Sun May 27th 2018
Substance presents "The Secret Rapture"
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London WD1 5NA
Doors:6.00pm Admission:£5 OTD

George Boomsma
George Boomsma
George Boomsma is a progressive folk musician from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. George's effortless vocals and sensitive guitar playing evoke an intimate atmosphere that silences even the rowdiest of crowds.

George released his debut self-titled debut album in summer 2016 which he is currently touring through out the UK and Europe.

He has supported artists such as 'Natty', 'The Travelling Band' and 'Skinny Lister', been played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music and performed at Latitude Festival 2016 on the BBC Introducing stage.

George is a classically trained musician having received a Bachelors Degree in Music from the University of Manchester. He also has a keen passion for production having recieved a Masters Degree in Sound Design from the University of York.

"If it were possible for Nick Drake and Thom Yorke to collaborate, it might sound something like this."

James Robins, Fresh On The Net

"It was a great pleasure George. I really enjoyed your music."

Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

"Songs of exquisite beauty, with a voice that could melt ice caps... gorgeous stuff."

Bob Fischer, BBC Tees

"Simply stunning."

Jericho Keys, BBC York

"A charming collection of sweet melodies and sincere vocals that will serenade away your worries."

NEVolume Magazine

Ben Eaton
Ben Eaton
Original funk/roots/soul artist from Oz living in London

With an eclectic style and unparalleled guitar and looping skills Ben Eaton’s solo shows have become a mainstay of the vibrant London music scene. 3 solo releases with ‘The Ben Eaton Trio’ and over 200 live shows a year for the last 10 years have enabled him to build a growing catalogue of original material to draw from, as well as a strong local following.

Wilford Social
Wilford Social
Wilford Social is Mark Wilkins (guitar and vocals), Bethie Hungerford (vocals), Andre Roese (bass), and Carlos Basilico (cajon and drums).

Mark’s musical background is in the rock and indie scene where he has played in bands at London’s dirtiest live venues. Bethie is from the other side of the musical tracks, where she trained as a classical singer specialising in Renaissance and Early Baroque music. Mark and Bethie have found a middle ground in writing and playing acoustic, harmony-driven songs which draw from a shared love of the singer-songwriter tradition. Wilford Social’s music has been described as “indie-folk” and a modern acoustic version of Fleetwood Mac. A debut album of original songs is on its way

Simran Ahira
Simran Ahira
Simran Ahira is an artist and singer-songwriter from London. Her songs have a timeless style (with hints of Suzanne Vega, Joni Mitchell and The Big Dish) and are soulfully expressed in her unique voice, catchy guitar rhythms and heartfelt piano. She has been described as having a "stunning voice, well complimented by her technical acoustic guitar and piano work… well thought out lyrics sung with a touch of melancholy and a lot of passion." Simran also makes her own music videos and plans to soon release an EP, called "Unspoken", which she recorded with a producer in Paris.

Darragh Chaplin
Darragh Chaplin
Singer/Songwriter based in Guildford and London writing songs to hopefully make you have an emotional breakdown...

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