Substance

Sat Aug 12th 2017
Substance @ The Spice of Life
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London WD1 5NA
Doors:6.00pm Admission:£6

Southbound
Southbound
We are Southbound composing and performing our own Blues, Blues Rock and a little twist of something in between- From get up on your feet rocking tunes to deep down and dirty Soulful blues.
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The Yes Mess
The Yes Mess
Formed by singer-song writer Danthedan, The Yes Mess will smother you with fanciful incantations that will let your inner animal out.

Joyful and damaged, the vocal combinations live to tell the tale, harmonising and winning. The solid guitar rhythm will welcome you on a journey through the streets of, ‘Illness and Danger’, the ‘Land of the Laughing’ and the afterlife of a ‘Caterpillar’. The snarl and passion, groove and nagging pop melody, will boot-through as the drums roll out the swings and blows, supported by tight, peachy bass beats, and lead guitar experimentations; cheeky, creepy and bewailing. The accordion waves nightmarish imaginations; swiftly U-turning between klezmer to Cuban, jingle to jangle.

"They practice a dark stem of alternative folk which is energetic and mysterious. It's uplifting and real. Great lyrics, surreal images, dark and unique sounds." - The Lantern Society

"An enigmatic, folky, funky, hook laden five piece that rattle the same hallucinatory cages as the Beta Band at their oddest, with elements of Syd’s Pink Floyd in the mix." - The Gladstone

Ben Joseph and the Laylows
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.

Joseph Rogers
Joseph Rogers
Joseph Rogers was brought up on the music of Elvis Presley & Queen from the early age of 4.

He started playing drums at a very early age and continued to play drums for 15 years and utilised this skill on his studies at Richmond Upon Thames College where he studied 'Music Technology'. The influences of Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury & Mick Jagger finally took over and he joined a Beatles tribute band where he taught himself to sing and play guitar, bass & piano

Jo Ash
Jo Ash
Captivating singer-songwriter Jo promises dynamic vocal performances accompanied by expressive piano playing. Sometimes likened to Kate Bush and Siouxsie Sioux, yet maintaining uniqueness in her style, Jo has the ability to reel audiences into her world during her live shows.
She has appeared at Cambridge’s Strawberry Fair and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Jo has released two EPs - Lucid Dreams and Locked In - and her debut video single Embers was released in 2016.
Jo’s mesmerising latest single - Otherworldly - from her forthcoming album was released on 10th January 2017.

Jo will be performing with Mike Wheatley on guitar and Nigel Turner on bass.

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