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Fri Apr 7th 2017
Substance presents " The Long Good Friday "
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London WD1 5NA
StoryBox is a vibrant London based band that play alternative rock, imagine Sting Gotye & Muse walk into a bar and tell a story... about something...
A rock band ......
Vocals- Cooper Rose
Guitar- Joe Blount
Bass- Declan Thomas
Drums - John Blount
Ben Joseph and the Laylows
Ben Joseph is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Alabama who has been touring and recording throughout the USA for over a decade. Now based in Europe, he is currently on a musical journey spreading the good sound.
“April has an astonishing voice. It is clear and direct. She hits notes dead on and effortlessly glides across octaves. Accompanying herself with only an acoustic guitar seems fitting. It puts the focus on her singular voice, providing just enough of an anchor to get a sense of chord progression beneath the melody.” - SOUNDCLOUD
"April is a story teller. Branching out from the acoustic songwriter mould, April is a contemporary vocalist with a tale to tell. Her songs are a journey with incredible hooks and melodic twists and turns. Bottling this emotion and prose into catchy Nu Folk Hits Hollie is a star in the making." - STEVE CHRISANTHOU
"It's impossible to not enjoy the touches of melodies, guitar licks and misty background noises playing behind the direct singing of April." - EXPLODING HEAD SYNDROME
"A smouldering and climactically sultry embrace for ears and imagination... a delicious evocative caress of drama and emotive seduction which whilst reinforcing the already impressive presence of April, her vocals spellbind ears and thoughts immediately, flirting with the imagination." - RINGMASTER
"I can’t put my finger on it but there is something about her voice which makes you just want to listen, that intangible all music fans understand." - THE MUSICAL OUTCAST
Alex Cambridge, 22, is a London-based singer/songwriter in the genres of pop, folk, and r&b. She has been featured on BBC Radio 1 Xtra and BBC Radio London. Her new EP, “Long Story Short”, is a perfect blend of Acoustic, Urban and Folk inspired songs that reflect maturity and lyrical ability beyond her years.
Her debut came with the winter themed “February” in which Cambridge proves that music can be simplistic and yet captivating. Lead by ambient production and celestial harmonies, this emotive love tale highlights the true lyricism and therapeutic qualities present in her music. Her follow up single ‘Many Moons Ago’ unveils a more urban and slightly edgier side, while saying true to her folk roots.
Her latest EP demonstrates the depth of her soul and the maturity of her voice. The songs tell a story in chronological order beginning with ‘Nostalgia’ where she examines a history of someone who continually subjects themselves to a failed situation and finally leading to a point where she could say “okay - screw you. I’m over the situation” in the song ‘Rupture’.