23 year old rising star John Newman, who has already scored 2 number 1 singles with the Rudimental anthem, "Feel The Love", which he co-wrote and fronted, and his chart-topping debut solo single "Love Me Again", has announced a very special show in his hometown of Settle, Yorkshire. On October 3rd John will play to an intimate audience at Settle's Victoria Hall.
His brand new single "Cheating" is released on October 7th, and is taken from his eagerly awaited Island Records debut album (October 14th). "Cheating", another glorious soon to be chart topper, confirms Newman's class as both writer and performer. "Love Me Again", one of the most enduring and biggest selling records of the year, is still riding high at no. 6 in the chart and has achieved Gold Status in the UK for sales in excess of 400,000. This huge UK success has been replicated internationally with "Love Me Again" hitting the No1 spot on iTunes in 14 countries!
John follows the release of the new single and album by headlining his first major UK tour. The list of dates is as follows:
Thurs 3 Oct 2013 Settle Victoria Hall
Mon 28 Oct 2013 Glasgow The Arches
Tue 29 Oct 2013 Manchester Academy 2
Fri 01 Nov 2013 Birmingham HMV Institute Temple
Sun 03 Nov 2013 Leeds Cockpit
Mon 04 Nov 2013 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Wed 06 Nov 2013 London Electric Brixton S
Thu 07 Nov 2013 Brighton Coalition
Fans of Rudimental have already borne witness to the power of John Newman live when he wowed audiences across the country as both special guest, and featured singer, on the band's recent sell-out UK tour. Newman also wrote and was featured vocalist on Rudimental's follow up hit "Not Giving In".
Hailing from Settle in the Yorkshire Dales, and possessing a voice that has been compared to some of the soul greats, Newman began playing guitar and writing his own songs aged just 14 and soon learned how to record and produce himself, making his own house tracks and DJing. A few years later and all the influences start to stack up to form the basis of John's sound. Think the pure soul and groove of early Stax and Motown, add a dash of James Brown and Prince, a smattering of Black Keys, and mix it all together with a bit of Dangermouse. It's all in there, it's all great, but what really hits you is the voice. That Voice.
At 20 he moved to London, started a band, played some gigs and got signed to Island Records. His keyboard player also happened to be one of the producer/ extraordinaires in Rudimental. A few beers on a sunny afternoon in a dingy studio and the number one single 'Feel The Love' and follow up hit single 'Not Giving In' were born. Both songs were early indicators of his songwriting talent and vocal ability, and John's album will offer further proof that the UK has a singular new talent in its midst.