The Pad Presents…
JAMES WALSH (Starsailor) + Guests
19:30 Friday 23rd June 2023, Bedford Esquires
Front man of multi-million selling band Starsailor, James Walsh has proven his own worth as a singer-songwriter in his own right. He’s written songs with Eliza Doolittle, Melanie C, Suzanne Vega, and Professor Green – to name a few; as well as writing movie soundtracks.
Starsailor’s initial run of success saw both their ‘Love is Here’ debut album and the 2003 follow-up ‘Silence is Easy’ hit #2 on the UK charts as they raced to a total of 3 million sales. The band also enjoyed more than their fair share of prestigious gigs, supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Police, The Killers, and U2.
This return was swiftly followed by the release of their biggest hits through ‘Good Souls: The Greatest Hits’ which included two brand new tracks ‘Give Up the Ghost’ and ‘Hold On’ [September 2015, on Parlophone]. James along with his band, Starsailor, released their latest studio album ‘All This Life’ in September 2017, which charted at #23 in the UK album charts. In total Starsailor have charted with 11 top 50 singles, including the top 10 numbers ‘Alcoholic’ and ‘Silence Is Easy’.
James released his debut solo album ‘Turning Point’ back in 2014. Turning Point was very much a coming-of-age album, full of wonderful examples of James’s ability to weave inspiring melodies around simple chords, creating timeless and classic songs. His latest album was released early in 2023, and is entitled ‘Coming Good’.
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Tickets priced £15 and are on sale now from See Tickets online and in person from Slide Record Shop and Esquires Bar