Billy Lockett - Old Man 
Billy Lockett - Old Man

Release Date: 21st September 2014

There is something about the rich, pure tones of an unaccompanied piano at the beginning of a song that tends to give me a lump in the throat. Now add to that a smooth but impassioned vocal and lyrics about growing up without every feeling like a grown up. Yeah, this is a bit of a emotional one. Billy Lockett is a Northampton based singer-songwriter who is pitched finely between Billy Joel and Ed Sheeran and as combinations go that is fairly gold plated. Beautifully rippling piano notes are pushed along by a foot stomp reminiscent of Mumford & Sons to create a mood that is all about goodbyes, new beginnings and the verge of a new phase in life. Gorgeous stuff that is bound to slay mass audiences before too long, mark my words.

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Live Dates:

11th October - Komedia, Brighton
12th October - The Leadmill, Sheffield
14th October - Waterfront Studio, Norwich
15th October - Portland Arms, Cambridge
16th October - The Art Bar, Oxford
19th October - The Duchess, York
20th October - Fruit, Hull
21st October - Brudnell Social Club, Leeds
22nd October - East Village, Liverpool
24th October - Grand Social, Dublin
25th October - Black Box, Belfast
26th October - The Electric, Edinburgh
27th October - Cluny 2, Newcastle
29th October - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
30th October - Deaf Institute, Manchester
31st October - Rainbo, Birmigham
2nd November - The Bodega, Nottingham
3rd November - Colston 2, Bristol
4th November - The Cavern, Exeter
5th November - Joiners, Southampton

6th November - The Tabernacle, London