Hilltop Sessions Presents: Luke Jackson & Zoe Watson
July brings us the wonderful song writing talents of Canterbury’s Luke Jackson who has been described as having one of the most distinctive voices on the contemporary folk scene. Support from Brighton’s Zoé Watson whose sparse music and angelic voice is reminiscent of London Grammar’s Hannah Reid.
Bar from 5:00pm. Doors 8:00pm to 11:00pm.
Tickets and more info: www.hilltopsessions.co.uk
Luke Jackson – Canterbury-based UK singer songwriter Luke Jackson has been playing live and recording for over 10 years now, steadily developing an enviable reputation for himself in the Folk, Roots, Americana & Acoustic circuits. Between his debut album, 2012’s ‘More Than Boys’, produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, through to his latest release in 2022, 5 records, including a live album ‘Solo, Duo, Trio’ were released to high praise and 5* reviews! His last full length studio album ‘Journals’ was named ‘Album of the Year’ by Fatea Magazine.
But it’s when he’s out of the studio that Luke really comes to his own. He’s played iconic venues including Union Chapel and Nashville’s Bluebird Café and supported the likes of Richard Thompson, Marillion and Jools Holland. He has been described by Musician Magazine as being “Blessed with one of those soulful, heaven-sent voices that soars with emotion or plunges into brooding intensity.” Mark Radcliffe’s even compared him to Jeff Buckley which says something about his talent!
Zoe Watson – is a singer-songwriter and musician who grew up on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. Her music is haunting, ethereal and emotive. She explores different soundscapes with a penchant for both acoustic folk and synthesizers. Her songs include a lot of storytelling approached with introspection & cutting honesty. Her deep voice and airy falsetto lend themselves to the often dark and brooding tone of her songs. Her music continues to expand in musicality and nuance and she is now recording with Tim Bidwell (Lucy Rose, Matthew and The Atlas).