Substance

Sun Aug 21st 2022
Substance presents Acoustica
The Spice of Life
6 Moor Street Soho London W1D 5NA
Doors:6.00pm Admission:£7 in advance /£9 OTD

Kev Gray & The Gravy Train
Kev Gray & The Gravy Train
Formed in Tokyo in late 2008, The Gravy Train are a multi-culti live outfit from Britain, Canada, Japan and the US. A feature band during "UK-Japan Year 2008", The Gravy Train quickly established themselves as a top local act by securing a sellout Saturday night at the iconic rockabilly hangout, Crocodile Club, in Shibuya with their regular UK-Japan Night.

The band have a tour of the US planned in summer 2017 in collaboration with a new video for the yoga-inspired bossa nova track, ‘Dirty Downward Dog’ and a conservation commissioned song about "finning" called The Last Shark. Dates are yet to be announced.

In terms of live performance, songwriting, groove, versatility and vocal quality, we believe The Gravy Train has the most to offer to any live audience.

Jamie Maidment
Jamie Maidment
Singer / songwriter

Esme White
New Yorkian Songwriter

Malcolm MacWatt
Malcolm MacWatt
As founding member of emerging London country band The Glass Mountains, Scottish musician Malcolm MacWatt is already gaining recognition for his Americana-infused songwriting.

While a deep respect for country and bluegrass is evident in his songs and guitar playing, as a solo performer Malcolm freely shows his British folk roots citing John Martyn and Dick Gaughan as major influences. Age 12 and just getting into the guitar he first heard Johnny Cash At San Quentin and was immediately hooked into country music. A Transatlantic Records promo album featuring Pentangle and Fairport Convention introduced the idea that folk, rock, blues and jazz could be fused together.

A self-confessed “guitar geek” he moved to London in 2010 to study guitar-making and instrument repair with some of the UK’s top luthiers. He also plays dobro and fiddle.

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