Dan Webster and Emily Lawler Live from the UK
UK festival favourites Dan and Emily bring to the stage a unique blend of English folk music fused with country/Americana. An energising combination of distinctive warm and powerful vocals and guitar interlaced with a dexterous meld of celtic- and country- style fiddling and beautiful harmonies mesmerises a multi-genre audience.
Dan Webster and Emily Lawler hail from York, UK, and in January 2024 will once again be bringing to Eastern Australia their unique blend of English folk music fused with Americana (‘Anglicana’, it has
been called!). After their successful Australian debut in 2023 saw their formidable live performances captivate folkies and country fans alike, Dan and Emily are this time hoping to explore and immerse themselves further in the Australian folk and alt-country music scenes whilst building momentum from their previous shows at wonderful venues such as George Lane (Melbourne), The Royal Hotel (Dungog), Flow Bar (Old Bar), and The Press Basement Bar at Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Much of Dan's original songwriting connects to his family heritage (a long line of Yorkshire fishermen), masterfully spinning stories into contemporary folk songs that are undeniably tinged with notes of the Americana, country, and bluegrass musics he grew up listening to. Whether an introspective ballad or upbeat festival dance tunes, Dan's distinctive warm and powerful vocals
interlaced with Emily's dexterous meld of celtic- and country- style fiddle playing mesmerises a multigenerational, multi-genre audience. A favourite of the UK festival circuit playing major shows at Green Man, Shambala, Kendall Calling, and Maverick festivals, Dan has been booked for both festival headline slots and to open for acts such as The Levellers and Turin Brakes.
Dan's duo partner Emily Lawler has been performing with him for about 6 years, bringing to his music beautiful harmonies and some of the very finest fiddle playing. Having previously led the Suffolk Youth Orchestra, she has more recently studied a Master's degree in Community Music and immersed herself in the worlds of folk and country musics, playing in the UK line-up of Lachlan Bryan
and the Wildes, with Colin Lillie at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2023, and The Weeping Willows on their UK tour. A fine singer, writer, and guitarist in her own right, she has won praise across the UK - including Alison Moyet's seal of approval!