Lee MacDougall: London, England
Great Britain’s own Lee MacDougall, a singer-songwriter, who hails from Grimsby, a small historical town on the east coast of England, is now out on the road, having kicked off a US and European tour from London. After studying music composition and production in college, Lee managed to make ends meet by working at the local fish-processing factory, only quitting when a coworker stole his shoes and forced Lee to walk home barefoot. Broke and living at home, MacDougall spent the next three weeks locked in his room, writing and demoing songs on an old tape recorder before sending them out to London labels. With a distinct English influence, steeped with the storytelling songwriting of the Beatles, Kinks and Rod Stewart, his material hit home and garnered favorable reviews and serious interest. Inspired by Nirvana and Tom Petty, Lee’s personal lyrics, such as those found on his EP “If Walls Could Talk,” are aimed at connecting directly with a live audience. It is a skill that he has successfully parlayed into a significant Internet fan base, and has propelled MacDougall on extensive international tours – perhaps to a venue near you!
Please visit LeeMacDougallMusic.com for his current tour dates, blog and more, and follow Lee on Twitter!
The Concierge Questionnaire: Lee MacDougall, Singer and Songwriter
What is your favorite word to describe London?
What word best reflects the people of London?
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in London?
Inside a tube carriage.
What is your favorite outdoor activity in London?
Walking along the Thames.
The River Thames, flowing over 184 miles, boasts a path that "meanders from its source in the Cotswolds through several rural counties and onward to the bustle of the City of London.”
Please visit the Thames Path for maps and more!
What is your favorite indoor activity in London? Good conversation with a nice young lady.
What is your favorite sound or noise in London? Listening to all the gossip of the people walking by underneath my window in Golders Green (the London Borough of Barnet).
What is your favorite smell or taste in London?
Mulled wine, Covent Garden, Christmas time.
Mulled wine is traditionally a warmed red wine drink with spices, such as cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and served during the winter, especially around Christmas.
Covent Garden, a district of London that has been in existence since the first century AD and fringes the West End, is a dynamic shopping, arts and entertainment area that is infused with history!
What drink best reflects London? A nice cup of tea, of course.
What song or type of music best reflects London?
“Waterloo Sunset” by The Kinks or “London in the Summer” by Lee MacDougall.
“It seems an awful pity not to stay awhile
London in the summer…”
If Heaven were London, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? I hope you brought an umbrella, matey.
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