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Fans were out in force to hear acoustic set
3:00pm Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
Hundreds of Newton Faulkner fans turned out to Azuza in Marlborough on Monday evening to watch the multi-platinum selling singer perform a plug-in acoustic set.
Fans were expecting the Brit nominated, acoustic guitar virtuoso to perform a one-hour set but he stayed on for double that time and afterwards signed copies of his new album, Studio Zoo, for two hours.
Roger Mortimer, owner of Sound Knowledge, said: “It was very busy; there were a lot of people here to see him.
“He stayed until 10pm and he’d been at another signing in Oxford at lunchtime, so it was a busy day for him, but he still took time to talk to his fans.”
Faulkner also visited Marlborough last year to promote his previous album Write It On Your Skin, which became his second UK number one.
Mr Mortimer said: “He is a fantastic artist and it was a great performance, you really have to see him to appreciate how good he is live.
“It’s hard to compare the acts we have performing here because they’re all so different but Newton is certainly one of the best.”
Faulkner was performing in the town on the day his new album was released.
While producing the album he made history by streaming the process live online from his home studio.
The first single to be taken from the album will be Losing Ground, which is released on September 9.
Speaking about the track, Faulkner said: “It’s about battling on even when you know you’re on the back foot.
“You go through ups and downs and it’s about being in a down but being okay with it, because you know there must be an up on the way, hopefully.”
Faulkner’s double platinum debut studio album, Hand Built By Robots, topped the charts and he has sold over 1.5 million copies in the UK.
Earlier this year he finished a sold-out world tour which took him to Australia and the Far East and recently he performed at Isle of Wight festival.
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