Rising British singer-songwriter-guitarist Lee MacDougall, who first arrived on U.S. shores in February, has just completed his second multi-city American tour and is already set for a return in spring, 2012. Next stop for the personable artist will be a show in his hometown of London and a return visit to Germany, followed by shows supporting Atlantic Records artist Rumer on her multi-city U.K. tour.
MacDougall’s “All The Right Places” tour, which comprised nearly three dozen shows in August and September, wrapped last week at New York’s famed Bitter End nightspot, followed by the taping of the nationally-syndicated television program, BetterTV. Over the course of the tour, he made appearances on numerous local television programs in various markets, including taping a session for Season 2 of “All Jack’d Up” on Dallas’ CBS11, which will air this fall.
MacDougall has released two self-produced CDs–IF WALLS COULD TALK and FOR A FEW TALES MORE–that have been available at his live shows and now from his website (www.leemacdougallmusic.com). Known for mesmerizing audiences with emotionally-driven melodies and resonating vocals, he will be finishing a studio version of “Stay,” one of the standout tracks from IF WALLS COULD TALK, with an eye toward servicing it to radio in conjunction with his next U.S. tour. Music Connection Magazine wrote of him: “MacDougall’s lyrics are like those out of a storybook, painting the picture of love’s harsh realities through song. With soothing harmonies and bright guitar strums, MacDougall is somehow able to turn the pain of love’s emotion into something bittersweet.”
Originally from the fishing town of Grimsby in the north of England, MacDougall emerged from the open mic night circuit in London that has spawned new acoustic English artists in the last two years. His ability to couple a strong lyrical narrative with a memorable melody has enabled him to establish an international fan base.
Upcoming Lee MacDougall dates include: October 21-Regal Room, London; 21-Radio Oriente, Karlsruhe, Germany; 28-Kellerclub, Stuttgart; 29-Kino Atlantis, Munich; November 3-Café Steinbruch, Duisburg, Germany; 4-Petit Papillion, Dusseldorf; 10-Blackpool Opera House, Blackpool (supporting Rumer); 11-Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland (supporting Rumer); 12-Sheffield City Hall (supporting Rumer); 13-Newcastle City Hall (supporting Rumer) and 15-O2 Apollo, Manchester (supporting Rumer).
MacDougall is slated to tour Europe in January and February and return to the U.S. in early March, 2012, beginning with a series of shows in Texas and the southeast.