16 Jun 2012

Lawson – ACM Alumni & a UK No. 4 Hit Single

After a five week sell-out headline tour and a recording session with six-time Grammy nominee John Shanks in Los Angeles, four-piece Lawson can say with certainty that they are now living the dream.

Their debut single ‘When She was Mine’ has already been hailed by broadcasters as the “song of the summer” and after weeks of what’s seemed like continuous radio play. Following this airplay the single entered the charts at number four and with forthcoming appearances alongside other upcoming acts, such as Rita Orla and Connor Maynard, Lawson look set for a great summer.

Lawson on Daybreak
Lawson have their roots deep in ACM with bassist Ryan Fletcher and former recipient of ACM’s Guitarist of the Year (2009) Guitarist, Joel Peat all having studied at the Academy. Their meteoric rise is something ACM Guitar Alumni Joel could only have dreamed about, but does credit the support he received from his tutors, while he was studying at ACM.

“ACM was awesome. I heard a lot of things about people who taught there and stuff and Pete Friesen and Mike Goodman were a massive inspiration to me.”
Joel Peat Guitarist, Lawson

Did you know?
Lawson are named after the surgeon who removed a benign brain tumour from frontman Andy Brown in 2009.

Two years down the line Lawson landed a spot as the support act on the Wanted’s 2011 spring tour – a few months later they were playing the main stage at Guilfest and things have simply snowballed.

Read the original story on Get Surrey by Rebecca Younger.

It’s clear Lawson have fond memories of Guildford and when asked they said they certainly wouldn’t rule out a return in the near future – watch this space everyone!

Follow Lawson online via their website, Twitter and Facebook.

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