Starsailor preview new songs at intimate show

James Walsh plays solo acoustic gig in London

Starsailor’s James Walsh previewed some of the band’s new songs at an intimate gig in London last night (February 25).

The frontman played a solo set at the The Social for an audience of invited competition winners.

Walsh included new songs ‘All The Plans’, ‘Tell Me It’s Not Over’ and ‘Boy In Waiting’ in a set that also included covers of Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring Of Fire’, The Rolling Stones‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ and Gorillaz‘DARE’.

“It was great to be back at The Social where it all started for us eight years ago – the ideal place to debut some new material,” Walsh told NME.COM after the show. “I was delighted

with the crowd reaction, especially to the new songs and I had a

brilliant night. I just can’t wait to get the album finished now and

get it out.”

The acoustic show also saw the singer run through several Starsailor favourites including ‘Alcoholic’, ‘Fever’, ‘Lullaby’, ‘Good Souls’ and ‘Silence Is Easy’.

Support at the show came from highly-rated folk prospect Pete Greenwood, who played on despite suffering a hand injury that required stitches ahead of the show. He admitted to the crowd that he had to play his set without the use of his little finger.

Meanwhile Starsailor are currently mixing their next album, the follow-up to 2005’s ‘On The Outside’, ahead of a summer release.

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