RUNNERS UP ON THE VOICE UK 2017

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RUNNERS UP ON THE VOICE UK 2017

FIRST UK HEADLINE TOUR MAY/JUNE 2017

 
SIR TOM JONES INVITES INTO THE ARK ON TOUR THIS SUMMER
 
“A new Welsh duo with a singer of visceral power.” – ‘CULTURE’ – THE SUNDAY TIMES
 
“There’s a concoction of the primal, urgent and raw in the sound of Into the Ark, echoing the fever of their live shows which have built the bands’ word of mouth reputation.” -
BETHAN ELFYN, BBC INTRODUCING
 
“Mature songwriting matched to a crisp, emotive vocal.” – CLASH

Welsh duo INTO THE ARK finished second on the 6th series of THE VOICE UK – which made its debut on ITV1 for the first time – starting 7th January 2017 and concluding with the grand final on 2nd April 2017.

After tens of thousands of singers entered the competition to win a record deal, INTO THE ARK, sang, played, performed and battled their way to the runners up spot behind winner Mo Adeniran.

Coach and mentor, Sir Tom Jones received a very pleasant shock when presenter EMMA WILLIS revealed INTO THE ARK had made the final two – Sir Tom was caught live on TV saying “F*CK ME!”

About his ‘surprise outburst’ on live TV – SIR TOM JONES said afterwards “I was so shocked and because I believe in them [INTO THE ARK] so much … it gives me a boost to know that the public believe like I do in these boys.”

On finishing as runners up, DANE LLOYD said, “We can’t believe it. We’re so grateful to have the best mentor you could ever have … and we get to go on tour with Tom! Thanks to everyone who voted. Seriously, thank you”. TAYLOR JONES added, “Does life get much better than touring with such a great guy AND a Welsh legend?”

INTO THE ARK have just announced their own first UK & Ireland 16-date Headline Tour – which has already sold out in venues across the UK – including Cardiff, St Albans and Bristol. Following this INTO THE ARK will then support Sir Tom Jones on tour throughout June and July.

SIR TOM JONES said, “We’re going to do some shows together. It’s a tour that I’m going on and the (INTO THE ARK) boys are coming with me. Definitely looking forward to having the guys on board. Can’t wait!”

DANE LLOYD (25) & TAYLOR JONES (21) are from Blackwood in The Valleys of South Wales, they met as teenagers on the live circuit in Wales, bonding over their love of writing and of each other’s taste in music. The duo bought an old van in the Summer of 2015 allowing them to travel the UK and through this relentless touring and word of mouth they sold-out headline shows at The Social, London and The Miners Institute in Blackwood, plus support slots with Paolo Nutini and played at festivals Dot To Dot, Live At Leeds, Stag & Dagger, Boardmasters.

In the closing months of 2016, INTO THE ARK released two indie singles on their own label, Blackwood Records (through Kobalt) and made a strong impression with debut single ‘My Ghost’ and follow up track ‘Brightest Creatures’ – picking up support from Clash Magazine, Notion, BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Wales, Spotify’s New Music Friday, Deezer’s Brand New UK Playlist, Match of The Day and E4’s Made in Chelsea.

INTO THE ARK will be playing the following live dates in 2017:

May
12th – Focus Wales at St Giles Parish Church, WREXHAM
13th – The Crofters Rights, BRISTOL – SOLD OUT
16th – The Borderline, LONDON
17th – The Horn, ST ALBANS – SOLD OUT
19th – The Great Escape at Latest Music Bar, BRIGHTON
20th – The Great Escape at The Hope & Ruin, BRIGHTON
23rd – Oporto, LEEDS
24th – Cabaret Voltaire, EDINBURGH
25th – Mad Hatters, INVERNESS
26th – Bluebell Festival at The George Hotel, INVERARY
27th – Think Tank, NEWCASTLE
30th – Ruby Session at Doyles Bar, DUBLIN

June

1st – Fallow Cafe, MANCHESTER
2nd – O2 Institute 3, BIRMINGHAM
3rd – The Globe, CARDIFF – SOLD OUT
24th – Sherwood Pines, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE /w Sir Tom Jones
25th – Chester Live at The Live Rooms, CHESTER
30th – Cartmel Racecourse, GRANGE-OVER-SANDS /w Sir Tom Jones

July

1st – Delamere Forest, CHESHIRE /w Sir Tom Jones
2nd – Open Air Theatre, SCARBOROUGH /w Sir Tom Jones
8th – The Spitfire Ground, CANTERBURY /w Sir Tom Jones
9th – Cannock Chase, STAFFORDSHIRE /w Sir Tom Jones
23rd – Holkham Hall, NORFOLK /w Sir Tom Jones
August
5th – Kelvingrove Park, GLASGOW /w Sir Tom Jones
October
21st – Tramshed, CARDIFF

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