THE TEXAS MUSIC TAKEOVER 2016 PRESENTS Luke Wade with Austin Allsup - The Pickle Factory, London 29th Nov Texas Music Takeover Acoustic Showcase The Bedford, London 30th Nov Sean McConnell album release show and Texas Music Takeover Showcase - The Gara


Following the announcement of The Texas Music Takeover; a UK showcase of Texas music artists throughout November and December, some of the hottest up-and-coming American acts - Luke Wade, Austin Allsup, Jack Ingram, and Sean McConnell and many others will be performing intimate shows across London.

Luke Wade with Austin Allsup will play The Pickle Factory, London on Tuesday 29th November. Ahead of the release of his third solo album titled, “Only Ghosts,” that is due out in January 2017, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Luke Wade will be joined by country-rock singer Austin Allsup for a very special show. A life-long musician, Luke was in the Top 8 Finalist from Season 7 of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning music competition, “The Voice”. Since his run on the show, Luke has headlined over 1000 dates and has opened for Patti LaBelle, Andy Grammer, MKTO, Train, Daughtry, Blue October plus many more. Luke will release his new single titled “Three Days” digitally in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland on October 21st 2016.


Since his 05’ arrival onto the Red Dirt Music Scene, Texas native Austin Allsup has become a sound of his own accord. Traveling up and down the nation’s highways Austin has more than met quota for his share of self-determination and started to build his fan base one show at a time. With that attitude in mind he has shared stages with artists from all over the musical spectrum, such as John Mellencamp, Joe Ely, Mike McClure, LeAnn Womack, Jason Aldean and many more. Having been selected for this year’s Season 11 of The Voice USA Austin has also just released his newest record “This Weary Land”.


Acoustic showcase of Texas Music Artists performing at The Bedford, London on Wednesday 30th November. With the line-up just  revealed this will be a very special night of acoustic music from some of the scenes emerging artists,  Jack Ingram, Jason Boland, Sean McConnell, Austin Allsup, Randy Brown, Eric Middleton from Midnight River Choir, Aaron Sandoval,  Joey Green, Sarah Hobbs , and Donice Morace.


Sean McConnell will showcase his debut new album followed by a Texas Music Takeover artist showcase at The Garage (upstairs), London on 2nd December. To celebrate the release of his new self-titled album, Nashville songwriter Sean McConnell has announced a London headline date to showcase his catalogue of new material. The album, his debut for Rounder Records, marks a personal and professional breakthrough - a career-defining record, with McConnell ready for prime time, yet still blessed with all the soulfulness and reflective storytelling for which he is already respected and admired. The album was recorded in his adopted hometown of Nashville with producers Jason Lehning (Brad Paisley, Randy Travis, Aubrie Sellers) and Ian Fitchuk (Lucie Silvas, Andrew Combs) along with being mixed by GRAMMY award-winning engineer, Ryan Hewitt. The album was released on 30th September and demonstrates exactly why this singer-songwriter has already won such a devoted audience. Fans of country music may have already heard Sean’s work; having built up an impressive resume of writing credits over the past few years, his songs have been cut by artists including Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Buddy Miller, Rascal Flatts, Wade Bowen, Brothers Osborne, Martina McBride, the Eli Young Band, David Nail and others. Sean’s songs have also been featured on the smash hit television show ‘Nashville’.



Luke Wade with Austin Allsup

29th November - The Pickle Factory, London

Tickets on sale 9am Friday 14th October -


Texas Music Takeover Acoustic Showcase

30th November - The Bedford, London

Tickets on sale 9am Friday 14th October -


Sean McConnell with the Texas Music Takeover

2nd December - The Garage (upstairs), London

Tickets on sale 9am Friday 14th October -






The Texas Music Takeover 2016

The Texas Music Takeover tour to London presented by Rival Entertainment has been many years in the making.  In 2009 in Cancun, Mexico the music tours began with stops in Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and the last four in Dublin, Ireland.  Stephen Bethea (Stevie) and Jon Reedy have always dreamed of blending Texas Music and Culture with artists and music fans from other countries.  “The move to London, England was the next on the dream list because London has such an eclectic music scene and Texas Music isn’t locked into one specific genre.   People see the words “Texas” and “Music” and automatically think Country Music, but that’s not all we have to offer. Texas Music infuses country, rock, southern rock, soul, and even pop.  You never know what you’re going to hear or see with the amazing singer/songwriters touring with the Texas Music Takeover,” says Bethea of Rival Entertainment. The showcases will feature anywhere from 3 to 10 artists per show and all genres. For more information about The Texas Music Takeover please visit / /


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