Following the release of her fifth studio album ‘Then Up’ and subsequent UK tour earlier this year, the highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Lisbee Stainton has announced a run of acoustic shows for November 2017.
Starting at Bristol’s Louisiana venue on 1st November, Stainton will then play The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket (4th), The Live Rooms in Chester (5th), The Slaughtered Lamb in London (6th) and Talking Heads in Southampton (7th).
Stainton will be joined on stage by fellow guitarist Jack Rutter, who first performed with Lisbee when they played together in folk star Seth Lakeman’s band.
Now based in London, Hampshire-born Stainton’s career originally started in 2007 when she became the first unsigned artist to play London’s O2 Arena. Soon after, BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson discovered Lisbee’s song ‘Red’, and his support subsequently led to Lisbee’s music being playlisted by BBC Radio 2.
In addition to releasing five studio albums (‘Firefly’ (2006), ‘Girl on an Unmade Bed’ (2010), ‘Go’ (2011), ‘Word Games’ (2014) and ‘Then Up’ in Aril 2017), Stainton has also toured with notable artists such as Joan Armatrading, Paul Brady, Gretchen Peters, Paul Carrack and the aforementioned Seth Lakeman – the latter being so moved by Stainton’s live performances that he invited her to join his band in 2012.
Looking ahead to her November tour dates, Stainton said, “I had so much fun touring the new album ‘Then Up’ in May, so I can’t wait to play these dates. Jack Rutter and I work really well together on stage, and the new songs were definitely written to be played live, so it’s a wonderful feeling to have the songs come alive around us. Performing in such intimate venues also allows for us to meet most of the audience, adding a personal dimension to each show. We’ll see you there!”
Lisbee Stainton’s November 2017 tour dates are as follows:
Wed 1st – Bristol Louisiana
Sat 4th – Stowmarket John Peel Centre
Sun 5th – Chester Live Rooms
Mon 6th – London Slaughtered Lamb
Tue 7th – Southampton Talking Heads