Sat Jul 14th 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
Substance gig regulars, Evil Edna are a trash-gypsy, dirty-rockabilly, booze-blues rock band leaking harmonica driven awesomeness at a venue near you!

Drawing influences from bands such as The Legendary Shack Shakers and Gogol Bordello their unique sound draws heavily on a combination of rock and gypsy punk. Past shows include supporting The Goddamn Gallows on their European tour and upcoming 2018 festivals at Deerstock and Off The Tracks at Castle Donnington are not to be missed!

“...a powerful sound that's about to sweep the music industry” - Eileen Shapiro, Louder Than War Magazine

“Evil Edna takes it to the next level with their truly unique flavours....their electric stage presence and Genre crossing fusion of Gypsy-Punk, Blues and deep fried Rockabilly, is earning themselves one helluva - must see - reputation” - Chris McCann, Music To Burn a Million Miles

Crybaby Special
Crybaby Special

Crybaby Special are a three piece gypsy rock band with elements of grunge and ska. With an um-pap-pah heavy back beat, they take the best of British ska and have carried it forward with an infectious uncompromising gypsy punk attitude that is sure to get you off your chair and onto the dance floor. Their influences include Captain Beefheart, The Specials, Madness and Gogol Bordello. Crybaby Special’s past shows include supporting Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Pete Doherty at the Torriano (Camden), Babyshambles at Brixton Jamm (Brixton) and Maximo park at Dreamland, Margate. The band are due to perform on the main stage at Create Music Festival 2018, Ashford supporting DJ Jazzy Jeff.

"★★★★★" - Artrocker Magazine

"Proper Boss" - Carl Barat (The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things)

"As summer approaches and the sun starts to shine, you are going to want these guys in your playlist as they are guaranteed to give you a spring in your step and some swagger in your strut. These guys are great!"- Josh Bessant, On The House!

"one heck of a debut, and as an advert for their high-octane live shows, it’s a definite winner!" - Loud Horizon

"Their debut album 'No Excuses' practically leaps out of the speakers and performs live in the room with you, right in your face" - The Sound Of Confusion

"in a live environment Crybaby Special would blow the roof off" - We Hate Your Band

"this album is disturbing but so good, the dark instrumentation and vocals are entrancing" - 7bitarcade

Funk - Rock.....

Antoine Saults (Lead Guitar/Vocals)
Greg Saults (Drums/Vocals)
Axel Castets (Bass/Choirs)

Antoine Huc (Guitar/Choirs)
Thomas Ribes (Keyboards/Choirs)

Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas
In the summer of 2010, Aaron took on bass duties for singer-songwriter/filmmaker, Cosmo Jarvis, and eventually moved onto guitar. With this came more high profile situations i.e. Secret Garden party, Isle of Wight Festival, Parades de Coura in Portugal, and the Great Escape amongst many others. During this time he continued to write and in October 2011 began playing solo earning supports with Plan B, James Bay, Jack Garratt, Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Scott Matthews, Ryan Keen, Ruarri Joseph, Brother & Bones and many more.

Aaron’s approach to songwriting is all about honesty. “If you don’t believe in what you’re singing about, who else will?”. Consequently, he has songs about impatient people at airports, passing on bad habits to your kids, friends, PMA, and the glorious power of hindsight.

His honest and passionate song writing is coupled with a live performance that blends elements of different genres, story telling, and use of technology to create a sound that is more than just “a guy with a guitar”.

Danny Horn
Danny Horn
Songs for swinging lovers and/or desperate loners

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