Music Round Up

10:20am Friday 17th February 2012

By Lorelei Reddin

DUBBED the Jesus of Cool, he’s touring his new album.

A pivotal figure in UK pub rock, punk rock and new wave, Nick Lowe has recorded a string of well-reviewed solo albums.

Along with vocals, Lowe plays guitar, bass guitar, piano and harmonica.

He is best known for his songs (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding, a hit for Elvis Costello; Cruel to Be Kind, a U.S. Top 40 single; and “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass, as well as his production work with Costello.”

Nick Lowe is at The Brook on Sunday.

n HAILING from Southend-on-Sea, the Lucky Strikes channel blues, country and gospel into their own brand of widescreen Americana.

The songs veer between outlaw ballads, spaghetti-westerns and the ragged blues of Exile-era Stones.

Their third album, Gabriel Forgive My 22 Sins received glowing reviews and will be featured on Wednesday at The Railway in Winchester.

n TEN strong US male a cappella group Straight No Chaser appear at Ferneham Hall on Sunday.

Originally formed over a dozen years ago while students together at Indiana University, the group has reassembled and re-emerged as a phenomenon – with a massive fanbase, more than 20 million views on YouTube and numerous TV appearances.

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