Following his appearances supporting Fairport Convention and recently Jools Holland at The Cliffs Pavilion in Southend, Canterbury based UK singer songwriter Luke Jackson will be playing a FREE promotional gig at Slipped Discs in Billericay High Street on Wednesday 22 March 2023 at 7.00 pm for about an hour – doors from 6.30 pm ish!
Tickets are FREE and can be reserved by clicking on the WGT picture below
Slipped Discs has a capacity of approximately 75 guests – some people may be required to stand. Alcohol is not allowed on this occasion, however, the Coffee Shop in Brown Sugar will be open for Coffee and Cake.
Luke has been playing live and recording for over 10 years, steadily developing an enviable reputation for himself in the Folk, Roots, Americana & Acoustic circuits. In addition to the UK, Luke regularly tours across Europe, USA and Canada.
Blessed with one of those soulful, heaven-sent voices that soars with emotion or plunges into brooding intensity.
The Musician Magazine
Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing.
Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2
He is one of the most distinctive voices, both literally and figuratively, on the contemporary folk scene.
Folk Radio UK
I was hugely impressed by every part of Luke’s music – he’s a great singer, writer and performer, a striking new voice.
Between his debut album, 2012’s ‘More Than Boys’, and 2022, 5 records, including a live album ‘Solo, Duo, Trio’ were released to high praise and 5-star reviews!
In the summer of 2019 he played his first full solo tour in the USA and his last full length studio album ‘Journals’ was released in November to great reviews and was made ‘Album of the Year’ by Fatea Magazine. R2 Magazine said, ‘Journals’ is an excellent album from a very special singer with a great repertoire, fully confirming his star potential beyond the folk scene’.
Like many, many others, Luke’s career was ‘put on hold’ with the advent of Covid 19. Luke kept himself busy and engaged with the musical community through a series of themed live stream shows and after a bit of a creative writing surge, released a 7 track EP in early 2021 of songs written during lockdown called ‘Of the Time’.
Initially a digital release, it is now available in CD format as well and garnered great reviews with Fatea magazine saying, “Luke Jackson has gifted us with one of the most important and essential releases I’ve heard in quite some time.” ‘Of The Time’ is an inspired offering” and was subsequently voted 2021 EP of the Year by Fatea Magazine!
2022 turned out to be one of Luke’s most successful years yet. It started with a prestigious support slot opening for Fairport Convention on their Winter Tour, a dream run of openers for Richard Thompson, two weeks song writing and performing in Nashville, a run of shows supporting the legendary Marillion and to finish off the year, several openers with the wonderful Jools Holland.
Alongside all of this, Luke continues to tour relentlessly in his own right, either solo, with either a bassist or drummer, or as a trio.
2023 is already shaping up to be another exciting year of shows with a full album release planned for late summer, so keep your eyes peeled and check his website regularly!
Slipped Discs is a 10 minute walk from Billericay Station (which is 25 mins from Liverpool Street). Parking can be found on the High Street or a public car park behind Iceland.
I’m not organising this event – I’m helping to promote this gig for a friend – so for more details please contact:
Tony 07867 500454
Carl 01277 631422
div>I rang Tony Skidmore for tickets and he told me to go to your website to get th
I’m helping him promote this event. He didn’t know where to start! I’m hoping if it’s a success Carl might be willing to host some of my gigs in the future. Method in my madness.
I get that but the email doesn’t make it very clear as to how to obtain the tickets. I went in Slipped Discs and they told me that you were hosting the ticket “sales” through your website so I tried the link in the email but it didn’t take me to Luke Jackson, only Billy Mitchell. Also your email will prompt a lot of people to call Carl or Tony only to find out that they need to go to your website to book a place. I think if you said in the email to go to your website or simply click the link (but the correct one) it will save a lot of hassle. I just think if I was confused by it many others may be. Not criticising, just trying to help.
What email was that? I’ve only directed people to my website on social media as normal and directed folk to Tony and Carl with queries. I’ve made it clear I’m helping a friend out. 39 others have bought tickets many known to me who’ve had no problems! Anyway great that you are going perhaps we can share a table.