Win Newton Faulkner's New CD ... TODAY!
'Hand Built By Robots,' the forthcoming debut album by Newton Faulkner, is out April 29 on Aware/Columbia Records. The platinum-selling album debuted in the top five in the U.K. combined album charts, spent two weeks at Number One and secured the Number One spot on the U.K. iTunes chart for six straight weeks.
Additionally, Faulkner has been honored with a 2008 Brit Award nomination in the “British Male Solo Artist” category and has earned support slots for acclaimed artists The Fray, Paolo Nutini and James Morrison plus appearences at Glastonbury, V Festival and the Cambridge Folk Festival.
On 'Hand Built By Robots' — which includes the single “Dream Catch Me” — Faulkner combines finger-picking, string-tapping and percussive drumming on the guitar’s body to generate both melody and rhythm on the same instrument. “Tapping,” explains Faulkner, “is prodding the strings really hard with your other hand, your picking hand. You can have stuff coming from both sides of the strings — you get two notes and they harmonize themselves.”
In addition to the high-profile supporting roles mentioned above, Faulkner has also headlined his own sold-out U.K. tour, progressing from smaller venues to consistently filling 2000-seat rooms in ten different cities. The 23 year-old’s approach to performing live has earned him a growing legion of passionate fans including a following amongst the surfing community. Of his love for touring, Faulkner says, “Everything makes more sense on the road…you have a clear understanding of what people like and want.”
So, if you would like to win one of these new CDs, just answer this easy question: Newton has the destinction of appearing twice at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2007 - once on the Friday on the Acoustic Stage and once on the Sunday on which other named stage?!
Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new CDs! Just send us an e:mail here before June 1st with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: NEWTON FAULKNER CDs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newton Faulkner’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” Streaming Video
“Dream Catch Me” Audio
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