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Jay Buchanan’s Holy Spirits Announce Debut London Show

Solo artist, songwriter and frontman of American rock band Rival Sons, Jay Buchanan will play his first European solo show in London, Tuesday 23 July, 2024.

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Jay Buchanan, photo by Patrik Skoglow
Jay Buchanan, photo by Patrik Skoglow

Solo artist, songwriter and frontman of American rock band Rival Sons, Jay Buchanan, will play his first European solo show in London on Tuesday, 23 July, 2024.

Known for his towering vocals and preacher-like presence coupled with a lyrical quest for simplicity and truth, the singer is one of the breakthrough vocalists of the last decade. Buchanan is as much at home singing with The BeeGeesBarry Gibb or David Crosby, The Bloody Beetroots or Brandi Carlile and writing soundtracks with his friend Dave Cobb as he is fronting one of the top American rock bands of today. Buchanan’s swaggering style yet humble approach has won him fans the world over with Rival Sons, but anyone who has met him knows that Buchanan has always been a singer-songwriter at heart, that he is often uncomfortable with the bombastic rockstar role and that Jay Buchanan, the singer-songwriter would one day return…

Buchanan said of his solo career:

“Ever since I’ve been coming to the UK and Europe people have asked me about my solo material and I haven’t had much to say other than… “someday.” This last year I’ve been writing what will be my first solo record since the band (RS) took off and that’s been a cathartic journey all its own. I’ve still got a bit to go to complete the collection but my friends won’t get off my back about playing a UK show so here we are. I’m excited… and terrified at the same time and it feels good. Feels right.”

Buchanan will play his first solo London show in an intimate setting at Stereo Covent Garden with The Holy Spirits.

Jay Buchanan’s Holy Spirits London Show admat

Jay Buchanan’s Holy Spirits London Show admat

Commenting on the line-up, Buchanan states:

“Holy Spirits? It’s raw nerve music. Big feelings music. I like the idea of a revolving cast as a way to promote collaboration and broaden interpretation. I’ve thrown together bands a few times in the US & Mexico and I just love the on-your-heels element of it.”

This London debut is bound to be something special, with some fans having waited well over a decade for Buchanan to make a solo appearance playing his material. Buchanan continues:

“The show will be comprised of unreleased material and maybe a cover or two. A lot of songs from my unreleased album Locust & Wild Honey will be in the mix.”

The fabulously beautiful record Locust & Wild Honey includes songs such as “Internal Dialogue”, “Roll With Me” and “Feel Better.” Tickets for the show are available via Dice.

You can read our review of Rival Sons’ last London show here and our review of the band’s record, Lightbringer, here.

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