Saturday 16th September 2017
Substance presents: LEA SOTO // BEN WICKINS // REECE //CLOUDY GALVEZ // EMLY WHITE
ROLL UP! ROLL UP! FOR ANOTHER EVENING OF FUN! Ladies and Gentleman tonight we bring you, straight from the heart of soho:
Born in Madrid, Spain. London based singer and composer. She raised in a family of musicians and singers and she was trained from a very early age to play piano, cello and guitar.
Lea Soto started her solo artist career in 2012 with the release of Hoy, her first single with the collaboration of Julio Iniesta on the guitar, Sergio Garcia on the bass and Jorge Vera on piano. Her single Hoy it was finalist at La Removida, new musical talents competition, organized by National Radio of Spain under the label of Sony Music.
In London she has performed at differents venues such as Jazz Café, Trader Vic´s, Coya, Bolivar Hall and KOKO
Ben Wickins takes hard rock and neo-soul and marries them in a basement in Hackney. But this wasn't always his intention…
He was once a gentle soul whose catchy songs were like vivid snapshots of beautiful places and complicated people. But more and more, his band members started turning up to rehearsals with seven-string guitars and great big Chinese cymbals, wreaking havoc with drive pedals and snare drum effects. It broke his heart.
Then one day, whilst staring intently into a whiskey and coke, at the bottom of which he could see his sunken dream of becoming the next Billy Joel, Ben reluctantly gave in to the whim of his musicians. The result? A hard-rock-tinged brand of laid-back funk that's low, dark and heavy but whose lyrics are descriptive, truthful and ironic.
A rapper and singer/songwriter apparently...
Cloudy is an up-and-coming artist pioneering the introduction of a new sound: progressive soul with a touch of pop. Whether accompanied by drums and bass, or solo, Cloudy delivers a captivating continuous mix of original material, packed with push-and-pull, catchy hooks and beautiful melodies designed to catch your attention and stay in your head for days.
Emily White is an emerging singer-songwriter based in the East Midlands. Drawing influence from a wide range of styles and eras, expect a unique blend of music which showcases an obvious love for jazz, soul and the quintessential songwriters of the 70’s.
After completing her music degree at the University of Birmingham Emily began to work on her debut EP Colourblind. Whilst working part-time she was able to facilitate the production, release and distribution of the 5 tracks recorded at SMAC Studios, Suffolk. Since then, she has built up a following playing at various venus in the East Midlands, some of note include The Bookcafe (Derby), The Flowerpot (Derby), The Greyhound (Derby) and Yorks Bakery Cafe (Birmingham).
McMullen Real Ales and a variety of world beers, delicious wines, spirits and classic cocktails
Tonight is #quiz night @SpiceOfLifeSoho! Starts at 7pm. hint: What was Margaret Thatcher's husband's name? #Soho
Follow us on Twitter