A sharp songwriting mind and a soulful croon have come together in 23-year-old Yorkshire singer John Newman, known for being the sterling voice in Rudimental‘s Feel the Love and his own UK chart-topper Love Me Again, and now this young talent is making his way to Australia this April and May.
Newman is one of the handful of newcomers dominating the Brit award nominations, garnering nods in the categories of Best Male Solo Artist, where he’s up against rock and roll royalty David Bowie and fellow young guns Jake Bugg and James Blake, and British Single of the Year.
A rough upbringing in Settle in the Yorkshire Dales was soothed only by music, first Motown and Stax, then later by an interest in house music developed by nights at the Wigan Pier, which soon expanded into a voracious appetite that consumed hip-hop, folk, soul, and everything in between.
A 23-year-old Newman now stands a genuine creative polymath, not only writing, producing, playing, performing, and remixing his own music, in addition to writing the scripts for his own award nominated music videos (see the clip for Love Me Again below), but even designing his own clothes.
Matured further by collaborating with sought-after figures like the Ivor Novello award-winning Steve Booker and a raft of acclaimed tour dates, Newman is a renowned live performer, informed as much by the soulfulness of Marvin Gaye as the showmanship and power of Led Zeppelin.
As well as playing his own headlining shows presented by Music Feeds, Newman is also confirmed be appearing at the 56th TV Week Logie Awards. Tickets for John Newman’s tour dates are available via pre-sale from 4pm AEDT Tuesday, 25th February to 4pm AEDT Wednesday, 26th February. General public tickets are on sale from 9am local time, Monday 3rd March.
Watch: John Newman – Love Me Again
John Newman 2014 Australian Tour
Presented by Music Feeds
Tuesday, 29th April 2014
Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Tix: Via Ticketek
Thursday, 1st May 2014
The Hi-Fi, Sydney
Tix: Via The Hi-Fi
Saturday, 3rd May 2014
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Tix: Via OzTix