Don't miss Lavinia Blackwall, an incredible vocalist and a band with a unique sound!
Friday, 1st December 2023
– Doors open at 7:00pm
The Vault Arts Centre
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Lavinia trained as a singer at R.S.A.M.D Glasgow before
going on to complete her Masters in Early Music with distinction at The
Lavinia is well known for her work as a singer and arranger in Trembling Bells, who released seven albums, all met with critical acclaim. She has performed and toured extensively through Europe with artists such as Nick Garrie, Kaleidoscope, Mike Heron and Bonnie Prince Billy, as well as being invited to perform her own material live on several occasions at BBC 6Music and at Glastonbury Festival.
Her debut album ‘Muggington Lane End’ was universally well
received, earning excellent reviews from publications as diverse as Rolling
Stone France, Shindig!, RnR, The Financial Times, Uncut, Moof Mag, The
Scotsman, and online editions, Backseat Mafia, Spectrum Culture, and Line Of Best Fit.
Lavinia is a member of Wyndow who released their successful debut album to rave reviews in 2020.
Lavinia continues to work on her second solo album, a rich tapestry of lyrical melodies and beautifully arranged song smithery ably accompanied by ‘Stilton’ the talents of Marco Rea ( The Wellgreen, Euros Childs) Jim McGoldrick (The Wellgreen) and Seb Jonsen (Helicon and The Tomorrow Syndicate).
Laura J Martin has so far released three critically acclaimed albums. Her latest, ‘On The Never Never’, was recorded in Nashville with members of Lambchop, Silver Jews and Jesus Lizard. A mercurial and bewitching live performer who interweaves layers of vocals, flute, mandolin and electronics; Laura and her band have toured regularly across the UK and Europe and supported acts such as PJ Harvey, Teenage Fanclub, Cate Le Bon and performed and collaborated extensively with Euros Childs.
Consistently played and supported by BBC6 Music DJs such as Marc Riley, Cerys Matthews, Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe and Stuart Maconie; Laura's most recent release was a collaborative project 'Wyndow' written with Lavinia Blackwall of Trembling Bells. Currently finalising her next solo album, Laura will be playing new material and songs from her wide catalogue.
Friday, December 1st 2023
Doors open: 7:00pm
Bookings close: December 1st 2023
The Vault Arts Centre is located in the former bank building at 40 Victoria Street, Newton Stewart, between Boots Chemists (to the right) and Avocet (to the left).
A regular bus service (X75/500) runs through Newton Stewart, with stops on Victoria Street just a short walking distance from the venue.
Parking is available on Victoria Street, however we would recommend parking at Riverside Car Park, on Riverside Road, in order to reduce congestion. Riverside Car Park is within a short walking distance of the venue.