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Newcastle Singer-Songwriter Wows UK

Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Amy Vee has returned from her whistle-stop tour of the UK in high spirits.

Amy Vee recently returned from wowing UK audiences with 14 shows across England and Scotland during the month of June.

Amy Vee LiveThe tour follows the Newcastle launch of Amy’s EP Sleeping Dogs Lie, which she has been celebrating over the last 6-8 months with tours encompassing Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and many places in between.

Her UK stint included several notable shows in London, including the infamous Troubadour Club, which in the past has been graced by folk legends such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon.

“I was overwhelmed by the positive response from UK audiences. The vibe there is pretty amazing. Even in the midst of World Cup fever there was still a really strong support and appreciation,” said Vee.

On leaving London, Vee travelled north, playing shows in Blackburn, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The singer’s journey then led to the historic university town of Cambridge and onto the nearby ancient village of Arrington, before heading back for more performances in the capital.

The tour ended with Vee heading to the far south-eastern tip of the country, mystical Cornwall, for a beachside performance in Porthtowan. The sun set over the ocean was a reminder of home and provided the perfect backdrop to her final show.

Vee clocked more than 3000kms during her solo road trip, in which she managed to visit relatives in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and glimpse the legendary Stonehenge monument.

“The roads in the UK are great and it’s easy to take in the beautiful countryside along the way,” said Vee.

“It was nice to get out of London and experience the ‘real’ England and I would like to go back and perform again, hopefully at a few of the numerous festivals that it is so famous for.

“The live scene is really thriving over there and I think Aussie performers feel quite welcome – they UK audiences really know how to appreciate a good live performance.”

Glad to be back, Vee’s hometown performances will now continue with upcoming gigs scheduled at Queen’s Wharf Brewery on Thursday 5 August and Lizottes Newcastle on Wednesday 18 August before Vee heads off to Northern NSW and QLD for a brief run of shows.

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Posted on July 22nd, 2010 in Artists, Events

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