Substance

Sun Oct 22nd 2017
Substance presents "The Secret Rapture"
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London WD1 5NA
Doors:6.00pm Admission:£4

Days are Done
Days are Done
"Truly stunning and mesmerising... haunting and hypnotic..." Building Our Own Nashville

"Simplistic, beautiful...great pop edge, and country undertones. 4/5" CelebMix

"Organic, pastoral folk has rarely been so touching." Clash Magazine

"14 minutes of bliss..." Your Life In A Song

Francesca Mondi
Francesca Mondi
Francesca Mondi is the artist name used by London vocalist Francesca Raimondi-Taylor. The classically trained singer and songwriter is a seasoned performer in jazz and latin styles in London and overseas. She was featured by Nigel Williams on Jazz Fm and Giles Peterson Worldwide for her lead vocals on the track 'Southern Freez' and has had her EP showcased on BBC Radio London. The debut EP 'Devil's Door' was released in April 2017 showcasing Francesca's original song-writing and arrangements.



Francesca’s love for music started in her early years. Exposed to jazz as a child, Francesca went on to receive a classical training in her teens, performing in Opera productions at the University of British Columbia and beginning to write and compose.

In her early twenties Francesca continued to develop her personal style from a wide variety of influences in jazz such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billy holiday, Anita o'day as well as a host of world musicians such as Victor Jara, Monica Salmaso and Buena Vista Social Club. She explains that the move towards jazz was a ‘natural transition’ aided by influencers such as Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones.



In 2015 Francesca began to study under established London artists. She has since been making a name for herself on the London circuit with the releaese of 'Devil's Door' (2017) which features top instrumentalists and positions her amongst the thriving young jazz community. Here she continues to perform as an artist and working musician. Her sets are a mix of swing, dreamy ballads, bossa nova, samba, funk and blues that are constantly adapting to the environment to create varied performances. Her originals are a throwback to trad jazz with a hint of dixieland and an alternative modern edge. She uses vocal harmonies and divisive progressions to create songs which are at once reminiscent of a 1930s swing band with touches of alternative pop and psychedelic rock

Amelia Caesar
Amelia Caesar
Amelia Caesar is an ambient folk singer-songwriter, with a voice exposing a tone so unique infused with finger picking that draws the listener in. Amelia has been named as "one to look out for" by BBC Introducing and presents us with her debut EP, Weep Like Giants.

Nick Ereaut
Nick Ereaut
Nick Ereaut writes heartfelt, groovy songs. His inspirations include The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Donny Hathaway.

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