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Rock the Strand Brings the Music: Tonight 25th May

SEEN can guarantee you a brilliant night out at Rock the Strand. Every month three acts entertain music-lovers in the lounge bar of the beautiful Strand Palace Hotel. Tonight is no exception. SEEN is looking forward to Lost Hollow, on from 7.45pm – 8.30pm. Maverick Magazine’s David Knowles says that Lost Hollow, an indie alt-folk Americana band from Nashville, Tennessee, is ‘one of the best kept secrets in folk music’. The duo includes Tommy Harden, who has played drums on Hard to Love (Lee Brice), Cowboys and Angels (Dustin Lynch) and others. Singer Lor has a voice that has been described as both ‘rich as chocolate’ and ‘captivating’.

Next on at 8.45pm – 9.30pm is Joe Martin. Joe Martin is a country and Americana singer-songwriter from the Ribble Valley, now based in Leeds. Since his interest in the genre of Americana and country music has developed, he has taken influence from more contemporary artists such as Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, John Paul White and Brent Cobb. He started writing when he was 15 and focused his efforts exclusively on country before moving to Leeds to study music. Over the three years living in Leeds, Joe supported country acts such as The Shires and Ward Thomas, and performed at festivals such as Country to Country, The Great British Folk Festival and the High and Lonesome Festival.

Our host for the evening, the charismatic Tony Moore, will be on from 9.45pm – 10.45pm. Tony’s long and eclectic career in the music business includes being a founding member of Iron Maiden at the end of the 70s, and as the keyboard player in Cutting Crew. For the last few years he has also been co-writing, producing and touring the world with emerging artist ILONA. Tony is currently recording material for a solo album having just released the lead single, a powerful ballad called Perfect And Beautiful.

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