American singer-songwriter Ron Pope is bringing his Calling Off The Dogs UK Tour to The Plug in Sheffield and you would be barking mad to miss out.
Especially when we are giving you the chance to win tickets to see him for free. See below.
Ron Pope and Wakey! Wakey! plus special guest Alexz Johnson play the city venue on February 5.
That’s just five days before the release of his Calling Off The Dogs album, which includes the single, Lick My Wounds.
With over 1.5 million singles sold, achieving nationwide success in the US as well as internationally, Calling Off The Dogs sees Pope pushing boundaries even further and exploring new territories on this 11 track album.
As one of the highest selling independent artists on the music scene today, Pope’s music has had over 50 million views online and his songs have been streamed over 36 million times through Spotify.
Opening with the infectious Lick My Wounds, which is also the lead single, Calling Off the Dogs displays Pope’s credentials as a supremely talented musician.
From the strong guitar rift to the driving bass line and drum beats the track sets the foundations for this anthemic album.
The eclectic Silver Spoon illustrates how diverse Pope is as a composer. The three contrasting sections of the song, from the pulsating beat opening into the soaring melodic middle section before concluding on the enthralling piano melody and beautiful choir like vocals, are anchored throughout by Pope’s distinctively raspy vocal blending together effortlessly.
Nothing’ is one of many heartfelt ballads on the album. Speaking of a broken down relationship, this track is painfully relatable and beautifully written engulfing the listener in a hurricane of emotion. Sung alongside strong female vocalist Alexz Johnson, the song is a perfect addition to Pope’s ‘Calling Off The Dogs’ balancing out the upbeat tracks with this poignant and meaningful tune.
Pope is much more than the labels and stereotypes he’s acquired during his budding career: Recording artist. Musician. Rock star. Guitar player. Songwriter. Vocalist. Performer. He is a musical Renaissance Man, writing, composing, recording, producing, managing, and igniting his own career. In an ever-evolving industry, Pope has plotted a new course for his music by launching himself as an independent artist to reach loyal listeners by taking the industry-road-less-travelled.
Full UK tour dates: January 31, Oran Mor, Glasgow; February 1, Mandela Hall, Belfast; Feb 4, Manchester Academy 2; Feb 5, Sheffield Plug; Feb 7, Nottingham Rescue Rooms; Feb 8, Shepherds Bush Empire, London; Feb 9, The Fleece, Bristol.
For more details visit his official web site at www.ronpopemusic.com.
Entry age restriction is 14-plus for his Sheffield appearance at The Plug on Wednesday, February 5. Doors 7pm.
Guarentee your place. Tickets are £15, booking fee may apply. Buy in person from the venue at 14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD, call 0114 241 3040 or online at www.the-plug.com.
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS
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Post your details to Ron Pope Competition, StarCompRP, Graham Walker, The Star, York Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1PU.
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