Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Two Ways Home present songwriter night 'The Round Up', 2nd March

British Country Music Awards 2015/ 2016 Female Vocalist of the Year Laura Oakes, Emily Faye and C2C2017 bound Jake Morrell added to 'The Round Up' Writers Round on 2nd March 

As February draws to a close, it's nearly time for another of Two Ways Home's songwriter night 'The Round Up', at the Metropolitan in London. While the band are hard at work on their third EP in the studio and due for another trip out to Nashville in April, these unique events give them a chance to showcase their latest songs and invite a few friends along to do the same.

The next round is on March 2nd, and will feature Laura Oakes, Emily Faye, and Jake Morrell, who will be also playing C2C this year.

Two Ways Home host 'The Round Up' with Laura Oakes, Emily Faye and Jake Morrell
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When: Thursday 2nd March 2017 - 7:30pm
Where: The Metropolitan Pub (upstairs), Westbourne Park
Address: 60 Great Western Road, W11 1AB London, United Kingdom

The second monthly Nashville Style Writers Round called The Round Up. The event is going to be upstairs at The Metropolitan pub, right by Westbourne Park Station, London on the 2nd of March. 
Doors will be at 7:30pm and music will start 8:00pm. Just like The Blue Bird Cafe and The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville, we will encourage everyone to be quiet throughout the performances as we will endeavour to bring you some brilliant songwriters from all over the world and we want you to hear what they have to say.

What is a Writers Round:
The strict definition of a Writers Round or "In the round" is a group of songwriters in a circle taking turns singing their songs. One writer sings a song and then the next sings a song and so on. They just go around the circle playing in turn. More often the writers are actually lined up on stage in a row or "In the row". Sometimes others in the circle will add some instrumental flavour and or harmony vocals. Writers round has become the universal accepted term for either scenario.

About Laura Oakes
Laura Oakes is a British Country Music Artist who hails from Liverpool. 

Coming from a huge Liverpudlian family, where everyone sings or play an instrument, it was only a matter of time before Laura caught the music bug. She jokes that her family find communicating by singing in three-part harmony just as natural as talking! 

Laura started thinking about taking music a little more seriously in her teens. She learned how to play the guitar, started to write songs and after discovering Carrie Underwood and the Dixie Chicks at age 14, it was Country Music that had her heart.

Laura graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2012 with a first degree in Popular Music. 

After graduating, she began recording her first single 'Don't Let It Hit Ya', which was released in September 2013 and landed in the Top 20 on the iTunes Country Chart. Her second single 'Snakes & Ladders' (shown on Sky/ Freesat on Keep It Country TV) followed in 2014 with similar success.
'There is nothing like performing live,' shared Laura, who has played shows supporting fellow country artists The Shires, Ward Thomas and Raintown. She played the C2C Country To Country Festival in 2015, released a self-titled EP (UK iTunes; June 2015) and received nominations in the Song Of The Year category for Snakes & Ladders and Female Vocalist of the Year from The British Country Music Awards and UKCountryRadio.com.
Laura’s EP Launch took place on June 25, 2015 at The Electric Carousel, London compered by Radio2Country/ BBC London’s Baylen Leonard. Review .....Overall this night was fantastic. It really brought home how incredible some of our home-grown country acts really are and it looks like we really are well on our way to building our own Nashville this side of the pond.

She has lent her voice singing harmony vocals on numerous Brit Country albums, produced by Justin Johnson and recorded at Parr Street Studios.

Laura Oakes is the reigning BCMAwards (British Country Music Awards) Female Vocalist of the Year winning in 2015 & 2016
Last year Laura won over stiff competition Claire McArthur-Bain (Raintown), Katy Hurt, Jessica Clemmons (Jess & The Bandits) and Crissie Rhodes (The Shires)
She shared: Thank you to everybody who voted for the British Country Music Awards last night! Was absolutely not expecting to be Female Vocalist of the Year for the 2nd running!! So grateful to you all!! Thank You BCMAwards x #britishcountry
Watch Laura Oakes BCMAwards press >> winning interview with Dan Wharton from yourlifeinasong.com
She recorded for Country Sessions which aired on Showbiz Channel (Sky 266/ Sky 282) in October 2016.

Laura and her band recorded for Bob Harris’ Under The Apple Tree sessions in 2016 which went live on YouTube: 

Laura will be returning to her hometown of Liverpool to play the legendary Cavern Club for “Whispering Bob’s” Under The Apple Tree’s 60th anniversary celebrations on Weds March 22, 2017 joining other acts including Kimmie Rhodes, Robert Vincent, Catherine McGrath and Eleanor Nelly (£15 Event Detail)
She is set to play at the Buckle and Boots 2017 Festival on June 25, 2017
See was also recently the featured artist at the sell-out Nashville Nights (Under The Bridge, London) event on Feb 11th. "The brilliant Laura Oakes kicked off the evening with her amazing band, treating us to a selection of tracks from her 2015 EP, as well as some new ones from her upcoming EP"..Read More Your Life In A Song
Tweet: New girl crush 100% #nashnightsuk @lauraoakesmusic
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About Emily Faye
Genre: Country/Pop/Rock
Home Town: Northampton
Emily Faye: Profile Photo Credit: Mel Brown Studios 

Singer/Songwriter with a passion for life. Debut Single out now!
Bio: From the English countryside to the bright lights of London, singer-songwriter Emily Faye knew her footsteps would lead to pursuing her passion. Her captivating music combines her angelic vocals with strong catchy melodies drawing influences from Country, Rock and Pop genres.
​Emily Faye - LIVE VIDEO - Original track 'Fear' (written by Emily Faye and Patrick Weeks) published on Aug 30, 2015 (2.8K Views)

A natural, passionate, and devoted song writer, Emily believes in writing what she knows. Her songs create strong imagery with Blurb: the influence of her past and present life experiences.
Drawing inspiration from Country, Rock and Pop genres, together Emily Faye and her band have played at prestigious London venues including, The Bedford, The Underbelly, Shepherds Bush O2 Empire and many more.

Her debut Single 'The Ride' featuring songwriting companion and artist Elliott Joseph, was released on the 18th March 2016 (Amazon UK | UK iTunes).

2017 has brought a trip to Nashville for Emily who has recently been in songwriting sessions with Lauren Mclamb, Jan Buckingham, Beth Keeping (>> Beth Keeping 's Vlog) and Rachel Troublefield.
She has been recording some songs for her Debut EP due to be released late March 2017. She also got to play at Bobby’s Idol Hour on Music Row as part of a writers round in Nashville on the 16th Feb.

On February 21st, she shared: Nashville has just been like a dream come true, I am so so thankful for every opportunity i've had out here and to Sam Falle and to all the musicians and artists who have played / sang for making my songs come to life in ways i couldn't even imagine. Super sad i've only got about 4 days left, but squeezing in lots of co-writing and (eating) in that time!

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About Jake Morrell
Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Home Town: Kings Lynn
Influences: Life. The World, People, Situations, Music, The good, The Bad & The ugly.

Blurb: Blending natural talent, a passionate love for music and a strong, undeniable work ethic is a sure-fire way to create musical excellence that moves audiences and resonates with the soul. 

This is the simple concept behind songwriter Jake Morrell - to create high quality music and deliver performances with flair, energy and panache. And boy does he deliver.

Jake regularly performs with his 4-piece band, featuring musicians hailing from the fields of East Anglia to the borderlands of southern France and the beautiful stretches of Norway beneath the Northern Lights.
Jake Morrell (Vocals/Guitar), Lewis Jenkins (Drums), Charles Monneraud (Electric Guitar/Backing Vocals), Jamie Colvin (Piano) and John Brindley (Bass Guitar)

They’re an eclectic troupe, each member bringing their own sound and character to the whole and blending to create a sound that both transcends genres and does credit to the music that inspires them. With a gig history that reads like a road atlas, Jake and the band have truly honed their craft and always leave you feeling fulfilled, joyous and wanting more.

Jake released his first single with London based producer Brett Shaw (Florence & The Machine, The Kooks & Dry the River). 

The song entitled "Wire and Thorns" (Alt Rock/ Singer-Songwriters/ Country Amazon | UK iTunes) reached No.2 in the iTunes country charts on the first day of release on April 16, 2015 .

It's currently ranked #139,953 in Amazon Bestsellers Songs and #4416 in MP3 Downloads Country.

He released a single "Fear Struck Wild" (tagged Singer-Songwriter/ Country | Amazon | UK iTunes) on Aug 21, 2015
The 5 track The Greenline (EP; UK iTunes) was self-released on March 18, 2016.

Jake Morrell - Clover (Feat. Rhiannon Mair) published on May 20, 2016 (700 views)

He is set to play on the Big Entrance Stage at the C2C Festival 2017 on Fri 10 March (16:15–16:45) and Sat 11 March 2017 at 14:00–15:00
Singer Jake Morrell from King’s Lynn and Norwich-based band Sam Coe & The Long Shadows have been chosen from over 700 applicants around the world to perform at the event.
Jake Morrell said: “The last eighteen months have been an exciting period for me with country music rising quickly in popularity in the UK.
“My personal journey began with an incredible opportunity to play live on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show. That in turn led to a performance slot at Glastonbury last year, a management deal, a German tour and now of course, performing at the Country to Country Festival in March.

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