The Railway and KoolKagool presents:
William The Conqueror
William the Conqueror’s bluesy Americana has already seen them head out to Nashville to perform at AmericanaFest, share a stage with the likes of Richard Thompson and Van Morrison courtesy of a nomination for Song of the Year at the UK Americana Awards, and sign to Loose Music, where they join an immensely impressive roster including Courtney Marie Andrews, Andrew Combs, The Handsome Family and Danny and the Champions of the World.
Their eagerly awaited debut album is called Proud Disturber of the Peace and will be out on 4th August. Recorded in sessions that took the band from Cornwall right up to the Isle of Lewis and back again, the album features the multi-instrumental talents of Harry Harding, Naomi Holmes, and Ruarri Joseph, a name many folk fans may remember from his acclaimed solo output.
Plus Support from:
D D Allen
He caught the ear of James Blunt, resulting in support slots on the Moon Landing arena tour in 2014.
His signature song ‘The Deal’, and demo sessions of ‘Holborn Avenue’ and ‘Show Me A Little Mercy’ resulted in extensive radio play on BBC Solent and BBC Introducing. From here it was only a matter of time before DD drew wider attention.
This came in the form of Double Platinum selling producer / engineer Mike Spink (Jake Bugg, The 1975) and Grammy Award winning producer Andrew Scheps (Adele, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Hozier).
Both producers have collaborated with DD to create an exciting repertoire with the groundbreaking aspiration to move an already blossoming career to the next level. Working intensively at Monnow Valley Studios has led to a stunning body of work soon to be unleashed on DD’s ever-growing fan-base.
20 year old songwriter and performer from Southampton taking inspiration from artists such as Ben Howard, Bob Dylan,The Staves and Bruce Springsteen. Approaching the guitar using various tunings and fingerpicking patterns to create engaging songs. Having released his debut EP Riverwoman in 2016 and performing across the south at venues such as The Troubadour London and festivals such as Wychwood Frestival in Cheltenham.
Riverwoman EP available - Spotify/iTunes http://spoti.fi/2hXNh2F http://apple.co/2i0xZc0