Guitar bashing singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner takes the stage at Pyramids in Portsmouth on Thursday 21st April this month, on the home run of a jam-packed tour around the UK.
The wonderful thing about the Surrey-born artist is his likability, not only as a man cracking jokes as he tunes his guitar, but in the music as well: he truly does create songs that are always the soundtrack to good times. His awe-inspiring talent on the guitar, using it as a percussion instrument too with a slap of a fist, captures crowds before he’s even opened his mouth.
After the release of his fifth album Human Love, Newton (real name Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner) has been taking to stages since March to showcase his new material. First up on the album is a cover of Major Lazer’s ‘Get Free’, featuring fierce guitar and layers of breathy yet tenacious vocals to liven up the track. Other highlights include ‘Up Up and Away’, a summery song with Hawaiian beachy backing vocals; ‘Break’, which fills the role of the emotional, heart-wrenching ballad, and ‘Passing Planes’, an anthemic tune which will sound beautiful belted out across festival stages – a song I truly believe could rival ‘Dream Catch Me’ in terms of catchiness.
Tickets for Newton Faulkner’s Portsmouth appearance are available to buy via this link.