Emerging from lockdown, Seth Lakeman explodes back on the music scene with stunning new studio album ‘Make Your Mark’ set for CD and digital release on November 19th, followed by a double vinyl format on December 17th. Written during his enforced 18 months off the road, the album features 14 powerful, brand-new songs including the first single ‘Higher We Aspire’.
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Recorded at Middle Farm Studios in Devon earlier this year as restrictions eased and produced by Seth himself, the album is being released on his own label, Honour Oak Records. Inspiration for the songs on his 11th studio album came from a range of subjects – from the environment to love, death and self-belief.
“The pandemic gave me a real determination to come out musically stronger and I really dug deep into myself for this album” says Seth “Being able to record and play with the band again was really quite spiritual”
Musicians joining him on the album include long-time bassist Ben Nicholls, who has toured the world with Seth since the early days plus Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Faustus) on bouzouki, banjo and mandolin. Plymouth-based musician Alex Hart adds her sublime backing vocals and Toby Kearney, principal percussionist at the Birmingham Conservatoire, is on drums.
Seth has been making his mark since he was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005 for Kitty Jay. As well as the new studio album, he is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his gold-selling ‘Freedom Fields’ album this year with a deluxe reissue on CD & Vinyl. Fans will be treated to songs from both the new album and Freedom Fields at his live dates in November and December.
FREEDOM FIELDS TOUR DATES
Nov 2nd – Minster Church of St Andrews, Plymouth
Nov 3rd – 1 Exeter Cathedral, Exeter
Nov 4th – Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen
Nov 5th – G Live, Guildford
Nov 6th – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-On-Sea
Nov 7th – Yeovil Westlands, Yeovil
Nov 8th – City Varieties, Leeds
Nov 9th – Sje Arts Centre, Oxford
Nov 10th – Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
Nov 11th – Palace Theatre, Newark
Nov 12th – Bath Forum, Bath
Nov 13th – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Nov 14th – Palace Theatre, Southend
Nov 15th – The Stables, MiltonKeynes
Nov 16th – Union Chapel, London
Nov 17th – Stoller Hall, Manchester
Nov 18th – Buxton Opera Hall, Buxton
Tickets can be purchased HERE