12. October 2019 - 19:45 till 23:00
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Willy Porter Live at All Hallows, with support from Stylusboy | All Hallows Church & Community Projects | Saturday, 12. October 2019

Live at All Hallows' are very excited to welcome back Willy Porter for the second time. The team are all huge fans of Willy and following his visit with Luke Jackson last year and gigs various members of the team have attended at Greenbelt and in Leeds we can guarantee he will blow you away.
Support comes from Stylusboy, whose handmade indie folk is a favourite of the team. This will be a very special night, do not miss out!

Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. He has shared world stages with music icons Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, and Paul Simon, carving out a successful solo career as an artist who makes music that resonates long after the last guitar chord fades.
From the release of his breakthrough album, 1994’s Dog Eared Dream, to the launch of his own record label, Weasel Records, in 2005, Willy is an artist dedicated to delivering high-test, original musical experiences. His 2015 album, Human Kindness, featured the songs “Train” and “Chippewa Boots,” performed live on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion by Willy and his singing/songwriting partner, Carmen Nickerson. The pair teamed up again in 2016 to make Bonfire to Ash, a record of co-writes produced by Grammy award-winner Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke).
Equally accomplished as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, his songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven events--equal parts grit, soul, and muscle--that are electrifying, dynamic, and wholly original in the way that Willy’s voice blends and fuses with his galvanizing fret work.
Whether in the studio or on stage, Willy Porter gifts listeners with an unforgettable ride, embodying the very best of what live music has to offer.

Support for this gig comes from Stylusboy. Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones creates indie-folk music influenced by contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Jason Isabel as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young.
Out Upon the Ocean EP is a collection of 4 songs with the lead track being taken from Stylusboy’s second album ‘Routes’ set for release this September. The title song Out Upon the Ocean is a gorgeous mix of Jones’ ear for a melody and an uplifting lyrical story of two lovers separated by the ocean. It features the musical talents and long time collaborators John Parker (Nizlopi, Emily Mae Winters, Burning Salt) on double bass, Tim Bowes on Drums (The Destroyers) alongside critically acclaimed singer songwriter Wes Finch on electric guitar and vintage blues starlet Hollie Hewitt on harmonies. Other tracks on the EP include previously unreleased song Embrace the View recorded live for BBC C&W Introducing and two songs recorded live at infamous and award winning London venue The Green Note. 
Stylusboy has performed all over the UK including shows at St Pancras Old Church in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry. He has supported the likes of John Smith, Newton Faulkner, Danny and the Champions of the World, Grant-Lee Phillips, MG Boulter and Live At All Hallows favourite Lucy Ward.  As befitting a modern day troubadour he’s also performed one-to-one shows in Emily Barker’s Folk in a Box, played festivals such as Greenbelt and Mosely Folk Festival and has played numerous house concerts and online gigs. A recent songwriting commission from Coventry City of Culture 2021 will see him produce a micro song to celebrate 70 years of the European Human Rights. 

”A sound that continues to explore and advance the relationship between more traditional folk and popular music.” God is in the TV
“A leading light among today’s new generation of DIY digital troubadours.” Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
"His songs will sooth your soul."  Amazing Radio
"Oozing folk pop loveliness."  Xfm
"The sound is DIY, slightly lo-fi folk - styled acoustic pop."  R2 Magazine
Tickets available in advance online here and will be at at Jumbo Records nearer the time. Standard advance tickets £10 (plus booking fees), limited number of low income tickets available online in advance only £8 (plus booking fees). Tickets on the door £12. Doors for the gig open at 745pm along with the Live At All Hallows bar, music likely to start at around 815pm.