An Acoustic Round is a brand new show featuring the musical talents of Ivor Novello award winning Jamie Lawson and Mercury Prize nominee Gemma Hayes. The show also features the critically acclaimed Richard Walters and the multi mullion streamed London singer songwriter Laura Zocca.
Jamie was the first signing to Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records in 2015.That same year he released his self-titled third album, featuring the international hit Wasn’t Expecting That, which has to this day been streamed over 250 million times. The album hit #1 in 26 countries. Since then, Jamie has won an Ivor Novello Award for‘ Best Song Musically and Lyrically’, gone on a stadium tour with Ed Sheeran playing 52dates throughout Europe and continued to tour extensively, most recently as support on the critically acclaimed Deacon Blue UK Tour.
Gemma is a highly respected Irish singer songwriter. Her debut album, Night On MySide, was released in 2002, for whichshe won Best Female Artist at the Hot Press Awards and a Mercury Prize nomination. Since then she has released 4 studio albums and a limited-edition live album. Gemma is constantly in demand for film and tv placements–her version of Chris Isaak’s WickedGame, recorded for the US TV series Pretty Little Liars, is now closeto 18 million streams on Spotify alone. Gemma is currently working on a new album and will be showcasing some of her brilliant new songs on the Acoustic Round Tour.
Richard has released five critically acclaimed albums and four EP's since 2007. Hismusic has featured on a number of hit TV shows including; Grey's Anatomy, Tin Star and CSI:Miami. As a songwriter and collaborator Richard has worked with Grammy winner Joe Henry, British icon Alison Moyet & Oscar nominated actress and singer Florence Pugh. Richard is also one third of theDecca/ Mercury KXsigned bandLYR, often compared to the mighty Sigur Ros, with current poet Laureate Simon Armitage and Patrick Pearson. Collectively, his work has amassed over 100millionstreams.
Laura is a 26 year old singer songwriter originally from London. She began making music at the age of 14 and started gathering a following via YouTube and Soundcloud. Posting both covers and original songs she has since accumulated a phenomenal 40+ million combined streams.