NOT TO BE MISSED // BANK HOLIDAY ALL-DAYER
With an abundance of amazing artists and awesome shows coming up in the calendar, we’ve carefully handpicked one of our stand-out events which we’re particularly looking forward to!
We’re very excited to have Sun Bloom // The Ringards // Duke and The Dry Cleaners // KNDÉ // Luna Park // Jess Robyn // Thin-Skinned // Sketchdoll // Children Of The Revolution // Liam Jordan performing for us live at The Old Queens Head on 26th of August!
If you haven’t heard of of them, then check them out below and make sure you get to see them live up close and personal!
London based trio Sun Bloom make dance-able indie rock with a twist. Side servings of pop and surf music give everyone something to throw a beer around to. They self-released 2 homemade videos for their singles Clean Shoes and Take It Away earlier in the year, and are about to release their first EP.
The pairing of Viv (guitar) & Poppy (bass), add Sun Bloom to the refreshing line up of female fronted bands that write, play and produce their music. A band to be enjoyed live just as much as on record, their latest gig review said "upbeat drums, solid bass lines...poignant harmonies meshing with solid guitar riffs, certainly go down a treat"
The Ringards are a new four-piece based in Hackney, London. It's all still very fresh for them, having only been together as the full line up since March 2018 but in that short time, they've managed to get positive reviews in a number of online music blogs, as well as radio play in multiple countries and the band is starting to fill up bookings for this year. The melodic post-punk four-piece flirt with new wave influences giving the whole a mixture of classic high energy songs, loud and quiet, with big sing-along choruses.
Check out their song 'Glasgow Television' below,
Duke & The Dry Cleaners
Duke & The Dry Cleaners play a unique blend of funky acid pop, guaranteed to get you moving.
KNDÉ is an exciting new soul singer-songwriter from London, who is not afraid to fuse acoustic and modern elements in her sound.
Her style is influenced by a broad spectrum of music she was listening while growing up; from Soul, Pop, R'n'B and Hip Hop to Jazz, Blues and Folk.
It wasn't long after discovering the artist Lauryn Hill that KNDÉ knew she wanted to sing professionally.
It wasn't until performing and recording with Stephen Large a renowned session keyboard player, composer, arranger, and long term member of UK band Squeeze, KNDÉ was inspired to take a more serious approach in songwriting. This resulted in KNDÉ being a long time favourite with BBC Introducing, and has been featured on both the Ian Lee, Nesta McGregor and Edward Adoo radio shows.
Luna Park are an Electro, Low-Fi Rnb Duo that consists of Kieran Fowkes (Nottingham) Instrumentalist and Max Mcreton (London) Producer. The two met whilst travelling in Australia back in 2017 and quickly realised they had the same passion for music. Upon returning back to the UK they decided to give this project a go. They have got over 20 songs done since January this year and continue to write new material to push their musical boundaries and to get their musical relationship to be as natural as ever. The work very organicly and in sync that they have already created they own low fi electro rnb sound.
From the Sunny South UK, Jess Robyn is making waves with her new music. Her debut single, ‘Ignite’ rocked the local charts and her latest release 'You & Me' was debuted on The Early Late Show, on BBC radio Solent. Performing at BBC Introducing Live, Jess was able to Showcase her talents on the Yamaha Stage. After picking up traction in the UK with her first 2 releases, Jess took to the stage in Rome to play internationally. Her new single Sweet Lies, is the first single off her Studio EP which will be coming late 2019.
Thin - Skinned
5 piece shoegaze, ambient, indie band, based in Manchester, gigging originals about anything from Rupert Murdoch to Oscar Wilde around the UK circuit.
Sketchdoll are a 4-piece Alternative band from South-East London. Fresh onto the current music scene with a sound that fuses funk and alt-rock, they have crafted compositions with dynamic arrangements, a strong melodic presence and plenty of character. This combination ensures they are accessible, but also unique and never obvious. Please like our page and keep up-to-date with our upcoming gigs so we can our gigging experience with you!
Children of the revolution
The Children Of The Revolution are a blues rock n roll band influenced by classic blues and british invasion music of the 60s. Formed in South London by singer Tommy and drummer Jamie James who bonded over the same passions for music, the lineup also consists of guitarist Max Bilin and bassist Eda Gokcen. The band quickly grew a local reputation through endless gigs in local pubs and getting their original music up onto platforms such as YouTube and Soundcloud. Prepare for a dance at this explosive , high energy show !
2018 has been an exciting year for folk-rock singer-songwriter Liam Jordan. Having released his debut album back in May, Jordan has just finished a full eighteen city tour of the UK & Ireland to promote the record. The album fuses; folk, country, gospel and rock in a travelling blues band style format, forging strong subject matter with powerful and emotive production, and nodding a respectful head to songwriting greats such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen and more recently, Jason Isbell. His first single ‘Tap At My Window’ was featured on Richer Unsigned’s ‘Best of June’ playlist in association with Q Magazine. Three of his album tracks have also had BBC Introducing plays and he is currently ranked #6 in the Reverb Nation UK singer-songwriters chart, #1 in the regional (Southwest), and #166 on their global singer-songwriter chart. “A great new voice in Americana and folk music” - Tom Russel “A true and moving songwriter” - Martin Furey
So save the date, add it to your calendar, pin it on your notice board as you won’t want to miss this one.
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