'In the Round' at The Mad Ferret - Preston

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'In the Round' at The Mad Ferret - Preston

Postby JessRoberts » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:54 am


In the round is a select group of Country singer/songwriters who will take to the stage together sharing their original songs the stories and inspiration behind them. We are here to show that there is country music in the UK and would love to share it with you all. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.


Emma is a recent contestant of BBC's The Voice and was in Sir Tom Jones team. The 18 Year old describes herself as ditsy and once broke a microphone because she sang too loud! She is a HUGE country music fan – her idol is Miranda Lambert and she also loves a bit of Dolly Parton.Last year, she fulfilled a dream by performing in Nashville, the home of country music, in front of 3,000 people. Now, she’s stepped things up a notch by singing in front of millions on The Voice UK. Sir Tom took the country girl under his large, legendary wing.


Described as having a cool modern sound with echoes of the past, Gary Quinn is a singer-songwriter that knows how to pull on the heartstrings of his audiences. Creating beautifully crafted lyrics he draws you in with his acoustic driven performances of rock infused country balanced with the traditional. Quinn’s heart-filled songs cover contrasting subjects from the up-tempo ‘Live Each Day’ to the moody love song ‘He Don’t Show Her Anymore’.

Born and raised in Ireland Quinn listened to his father’s Kris Kristofferson tapes and then fell in love with the new country music coming out of America after hearing the Garth Brooks album ‘No Fences’ in the early 1990’s.

After releasing a five-track EP, Quinn’s songs have been heard on radio stations in his native Ireland, UK, America and Australia. He has opened for top touring US country artists and appeared at several prestigious music festivals in Ireland, UK and America.

Quinn’s self-penned ‘He Don’t Show Her Anymore’ received the runner-up accolade in the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival International Song Writing Competition in 2010. Subsequently he performed at the festival in 2010, 2011 and 2012 where he shared the stage with Nashville recording artists like Carlene Carter, John Brannen and Nanci Griffith as well as opening for the CMA Songwriter Series show that included Clint Black, Bill Anderson and Bob DiPeiro.

In March 2012 Gary was invited to perform at the Belfast Nashville Songwriter Showcase in Nashville and shared the stage with hit songwriters Billy Montana and Pam Rose. Gary was back in Nashville in June 2012 as he was invited to sing at the prestigious CMA Global Artist Party and CMA Music Fest (in the past known as Fan Fair) in downtown Nashville. This, along with opening for Gene Watson, Will Banister, Larry Gatlin, performing The Three Legs Festival on the Isle of Man and his continuing performances in the UK, has led to Gary being nominated for 2 British Country Music Awards for 2012.


A 19 year old country singer/songwriter who will be making her debut supporting American country star Laura Bell Bundy in July. Also nominated for the Horizon Award at this years British Country Music Awards Jess maybe new to the industry but is certainly making her mark.


Singer-songwriter and musician, Melanie was brought up on country music from an early age and so it was only natural that this is the path she has chosen to follow. Having trained musically in London, Mel also trained as a dancer both in the UK & in the US. Mel has recently been touring the UK perfoming her own songs and classic country covers.
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