Ben Monteith started busking the streets of his home town, Glasgow, and gained traction with his music career, as his music went viral. As in independent musician who has become popular singing his own songs and a variety of covers, he has had over 100,000,000 collective views on Facebook, and over 550,000 Facebook followers. His music made it into the iTunes charts in the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia with his last two album releases (reaching #9 in the alternative UK chart/ #47 in the main chart). His debut shows last year in Glasgow sold-out and act as a prelude to his first UK tour in June 2018 – including this debut show in London at the O2 Academy Islington.
Samantha Leon is a singer/songwriter, born and bred in New York. This songstress has lived nine lives that the city gives a woman; all the hard cries, fiery goodbyes and triumphant smiles she’ll ever need before Monday turns to Sunday.
She molds her heartache into melody in the tradition of: Amos Lee, Fleetwood Mac, Sarah McLachlan, Alanis Morissette, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mariah Carey, and Adele. Her songs are filled with surprising and poetic turns of phrase, delivered with a sweet, sultry voice that can touch you in the happiest or saddest parts of your soul.
Wherever she hits you, Samantha Leon is able to put you at the heart of every story she tells. In this early foray into her songwriting prowess, her self-titled debut EP takes you through a whirlwind of love, loss and liquor with honest songs that keep her bruised heart firmly worn on her sleeve.
Josh Taerk (pronounced Turk) was born in Toronto, Canada and raised on a healthy diet of Rock ’N’ Roll music; Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Tom Petty & Bob Dylan just to name a few.
In 2016 Josh toured the U.S. where his latest single “Anywhere Love Took Us” was play-listed on Hot AC Commercial Radio in The U.S. and his Christmas single was play-listed on Retail Radio debuting at #10 on the Indie Top 50 charts. On tour, Josh and his band have opened for famed blues guitarist Robin Trower (Procol Harum), Kevin Costner & Modern West, Jon McLaughlin, Austin Jones amongst others.
With the high energy of his live show, Josh was named one of the “Top 5 Live Acts” of 2015 by Classic Rock Magazine; and his latest album “Here’s To Change” was chosen as one of the top 25 albums of the year by Rock music writer Jason Ritchie (Classic Rock Magazine, GRTR!). In May of 2015, the title track off HTC was play-listed on over 40 radio stations throughout The UK.
Acts Of Vengeance are a four piece metal band based in London who play original music in the style of Metallica, Alter Bridge, Iced Earth, Pantera and Slayer.
Samuel Hyde is a London-based singer-songwriter and music producer specialising in commercial pop and electronic dance music who’s influences include pop-punk and alt rock. He has spent his younger years as the front-man of two touring rock bands Dear Ambellina and TheLiesInMe, gaining airtime with BBC Radio 1 and BBC Hereford & Worcester with the latter. He’s spent recent years working alongside different producers and is now writing and collaborating on new material ready release in 2018.
London based The Raven Chords are an alt rock band that channel a mournful grunge/Americana sound, with rocking boy/girl vocals. They’re influences include Mark Lanegan and Giant Sand.
London based hard rockers Superfecta returned in 2017 with a new line up and single “Mannequin”. The track received rave reviews and often featured in the top 100 rock tracks of 2017!
The new line up of Danun Todd ( guitars), Rob Negrini ( vocals), Matt Vella ( drums) and Carl “Costa” Highman is delivering a sound which has it’s roots in grunge and classic rock but with a vibrant and fresh modern alternative twist. The remainder of 2017 was spent gigging, recording, songwriting and indulging in the London nightlife.
The band release their new single and video “The Abyss” in Feb 2018 in the build up to an album release late May 2018.
If you’re a fan of Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Stone Cherry, Alice in Chains and the like, Superfecta may just be the band to add to your playlist.
Based in New York City, singer-songwriter and producer Ryan Jacob Doyle is best known as lead singer in The Doyle Brothers. Leading up to this engagement, Doyle was front man for the band More Than Me, which in 2010 was named the Ambassador of Rock at the Hard Rock Cafe International Battle of Bands. After winning this worldwide competition, Doyle opened for Sir Paul McCartney at the Main Stage of the Hard Rock Calling Festival. Since then, Doyle’s photographed image has been used in the global advertising campaign for the Hard Rock Rising contest from 2011-2013, and is currently still in use in select markets.
Having composed for and collaborated with major international networks, Doyle penned (with often collaborator and More Than Me Bandmate, Joe Nicastro) the winning Rock-Category hit, “Unconditional Truth,” for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s SongOfTheYear.com competition in 2008.
Currently, Doyle is finishing production on his studio album RYNO: The Pervade, which merges traditional pop songwriting sensibilities with adventurous exploration in different sonic mediums. The first song released was ‘Stars In The Sky’ in February 2016, shortly followed up with a Multilingual Lyric Video which ended up catching viral traction in Europe. The video trended #1 in Denmark and Finland and in the top 5 in Sweden and Norway on the YouTube Trending charts. Doyle tours throughout the US both as a solo act and with The Doyle Brothers.
Alphawaves are a powerful rock and roll band formed in London that mix loud guitars with catchy melodies and influences that include Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and David Bowie.
Sam Eagle is an 18 year old musician from the Essex coast, for fans of Thundercat, Tom Misch and Radiohead. Aiming to twist the singer songwriter genre down new paths, taking influence from psych rock, hip hop, folk and jazz with his live band The Lemon Lizards.
Flowvers formed in late 2016. Young, up and coming band playing infectious dreamy tunes with hints of Stone Roses and The Cure, but also with an original sound which will keep you listening. Spending 2017 playing a cluster of venues from across the South East and London, they are set to release singles through 2018.