With three stunning EPs under his belt, Roo Panes is pleased to announce the first news of his debut album and a brand new single ‘Tiger Striped Sky’. Due for release on June 9th through CRC Music, ‘Tiger Striped Sky’ is taken from Roo’s debut album which will be released in autumn.
‘Tiger Striped Sky’ highlights Roo’s talent for well-crafted songs. Adept with marvelous vocal intonation, Roo’s rich melodies are underpinned by beautiful string arrangements. A natural wordsmith, his lyrics conjure feelings of wistful reflection and the need to explore: “Think I’ll write a tale of my own / I’m going southbound where the ocean is flirting with the coast / And tell me why / I’m underneath a tiger striped sky”
Roo’s musical education came in part from his grandmother, a classical concert pianist, the hymns of his local church and in part from his parents’ collection of Nick Drake and Bob Dylan records. His songwriting has a subtle power to it, his process raw and Roo has been pleasantly surprised to discover covers of his own tracks surfacing on YouTube already – a testament to their resonance.
Hailing from a small town in Dorset, Roo’s surroundings have a strong influence on his music as well. Like many of his favourite romantic poets before him, he effortlessly stitches the sense of beauty, landscape and space into his songs.
A captivating performer, Roo Panes is painting his own distinct picture with his music and will be showcasing it live on his first full UK tour in May and June.
Upcoming live dates
Wed 14th May – Cookie Jar, Leicester
Thurs 15th May – Union Mash Up, Hull **Free show**
Fri 16th May – Spanky Van Dykes, Nottingham **Free show**
Sun 18th May – The Mad Ferrett, Preston
Mon 19th May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tues 20th May – Fallow Café, Manchester
Wed 21st May – Leaf, Liverpool
Fri 23rd May – Independent, Sunderland
Sat 24th May – Cellar 35, Aberdeen
Sun 25th May – Hootenannys, Inverness
Tues 27th May – Ruby Sessions @ Doyles, Dublin
Sun 1st June – The Yardbird, Birmingham **Free show**
Mon 2nd June – Moon Club, Cardiff
Tues 3rd June – Gallimaufry, Bristol **Free show**
Thurs 5th June – The Taphouse, St Agnes **Free show**
Sat 7th June – The Night Jar, Truro **Free show**
Sun 8th June – The Watering Hole, Perranporth **Free show**
Tues 10th June – The Hope, Brighton
Wed 11th June – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
Thurs 12th June – Ace Hotel, London
Tickets on sales Tues 15th April at 9am from www.roopanes.co.uk