Great gigs to rock the Isles

Leeds-based artist, Eaves, alias Joseph Lyons.
Leeds-based artist, Eaves, alias Joseph Lyons.

It’s going to be an exciting show this weekend in the Woodlands Centre, October 16, when incredible newcomer, Eaves, hits the stage.

The Leeds based artist, whose real name is Joseph Lyons, has swiftly evolved from self-releasing a demos online to providing one of the most engaging live sets.

Honing his craft supporting the likes of Keaton Henson, Slow Club, Marika Hackman and Boy and Bear, Eaves soon saw great festival appearances follow, gracing the stages of Latitude, Green Man, The Great Escape, Down The Rabbit Hole and Reeperbahn festivals.

Inspired by music as diverse as Tim Buckley, Neil Young, Radiohead, Justin Vernon and Father John Misty, Eaves has crafted a very unique style of songwriting, with sonic landscapes that have got music lovers everywhere very excited about what will come next.

Eaves began playing piano at a very young age before switching to guitar.

He started writing his own songs and playing in his friends’ high-school Prog-Rock band.

After attending Leeds College of Music he posted some of his songs online, and they ultimately caught the ear of London-based independent label, Heavenly, who signed the young artist in 2014.

Recorded at London’s Voltaire Studios with producer Cam Blackwood, the resultant debut album ‘What Green Feels Like’ was released in the spring of 2015.

The highly acclaimed LP will be released as a Deluxe Edition with an additional four tracks on October 16, the day of the Woodlands show.

At the show there will also be three local supports: Iain ‘Spanish’ Mackay, Rod Morrison, and young local singer/songwriter Donald Macleod.

There’s loads more on this month! Saturday, October 24 in the Woodlands Centre it’s the co-headline tour of two excellent young, up-and-coming musicians.

Dan Owen from Shrewsbury took up the guitar at the age of nine. Dan found he could express himself through music.

His affinity with the guitar started when he was introduced to the blues by his teacher.

Throughout 2011 Dan found himself gigging twice a week, leading to a video posting on Youtube of his performance of the “Ballad of Hollis Brown”.

The video attracted the attention of Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, who tracked Dan down and has since become his mentor. Dan’s ‘Bad For Me’ EP is due out this month.

Jack Watts a singer/songwriter with a voice astonishingly reminiscent of Jeff Buckley and accompanied by a clutch of haunting pop tunes. His debut EP, ‘Red Shortbread’, is out now.

There will be local support from Jane Hepburn, making this a concert not to be missed!

Tickets are on sale now for Ashton Lane, the exciting Glasgow country rock band that’s been described as Scotland’s answer to Lady Antebellum. Coming to The Woodlands, October 29, Ashton Lane are an act that you do not want to miss.

On Saturday, October 31, Halloween Night in the Woodlands Centre will see local singer/songwriter ‘Neosa’ perform a charity gig to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

This coincides with Neosa’s launch his new ‘Penny’ EP, with local support from Spanish and The Shed.

It looks like a busy month ahead and I can’t wait to hear all this great music coming our way!