In the woods, up to no goods…

In the woods, up to no goods…

Over the summer the CD version of the ‘Honest Hearts’ EP sold out. Thanks if you bought one! 

Due to demand I’ve done a new run of handmade CDs. You can have one sent to your house for the modest sum of £5 (free postage). To get your copy go here: www.thelakepoets.bandcamp.com

Over the summer the CD version of the ‘Honest Hearts’ EP sold out. Thanks if you bought one!

Due to demand I’ve done a new run of handmade CDs. You can have one sent to your house for the modest sum of £5 (free postage). To get your copy go here: www.thelakepoets.bandcamp.com

Themes and Inspirations (Blam)

I’d like to pay tribute in my own small way to Robin Williams; a man whose talent, wit and honesty I greatly admire. 

'Dead Poets Society' sparked my desire to teach. Every line of 'Hook' is burned into my brain, and his stand-up never fails to make me howl. However, feelings of melancholy are no joke. 

Today’s sad news has knocked me for six, but what I’ve learned is that it’s never as bad as you might think. www.mind.org.uk

I’d like to pay tribute in my own small way to Robin Williams; a man whose talent, wit and honesty I greatly admire.

'Dead Poets Society' sparked my desire to teach. Every line of 'Hook' is burned into my brain, and his stand-up never fails to make me howl. However, feelings of melancholy are no joke.

Today’s sad news has knocked me for six, but what I’ve learned is that it’s never as bad as you might think. www.mind.org.uk

Lights Out.

Lights Out.

I’m very, very excited to be playing this year’s Tramlines Festival. I’ll be at Sheffield Cathedral, on stage at 8.15pm! http://www.tramlines.org.uk/

I’m very, very excited to be playing this year’s Tramlines Festival. I’ll be at Sheffield Cathedral, on stage at 8.15pm! http://www.tramlines.org.uk/

I’m so excited to release my first proper EP today! Entitled ‘Honest Hearts’ and out in full now you can listen to the entire EP below. Order the EP now on mp3 at iTunes - http://smarturl.it/HonestHearts - or on 10” vinyl (including CD) here: http://thelakepoets.bandcamp.com/

It’s all systems go on the TLP production line packaging up all the pre-orders! Thanks so much if you ordered the 10”vinyl of the EP in advance. If you’ve yet to order yours, get a move on & give me more work to do tonight. www.thelakepoets.bandcamp.com

It’s all systems go on the TLP production line packaging up all the pre-orders! Thanks so much if you ordered the 10”vinyl of the EP in advance. If you’ve yet to order yours, get a move on & give me more work to do tonight. www.thelakepoets.bandcamp.com

THEY HAVE ARRIVED. Soooo happy !!! Thanks so much if you pre-ordered your copy. If you got one of the special/deluxe editions keep an eye out for all the unique handmade extras in your parcel. Not many copies left, though! www.thelakepoets.bandcamp.com

THEY HAVE ARRIVED. Soooo happy !!! Thanks so much if you pre-ordered your copy. If you got one of the special/deluxe editions keep an eye out for all the unique handmade extras in your parcel. Not many copies left, though! www.thelakepoets.bandcamp.com

I am very pleased to unveil ‘Windowsill’, the opening track of upcoming debut EP, ‘Honest Hearts’. Premiered today at Gigwise, the track was co-produced with Mick Ross.

"The Lake Poets brings bite, edge, soul, spirit and passion back to the increasingly beige world of folk - doing folk right, and doing it with feeling." Gigwise

The EP is released on Monday and you can pre-order digitally here (and get ‘Honest Hearts’ to your inbox now). Or get your Limited Edition 10” Vinyl while stocks last!

Friday 27th June at the Mining Institute is now SOLD OUT after only being on sale for 4 hours !!! Cheers very much to everyone who bought a ticket.

Friday 27th June at the Mining Institute is now SOLD OUT after only being on sale for 4 hours !!! Cheers very much to everyone who bought a ticket.

Delighted to announce that on Friday June 27th me & my band will be playing a one-off intimate show to launch the upcoming ‘Honest Hearts’ EP at Newcastle’s beautiful Mining Institute lecture theatre. 

VERY limited tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/278331

Delighted to announce that on Friday June 27th me & my band will be playing a one-off intimate show to launch the upcoming ‘Honest Hearts’ EP at Newcastle’s beautiful Mining Institute lecture theatre.

VERY limited tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/278331

Thanks so very much to Dermot O’Leary for playing ‘Windowsill’ on BBC Radio 2 today alongside Springsteen, Sinatra, Phoenix, Jenny Lewis & Elbow. I can now die happy. 

Pre-order the upcoming EP here! www.thelakepoets.bandcamp.com

Thanks so very much to Dermot O’Leary for playing ‘Windowsill’ on BBC Radio 2 today alongside Springsteen, Sinatra, Phoenix, Jenny Lewis & Elbow. I can now die happy.

Pre-order the upcoming EP here! www.thelakepoets.bandcamp.com

Eight cities, 1,902 miles driven, and countless memories. Thanks to each & every person who listened, applauded and spoke to me & the lads on our two-week journey across the UK with the brilliant Smoke Fairies. 

Pre-order the upcoming début EP on 10” vinyl (+ CD) here! www.thelakepoets.bandcamp.com

Eight cities, 1,902 miles driven, and countless memories. Thanks to each & every person who listened, applauded and spoke to me & the lads on our two-week journey across the UK with the brilliant Smoke Fairies.

Pre-order the upcoming début EP on 10” vinyl (+ CD) here! www.thelakepoets.bandcamp.com

Live Review: Evolution Emerging 2014

Many thanks to the 405 for this great review of the full-band set at Evolution Emerging 2014!

Bringing an end to proceedings were The Lake Poets, the moniker of multi-instrumentalist Martin Longstaff who sometimes performs as a solo artist and sometimes with a band – tonight we got both. And anyone who has seen this guy perform will know that he takes you on an emotional roller-coaster and tugs on each and every one of your heartstrings. With his very evident pride in hailing from Sunderland, his spirited and gracefully concocted tracks had us gripped from the get-go. Haunting and intimate it served as the perfect way to end a day in celebration of the great North East’s emerging musical prowess.

Read the full review of the evening here.