Lakeman for the Empire
By Henry Carden
Monday 08 Nov 2010 17:58:00
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Seth Lakeman aim’s for triumphant Teesside return when the Mercury nominated singer songwriter appears at the Empire in December.


Thursday 9th December : Seth Lakeman @ The Empire in Middlesbrough : 7pm : 14+ : £17


Last seen on Teesside performing a sell-out show at ARC in Stockton and headlining one of the stages at Hartlepool's Tall Ships festival, West Country born singer and songwriter Seth Lakeman has been credited with bringing folk music to a whole new audience courtesy of his stunning 2005 Mercury nominated debut album Kitty Jay. He followed up his aforementioned debut masterpiece with the gold selling 'Freedom Fields' and the critically acclaimed 'Poor Man's Heaven', which reached number 8 in the UK album charts.


With various awards under his belt including Folk Singer Of The Year and Album Of The Year at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, Seth's live show, as with everything else he does, takes the established folk orthodoxy and turns it on its head. The spirit of the rock band meets the timeless and heartfelt subject matter of the folk tale in a blur of fiddle, acoustic guitar and foot-stomping rhythms, with Seth's unmistakable vocals riding the wave.


"Playing alongside Radiohead and The Sugababes, Seth Lakeman has become a festival hit and made folk fashionable." The Times


"He's the folk artist who has no qualms about appearing on daytime TV, the hunky singer, songwriter and fiddle-player is a long way from the conventional notion of the folkie. CD Of The Week." Daily Telegraph


"Seth Lakeman has songs full of meaning and spirit, which he delivers with an energy and humour." The Guardian


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