Who Are Lawson?

 

Definition: “being of or belonging to an overstuffed furniture design marked by square seat cushions, short squarish back rests, and high square or roll arms”

Okay, maybe not the answer you exactly wanted to know. You are probably reading this  because you want to know more about the band Lawson who have teenage girls worldwide falling in love with them.

Well, Andy Brown, Ryan Fletcher, Adam Pitts and Joel Peat are four English lads who formed in 2009 after Andy and Adam met online and decided to make a band. Over the next year the boys were writing, recording and playing gigs across the UK while defining their sound as a band.

In 2011 they received their big break in supporting The Wanted on their first headlining tour which opened the door to many opportunities. They started opening for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Westlife, The Saturdays, Will Young and playing festivals like Wireless and T In the Park.

2012 was the big year for Lawson releasing their Debut album ‘Chapman Square’ in October which featured their singles ‘When She was Mine’, ‘Taking Over Me’ and ‘Standing In the Dark’. This album has some very infectious pop/rock songs which showcases lead singer Andy’s incredible vocal range. Highlights from this record include ‘Waterfall’, ‘Stolen’, ‘Make It Happen’ and bonus track on the Deluxe Edition ‘Anybody Out There’.

Lawson didn’t really hit mainstream status in Australia until early 2013 when their fourth single ‘Learn To Love Again’ gained radio traction.

In April ‘Chapman Square’ finally got released in Australia (6 months later) and this followed a short promo tour that saw them play a one off show at The Metro Theatre and do media appearances including co-hosting Smallzy’s Surgery and a performance on breakfast talk show ‘Sunrise’.

Make sure you buy Lawson’s debut album ‘Chapman Square’ which is now available at Sanity and JB Hifi.

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