Guiseley singer/songwriter Andy Doonan showcased some of the songs from his upcoming album when he and his band The Lightwalks played the 360 Club night at popular Leeds venue The Library.

Doonan and the band were fresh from their live appearance on Radio Leeds and their energetic performance obviously brought them some new fans.

Doonan is unrecognisable from the singer who fronted Leeds Indie band Crimson Daydream, this work is a world away from that. The lyrics and music far more edgy, the intonation and quality of the voice so much improved. There is a new strength and great vocal control in the new Doonan.

With his single Made In Hollywood, released on Good Friday, now available from iTunes and Amazon, it will be interesting to see what the take- up is as Doonan and his band have spread their wings from the usual round of venues in his home city of Leeds and his adopted city, York.

This band is now on its travels with venues in Manchester and Leicester under their belts and other gigs to come headlining at the iconic Cavern in Liverpool, in Doncaster, York, Leeds, Durham and at Manchester Academy.

Doonan will also return to Manchester on May 8 as a solo performer for the North West Area final of Live And Unsigned looking for progress to the national final at the O2 Arena in London. He is hoping to have lots of support at The Willows with his supporters having booked a 50-seater coach.

Doonan, 22, also has two big events planned for the launch of his album. The first is at 750-capacity The Duchess in York on June 11, with a more intimate showcase event at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, on June 18.

The Lights And Mirrors album, recorded with the Pigeon Detectives producer Andy Hawkins, is a tremendous work and features the York St John physiotherapy graduate on piano in tracks such as the haunting Symmetry And Fragments, as well as on guitar.

The songs on this album bring pathos and humour. They swing from the heights of glitz and glamour, such as in Made In Hollywood, to the haunting depths of war, unrest and painful memories with stand-out tracks such as Hurt Like This and Salaam Shalom.

Faster moving tracks, such as City Slicker, show Doonan in a more commercial light, and once you have heard Malcolm you won’t get it out of your head.

An altogether superb album which will certainly get Doonan noticed.

Andy Doonan and The Lightwalks will be appearing at The Station in Guiseley on May 13, when they will be doing largely a covers set. They will also be appearing at The Station Music Festival on May 29.

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