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Sat Apr 1st 2017
Substance @ The Spice of Life
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London WD1 5NA
Oliver Hoare and the Late Great
“Oliver Hoare & The Late Great sound like they have a colossal future ahead. Oliver’s songs are delicious expressionist anthems simultaneously lamenting and delighting in this mortal coil…never pretentious but always engaging. His blistering torch singer’s voice and vibing arrangements of the band make each song a show stopper… appeared on the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude.”
- BBC Introducing's Max Reinhardt
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A laid back, indie folk band from East Anglia. The line-up is made up of like-minded musicians that all met within the local music scene throughout the years. With their 'gypsy-esque' style strumming patterns and their 'rootsy-true' lyrics comes a very easily listenable 'Chalky Seas', appealing to all. Chalky Seas whose original members Tony Poole and Joe Altham founded the band in Lowestoft, Suffolk back in 2015 started by writing their latest effort, the 'CAVALIER' EP which was released in March 2016. They are currently building a strong following through the early release of their single 'Plastic Friends' which has been received well.
Chalky Seas are a four piece consisting of an acoustic toting lead vocalist, electric guitarist, bass and drums. This was an assured, if unspectacular debut gig. I don't want to damn with faint praise but my notes include "earnest", "polite", “tasteful” and "arena-indie". At times, I was reminded of Walking On Cars, Travis and Elbow, perhaps more in the delivery than in the actual musical style. There's the kernel of something potentially great here and I'll definitely be keeping an ear out for these guys. - Outline magazine.
Producing an authentic orginal sound . The owendaviesband put their own little twist on country . With great rock songs to gentle bluesy soul numbers . The Glass Mountains show with each performance that they can put a twist on any genre of music to give it that cool smooth sound .
A dynamic acoustic duo comprised of two best friends from Portsmouth. After meeting at school, they have been entertaining and performing to crowds around the UK for the last 6 years.
Their lush harmonies and thrashing rhythms are the driving force behind their energetic and thrilling performances. The duo's chemistry and close friendship are what separates them from the norm, immersing and captivating the audience.
Drawing influence from the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Hudson Taylor the duo have formed a sound that's a spectacular blend of traditional country/folk with a modern twist which makes them unique and give them their edge.
A duo not to be missed.