Rory Wynne – LPL
9th August 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm£6.00
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Rory Wynne + guests
A self-professed Rockstar Rory Wynne began writing his own music aged 11 and his first track ‘I Know She Knows’ which he wrote after learning four chords went on to be his second single after being picked up by NYC Record Label ‘Mermaid Avenue’.
At the age of 13 Wynne released his first single Heart of Stone on YouTube with a homemade music video which caught the attention of BBC6Music DJ Tom Robinson who gave Rory his first radio airplay calling him “A true rock n roll poet” claiming that “John Peel would have loved this”.
Following this Wynne received a lot of airplay on Xfm (now Radio X) thanks to John Kennedy to whom Rory sent an album of 12 songs and subsequently was invited to record a session and interview aged only 14.
Inspired this success Wynne self-released his first single Post Party Confusion. This caught the attention of many labels however Wynne opted for the New York based independent label Mermaid Avenue who re-released the song in November 2014. I Know She Knows followed in December.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Phil Taggart heard Post Party Confusion via the BBC Introducing Uploader and played it several times on his evening show. From this Rory was contacted by Conrad Murray a Manchester based manager who has the likes of The Stone Roses, Courteeners, Blossoms and The Coral on his roster – and the two began working together; with Murray giving Rory his first live shows supporting Blossoms and Pale Waves amongst others.
Wynne’s next release came in the form of Why Don’t You with B-Side Lock Me In Your Wardrobe in November 2015 which were both live favourites of the audiences Wynne had been playing to.
Following this Wynne spent 2016 developing his live show playing many shows around the UK gathering experience in both small venues and large venues supporting The Coral.
In October of 2016 Wynne made his television Acting Debut on ITV’s ‘Cold Feet’ playing the front man of a band. Alongside 3 of his own hits Wynne performed a cover of Teenage Kicks by The Undertones which closed out the show with John Thompson coming onstage to play drums.
2017 saw the release of Wynne’s first EP What Would Rory Wynne Do? which was released in February with the single Star in the Sky being produced by James Skelly and Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Cabbage, The Coral) with Wynne himself taking on producing duties himself for the other three tracks.
This release was followed up with the NME Tour which saw Wynne play 13 dates across the UK supporting Blossoms. Following this Wynne had only a few shows in the rest of 2017, most notably supporting Blossoms at their huge outdoor hometown show at Castlefield Bowl to over 7,000 people as well as Liverpool Sound City, Live at Leeds and Kendal Calling festivals.
In February 2018 Wynne announced he would be releasing his Self-Titled Debut LP on April 11th 2018 on Very Clever Records run by his friends and fellow Stockport band Blossoms.
Recorded at his Stockport studio Wynne played, produced and mixed every instrument on the record. The songs were written over the course of the year. Wynne co-wrote ‘Friends’ and ‘Think What You Like’ with Rich Turvey and ‘White Lines’ with Alex Robertson whilst writing the other 5 songs on his own – in interviews he described the LP as very autobiographical.
The release was accompanied with a release show with Wynne playing the album in full alongside his past releases.
In Sepetember 2018 Wynne released a follow up single ‘D’ya Wanna Do It Again?’ to coincide with his appearance at Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival.
After this he headed back to the studio to record his next single ‘Getting Over You’ which came out in February 2019. As well as this Wynne played a 4 date headline tour across the UK, and supported Dave Keuning (of the Killers).