission Limited Publishing/Imagem) on “I Shall Be Free” and Becky Jerams (Northstar Publishing, DWB Music) and when she was seventeen she was invited to work with grammy award winning producer Fred Guarino in New York.

In July 2014, Corinna Jane made it into the TOP 5 Solo Artists category at the ROCK THE HOUSE Finals, which was voted for by a panel of industry specialists and took place at The House Of Commons.

Meanwhile Corinna’s song “Echoes Of My Mind” has been chosen as the official song for the brand new computer game “Standpoint” to be released in autumn 2014.

Corinna is currently recording her album with full band and production to be released early 2015.

Douglas Francis

Douglas Francis is a Singer/Songwriter based in Cheshire who released his debut EP (Toy Box) in April 2012. Since then he has been relentlessly performing across England which included his debut tour in February 2013 through NA Music.

 

Using his own record label, ‘Bear Cub Records’, Douglas is working on the next release named ‘Little Wood House’, which will feature the popular track ‘Absinthe’.

Doors 7.30pm £8 In Advance £10.00 On The Door

 
 
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