Belfast singer-songwriter to take on Nashville with new EP
Aidan Logan has been wowing crowds on the live music circuit in NI for six years but this season he will take his genre-hopping vocals and acoustics to the city that inspired him to become the star performer he is today.
With the launch of his new EP, Turbulence, Aidan will cross the Atlantic to the air the four-track offering that is a blend of original upbeat country-pop tracks softened by the emotive Seems You Better Go to a Nashville audience.
No stranger to the melodic makeup of Music City, the starting point for some of the world’s most renowned country and pop singers, Aidan has already played in the old stomping ground of greats like Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift and Kris Kristofferson.
He played a slot at the Blue Bird Cafe earlier this year when he was hand-selected by Panarts to visit Nashville and perform at a host of venues as well as appearing on television and radio there.
Now he will embark on a six-stop tour that will allow him to showcase his new material, some of which has been fine-tuned with the support of some of the biggest names in music-writing in the States.
Jason Blume, who wrote for Britney Spears and The Backstreet Boys, is just one of Aidan’s Nashville-side mentors who’ve had an influence on Turbulence’s final cut.
Aidan first demonstrated an interest in singing when he was just four years’ old, mimicking the style of Garth Brooks and his country contemporaries. At the age of five he picked up his first guitar and soon began writing his own material of which there are now some 100 original tracks. Upon his return to Nashville, Aidan will also be writing with a songstress who has written number one hits for Garth Brooks.
His style is a mix of dulcet pop sounds with country accents that make that Nashville connection ever-present.
Aidan will host a Launch Event of Turbulence at the Crescent Arts Centre on September 14 at 8pm before taking off on his mini tour. Support acts on the night include Ben Cutler (a 14 year old singer-songwriter from Belfast who featured in the top 10 u12 UK song academy songwriters competition) and award-winning Lauren Bird with a guest appearance from European Blues Challenge Champion 2017 and host of BBC Radio Ulster’s Kaz Hawkins Got the Blues show.
Speaking about the EP, which was written on a stormy flight to Portugal, Aidan said: “Turbulence was penned on a napkin when I was listening to some Frank Sinatra. The plane suddenly shook. It became the title track to an EP I’d already begun recording.
“The track names tell an aviation story of their own, purely by coincidence. I’m really excited about bringing this track to Nashville and gauging the audience’s reception.”
Turbulence is available on Itunes, Spotify, Amazon and many more online stores