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.



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.



Got your tickets yet for my German tour in March? Rumour has it there might be a new EP and some new music fresh from the studio.... See you on the road, or in your living room..

15.3 Köln - Theater der Wohngemeinschaft (with Sobi)
16.3 Berlin - Junction Bar (with Sobi)
17.3 Bremen - Erlesenes - Das Cafe im Kito
18.3 Offenbach - Hafen 2
23.3 Hamburg - Maria's Ballroom

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I will be performing some private Wohnzimmer concerts during my mini German tour in March - Email if you would like a show in your Wohnzimmer! (or Badezimmer) ...

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Lee MacDougall | Köln

March 15, 2017, 8:30pm - March 15, 2017, 9:00pm

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Lee MacDougall Singer-Songwriter-Storyteller (Great Grimsby | UK) ///////////////////////////////////////////// In den letzten 3 Jahre reiste der Singer-Songwriter Lee MacDougall 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. In 2015 veröffentlichte er sein Debut Album „Busk Till Dawn“ im Brainstorm/Rough Trade label. Inspiriert von klassischen englischen Musikern wie den Beatles und den Kinks, wurde Lee als „Tadelloser Songwriter in bester britischer Pop-Tradition“ beschrieben (Akustik Gitarre Magazin). „Ein einzigartiger Geschichtenerzähler, seine Songs sind wie Bilder, umrahmt von Musik“ (Skope Magazin) ///////////////////////////////////////////// Ticket-Preis VVK: 13€ / AK: 15€

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