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substance presents People Poems + George Boomsma + Sophie Worsley + Andy Mort + Luke James Williams

Sunday 11th November 2018
Tickets £5.00

People Poems

“Vocally, People Poems somewhat resemble a dream pairing of Antony Hegarty and Joanna Newsom... It's powerful, soul-bearing stuff, a rewarding listen and possessed of an uncommon and individual beauty.” -Brendan Campbell, North Leeds Life

"...this genuinely beautiful EP brings out the best in People Poems" -Jac Holloway, Noizze

"...the delightful vocal harmonies sending a shiver down one's spine" -Mike Price, Vibrations Magazine

People Poems is the solo project of Leeds musician Harry Orme, frequently aided by his regular collaborators Francesca Haincourt (vocals) and Matthew Aplin (piano). Stream/download their music here, watch live footage here, or find out when they're next playing near you here.


George Boomsma

George Boomsma is a progressive folk musician from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. George's effortless vocals and sensitive guitar playing evoke an intimate atmosphere that silences even the rowdiest of crowds.

George released his debut self-titled debut album in summer 2016 which he is currently touring through out the UK and Europe.

He has supported artists such as 'Natty', 'The Travelling Band' and 'Skinny Lister', been played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music and performed at Latitude Festival 2016 on the BBC Introducing stage.

George is a classically trained musician having received a Bachelors Degree in Music from the University of Manchester. He also has a keen passion for production having recieved a Masters Degree in Sound Design from the University of York.

"If it were possible for Nick Drake and Thom Yorke to collaborate, it might sound something like this."

 James Robins, Fresh On The Net

 "It was a great pleasure George. I really enjoyed your music."

 Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

 "Songs of exquisite beauty, with a voice that could melt ice caps... gorgeous stuff."

 Bob Fischer, BBC Tees

 "Simply stunning."

 Jericho Keys, BBC York

 "A charming collection of sweet melodies and sincere vocals that will serenade away your worries."

 NEVolume Magazine


Sophie Worsley

Sophie Worsley is a singer-songwriter from Blackpool, who is nearing the launch of her new album which will be released this year. She is a confident individual, with past performances at venues including the Royal Albert Hall and London’s, Prince Edward Theatre, West End. She expresses herself through honest, emotive lyrics, commonly compared to her biggest influences; Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Sara Bareilles. With two singles already out, she is already in process of writing an EP, which is due for release in 2018.

Having studied in Leeds, and currently residing there, Sophie has performed in some of the city’s music scene’s most prestigious venues. Although associated with recording and studio time, she plans to perform her recent music at new venues in Leeds, London and Blackpool. She has a musical theatre background, having trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in Marylebone, but is now focusing on being a singer/song-writer.


Andy Mort

Alternative Indie Electronic


Luke James Williams

Light and dark, ugly and beautiful, happy and sad, fearful and brave, the music of singer songwriter Luke James Williams reflects the opposing forces and wonderful chaos of the world around us. Combining the raw power of PJ Harvey with the delicate sensitivity of Sufjan Stevens, Williams paints pictures with words and sings them in his own distinctly British voice.


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