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Sun Mar 26th 2017
Substance and Youth Music present
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London WD1 5NA
“Substance will support Youth Music and be part of their amazing "Give a Gig Week ". Youth Music is the leading national charity which supports 350 grassroots music projects to provide music-making opportunities for 75,000 disadvantaged young people”.
Zoe West & The Hanging Baskets
Hailing from all over the UK, Zoe & The Baskets have been playing together for just over a year in and around London. Their lyric-driven indie pop has reverberated around empty rooms across the country, and more recently some half full ones (a couple of weeks ago our girlfriends came). Having been a gigging singer-songwriter for around five years, Zoe started an Actor-Musicianship degree at Rose Bruford College, and met the rest of the band.
Vocals, Guitar: Zoe West
Violin, Backing Vocals: Adriana Moore
Lead Guitar: Ben Rose
Bass: Eben James
Drums: Jack Blakey
The BeauBowBelles are a four-piece band of foot stomping, harmony singing swing folkers. They dragged themselves from their classical roots through the earth of folk, the dusts of country and the fires of gypsy swing- gathering them all to their breasts before entwining and weaving them into a new blaze of sound.
Jaya combines punchy guitar with soaring vocal melodies and melodic bass lines, to create Infectious, Edgy, Pop.
Moving to London in Autumn 2015, Jaya met bass player/singer Ronald Maas at an open mic night in Hackney; a few weeks later they started performing as a duo and in a trio with Theo Buckingham on drums. Now playing shows in and around London, the trio are set to release their debut single 'Dreamer' in April 2016, ahead of their European Tour in June.
Billy Crabtree is an exciting 17 year old singer and songwriter from Leighton Buzzard. He has just recently signed a deal with Reverb/Resevoir Music and has been working hard writing new material with some of the worlds hottest writers and producers, aswell as collaborating with other young up and coming talent like himself.
His voice is very unique and he's a natural on stage. Billy has already been tipped as 'one to watch' here and in the US.