Liveontheroad Leeds Writer's Round in Leeds
Liveontheroad Leeds Writer's Round
Friday 17th May 2019
LiveOnTheRoad Leeds is proud to present its first ever Leeds-based Writer's round!
A writer's round is an event where some talented songwriters sit in a circle or in a row and each take turns to share their songs and stories with you. This style of event gives you an opportunity to learn the meaning behind their lyrics and get to know the writers a little.
You can read about our featured artists below and grab your tickets in the link! £5 in advance | £6 on the door
Jade Helliwell -
Jade Helliwell is a singer / songwriter from West Yorkshire. Her style is a notably British blend of pop and country.
Music and song writing are Jade’s way of telling the stories of those around her and herself.
Jade’s songs are influenced by pop and country artists old and new, such as Taylor Swift, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves. Jade has opened up for some amazing artists such as The Christians, Throne Hill, NARN, The Muldoon Brothers, The Dunwells, Turin Brakes, Graham Goulding Southern Halo, Frankie Davies, Dawson Reigns and T-Rex.
She’s performed to some amazing crowds at festivals such as 'Bingley Music Live' ‘Oakwell Festival’ and ‘Buckle and Boots’ and ‘C2C’
In February 2017 Jade won the Yamaha Hoedown competition managing to secure a slot at the UKs biggest country festival C2C at the 02 in London. Following from this Jade is now referred to as a Yamaha artist and can be seen playing a variety of Yamaha guitars.
Her ‘Forget The Night’ was release October 24th 2016 and stormed straight to number 2 on the UK country charts on its first day of release and reached number 47 in the Itunes album charts. After unexpected success in May 2017 following a viral video of Jade singing and reaching over 16 million views, her ep once again entered the charts peaking at Number one on the UK Itunes country charts and Number 8 on the Itunes albums charts.
Holloway Road -
Jack Cooper & Rob Gulston - are one of the most exciting new duos in country-pop music, having enjoyed extensive radio support from the BBC, Chris Country and Downtown Radio in the UK, and WSM-AM in the USA; over half a million streams for their music to date; and sharing stages with the likes of The Shires, Lindsay Ell, American Young and more, as well as numerous major festival appearances including AEG’s high profile Country to Country & Country Music Week events and the first ever The Long Road Festival. National media coverage to date has included Vice, Country Music Magazine, Maverick, and The Daily Mail ("an impressive set for a huge mob of fans..."), and with growing support from fans worldwide and three iTunes Top Five EPs to date, success in a growing international country scene increasingly looks like an inevitable part of the Holloway Road story. Late in 2017 the duo completed their first full band headline tour, documented in the video for standalone single 'Under Cover' and in part inspiring the follow up track ‘No Place’ about the experience of being an artist on the road; and during the summer of 2018 they returned to Nashville to write for their third EP ‘Broke’, which is available to stream/download now, with a huge response from fans and over 100k streams within the first few weeks of release.
Two Ways Home -
Two Ways Home are the songwriters and alt-country/folk duo Isabella Mariee,
originally from Vienna, Austria and Lewis Fowler, who grew up in Gloucestershire,
UK. Now based in London, they stand together in this time of uncertainty, fighting
prejudice and striving for unity.
In the four years that have passed since the release of their debut EP ‘Wood For
Trees’(March 2015), the band have enjoyed radio play across the UK & Europe,
toured internationally, sharing stages with artists across the country/Americana
spectrum from Phil Vassar to Sarah Darling and have been featured extensively in
print publications including Maverick Magazine, Record Collector and The Sun, with
the latter describing their sound as “...crystal clear harmonies tinged with
The acclaimed follow up EP, ‘Better Days’ highlighted as “a stunning piece of art”
by One on One Music secured their reputation as a key player in the UK country &
folk scene, with single ‘Just For Now’ played across BBC Regional Radio, Amazing
Radio and on Chris Country among others. Described by The Upcoming as ”unique,
unexpected and brilliant”, interest in their music has also led to increasing demand
for Two Ways Home as a songwriting team, with other artists turning to the duo to
bring their distinctive sound to collaborations and co-writes. They have written
with/for UK and American artists such as Liz McClarnon (Atomic Kitten), Twinnie and
Charlie Worsham to name a few. Two Ways Home also run a Nashville-style writers
round in London known as The Round Up, which is steadily growing in popularity
and has seen all of the previously mentioned artists perform at their event.
2018, saw the pair play some of their biggest shows to date including: appearances
at The Long Road Festival, Nashville Meets London and they closed the year with a
headline show at London’s prestigious Under The Bridge for “NashNights”.
Hosted by Emilia Quinn
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