Laurel Canyon Music

For fans and musicians of Folk, Americana, Country, Blues, Singer-Songwriter, Rock, Roots & Acoustic and music from the Laurel Canyon late 60’s/early 70’s era.

LCM is a new co-operative music community, promoter, event organiser and on-line magazine to promote & support the music that we love. All the latest news, reviews and interviews

LCM is your indispensable insider guide to the wonderful world of independent music and beyond

We aim to help music fans connect and discover great new music and help indie musicians promote their music and help them build relationships with supporters and industry professionals.

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Emily Mae Winters & Beatrix Players joinly win LCM debut album of the year 2017

We are delighted to announce that 'Siren Serenade' by Emily Mae Winters and 'Magnified' by Beatrix Players joinly win our LCM award for 2017 'debut album of the year'. The award this year was chosen by our LCM core team. Huge congratulations to Emily, Amy. Jess & Amanda.

The multi-award winning Emily Mae Winters is one of the fast rising stars of UK Folk and Americana and one of our LCM 'Ones To Watch' in 2017. Already establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with, she has been included in many 2016 'end of year' award nominations. Her wonderful debut EP 'Foreign Waters' released last year produced by the multi award winning Ben Walker announced her arrival. Her new debut album 'Siren Serenade' creates a new watershed moment. A album full of high quality crafted music with the rich promise of more excellent music to come in the future. The album is a wonderful fusion of Irish Traditional folk, Contemporary Folk, Country and Americana. It's a combination of self-penned and traditional folk songs which draw inspiration from poetry, myths and stories of love, loss, fate and memory.

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Beatrix Players are a London-based all-female trio who make florid, adventurous music that operates at the interface between folk, singer-songwriter acoustica, prog and quasi-classical baroque chamber pop. There is a light, translucent quality to the music, and yet when it is not being hushed and reverent, it has the attack and thrust, the surging dynamism, of rock. It can be soft and intimate, but it can also be fiery and intense, epic and immense. There are tempestuous passages in their music that you can imagine being delivered by traditional rock instrumentation but it is the very absence of guitars and drums that means that there is nobody out there quite like Beatrix Players. 

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2017 has been an excellent year for music and we would also like to give recognition to other wonderful independently released debut albums which also featured strongly this year

  • The Beauty Of This Life - Lauren Housley
  • Wildfire - Elles Bailley
  • A Polyphonetic Life - Tobias Ben Jacob
  • She & I - Kirsty Merryn
  • 100 Years - Allman Brown
  • The Beautiful & The Actual - Rosie Hood
  • Matt Tighe - Matt Tighe



Jess Morgan Trio to release their new single 'Natalie' at SPOC on 26th May

We are pleased to announce that our next LCM showcase at St. Pancras Old Church on the 26th May will be the official release concert for 'Natalie', the brand new single from The Jess Morgan Trio. Natalie with be the first single taken from their great new album.

Special guests on the night include Jack Harris and Steve Jones (Stylusboy). Our host for the evening will be the excellent Tom du Croz. It would be great to see you all there

Advance concession tickets are just £10

LCM Awards for 2015

We are delighted to announce that the 2015 LCM Award for Best album is awarded to Esteesee by Ange Hardy. Congratulations again Ange on a great album and a very successful 2015. With Ange's new partnership with Lukas Drinkwater and new projects on the horizon, we are sure that this success will continue into 2016.

Huge congratulations also to Tracey Browne and Raevennan Husbandes for securing the No. 2 position. East by Northwest is also another gem of an album, well worth adding to your music collection.

Thank you everyone who voted for your favourite album of the year.

The final results are;-

#1 Ange Hardy - Esteesee (AOTM Sep)
#2 Tracey Browne & Rae Husbandes - East by Northwest (AOTM Feb)
#3 Amy Goddard - Burn & Glow.
#4 Steve Pledger - Striking Matches In The Wind
#5 Hattie Briggs - Red & Gold (AOTM May)
#6 Paper Aeroplanes - Joy (AOTM Apr)
#7 Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Watershed (AOTM Oct)
#8 Jason Isbell - More Than Free
Minnie Birch - Floudering
#10 Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman - Tomorrow Will Follow Today
Black Feathers - Soaked to the Bone.

We would like to give an special LCM Group Award for Best Debut album of 2015 jointly to Hattie Briggs for 'Red & Gold' and Minnie Birch for 'Floundering'.

We would also like to give another special LCM Group Award for Best EP again jointly to Jess Morgan for 'The Bournemouth EP' and to Hattie Whitehead for 'Home'.

2015 was another excellent year for music, with Folk, Country and Singer-Songwriters genres doing partically well. All the nominees in our final list have produced some very good albums and all are worth exploring. We are honoured to have so many talent musicians as part of our FB Group.

Our First LCM Concert at SPOC is a resounding success

With amazing musicians, a sell-out attentive and appreciative audience and amazing sound our first LCM showcase concert at the historic St. Pancras Old Church, London was a resounding success. A huge thank you to Beth Rowley and her Band (Rob Updegraff & Joe Harvey-Whyte), Little Sparrow (Katie Ware) & Sarah Dale and Hattie Whitehead. Also to the LCM team on the night, our compere and MC Tom Du Croz, our Sound Engineer Alex Carson, Shay Rowan, Minnie Birch and Damien O'Doherty.

Big thanks for Mike Watts and Oleg Katchinski for the photographs.

Beth Rowley to perform special concert at St Pancras Old Church, London

Laurel Canyon Music are thilled to announce a special concert to be held on Friday 25th September at London's historic St.Pancras Old Church by one of our favourite singer-songwriters, Beth Rowley. Beth will be performing this rare London gig with her band before the release later this year of her highly anticipated second album. Beth will also be joined by two special guests and excellent singer-songwriters Little Sparrow (Katie Ware) and Hattie Whitehead

The evening will be MC'ed by a great supporter of independent music in London, Tom Du Croz of the London Gig Guide.

We hope all of you will join us for this very special night of music.

Laurel Canyon Music Awards (May 2015) - Minnie Birch

We are delighted to announce that the first winner of the Laurel Canyon Music Award is Minnie Birch (Emily Jacques). We are thrilled to have been able to support Emily's debut album 'Floundering', which has just recently been released.

The Awards are funded by any profits that the LCM makes in promoting and organising gigs. The LCM fund is designed to help selected Group members with their musical projects.


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