Substance

Sun Sep 24th 2017
Substance presents "The Secret Rapture"
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London WD1 5NA
Doors:6.00pm Admission:£4

Andy Blackwell
Andy Blackwell
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.

Ewood
Ewood

After a Sold out Gig at "Le Reservoir", rave reviews during his 2016- 2017 europe tour in Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon and London (Troubadour, Bedroom Bar, Royal Runaway, Waterhole, Primero Anndar) ;Ewood is coming back.

He will invites you through his journey like a phoenix with his voice and lyrics for an acoustic set.

Ewood is a Pop/ Soul singer with a very unique tone; real, raw, smooth and powerful. He studied music and dancing at the conservatory and he is also a trained actor. He appears on The Voice and the Chrissy B Show.
He lives in London and he is currently working on his album TOD.(Truth Or Dare).
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Nathalie Miranda
Nathalie Miranda
Nathalie Miranda, a fantastically talented singer/songwriter from London, writing fresh, provocative words and melodies, which when coupled with her vocal range, give a new and exciting sound. Nathalie grew up in North London listening to her mum’s record collection. She says "I loved listening to Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Prince, plus big vocalists like Whitney Houston, Cher, and more recently Christina Aguilera, and at the age of three, I decided to be a singer." One of her biggest influences is legendary Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, and this is reflected in her high-energy performances, and passionate vocal delivery.

"I want to make music that matches who I am."

Musically it is distinctly…Nathalie Miranda.... The voice to melt radios, the beats that drop either side of the Atlantic. Her new three-track release, ‘Bulletproof’, is just an example of her versatility and skill as an artist. Each track shows a different side to the diminutive singer, leaving you wanting more.

A bold, beautiful home grown answer to the US Uber-Divas. Full-fledged soul belter, the kind they don't make much anymore.

Moon looks on
Moon looks on
"moon looks on" are an Irish band based primarily in Dublin, .Their sound encompasses a fusion of both modern contemporary folk and soul, with little dabs of reggae, blues, country and pop. The bones of the music are built around the songs told as stories and then layered on a pulsating bass and drums backline, then weaved together with the harmonically and melodically rich sound of violin and piano playing counterpoint to one another.
2016 was a massive year for the band who zigzagged the country performing all over Ireland including 2 shows at The Electric Picnic, Westport festival, Sligo Live, 2 appearances at TheRuby Sessions, Levis in Ballydehob, Whelans Ones To Watch, We Bloom Sessions in The Workmans, Live and Lyrical in The Opium Rooms,Sine E,and to finish out the year the band were one of 6 acts chosen to perform in the Other Voices IMRO Other Room and also on the Music Trail.
"moon looks on" have just finished recording their debut EP and it will be available for release in march 2017,

"moon looks on" are : Stephen Gormley-guitar & vocals, Aisling Bridgeman-violin, Jack Bird-drums, Laura Ryder- keys, Andy Rag-bass.

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"one of the best bands of 2016 ,these guys are gonna be massive " clint boon radio x manchester

Alberto Ballico
Alberto Ballico
Music from the heart. Sharing my passion for music and life with everyone who wants to stop and listen for a moment.

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