Substance

Sat Apr 7th 2018
Substance at The Spice of Life
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London WD1 5NA
Doors:6.00pm Admission:£6 in advance /£8 OTD

Evil Edna
Evil Edna
Rambunctious London based rockabilly/harmonica booze-blues band.

The Crow Family
lt. pop from south east London. New recordings from 123 productions (Foals, Florence and the Machine, Lady Gaga, Clean Bandit). From mean and moody to bright and cheery, heavy rock to shiny pop.

Nano
Nano
"Somewhere between Muse and The 1975"



Nano are an English alternative/ indie rock band that are based in London, UK. The band consists of frontman, Matt Honnor, bassist, Stephen Clift, and drummer, Nathan Cucharo.


Matt has trained in classical vocals and has taught himself piano and guitar. Currently he is studying film composition at West London University. With a guitar style that blends Jack White, The Edge and Johnny Greenwood, and a voice that has been compared to Matt Bellamy, you're sure to be blown away by his live performances.

Stephen has been playing bass for over 9 years now and has earned both a diploma and higher supplies Professional Music from ICMP in Kilburn. Drawing from a mix of influences, ranging from Joe Dart to John Paul Jones and Chris Wolstenholme to Pino Palladino, Stephen has crafted a unique style that has helped him throughout his many years of session work in both the studio and on stage.

Nathan is the newest member of the band, joining in late 2017



"Nano like to experiment with their music and the sounds they create, with influences from Depeche Mode and David Bowie, but they are no strangers to a big heavy riff; many of their shows end with an extended jam to a Nirvana or Rage Against the Machine track, reminiscent of a certain influence of theirs, Muse ."


After a heavy period of gigging in the summer of 2015, Nano took a short break in 2016 with things picking up towards the end of the year. In 2017 they gigged heavily from May to October. In October 2017, Nano released their brand new EP "Guilt, Glass ...and Grenades" to rave reviews with people loving the new sound and political undertones of the songs.

Rhymes
Rhymes
Like Chuck Berry on coke. The Hives on speed. The question after the gig: what are you taking? Rhymes was formed in Uppsala, Sweden January 2016, and the drug is music. Music that razes the walls between band and audience, music blind energy taking over everything in your head. Regardless of what’s gone before and what’s coming there is only one now. Fill it with the drug from four people playing relentlessy. Like spark on gas. Erik Eklund: Guitar, Oscar Lindeberg, Bass, Adam Ehlert, Drums, Tomas Rimeika, Vocals.

Alice Auer
Alice Auer
Alice Auer is a vocalist persuing her dream of music in London. Working closely with musicians to produce original material in a Jazz, Soul and Pop style.



Alice began her musical studies after gaining a music scholarship to St Bede’s where she was tutored by composer and performer Andrew Barclay. She participated in a music exchange to USA to perform with the Sussex Youth Orchestra, New Jersey. Whilst studying at Bede’s, Alice also started performing in her first band, ‘Fred’s Tattoo’. Whilst in the band they competed successfully in Rock Competitions, held fundraising events and appeared at local rock festivals.



Alongside her studies Alice was also a member of a Performing Arts School - Mad Fish where she studied under talented vocalist and director Emma Burnett (formally a member of D’Oyly Carte). Whilst studying with Mad Fish Alice competed successfully with many wins at Musical Festivals as a soloist, duet and in groups. In her final years at Mad Fish Alice performed as Cosette in a sold out production of Les Miserables.



After school Alice gained an unconditional offer to the London College of Music to study Music Performance. She was immediately intrigued by the jazz course and the dedicated teaching style from Pete Cook, and decided to focus her performance attention to jazz. She began lessons with top UK jazz singer Iain Mackenzie, and found her suited performance styles and gained a vast repertoire selection. Throughout her time at the London College of Music Alice was given some amazing performance opportunities including performing with the jazz vocal ensemble as support for legendary saxophonist Courtney Pine.



Upon graduating Alice was given the most exciting opportunity so far in her career, a chance to perform at the Ealing Jazz Festival. She performed on the Main Stage along artists such as Roy Ayers, Yolanda Brown and Vasilis Xenopoulos. Alice is currently working on original material with her band and is excited to perform it and record her EP in the new year.

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