Lewis Capaldi to play Ironworks, in December.

With his first UK headline tour completely sold out and his world tour just started, Lewis Capaldi today announces a return to Inverness in December as he plays the Ironworks on Saturday 8 December 2018.

When Lewis Capaldi’s debut single Bruises exploded at the start of 2017 it seemed from an outside perspective to have all the hallmarks of an overnight sensation. How could this 20- year-old with a soul-wrenching voice that sounded like it had been hewn from granite seemingly emerge from nowhere with a song of such emotional depth? ‘Bruises’ and ‘Lost On You’ have amassed a staggering 35 million streams globally, with both tracks demonstrating a mature understanding of classic song writing, whilst Lewis’s captivating vocal keeps things distinctly contemporary. The tracks feature on ‘Bloom’ EP which reached number 2 in the iTunes pre-order charts.

His distinctive vocal has drawn attention from respected sources such as Vevo’s dscvr 2018 artists to watch and longlisted for the BBC’s Sound of 2018. In an interview with The Skinny at the beginning of the year Lewis explained that when watching a BBC documentary about The Beatles as a child, he saw Joe Cocker singing With a Little Help From My Friends and just fell in love with the low gravelly, gritty voice. “I just thought, I want to do that, but I was 12-years-old with a high-as-hell voice so it took time.”

Now his voice has matured, his live shows are selling out and his fans can’t get enough of the beautiful humility of such stripped-back sets. With such success on his hands, his future has masses of potential, along with the added pressure to write what he thinks the audience wants to hear. Some artists would cave in this situation, but I think we can safely say Capaldi won’t be one of them.

Support comes from Nina Nesbitt, an established act in her own right, who is no stranger to the north with noted slots at Belladrum and Rockness in the summer of 2012. Now signed to the Cooking Vinyl label, Nina has recently released the single ‘Something Special’ which is described as a bridge between her old and new as she works towards producing her new album.

Caroline Campbell, Venue Director, says “Hot on the heels of our announcement this morning that we’ll be hosting Jake Bugg at the Ironworks in November, we’re delighted to share that Lewis Capaldi will also be here later this year. Having already performed at one of our Little Bird Coffee House Sessions and recently supported Rag N Bone Man and Sam Smith on their tours, it’s great to welcome Lewis back to our stage as he goes from strength to strength.”

Beyond Presents presents Lewis Capaldi, as he plays Ironworks, with support from Nina Nesbit, Inverness on 8th of December.

Tickets will be available here


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