The ever-grafting Son Of The Smith, Sean McGowan is barrelling into 2019 via his favourite place; the road.

With 2018 an indelible highlight and highpoint of his decade of crafting songs, Seán is stepping up his already considerable efforts to bring his smart wordplay and clash of sad and riotous tunes to everyone he can muster.

Following the release of his debut album Son Of The Smith in May 2018, Seán has had opportunity after opportunity to show all sorts of crowds what he’s made of. His biggest show saw him performing on the main stage at the legendary Camden Roundhouse as one of the main supports at Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings II. He toured with more friends and Xtra Mile family Skinny Lister, Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly and Will Varley, as well as fellow working-class hero Billy Bragg. He skirted the fringes of the island with a set of dates in lesser-played Scottish towns. And he ended a year of touring with a UK and European jaunt with eternal folk travellers The Levellers, in somewhat of a dream support slot.

Now, as always, he’s thinking big and now’s the time to see Seán get his band in on the act for this full UK tour in February and March 2019, with twenty one stops and hardly a day off in between.



Date Venue
Thu 7th Hope & Ruin Brighton
Fri 8th Louisiana Bristol
Sat 9th Star & Garter Manchester
Sun 10th Sunflower Lounge Birmingham
Wed 13th Soundhouse Leicester
Thu 14th Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
Fri 15th Blackmarket Hastings
Sat 16th Jericho Tavern Oxford
Sun 17th Boiler Room Guildford
Tue 19th Bermuda Bob’s Rum Shack & Hi Fi Norwich
Wed 20th Portland Arms Cambridge
Thu 21st Level 3 Swindon
Fri 22nd Hyde Park Book Club Leeds
Sat 23rd Underground Newcastle
Sun 24th Hug & Pint Glasgow
Mon 25th Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh
Wed 27th The Horn St Albans
Thu 28th The Bodega Nottingham


Date Venue
Fri 1st Esquires Bedford
Sat 2nd Borderline London
Sun 3rd Anvil Bournemouth

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