It was bound to happen sooner or later.
Carnforth singer-songwriter Molly Warburton has just agreed a publishing, performing and recording agreement with a national promoter.
The deal will see Molly and her band head out on the road with Letz Zep - the UK’s number one Led Zeppelin tribute act – followed by a London showcase and a full UK tour as a headline band next year.
Molly, 17, has been capturing hearts and minds with her stunning voice for a few years now, and together with guitarist Luke Wilding, bassist Nick Latham and drummer Ben Fleetwood has performed over 150 gigs in the past 12 months, cementing the band’s position as one of the freshest and most exciting acts on the Lancaster music scene.
Molly has now set her sights on taking their brand of contemporary acoustic folk/pop to a wider audience, and the band has formed its own company – Molly and The Band Ltd – ensuring long term control over what they do.
They have secured a 50 per cent investment from local entrepeneur Matthew Allen and Billy Kulke of Letz Zep.
Molly said: “I have always wanted to make a career in music and have worked incredibly hard on my recording, songwriting and live performance. I always knew that it takes more than just talent to make it big. I want to be in control of my own career and develop my own personality and brand. I want to be more myself and less X Factor.”
Molly is currently working on her first official release, a five track EP, called What the Night May Bring, due for release later this year.
Last year, she put out a four track CD featuring original compositions.
She more than holds her own alongside voices such as Carole King, Martha Tilston and Morcheeba’s Skye Edwards, and her subjects suggest a wisdom that contradicts her age and a command of the English language and storytelling that produces a unique window onto the world.
The band will be launching the EP at a special gig at The Dalton Rooms in Lancaster on November 22.