Laura Oakes Hosts….
A night of music that celebrates strong songwriting focusing on the genre of Americana and Country. Expect music from Twinnie, Kerri Watt and of course Laura Oakes herself.
From Liverpool, via Leeds, Laura Oakes grew up in a musical family admiring the likes of Dolly Parton, David Gates and The Dixie chicks. Now with several releases under her belt, interest has begun from key taste makers including Bob Harris and Paul Sexton (BBC Radio 2), BBC Introducing Merseyside, Chris Country and Baylen Leonard (BBC Radio 2 and Amazing Radio).
Laura has enjoyed live dates at some of the UK’s most prestigious festivals and stages including conquering her own UK tour in September 2017 and playing C2C Country 2 Country at the 02 Arena, Cornbury Music Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Camp Bestival and Time Out Presents: Rising Stars of Country at The Jazz Café. As well as support slots for some of the most notable talent coming out of the UK and US, including Andrew Combs, The Shires, Colm Mac Com Iomaire (The Frames), Jess and The Bandits, Norma Jean Martine and Ward Thomas.
With two massive BBC Radio 2 playlist singles Long Way Home and The Wild, numerous TV and festival appearances including The Isle of Wight Fest and Glastonbury Kerri Watt is one not to be missed!2017 has already seen Kerri support Coldplay on their only UK shows this year, record with the band Embrace and head off on her headline tour of the UK.Fresh back from writing and recording songs for her long awaited debut album with Jeff Cohen in Nashville, Kerri is looking forward to playing at The Green Note when Laura Oakes hosts’.
Currently focusing on writing her debut album and having recently been signed to BMG Records worldwide, Twinnie is splitting her time between Nashville, LA, Sweden and London working with top collaborators to create a unique record set for release in 2018.