English singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner is pleased to announce a return to Belfast at The Limelight 2 on Saturday 14th October 2017. Known for his percussive style of guitar playing, Newton has announced details of his new album, set for release summer 2017.
In 2007 Faulkner’s debut studio album Hand Built By Robots was certified double platinum in the United Kingdom. The album topped the UK Albums Chart in August 2007. It was promoted by three singles, ‘Dream Catch Me’, ‘I Need Something’ and ‘Teardrop’, ‘Dream Catch Me’ reached number seven on the UK single charts.
Faulkner’s second studio album, Rebuilt By Humans was released in 2009 and charted at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart. After an accident to his right wrist, he said that he had “been put back together again by humans. The first single from the album was ‘If This Is It‘.
An EP titled Sketches was released in April 2012, followed by a third studio album Write It On Your Skin which was released in July 2012 and reached number one on the UK Albums Chart. Faulkner’s fourth album, Studio Zoo was released in 2013 and reached number ten on the chart. His fifth studio album, Human Love, was released in November 2015.
Big, beat-conscious and astonishingly diverse are not the adjectives that might have sprung immediately to mind with regard to Newton Faulkner in the past. He was the singer-songwriter once tagged ‘the British Jack Johnson’ and tossed in alongside sensitive, strumming troubadours in the tradition of Jackson Browne and James Taylor. He was the guy with the dreadlocks he had been cultivating since the age of 15, the one who flayed the hell out of an acoustic guitar whenever he played live.
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