Super-talented singer/songwriter Lou Terry will be among the performers at Brightlingsea WinterFest's acoustic and spoken word afternoon on Sunday, February 23.
The event is being held at the award-winning Railway Tavern, CAMRA's pub of the year for Tendring, from 2pm to 6pm.
Colchester-based Lou Terry, 25, started his career at a Brightlingsea Battle of the Bands more than a decade ago. Dave Griffiths, co-founder of Brightlingsea WinterFest said: "I first met Lou when I was involved in Brightlingsea Music Festival and we held a Battle of the Bands find the best acts for the event.
“Lou got in touch with me and as soon as I heard him play and sing his own songs I knew he had a special talent. We are delighted to welcome him back to Brightlingsea to play at our WinterFest acoustic and spoken word event.”
Lou, a former pupil at the Colne School, has gone from strength to strength since his debut in Brightlingsea. He is now studying for an MA at Goldsmiths in London, is playing in bands and putting on gigs in South East London.
He released two EPs last year, Week of Bees and Week of Cows (Reworks) on Metal Postcard Records and is set to release new music this year on Warm Laundry Records.
His latest self-release, Rainbow Plastic, available on YouTube, mixes his guitar-based songwriting style with electronic and DIY home production.
His music has featured on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6, BBC Suffolk and Essex, New York Village Radio, and he has recently performed a live session on BBC Introducing Suffolk. He has played at festivals such as Bestival, Brownstock, The Great Escape and Hop Farm Festival, and has recently been playing gigs with his new band in London, Colchester, Harwich, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Bristol.
Lou has received widespread acclaim, including the following accolades:
‘I can safely say I have never heard something quite so special... truly inspirational and absolutely beautiful’
John Cooper Clarke
‘It is a rarity to find such obvious authenticity and broad, retrospective lyrics.'
Lou Terry is a true artist; an unassuming master of this particular craft’
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