South Africa’s answer to Ed Sheeran? Singer/songwriter Matt Carstens has built an international audience for his mix of original material and evocative cover versions. This, his first London show, is part of a debut UK tour.
Steve Knight’s audience and reputation grows and grows throughout the UK. His songs vibrate with acoustic guitars and heart wrenching lyrics that will pierce your soul and harmonies that melt you like chocolate. Steve will be performing this headline show in support of a new release – and with his full backing band.
Completely & Utterly are an alternative/indie band from SW London with post punk, trip hop and psychedelic influences. Their debut 'Scratch Tracks' EP is available now on Soundcloud. https://www.facebook.com/completelyutterly
Kolo are three chaps called Jon, Steve and Dani. Originally born as a three piece in Exeter in 2006 when Jon Burnell wrote a bunch of songs about “all the tramps and slightly weird people who come into the record shop”, the band played some 200 gigs before being offered a support slot with American band 3 Doors Down after a phone call while Jon was quite literally cleaning toilets. They went on to perform at the O2 academies throughout the UK including the O2 in London. Kolo recorded their debut EP with British producer Sean Genockey at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales with the EP being mixed by the incredible producer Kirk Kelsey before embarking on a combined excellent adventure and bogus journey across the US, and shifting some 4000 copies, playing with bands including Mr Hudson, The Rifles and Infadels. They were also personally invited by Embrace to perform with Scouting for Girls at the very stylish Proud Galleries in London. In March 2014 the boys flew out to Nashville TN to record their debut album with Chris Henderson from American rock band 3 Doors Down who personally invited KOLO to record their album at his very own studio. ‘Do You Want To Rule The World’ was released worldwide on May 3rd and was followed by a UK and European tour including a hugely successful tour of Spain and several festival appearances throughout the UK. Influenced by the storytelling of great British bands such as The Smiths, The Jam, and Stereophonics, and sporting a rather large rock sound, the boys look forward to sweating/dancing/puking all over stages across their new London home. https://www.facebook.com/koloband
Lid is an exciting young new artist from Camden Town who’s urban grooves are wrapped around great rhymes and assured songwriting.