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The Lake Poets

”Quietly Devastating. Accomplished & Intelligent. Spellbinding & Heart-breaking’’

The Lake Poets is Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland.

Inspired by artists such as Elvis Perkins, Carole King, Villagers, Feist, Van Morrison and more, Martin’s output as The Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful.

Martin’s music regularly silences audiences and turns heads. Lead single Your Face has received over 3 million Spotify plays as well steady daytime airplay on BBC Radio 2, Radio X, and BBC 6 Music.

The Lake Poets’ self-titled debut album was recorded at Blackbird Studio, Nashville and received critical acclaim. Having played at a host of major UK Festivals including Glastonbury and T In The Park, sold out shows followed at the likes of The Sage and Union Chapel, London.

Martin is currently recording his much anticipated second album.

“Somewhere between Bright Eyes and John Martyn. Something Special” Mojo 

“Stunningly heart-breaking music” BBC 6 Music (Lauren Laverne)

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