The final of the HOAX Live Tour took place on Friday night at Epic Studios, Norwich. Six incredibly talented artists (decided by industry experts across the country following live semi-final heats - battle of the bands style) took to the stage to compete for a slot supporting Ed Sheeran on his last date of his Divide World Tour on Monday 26th August 2019 at Chantry Park, Ipswich.
[Some members of the audience enjoyed themselves more than others]
[Friday night's judges, in charge of deciding the most worthy artist/band of supporting Mr Sheeran]
The winner was decided by industry experts on the night.
Jesse Quin (Bassist, Keane)
Cenzo Townshend (Producer, Mix Engineer, Audio Engineer - U2, Snow Patrol, a-ha)
Joe Rubel (Producer, Mix Engineer - Ed Sheeran, Rag'N'Bone Man, Dodie)
George Shephard (Various Artists Management)
Craig Shardlow (A&R Manager, Polydor Records)
[The Luka State, Epic Studios, 2019]
It was mutually agreed that Suffolk's Kristin Caswell and her band were the most deserving of the Ed Sheeran support slot.
"Crafting a flavour of neo-soul, downtempo electronica and elaborate pop, London- born Suffolk-based Caswell was armed with her first microphone as a toddler. From the age of ten she siphoned early songwriting inspiration from some of the most distinctive, celebrated female vocalists of the last century; Kate Bush, Nina Simone and Erykah Badu, and taught herself the piano aged fourteen.
After emerging in 2017 she released her debut EP ‘The Shadow Aspect’, named after the Jungian concept of the unconscious dark side of humans’ personality, accumulating 500k+ Spotify streams and features on Spotify playlists Fresh Finds, New Music Friday and Chilled Pop Hits." (http://caswellofficial.com/)
[Lead singer of the competition winning band "Caswell": Kristin Caswell overjoyed & spreading the news about her upcoming show]
Caswell will perform at Chantry Park on the 26th August 2019, her and her band will be playing a 20 minute support slot on the final stop of Ed Sheeran's Divide Tour, a show also being supported by The Darkness and Lewis Capaldi. Tickets can be found here: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ed-sheeran-suffolk-26-08-2019/event/35005534F2004C73
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