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Sun Apr 9th 2017
Substance presents "Hair of the Dog"
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London WD1 5NA
Andy Blackwell is a piano based singer songwriter from North London. Taking a lot of his inspiration from blues piano players and song-writing greats such as Elton John and Tom Waits he combines good old song-writing with catchy songs laced with hooks that you just can't help but sing along to.
With his heart set strongly as a songwriter, Andy has written with an array of artists including Charlie Simpson and has co-written on his most recent album; 'Long Road Home', which peaked at Number 10 in the UK album charts last year. He has also done track arrangement for the grammy award winning artist Foxes.
Performing either solo on just a piano or with his full band Andy always produces a big sound, packing a hefty punch live.
Lana MacIver is a young singer/songwriter and filmmaker living and working in London. She has been a keen observer and commentator on human behaviour from a very young age having grown up with people from all over the world when she lived in Nicosia and Beirut. Using the piano as her main instrument of choice, Lana's songs are filled with satirical lyrics, mixed in with blues, show tunes and jazz melodies.
She is a captivating and engaging solo performer, her songs full of subtle irony and passion about seemingly humdrum events. In Lana's world events such as the loss of a lighter or a late night bus trip become darkly comic metaphors.
Levent & Taylor
Levent and Taylor are a versatile instrumental duo consisting of guitar and piano.
After years of collaboration they continue to captivate and entertain audiences from small, intimate bars to crowded music venues and festivals around the UK, Europe and the Far East.
Their unique sound incorporates elements of gypsy jazz, classical, traditional, world music and blues creating a stylistic atmosphere suiting a wide range of events and audiences in any venue.
Both inspired by various different artists, Levent & Taylor infuse their diverse musical backgrounds to create their sound. ''... The sensory nostalgic, energetic sound of the piano and guitar creates it own bohemian atmosphere to journey through...''
"It is very energizing to hear you play, you just have a special magic and chemistry between you."
- Sue Marchant, BBC Cambridge Radio Interview 2016.
Early in the Night
Raw acoustic melancholy, built on foundations of folk, trip hop and jazz.
Musician / Singer - Songwriter