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SECRET SESSIONS: acoustic music at the bookshop

  • Secret Book Stuff Shop 3a 110 Scott Street Newcastle Newcastle Australia (map)

SECRET SESSIONS - acoustic music in the bookshop
with Jason Lowe and Jacob Pearson
Friday 25 October
doors open 7pm

Come and enjoy an intimate evening of music with Jason Lowe and Jacob Pearson at Secret Book Stuff.

Tickets are super limited for a cosy experience of live sound in the bookshop - grab one in advance to ensure your seat x

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JASON LOWE

Jason Lowe is a Singer-Songwriter and Visual Artist from Bellingen, NSW, though originally hails from Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Lowe has spent over a decade earning a name for himself among the Singer-Songwriter scene of Australia and Canada, calling the latter home for two years.

In the tradition of the 1970’s Singer-Songwriters that he so deeply reveres, he is a troubadour in the truest sense, touring nationally and internationally, frequenting the folk clubs, coffee houses and bars, and the growing house concert scene of Australia and Canada.

His performances are intimate, a euphoric experience to be remembered, embodying an emotional, poetic, and musical power akin to such greats as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young.

His astounding abilities as a Singer-Songwriter, storyteller, and performer, as well as his prodigious skills on the lap slide guitar and acoustic guitar are mesmerizing and awe inspiring.

Lowe has shared the stage with such luminaries as All Our Exes Live In Texas (AUS), Kim Churchill (AUS), The Wilson Pickers (AUS), Eric Bibb (USA), Jeff Martin (CAN), Jeff Lang (AUS), Dan Mangan (CAN), & Lloyd Spiegel (AUS)

And has performed twice at the famed ‘East Coast Blues And Roots Festival’ Invited back for the second year by popular demand.

Lowe is also a greatly sought after session musician, most notably for his skill on the Lap Slide Guitar, performing alongside such artists as Lisa Mitchell (AUS), Ruth Moody (CAN,) Kim Churchill (AUS), Ella Hooper (AUS), Don Freed (CAN), Adam Miller (AUS/USA), Jojo Smith (AUS), Shane Nicholson (AUS) & Grace Turner (AUS).

Jason is currently living in a recording studio, nestled in the divine forest valley of Kalang, NSW, writing his fourth studio album.

JACOB PEARSON

Jacob Pearson, a singer-songwriter hailing from the Central Coast of Australia.

After picking up a guitar during his concluding years at school, he began learning the ropes of music; writing, singing and eventually sharing it with others.

Jacob would appear to be your average young man to the nonchalant observer. It's when he has the audience’s embrace, extraordinary things are exposed. Ethereal melodies and high soaring vocals will send you sinking into yourself as you become oblivious to your surroundings.

2015 saw Pearson working with Sony Music under a development deal, honing his craft, meeting and working with some of the country’s most well-respected writers and producers, including Jon Hume (Evermore, Lisa Mitchell, Matt Corby) and Louis Schoorl (Passenger, Megan Washington, Daniel Johns). His single ‘Honey’ was selected as iTunes Single of the Week, resulting in over 50,000 units sold across Australia and New Zealand alone.

Jacob's current project is PLGRMS, a duo with multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Bowden. The pair have released 5 songs in the space of 2 years and have amassed over 7 million combined streams on Spotify and Apple Music alone. PLGRMS has received strong support from the likes of Triple J, Beats1 and Apple Radio, as well as major UK radio stations like Radio X and BBC Radio 6. They frequently feature in the Spotify Viral Charts in various countries and territories around the world. PLGRMS appear regularly on taste-maker blogs online, including Stereogum, The Line Of Best Fit, Indie Shuffle, Clash and Hillydilly, leading to them charting a number of times on Hype Machine. Jacob again won Best Alternative Release at the 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards for his part in cowriting the PLGRMS’ song ‘Fools And Their Gold’.