With the announcement of a run of UK dates we’re delighted to welcome British singer, songwriter and musician Jake Bugg to Lighthouse on Monday 11 December.
Arguably his most complete and coherent record to date, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning manages to combine a love of ABBA, the Beach Boys, Supertramp and the Bee Gees, with a contemporary pop sound: one that’s already spawned his most ubiquitous song in years via euphoric lead single, ‘All I Need’.
“I knew what I was looking for this time around,” the 27-year-old says, firmly. “And I feel like I accomplished it.”
It’s almost 10 years since Jake Bugg burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut, one that topped the UK album charts and saw the then 18-year-old from Nottingham fêted as the next Bob Dylan. His fifth album, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning marks the start of chapter two for Jake Bugg.
Brit Award winning singer songwriter’s show is the first standing gig for five years in the Concert Hall.
“We’re excited to welcome Jake Bugg to Lighthouse and introduce a new generation of live music fans to the famous bouncing floor in our Concert Hall,” says Head of Programming Tim Colegate.
“This show from one of Britain’s brightest young talents is the first of what we hope will again become a regular feature of standing concerts at Lighthouse.”
In recent years Lighthouse has hosted concerts from major stars including Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Wilko Johnson, Simple Minds, kd lang, Gregory Porter and Bryan Ferry, which have all been seated shows.
Since opening in 1978 as Poole Arts Centre artists such as U2, The Who, The Jacksons, The Clash, Eric Clapton, Megadeth, Kings of Leon and Oasis have played standing concerts. A feature of the venue’s unique sprung flat floor is that the movement of a big crowd produces a bouncing effect – a memory that was commemorated in song by The Lockdown Band commissioned by Lighthouse during the first Covid lockdown in 2020.
Photo by Kevin Cummins