Futuresound Events Presents
Henry Bateman Music + Lauren Rycroft + Special Guests TBA
Tuesday 18th July
Tckets £5 available from: bit.ly/2s1eB13
Henry Bateman Music — Listen: bit.ly/2s8cQ6c
Henry Bateman is a musician and songwriter from Gloucestershire, currently studying at the acclaimed Leeds College of Music. Never one to be in a ‘mould’, Henry’s style has been influenced by a range of original guitarists/singer/songwriters – ranging from Michael Hedges to Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman and James Taylor.
Their influences have been formative in shaping Henry’s ability to play sparkling fingerstyle guitar and write and perform his own compositions with a confidence and flair that is earning him a burgeoning reputation for his spellbinding live work. Of his influences, Henry explains “I love great songwriting and composition — and I think I’m able to appreciate that regardless of genre, so I end up listening to all sorts of things. As for my guitar technique, I’m influenced as much by classical technique as modern fingerstyle players”.
Lauren Rycroft — Listen: bit.ly/2sSkOxr
Lauren Emily Rycroft is a 20 year old singer/songwriter, originally from Lincoln but now based in Leeds. Playing her unique combination of achingly beautiful guitar and dark, honest lyrics throughout the UK, 2015 has seen her move from small-town stages to established venues in Leeds, Nottingham and London.