Main Room: 18:40 – 19:20
Name: Lauren Henson (Indiana) Latest release: No Romeo (2015) Biggest hits: ‘Solo Dancing’, ‘Only The Lonely’, ‘Heart On Fire’
Born in Loughborough but crafted in Nottingham, young singer-songwriter Lauren Henson, known nationwide by her iconic stagnate Indiana, is returning to the Rock City stage a mere 7 months after she headlined the venue. As the opener to the ‘Our City’ main stage, Indiana’s loyal fan base will out in full force as she looks to round off a hugely successful year. Debut album, check. Headline Rock City, check. What will 2016 bring for the atmospheric, softly-spoken singer?
Let’s track back to where it all began. ‘Solo Dancing’ was released a year and half ago, yet since then she’s gone from strength to strength and risen to become already one of Nottingham’s most successful artists this side of the millennium. Packing a hefty live performance as well, I could go on for hours trying to explain how impressive Indiana has become, except I won’t … instead, I’m demanding that you go and see her live tonight at ‘Our City; in true Christmas spirit “seeing is believing”, and to witness this talent is a spectacle in its own right.
By Luke Matthews