Lancaster church gig is holier than Lau

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A band who won the BBC Folk Awards Best Group four times will play a gig at a Lancaster church this Sunday (November 24).

Lau are coming to St John the Evangelist’s Church to show why they have been lauded as modern folk music’s most innovative band.

In 2007 their debut album ‘Lightweights and Gentlemen’ mixed original tunes with inspired arrangements of traditional material and rocketed Lau to the fore of the burgeoning new folk scene.

They followed up with the ‘Lau Live’ album just a year later and in 2009 came the equally acclaimed ‘Arc Light ‘ with a grander setting that produced a heavily played single ‘Winter Moon’ and an invitation from Mojo Magazine to cover The Beatles ‘Dear Prudence’ for their ‘White Album’ celebrations.

Their last album ‘Race The Loser’ was recorded with American producer Tucker Martine, who has worked with REM, in Scotland throughout the spring of 2012.

The concert is being promoted by Alec Lyon of Lyon Events.

“When I heard Lau were looking to do a tour of churches I jumped at the chance to present such an amazing act in an unusual setting,” said Alec.

“Their shows are always brilliant but set against the Georgian backdrop of St Johns I really think this is going to be a remarkable night”.

Martin Green from the band said: “Paul McCartney said he never spent more than three hours on a song. With Lau we never spend less than three weeks.”

The show starts at 8pm. Tickets are available, priced £15, from