Seth Lakeman - Wikipedia
Samuel Lakeman (born 6 November ) is an English musician, songwriter, and producer and co-owner of Charcoal Records. Lakeman was brought up in the village of Buckland Monachorum, near Yelverton, Devon, United Kingdom, with his brothers, fellow musicians Seth Lakeman and Sean Lakeman. As a family band they started playing at festivals, and small concerts. Seth Lakeman: Surfing in Devon, finding the perfect black T-shirt and Now I'm 31, with friends getting married – and the occasional funeral of. MUSICIANS, family and friends travelled from as far as Australia to Seth's dad Geoff Lakeman said: 'The wedding was like a mini music.
What is he hoping you'll add to the music?
People know me for writing narrative songs about where I come from, and being a folk singer - but really what I do is I experiment with the viola and the violin.
And that's what I'm doing with him.
Seth Lakeman | Revolvy
We'll be ripping it up, basically. Coming up with Eastern influences, Celtic influences. It's very much that bluesy-type explosion that guitarists tend to do, but I'm doing it on the violin.
How are the nerves? It's difficult to know, at this stage, exactly what my role is. There was an amazing Gambian artist, Juldeh Camara, who was almost Robert's right-hand man. He's left, so that has made way for another position. That's part of why I got the call. But I can't play North African. I can dip into it.
I've studied a lot of those videos of Robert's band from the last five or ten years, but it's not like learning lines. You have to come up with a lot.
I've been writing a lot. Writing to try and input. We're talking about English folk songs that we can plant in the set - no pun intended - and all sorts of other ideas. Image caption The star performed with Devon trio Wildwood Kin at Radio 2's Hyde Park festival This must take you away from your own solo stuff for a while. Well, I have got a lot of songs written, so I'm looking to try and record that in January. But I am up against it now - because [this is] a serious world tour.
It introduced a rockier edge to the folk of the previous albums.
It was also the last album to be produced by Sean Lakeman and it was awarded silver levels of sales in the UK. In the Word Of Mouth album was released. He also provided support for Tori Amos on her European tour. Lakeman performing at Folk by the Oak Festival, Hatfield House in On 18 AprilLakeman appeared with Jethro Tull on their 40th anniversary tour at Colston Hall in Bristol before the start of his own UK tour later that month and going on to tour the festival circuit through the summer.
Seth Lakeman - "She Never Blamed Him" (premiere)
His fourth album, Poor Man's Heaven was released on 30 June It includes "Solomon Browne", a tribute to the courage of the men who lost their lives in the Penlee lifeboat disaster. The festival tour continued in with new drummer Simon Lea ; with an appearance at the Bath Fringe Festival on 3 June, playing at the newly renovated Komedia venue.
On 29 June they played the Glastonbury Festival's Avalon stage. In July, he played on the acoustic stage at Chagstockand was invited back next year to the main stage. In August, he performed at Cambridge Folk Festival for the second year running and again at the Cropredy FestivalFairport Convention 's annual folk festival in Oxfordshire, headlining on the Friday night.
Staying in tune together
Lakeman has also been a regular performer at the small annual Parklife Festival in the town of Tavistock not far from his home village of Buckland Monachorum. He made a return local visit to the Levellers "Beautiful Days" festival on 21 August in Devon and played as support for Runrig on their German tour, some days later.
He toured around the UK with the band and solo, he finished the year with a sold out show at Plymouth Pavilions his hometown where his sister-in-law Cara Dillon was the special guest for the night Seth made an anticipated return to the Minack Theatre, Cornwall on 5 Mayalmost exactly seven years after his last sell-out show at the iconic venue.
Looking forward to the dates, Seth commented: