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Lee MacDougall Singer/Songwriter

Busk Till Dawn – THE DEBUT ALBUM

For the last three years Lee MacDougall has travelled the world with nothing but an old suitcase in hand and a battered guitar on his back. He has played music everywhere from Alabama to Austria, including raucous gigs at famous venues such as LA’s Hotel Cafe and NYC’s Bitter End, as well as festivals such as SXSW and Hard Rock Calling in London’s Hyde Park.

Independently supporting himself on the road, and often crashing on sofas and floors while travelling more than 50,000 miles, Lee played hundreds of unique shows, collecting tales and hangovers along the way. His music has taken him to places a boy from Grimsby should never see. There have been performances in hotel rooms in Vegas, millionaire’s mansions in the Hollywood Hills – and who could forget the time he was asked by 15 cheerleaders to put on a show in a Jacuzzi? Certainly not Lee. After a club shut down, Lee and his music would often carry on regardless, often staying up all night, often busking till dawn.

These experiences became stories, and these stories became songs. Once back in London, Lee met up with his old friend, producer Jim Lowe. Jim was fresh from No.1 success producing British band Stereophonics and was looking for some new music. After several large gins and confessions of all their sins it was decided: they would team up over the summer to record Lee’s debut album.

Featuring 10 songs and 10 true stories, as well as a guest appearance by The Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock on bass guitar, “Busk Till Dawn” is everything you would want from a modern British guitar record of instantly memorable lyrical pop.

THE STORY

British singer/songwriter/storyteller Lee MacDougall has the kind of voice that can “fill every crevice of a room and every fibre of your body” (Backseat Sandbar). Crafting songs like short stories, or 3 minute mini-movies, Lee’s brand of modern folk-pop combines instantly memorable melodies with true tales of real life experience that almost anyone could relate to. From the everyday mundane of growing up in the rock n’ roll town of Grimsby, to eloping to London, and of all the love, life, and characters he has met along the way.

Inspired by the wry observational humour and storytelling of classic Brit acts such as The Kinks, The Beatles and Rod Stewart, and proclaimed by The Huffington Post as one to watch, Lee’s intensely personal lyrical style has helped win him many admirers:

“You absolutely cannot fake that kind of sincerity and passion.” (BBC 6 Tom Robinson) …. “An amazing storyteller, his songs are like paintings framed in music.” (Skope Mag)

Lee was born in Grimsby – a small town on the east coast of England, and began working in the local fish factory soon after he left school. The defining moment in Lee’s career came one day when a co-worker stole Lee’s shoes meaning he had to walk home barefoot. Lee quit the fish factory and at 21 he relocated to London where he soon established himself on the local open mic circuit. As word-of-mouth of his performances began to spread, Lee began to amass an army of dedicated supporters as word of his music also began to grow rapidly online. Independently, Lee promptly took to the road, capitalising on his growing popularity and performing more than 150 shows around the world in less than two years. This included three tours of the USA, four tours of Germany, and a series of captivating support slots across the UK with the likes of Train, Paolo Nutini and Rumer.

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I'm playing a free show in Vienna (1170) this Wednesday 21st June at The Acoustic Room. Myself and two other acts will each play a 25 minute set, starting around 20:15. See you there X ...

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June 21, 2017, 8:15pm - June 21, 2017, 10:00pm

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In association with Sad Opera Entertainment and Jetzt, the VSC & Fair Play Concerts Present - Songwriters live at the Acoustic Room. Run each month the Acoustic Room was established to help develop and support songwriting and songwriters in Vienna, not to mention songwriters passing through. The Acoustic Room promotes and presents original artists and performances, to a listening attentive audience. In the most intimate of settings, as it continues to be an important platform in Vienna's ever growing songwriting scene. This Months Acts: Lee MacDougall, Rafael Pancras & Anchaal. Scorll down to find out more about April at the Acoustic Room. Another three strong acts that will leave melodies ringing in your ears. AANCHAL BORDOLOI - INDIA At just 16 years of age Aanchal is our youngest performer at the Acoustic Room and comes all the way from India to Vienna on an exchange year in search of new experiences; to delve into Austria´s culture, above all to learn more of what I really love; music. I play guitar, ukelele,sing and write her own songs. Inspirations range from Bob Dylan, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Norah Jones to Indian composers like A.R Rahman and Amit Trivedi. "The moment my head is full of things I cannot fathom, and my feelings corelate to a few guitar chords, my song finds it way". www.dropbox.com/3a8b1f7f-af99-45d9-82e0-216098f4505d soundcloud.com/kielramossuarez/wonderwall-by-oasis-one-take-draft-cover-by-aanchal-bordoloi-and-k... youtu.be/MG8E2mYXYGw RAFFAEL PANKRAZ - AUSTRIA Raffael Pankraz was born and raised in Klagenfurt, where he sticked close to the LP collection of his father. Having inhaled a wide variety of music early on, Raffael likes to mix the handsome with the ugly and the weird with the plain, throwing words into the hybrid, that try to uncover the mysteries of human interactions. Raffael Pankraz, geboren und aufgewachsen in Klagenfurt, hielt sich schon früh gerne in der Nähe der Plattensammlung seines Vaters auf. Ein breites Spektrum verschiedener musikalischer Auswüchse einatmend, vermischt Raffael das Schöne mit dem Hässlichen und das Seltsame mit dem Klaren, während er über Worte versucht, hinter die Rätsel menschlicher Interaktionen zu kommen. soundcloud.com/raffael-pankraz www.facebook.com/Raffael-Pankraz- 142809629099576/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfVJPztjN9Q LEE MACDOUGALL - England Lee MacDougall has the kind of voice that can “fill every crevice of a room and every fibre of your body” (Backseat Sandbar). Crafting songs like short stories, or 3 minute mini-movies, Lee’s brand of modern folk-pop combines instantly memorable melodies with true tales of real life experience that almost anyone could relate to. From the everyday mundane of growing up in the rock n’ roll town of Grimsby, to eloping to London, and of all the love, life, and characters he has met along the way. In den letzten 3 Jahre reiste der Singer-Songwriter Lee MacDougall mit einem alten Koffer in der Hand und einer zerbeulten Gitarre auf seinem Rücken um die ganze Welt. Er musizierte überall von Alabama bis Aachen, spielte volle Konzerte in berühmten Lokalen wie dem Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, New York Citys Bitter End sowie auf Festivals wie zum Beispiel dem texanischen SXSW oder dem Hard Rock Calling Festival im Londoner Hyde Park. Während dieser Zeit spiele Lee 3 Touren in Amerika und über 120 Solo-Shows in Deutschland. Auf diesem Wege unterstützte er Künstler wie Train, Paolo Nutini, Rumer, Ed Sheeran, Alexander Knappe und Tom Lüneburger. Video "Joanna": www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaRmLN8lx3s Video "She": www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxFGmI0bVr0 www.facebook.com/leemacdougall

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Excited to play more garden concerts in Germany this summer! If you would like me to play a concert in your garden, please email leemacdougall@hotmail.co.uk for more info ...

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