OUR MAN IN THE FIELD | Gold On The Horizon Tour : February UK tour
OUR MAN IN THE FIELD GOLD ON THE HORIZON UK TOUR
Alex Ellis aka Our Man In The Field released his second album, ‘Gold On The Horizon’, to rave reviews in November. Produced by Tucker Martine (The National, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Rosanne Cash) and with its rugged and windswept sonic topography driven by acoustic guitar, pedal steel and Ellis’ voice, the result is a winning combination of indie-folk and Americana with significant soulful country vibes that nods to the likes of Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Wilco, Ryan Adams and Lambchop.
‘Gold On The Horizon’ has been earning plaudits across the music press on both sides of the Atlantic (some UK review quotes can be read below), while it has also been praised by BBC 6 Music (Mark Radcliffe), been made Album of the Week on both BBC Scotland (Iain Anderson) and BBC Ulster (Eve Blair), plus received airplay on Absolute Radio, Amazing Radio and more.
A lyric video for album opener ‘Feel Good’ can be seen HERE, while its release was preceded by the singles ‘Last Dance’ STREAM and ‘How Long’ STREAM.
Having launched the album with two shows in London in late November, a full Gold On The Horizon UK tour to take place in February was also announced at that time. This has now been expanded, while OMITF will also be playing additional shows in London and in Scandinavia over the coming weeks. A brand new non-album single entitled ‘The Road’ will also be made available on 9th February. UK tour dates are:
14.01.24 Green Note @ 7.30pm
22.01.24 House Of St. Barnabas @ 8.30pm (trio show | private event)*
24.01.24 Oslo @ 9.30pm (Americana Music Week event) REGISTER
10.02.24 NOTTINGHAM The Chapel Angel Microbrewery
11.02.24 SHEFFIELD Greystones
12.02.24 BIRMINGHAM Kitchen Garden Cafe
13.02.24 OXFORD The Jericho
15.02.24 MANCHESTER Gullivers
16.02.24 GLASGOW Glad Cafe
17.02.24 NEWCASTLE Cluny 2
18.02.24 SALTBURN Theatre
20.02.24 HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
“Delivers on all the promise of their debut and emphasises that Alex Ellis is clearly one of the finest songwriters to emerge on the Americana music scene for many a year 8/10″
“Steeped in empathetic humanity but also veined with doubt in its contemplation of life, it’s an album to immerse yourself in and let it wash your soul”
FOLK RADIO UK
“Drenched with melodramatic imagery from Ellis’ soulful voice, the album offers some exceptional viewpoints ****”
“An album to savour. He’s an artist with plenty to say and memorable songs to say it with ****”
GET READY TO ROCK!
“A vibrant second slice of country life from London. A cracking album….recommended!”
AT THE BARRIER
“An excellent album and a tribute to the talent of Alex Ellis. He has produced an absolute triumph”
“Fabulous songs and stories in atmospheric territory not a million miles away from the likes of Calexico and Richmond Fontaine”
“A thoughtful and reflective album that highlights Ellis’ songwriting strength and skills emanating from perceptive life observations”
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OUR MAN IN THE FIELD | Alex Ellis 2023 photo
Health scares have a habit of changing lives. Almost a decade ago ago, a case of appendicitis sent Alex Ellis aka Our Man In The Field to hospital, where doctors found a tumour that was alarmingly similar to the one that had killed his father a year short of his 50th birthday. A struggling actor at the time, Ellis made it out the other side with renewed purpose. His sporadic forays into songwriting became more consistent, and a new occupation began to take hold when he moved to London.
A friend sent a few of his tunes to Tom Robinson at BBC 6 Music, who debuted them on air. That led to Ellis’ first live shows and his eventual 2020 debut album, ‘The Company Of Strangers’. Three years later, he couldn’t be further from London on the brand new ‘Gold On The Horizon’, which was recorded in Portland, Oregon and produced by Tucker Martine.