Concert with Michael Weston King and Oliver James Lomax
Join us for a night of acoustic roots and spoken word with Michael Weston King and Oliver James Lomax
Widely acknowledged as one of Britain's finest singer songwriters Michael Weston King draws his influence from a wide range of styles, from Country to Soul, from Gospel to Blues, from Pop to Folk.
He is the former leader of U.K. Alt Country pioneers The Good Sons, with whom he made 4 critically acclaimed albums in a seven year career, which was celebrated by the double album, Cosmic Fireworks-The Best of The Good Sons (1994-2001).
From 1999 - 2010 he toured the world as a solo artist performing with the likes of Nick Cave, John Cale, Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith, and many more, and releasing 6 studio albums, 3 live albums and a career retrospective dvd, The Crowning Story, along the way.
For the past ten years he has been half of the popular country duo My Darling Clementine again touring widely across Europe and N.America, and releasing 5 critically acclaimed albums, the latest being Country Darkness, a collaboration with Steve Nieve reworking the songs of Elvis Costello for duet
This is a rare solo appearance and comes just a few weeks after the release of his new album, The Struggle his first solo album in eleven years. An album recorded down the road from here in Mochdre with the mercurial Clovis Phillips
Oliver James Lomax
Oliver James Lomax was born in Little Lever, Bolton, England in 1983. He has published 4 collections of poetry including The Dandelion Clock and God Missed The Last Bus And Walked Home' described as “Poems that dance with originality and are tenderly unafraid of love and belonging.” – Mark Thomas
Oliver has written poetry for film and television, his work is now taught in schools and he is passionate at connecting with young people through poetry. In 2020 he released his first spoken word single Don’t Laugh At My Astro Turf Diane, hailed by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson as “An unholy hybrid of John Cooper Clarke and Mark E. Smith.”