Sun Dec 10th 2023
Substance presents Hair of the Dog
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London W1D 5NA
Doors:7.00pm Admission:£7 in advance /£9 OTD

Sam and Arvind
Sam and Arvind
A brand new Piano led duo ...

Will Rouse
Singer / Songwriter

Malcolm MacWatt
Malcolm MacWatt
Scottish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm MacWatt is a unique voice in UK Americana weaving Celtic balladry into Trans-Atlantic folk.

Signed to respected US label Need To Know Music, MacWatt has iconic artists such as Gretchen Peters, Eliza Carthy and Kris Drever performing on his current album Settler.

He has released four albums since 2018, both as a solo artist and with his band The Glass Mountains.

Originally from the Highlands, MacWatt has lived in London since 2010.

“...superbly crafted compositions that skillfully combine elements of folk and’s intelligent and absorbing, reminiscent of Steve Earle’s The Mountain” RnR Magazine

“While not an American, Scottish Malcolm MacWatt perfectly encapsulates Americana music, particularly the voice and sound of the Appalachian region” Tiffani Perkins, Americana Highways

Amity’s dark, defiant and dramatic sound was described in The Guardian newspaper as “miraculous” with “dense surreal lyricism”, comparing Amity to Adele and Regina Spektor. His calling card of “profound, broody and rebellious” tracks (Durham Magazine) and “stunning” voice (BBC Radio Newcastle) have scooped numerous national and international competition successes, placing Amity in the UK’s top 30 young songwriters in their category this year according to the SAYS panel of industry judges.

Amity’s raw, powerhouse voice and vivid, moving lyrics have led to them being invited to be a regular performer at Sessions58 Rise, where they are the youngest-ever artist - hailed by the Q club as “a true prodigy on our stage”. Talent scouted by numerous major TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic, Amity increasingly appears at important venues across London and is all set for a performance at the Royal Albert hall in the finals of the Future Makers this autumn.

Amity’s empowering lyrics are imprinted by his drive for justice, inner healing, freedom and a passion for enriching lives, along the way documenting his own ongoing journey from darkness to light. Amity has already been interviewed by BBC Radio, Lyme Bay Radio and in specialist podcasts, to talk about the laser focus of his work – to shine a light on issues he believes remain hidden far too often, from mental health, bullying and abuse, to kindness, self destruction and transgender issues.

Amity is currently writing with Dee Adam (Dido, Kaiser Chiefs, Newton Faulkner) and Andrew Kingslow (John Legend).

“The talent Amity exudes is immense. You’ll all know his name in a couple of years”. Trina Smith, EPMG

Lowtone, acoustic shitkicker Americana with Celtic sensibilities. Its a whole bunch of stuff...

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