August 23, 2011
British musician Lee McDougall launched a two-month U.S. concert tour Aug. 4 and one of his stops include Houston on Aug. 24.
Houston is the first of four Texas cities on McDougall's itinerary and fans will have the opportunity to see him perform at The Continental Club, but not before his preview appearance on FOX 26 Morning News.
McDougall's U.S. tour ends Oct. 1 at The Bitter End in New York City before he returns to the U.K. in November. Seventeen of his remaining U.S. shows, including at The Continental Club, will also feature Albert Aguilar as the opening act.
While he may have worked at a fish processing facility after completing college in the U.K., McDougall is succeeding as a touring act on both sides of 'The Pond.'
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WFPK Radio Louisville
Augustt 19, 2011
By Marion Dries
Lee MacDougall stopped by the WFPK studio yesterday; this British artist is on tour through the USA. He’ll be performing at Uncle Slayton’s tonight (Aug. 19th). Louisville’s own Justin Lewis opens the show. Here is what he sounds like:
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Awaiting The Flood
August 17, 2011
By Jennifer Barry
It’s not unusual to hear an artist nail it on an EP or LP but fumble when performing live. Lee MacDougall is NOT one of these artists. From the moment he opened his mouth on the stage at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, he gave us the very same vocals, dynamics, range, and wit that we found in his EP, If Walls Could Talk. I’d love to just make my way down the set list and delve into every song, but in the interest of time, I’ll just focus on some of the highlights from the show.
To open the show, Lee started with Falling in Love for the First Time, which showcased his impressive range. Much of the song featured his falsetto, which was just as strong and true in a live setting as it is on the recordings. To separate his live performances, he played a little bit with the rhythm, giving the audience something new and fresh. After he finished the song, he leapt right into story time, in which he professed that he often wants to call his mom to come get him during times of distress–never mind the fact that she lives thousands of miles away, with an ocean between them.
His mom was apparently the inspiration behind the next tune he performed, which was This Is My Story. When I talked to Lee before the show, he mentioned that this particular song is the most autobiographical, and I could see how much he meant that when he sang it. Tender notes were given the respect they deserved rather than Lee attacking everything in full voice for the benefit of a live audience. While I missed some of the backing vocals found on the record, I was still quite impressed with the amount of music he produced with just his voice and guitar. When he finished, I realized that he bowed after the first and second song–something he continued to do throughout the show, reminding me very much of the Beatles and other British Invasion bands. It was a wonderful sign of respect and gratitude toward the audience.
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Lee MacDougall Examiner
August 15, 2011
By Donna Peerce
If I were a young girl,
I’d wrap my feet around his soul
To keep away the winter’s cold,
And love him more than winter’s sun,
From now to when my life is done.
A full moon. Wispy clouds floating in the bright sky. Stars to the edge of the universe. An evening spent at 3rd & Lindsley listening to Britain’s “next best thing” indie pop/folk star, Lee MacDougall perform on a new, swanky stage in front of a hundred or more fans. Priceless.
Following his hugely successful “If Walls Could Talk” tour in the U.S., Germany, Austria and Italy, and opening for Bon Jovi at the Hard Rock Calling 2011 Festival in London, and releasing his If Walls Could Talk album, Lee has just begun his “All the Right Places” end-of-the-summer tour in the U.S. to promote his new album, “For a Few Tales & More,” a self-produced EP that was created in his bedroom. He stopped in Nashville Saturday evening, August 13th to perform for fans at 3rd & Lindsley.
Tall and skinny-jeans-thin, Lee reminds me of a tall Rod Stewart. He has chiseled good looks and steel-grey eyes that pierce into the core of your being. Does that sound a little mushy? If so, it’s because Lee set the tone for “mushy” early on in the evening. He’s the kind of musician and indie-pop singer and songwriter that women of all ages and races love because his songs speak to women and talk about falling in love and having one’s heart broken and all those things that women (and men) pine about. Men just don’t talk about getting their heart broken as much. Lee pointed out that he would never break a woman’s heart and all the women inside 3rd & Lindsley sighed in a big way. Lee’s voice retains his British accent during his singing – which we all love – and is melodious and clear and reminds me of the pop group, Train, Jason Mraz or Bryan Adams. His opening song, “Falling in Love for the Last Time,” is one of my favorites:
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