Substance

Sun Jul 8th 2018
Substance presents Hair of the Dog
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London WD1 5NA
Doors:6.00pm Admission:£5 OTD

Jaya
Jaya
Jaya combines punchy guitar with soaring vocal melodies and melodic bass lines, to create Infectious, Edgy, Pop.


Moving to London in Autumn 2015, Jaya met bass player/singer Ronald Maas at an open mic night in Hackney; a few weeks later they started performing as a duo and in a trio with Theo Buckingham on drums. Now playing shows in and around London, the trio are set to release their debut single 'Dreamer' in April 2016, ahead of their European Tour in June.

Jack Francis
Jack Francis
"Jack Francis is a Singer/Songwriter from Southampton, UK. His music has been described as an eclectic mix of Acoustic Soul, Folk, Country & Americana."

James Baxter
James Baxter
At 21 James was travelling across the United States, spending time in studios from Albuquerque to Los Angeles, taking influence from the deserts and wilderness of the Mid West and West Coast. Returning to the U.K, James brought back big influences from across the Atlantic, and blended them with his British-born idols. With nods to the likes of James Taylor, Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, this Southampton songwriter is set to showcase the technicolour melody and incessant lyricism of his album in waiting. Summer 2018 will see James head out on tour to promote his new record - The Paradise EP.

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 has released an EP, called "Unspoken", which she recorded with a producer in Paris.

Mike Nisbet
Mike Nisbet
'One of the most exciting musicians to come out of Scotland in recent years’ Scotland On Sunday
‘A timeless quality to his songwriting, a voice that soothes and shatters hearts’ The Pop Cop
‘Unwittingly possesses a hypnotising aura that is impossible not to become entirely captivated by’ Gigslutz ‘Passionate, poetic and compelling’ The Cultural Pick
Hailing from the west coast of Scotland, Mike Nisbet is an exciting Singer/Songwriter mastering stripped back folk, blues and Americana inspired stories to melt your heart. Mike provides resplendently vivid imagery, entangled with ravishing guitar lines that ensure the man as an honest, connected, and powerful performer. A medicine you want to soak into at home with a large libation and a weighty spirit.

After 4 releases including 2012’s debut VAGRANT, and most recently FASHION & TRASH, recorded between Berlin and the west coast of Scotland, Mike Nisbet is working on a new full length record set for release early 2018. Catch him performing intimate shows across London, to get a peak at the new material.

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