INTRODUCING - REbecca turner

Playing Wednesday 21st February 2018 EP LAUNCH

With special support artist - Elly O’Keeffe

 

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Rebecca Turner

 

Rebecca is a singer, keyboardist and composer from London. She is a classically trained pianist and has been playing and writing music for many years. She composes songs about love, loss and societal issues and critics have compared her to Carole King because of her piano and writing skills.  She is also a session musician and has played with many well-known artists over her long musical career, including Wendell Richardson of Osibisa, Nick Simper of Deep Purple, Peter Parkes of Warhorse, James Royal, and Howard Tibble of Shakin' Stevens Band. She has collaborated and written songs recently with Andrani Samuel, wife of Fuzz Samuel of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. 

 

Two years ago, Rebecca recorded an album with Wendell Richardson and guitarist Bob Thomson entitled 'Global Soundbite' by the Digital Interface Band comprising all original songs, which is available from iTunes and CD Baby. She is currently about to play piano for new singing sensation Linah London who recently sang at the O2 Arena, for the 'Reload' sessions on YouTube which typically attracts an estimated internet audience of 70,000 people. 

 

Rebecca has been signed with The Animal Farm label since September and her new single 'Spirit' will be released on digital platforms worldwide in February 2018. 

 


Introducing - The BEATNIKS

PLAYING Friday 16th February 7.30pm

 

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BIOGRAPHY

The Beatniks are a Hammond lead 5 piece from Southend On Sea with strong leanings to the 60’s Mod scene, playing a mixture of original tunes and lesser known cover versions.

 

Who is in the band

Isabella Sperotto – Vocals

Heather Campbell – Drums

Sean Thorogood – Bass

Andy McAvoy – Hammond

Paul Lupton – Guitar

 

 When you formed/started playing music

The Beatniks have been around for years after starting over chat and a pint down the pub. The current line up has been around since 2013 more or less and we started off playing more obscure Soul, Garage & R&B instrumental covers. We added a singer to the line up in 2014 and decided to start writing our own tunes as well as the covers. We also self released our debut single “Ball & Chain/CC (Love Surprise) on vinyl only and appeared on the Dirty Mod compilation through Well Suspect records. Isabella joined the band in September 2017 adding a more soulful sound with a Brazilian touch.

 

 Where you’re based

Southend on Sea

 Details of releases so far – mention if they were released through an independent label

Ball & Chain / CC (Love Surprise) – 7” Single – Self Released

Dirty Mod Compilation – LP/CD – Well Suspect Records

 Influences – your musical influences can pique someone’s interest but keep it brief

Too many artists to mention, but heavily influenced by Soul, Garage, R&B, Funk, Acid Jazz, Latin, Bossa Nova…….the list goes on.

 Stand-out achievements – airplay, blog/press coverage, festival slots, great gigs & support slots, award nominations or namechecks

The biggest highlights so far have been playing The Cavern in Liverpool as part of the IPO Festival, Volks Bar at the Brighton Bank Holiday Weekender and Crossfire at 229 The Venue with Fogbound and Margate Mod & Sixties Festival for The New Untouchables. They were amazing gigs to play and will live long in the memory. We also love playing locally around Southend and have played many gigs at our “home” The Railway Hotel and at the Village Green Festival amongst others. We have also appeared on Phoenix FM several times, most recently with a Live Session.

 Do you have an interesting back-story? This can be compelling and will help you stand out. 

We reached a point in the middle of 2017 where we decided that we really wanted to take a slight change in direction and placed a various ads looking for a new singer. Isabella joined in September having relocated from Brazil and was an instant member of the band from her first rehearsal as it was a perfect combination, bringing a South American flavour with a lot of soul. We are looking to release an album in the middle of 2018, so watch this space…..

• Good quotes from reviewers & links to coverage

 Classic inspiration creating new songs for all generations to enjoy - Scootering Magazine

Link to Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/1792692781024156??ti=ia

Links to reviews

http://plenirockium.altervista.org/baba-naga-the-beatniks-the-kumari-the-wicked-whispers/

http://www.scooternova.com/wordpress/the-beatniks-promo-video-yes-with-scooters/

 



INTRODUCING - HOUSES HOLLOW

PLAYING Wednesday 10th January 2018

 

  BIOGRAPHY Hailing from Kilburn, North London, where they all met as music students, Houses Hollow take influence from a variety of genres including thrash, hardcore punk and alternative rock, creating their own unique sound. Despite only being a band for several months, they are already starting to grow a reputation around their local area for their heavy riffs and energetic live shows and 2018 will undoubtedly be their year, with plans to record their debut EP in 2018.    Who is in the band? 1. Houses Hollow is Bill Palmer (lead vocals and bass guitar) Olly Coyne (lead guitar) Kaspar Rapkin(Rhythm guitar and vocals) and Seb Catmur  (drums and vocals). Unfortunately due to other commitments this will be Seb's last show with the band. When did you form? 2. We met at music college and have been playing together for about a year and a half, however we only began writing and gigging properly as a band in September 2017. Where you’re based: 3. We're based in Kilburn, North London. Influences 4. We all have a wide range of different influences, mostly metal and hardcore bands like Code Orange. We cover Bad Brains, Slayer and Life of Agony in our set. I'm not sure how you'd describe our sound as a band, we've been compared to artists such as Danzig, Type O Negative and Fields of the Nephilim, but with our own heavy twist. If you go like us on Facebook/instagram we regularly post videos of our music so you can go check it out for yourself! Details of releases so far 5. We're planning to record our debut EP in March, so at the minute we're focusing on writing new material and reworking some of our old songs to get them studio ready. After that you'll see us gigging a lot more regularly, we're hoping to do some gigs outside of London soon. At the time of writing this we've only got a few dates pencilled in for 2018, but they'll definitely be more shows coming up soon we've just confirmed in April we have a headline gig at Aces and eights in Tufnell Park with Hotvox which we're very excited about. We're really looking forward to our gig at The Fiddlers Elbow, it's our local venue and we all have fond memories of playing there, come on down and check us out- we think our set has something for everyone and we promise you won't be disappointed!     

 

BIOGRAPHY


Hailing from Kilburn, North London, where they all met as music students, Houses Hollow take influence from a variety of genres including thrash, hardcore punk and alternative rock, creating their own unique sound. Despite only being a band for several months, they are already starting to grow a reputation around their local area for their heavy riffs and energetic live shows and 2018 will undoubtedly be their year, with plans to record their debut EP in 2018. 

 

Who is in the band?

1. Houses Hollow is Bill Palmer (lead vocals and bass guitar) Olly Coyne (lead guitar) Kaspar Rapkin(Rhythm guitar and vocals) and Seb Catmur  (drums and vocals). Unfortunately due to other commitments this will be Seb's last show with the band.

When did you form?

2. We met at music college and have been playing together for about a year and a half, however we only began writing and gigging properly as a band in September 2017.

Where you’re based:

3. We're based in Kilburn, North London.

Influences

4. We all have a wide range of different influences, mostly metal and hardcore bands like Code Orange. We cover Bad Brains, Slayer and Life of Agony in our set. I'm not sure how you'd describe our sound as a band, we've been compared to artists such as Danzig, Type O Negative and Fields of the Nephilim, but with our own heavy twist. If you go like us on Facebook/instagram we regularly post videos of our music so you can go check it out for yourself!

Details of releases so far

5. We're planning to record our debut EP in March, so at the minute we're focusing on writing new material and reworking some of our old songs to get them studio ready. After that you'll see us gigging a lot more regularly, we're hoping to do some gigs outside of London soon. At the time of writing this we've only got a few dates pencilled in for 2018, but they'll definitely be more shows coming up soon we've just confirmed in April we have a headline gig at Aces and eights in Tufnell Park with Hotvox which we're very excited about. We're really looking forward to our gig at The Fiddlers Elbow, it's our local venue and we all have fond memories of playing there, come on down and check us out- we think our set has something for everyone and we promise you won't be disappointed!