ROBERT VINCENT – Live in Concert. Sunday 21st April – 6.30pm
The Insider, from the album Barrriers (Official video, featuring David Morrissey: “Robert Vincent is a great talent and it’s a privilege to be part of this.”):
It was the start of 2020 when Robert’s third LP, the critically-acclaimed ‘In This Town You’re Owned’, was released by Thirty Tigers and walked straight into a worldwide pandemic. Despite stalled promotional plans and tours, the record resonated enough to win the Americana Music Association UK’s ‘Album Of The Year’ award for 2021. Receiving critical acclaim, the record also charted at number 2 in the UK Americana Charts and American Songwriter Magazine named ‘In this Town You’re Owned’ in its top 20 albums (every genre) of 2020. “I had to try to take the positives as an artist’ Robert says when recalling the experience of lockdown. “I hadn’t had any time off from performing in many years and that gave me a bit of a reset…but I’m now looking ahead to a successful year and excited to be playing new songs to people”.
It was Vincent’s powerful and soulful voice that attracted acolytes such as Bob Harris, Paul Carrack and Mary Chapin Carpenter. In 2016, Harris awarded Robert with his ‘Emerging Artist’ of the year award at the inaugural UK Americana Awards show describing Vincent as “absolutely magnetic” and “the real deal”. In 2018 following the release of ‘I’ll Make The Most Of My Sins’ (AMAUK Album of The Year 2018) Robert was invited to perform on the BBC ‘Old Grey Whistle Test, For One Night Only’ closing the show. It was this performance that would propel him to number 1 and 2 in the iTunes Album and Singles Charts.
Maintaining his status as one of the most acclaimed voices in the UK Americana scene, Robert’s new songs represent a left turn for an artist who is ready for something more.
The new album “has more of a concise sound,” Robert says. “The songs arrived throughout 2022 and are born from personal experiences, rather than the social commentary of the last album. This is a very intimate set of tunes.”
The record has captured said intimacy. Robert’s core band (Anna Corcoran on piano, vocals; Jim Kimberley, drums; Danny Williams, bass; Adrian Gautrey, guitar, keys) gathered under the eye of engineer Jon Withnall (Coldplay, I Am Kloot) and performed the music live in the studio. With the fantastic addition of featured guitarist Joe Coombs and award winning producer Ethan Johns (Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Ray Lamontagne, Laura Marling) once again mixing the album. Johns, also a gifted instrumentalist, has added extra drums, percussion, guitar as well as bringing his unmistakable creative flare to the mixing process.
We are delighted that Robert Vincent will be joining us at The CAT Club’s Sunday Showdown on 21st April.
Unfortunately there is no disabled access to the Pigeon Loft.
No use of mobile phones permitted during this event.
Ticket price includes £1 booking fee per ticket. (Please note that no refunds or credits are available for this event).
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