Here at DIY, it’s no secret that we’re big fans of tacos, frozen margaritas and all things Austin, Texas, so we were more than excited to be teaming up with Visit Austin for a special gig at London’s Two Tribes Brewery - just around the corner from our own north London HQ.
The night featured the UK debut of Austin singer-songwriter Jackie Venson, who brought her one-woman show - making use of pedals, keys and pads for backing - to the intimate venue. Making quips about the British weather - and confirming the Texan use of the word y’all - it wasn’t just her mind-blowing guitar work and arsenal of bluesy rock tunes on show, but a fair slab of between-song banter.
Support came from Londoner LAKY, who played a stripped-back set, pairing her impeccable soaring vocals with acoustic guitar - and throwing in a natty cover of ‘Billie Jean’ among her own heart-on-sleeve numbers.
More like this
Whenyoung, Body Type, Penelope Isles and more to play the DIY/ Big Indie stage at New York’s New Colossus next month
We’re headed Stateside for the multi-venue new band showcase and you can nab tickets right now.
This summer, the singer songwriter played her first show on our side of the Atlantic and now you can relive it.
Ahead of her DIY Presents + Visit Austin show this week, we spoke to the Texan singer-songwriter about her influences and earlier musical experiences.
She’ll be playing a free show at Two Tribes Brewery next month.