Sunday 23rd July 2017
The Secret Rapture presents: DAVEY JAMES // JACK FRANCIS // SIMRAN AHIRA // THE MOSTAR DIVING CLUB // NICK EREAUT
Live in the Backstage Bar:
A Acoustic Rock & Roll, Blues, Folk musician based in London.
Find out more here: https://www.daveyjamesmusic.com/
"Jack Francis is a Singer/Songwriter from Southampton, UK. His music has been described as an eclectic mix of Acoustic Soul, Folk, Country & Americana."
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.
The Mostar Diving Club
The Mostar Diving Club is the work of writer, composer and lead singer Damian Katkhuda.
Signed to BMG since 2001 and producing to date nine studio albums under different guises he has remained resolutely under the radar, choosing to go about his craft in his own unique way and style. The Mostar Diving Club is his latest project with four albums released under its banner; Don Your Suit of Lights (2008), Triumph of Hope (2013), Horizontal Hotel (2015) and Everything is Beautiful (2017); you've probably never heard of him though you will of heard his songs which have been used widely in film and television to create unique and beautiful atmospheres on screen. The music ranges from large scale productions to just a simple guitar and voice recorded in the garden. Recorder orchestras, violins with trumpet attachments, bowed saws, accordions, harmoniums, glockenspiels, banjos, auto harps and ukuleles are just a few of the instruments to be heard on these highly eclectic albums. They have met with great critical acclaim both here and abroad; "Don't equate the lightness of touch Damian Katkhuda brings to his music with a lack of graft: the singer has been releasing magical folk-pop albums for years, never quite breaking through but affirming the notion that if you look beyond the charts you can strike gold. Infused with a born-melodist gift and straight-to-the-emotional-mains lyric writing, this music is plaintive and heart breakingly lovely, Pure gold." (Sunday Times). The name, The Mostar Diving Club, is taken from a town in Bosnia where Katkhuda's fathers' family hail from; as a right of passage into adulthood, young men dive from an old bridge into a shallow river below, a distance of some thirty meters.
Nick Ereaut writes heartfelt, groovy songs. His inspirations include The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Donny Hathaway.
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