Jerry Lawson’s new album, ‘Just A Mortal Man’, out Monday (June 29th)

If you’re not up to speed on Jerry Lawson, then let us help. With over four decades in the music industry already under his belt, Lawson is a vocalist who has earned his place alongside legends such as Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, as founder of vocal group The Persuasions.

Later, he would join with another group, Talk of the Town, to continue his legacy as one of the top voices in the world of soul and Motown. But now, after over twenty albums released as a member of groups, he has made the decision to release his very first solo album.

At the grand age of 71, Jerry Lawson proves with new album ‘Just a Mortal Man’ that, ironically, time doesn’t seem to be holding him back at all. The title track might hint that the mirror may show him the effects of the years, but it certainly hasn’t altered his ability as a performer.

Instead, his voice – which has grown gruffer and warmer as the years have passed – now lends depth and wisdom to a set of fantastic songs on the album. With thirteen songs to enjoy it all, there’s plenty to enjoy here, and it’s more than worth your time to do so.

Highway to V Festival: Want to play at V Festival?

Win a slot at V Festival this summer!


Highway to V Festival: Do you want to perform at V Festival this summer? The line-up for V Festival this year includes; Kasabian, Calvin Harris, Stereophonics, Sam Smith, Annie Mac, Clean Bandit, Tom Jones and Paloma Faith to name a few! Would you like the chance to join them and perform at V Festival?


Walkabout have teamed up with V Festival, Jack Daniels, and Future Music to run ‘Highway to V Festival‘; a national battle of the bands competition. Bands and acts from all over the country will battle it out to win a set opening up V Festival on Friday 21st of August to a crowd of around 15,000 people! The winner will also get expenses paid, festival tickets, and spending money to boot!

Want To Play At V Festival?


The Highway to V Festival competition will take place from 15th July at selected Walkabout venues across the UK, with the Grand Final taking place in London on Sunday 2nd August to decide the winning act.


Think your band or act has what it takes? To enter please email your name, number and closest Walkabout venue to ASAP to take part in the competition!


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V Festival takes place in Staffordshire and Chelmsford on 22nd and 23rd August. Click here to grab a ticket while you still can!

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