New alternative songwriting from Wales
Novo Amor is Ali John Meredith-Lacey of Cardiff, Wales, UK. He took the name Novo Amor after a breakup—it means "new love" in Portuguese, and he said his new love was music. Novo Amor follows in the footsteps of Iron & Wine and Bon Iver, but he adds his own flavors as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and sound designer. He has released solo singles and EPs, and various collaborations with English electronica artist Ed Tullett and others, and he does the best cover of Guns N' Roses out there. He comes to Michigan with his debut album, "Birthplace." Opener is Chicago's Gia Margaret, who incorporates "elements of electronica, chamber music, & minimalist composition into her heartbreakingly gorgeous bedroom pop."