Sisters Lizzy and Catherine Ward Thomas to bring some country music to the Arts Club, Getintothis’ Amaan Khan provides the details.
Country has rarely been the biggest musical export in this part of the world.
Even Fleetwood Mac‘s country-rock was sold as the blues until its line-up reformed into the soft-rock of a largely American dominated affair. So when the duo Ward Thomas climbed fame’s ladder, it was hardlysurprising that someone even called them “Britain’s first country stars“.
Ward Thomas is a band formed of young twin sisters Lizzy and Catherine who grew up in rural Hampshire. The sisters released their debut album From Where We Stand in 2014 which sold more than 25,000 copies in UK and earned them slots at notable events like Hyde Park Festival.
Having recently released the single Carry You Home, the duo will also release their second album, Cartwheels as well as embarking on a tour UK this autumn.
Ward Thomas UK tour dates are:
October 5: Komedia, Brighton
October 6: The Bullingdon, Oxford
October 7: Open, Norwich
October 9: The Wardrobe, Leeds
October 10: Oran Mor, Glasgow
October 12: Welly, Hull
October 13: The Portland Arms, Cambridge
October 14: Arts Club, Liverpool
October 15: Boiler Room, Guildford
October 17: The Globe, Cardiff
October 18: The Fleece, Bristol
October 19: The Bush Hall, London
October 21: Engine Rooms, Southampton
October 22: The Deaf Institute, Manchester
October 24: The Assembly, Leamington Spa
October 25: Phoenix, Exeter