JOHN SMITH Saturday 24 February

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John Smith .... Saturday 24 Feb.

(support set by Hattie Briggs)

John has just released his new album on June 30th, it's produced by Sam Lakeman. The album reached #2 in the Indie Album Breaker charts. The reviews have been brilliant with 4 stars in Mojo, Total Guitar, 9/10 in Guitarist and 3 stars in the Guardian. Radio 2 have also been very supportive playing the single on many occasion and John did a session on Marc Radcliffe's Folk Show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p056m3lm
His show at the Union Chapel in April got a 5 stars review in The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/john-smith-tour-dates-union-chapel-gig-review-new-music-a7676666.html
John completed major tours in April and in November. He also headlined Gorilla at Folk Expo.
John has been playing guitar for many brilliant artists including Lisa Hannigan, Lianne La Havas, David Gray and released 4 solo albums. Over the years, he has played supported John Martyn, Tinariwen, Iron & Wine, Gil Scott-Heron, Richard Hawley, Ben Howard and Jarvis Cocker, as well as playing headline shows all around the country, his biggest one being Shepherds Bush Empire in London. 
Here is a link to his new album: https://soundcloud.com/acousticsmith/sets/john-smith-2017-final-masters/s-fSdgE
What are they saying about John Smith?
'He's a magician' - Ben Howard
'John Smith has captured something special' - Acoustic
'You're smiling even as tears catch in your throat' - Mojo
'There's a refreshing openness and honesty to this record that needs to be heard' - Total Guitar
'These 11 warm and gentle songs are exquisitely rendered' - The Guardian


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