Sofie Veie is a guitarist whose music focuses on fat grooves and big chords. Mostly inspired by Esperanza Spalding and Radiohead, the band performs groovy RnB/soul music with rock elements. With funk/soul singer Loria Boban on lead vocals, jazzy Jonny Yeoman on keys, groovy Eugene Rocque on bass, tight Jim Cornelissen on drums and 3 soulful BV's (Miranda Öhman, Kirsty Grant, Levke Kluge), they perform tight, dark and beautiful music.
Esther & the Sisters are an original groovy jazz-pop act consisting of 7 dedicated female musicians, fronted by soulful singer-songwriter Esther Mics.
Lead singer Esther Mics is a passionate performer and a focused writer. Her songs are often inspired by nature and travelling and are addressing topics such as equality, positivity and a conscious way of living. Influenced by different genres such as jazz, funk and soul Esther & the Sisters’ songs are an eclectic blast from the past with an exciting modern twist.
Jazz-Blues-Rhythm-Soul-Swag-Passion and the love of music. If we really wanted to summarize what the Petra Nouvelle Jazz Band represents this would be it.
As a group of musicians, they have all been influenced by many of the artists who have come before them & some of those names are still around to this day. In the world of Jazz music and other genres, names like Ella Fitzgerald,Peggy Lee,Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and contemporary performers such as Melody Gardot, Diana Krall or Leon Bridges all come to mind.
Alternative, jazz influenced artist based in Herts / London / Guildford - performs a selection of originals and rearrangements.
The 52s started life in a grimy student house in south Oxford where Oli and Vex would jam out originals and funky covers in their bedrooms while taking breaks from their degrees. After playing in a number of college bars the duo teamed up with fellow students to record two original songs as part of the vulture sessions series on youtube showcasing new artist in Oxford. The videos drew some attention and the pair became a regular feature at college balls as well as regular slots at Cellar and Frevd alongside the likes of Dots Funk Odyssey and Holly Redford-Jones.
"Love family Robinson - The three piece create music with a uniqueness founded in a wide amalgam of influences from Jazz, Psychedelic and Afro-beat to name just a few."
Lauren-Paige’s music evokes emotion, power and imagery. Lauren is a young new artist who expresses herself through her unique jazz inspired sound. Her lyrics are meaningful and honest which are brought to life by her rich vocal tone and powerful ability. It is evident that she is inspired by real life experiences and the music that has shaped her upbringing. Her soulful, creative and defiant sound invoke names like Lana Del Ray, Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones whom Lauren-Paige cites as her biggest influences.
Despite these influences, she stands out with her own unique sound.
NNENNA KING a 21 year old vocalist and Songwriter from East London, praised for having a soulful voice beyond her years. Raised in East Ham, Newham, KING spent her youth listening to the soul stirring sounds her parents and siblings would play around the house, from the likes of Fela Kuti, Miles Davis and Anita Baker to Queen and even Kanye west. KING started singing at the tender age of 6 years old and knew she wanted to be a singer, singing on the big stage. As her interest in music grew, her desire to become a singer grew even greater and began forming her own musical taste.
Floral Schoppe is a psychedelic rock band based in London.
Their focus is to create sonically and visually stimulating live experiences.
They do this by writing music that juxtaposes heavy punk and rock influences with more mellow and delicate genres such as jazz and latin, often several times within a song. Additionally, they have put a great focus on our costumes during live performances, creating characterised alter egos for performance accompanied with distinct, colourful clothing and body paints.
They’ll put on a show that you will remember.
South London vocalist, Rowan Flack, has been crafting her haunting, sensitive style since her first forays into writing folk inspired songs at the age of 13. Enveloped by the urban explosion of talent as a student at Croydon’s Brit School, she found her own voice listening to the likes of Etta James, Astrud Gilberto and Esperanza Spalding. She gained a place studying Jazz at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and this year was awarded an Erasmus scholarship to the Grieg Academy, Bergen, where she was able to immerse herself in Scandic free jazz and Norwegian folk music.