Inspired by the music of Ray LaMontagne and Jason Isbell, WILLIAM POYER’s songwriting hits that sweet spot between emotional and anthemic, as he jacks up his intimate and introspective folk with giant melodic hooks and soaring vocals.
Poyer’s musical journey began when he left his native Wales in 2013, looking to hone a sound that felt unique and true to both his upbringing and his penchant for widescreen Americana. Three years of living in Mexico helped him find the sound he had been searching for, and it all came together on his debut album, Born Lucky, in 2016.
A string of singles over the last few years were signs of what was to come, as Poyer built upon the sparse country-rock infused sound of his early songs. Now, six years on from Born Lucky, he made a timely return with five new songs on the brilliant Forgiven EP.
From the epic thump of the title track to the delicate blues of ‘The Eagle’ or the haunting Americana of ‘Vincent’s Song’, the songs are gloriously melodic with a restrained melodrama that reveals Poyer as a vivid storyteller and a soulful, versatile singer; his voice able to switch from the tender sung-spoken delivery of its quieter moments up to a belting near-shout at a finger click. (Holler Country)
As William begins work on his latest full length record, we’re excited to get a first glimpse at these new songs at, The Green Note.
Doors open 7pm. Music starts 8.30pm. The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited and available on a first come first served basis so, if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!