Sunday 15th October 2017
Substance presents "Acoustica "
Doors open 6pm
Bandini is a Singer - Songwriter and an Actor born in Italy now based in London. He play guitar, piano, harmonica and sing. Having been brought up on Blues and Jazz through his father, and then schooled in storytelling and song-writing through his uncle (Italian singer-songwriter), Bandini’s musical foundations were set. He started his career in London in 2015 performing on the streets as a busker, then he made a name for himself on the London open mic circuit with his special blend of gypsy blues.
....a unique artist, true performer and entertainer with powerful passionate vocals enough to move anyone's soul!
Her raw, soulful & bluesy vocals together with her vibrant funky/jazzy/folk sound have seen Nicky support the likes of Roy Ayers, Nate James, Courtney Pine, JTQ, The Three Degrees, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club show and more recently Brother Strut.
She has performed many times at one of the UK’s premier performance venues The Stables and other prestigious venues such as The Jazz Cafe, Pigalle, The Bedford Corn Exchange, Glastonbury, The Cobden Club, The Bedford and The Grand Prix @ Silverstone.
Over the years, Nicky has been involved in a lot of underground projects alongside other artists one of which did have some commercial success entering the Main UK Charts at No. 25 with the ‘Zed Bias’ Garage anthem ‘Neighbourhood’.
In 2009 she released her debut EP - *'See What You Mean' and has just realised the second ‘Mischief’ both available on CD and download.
Known for her exotic looks and her rich voice full of attitude;
Chess is an artist, a songwriter, dancer, and top-line melody writer
She has also been busy with TV and radio appearances as well as featuring in some influential magazines both printed and online. Some to mention are: Creation 5, After Nyne and Times of Malta.
Chess also works collaboratively with DJ's and artists from all over the world, including a Ministry of Sound DJ, Xenia Ghali, and recently well-known DJ Dario Synth. Chess has released 2 EP's - Babygirl and Tuxedo - and both projects were the result of 2 successful kickstarter campaigns where she received donations from all over the world. Her 2nd EP Tuxedo, managed to get her radio airplay on BBC Introducing, where the single Vanity was described as 'a cracker of a tune!!!' by the presenter. Her tracks have also been featured on Best of British Unsigned podcast.
Chess performed these EP's at the Bedford, Balham and many other significant places in London such as The Luxe and The Old Queens Head, Islington and festivals around the UK. Other big performances include Bay Music Awards, which had an audience of 4,000, and The Farson's Beer Festival, which had an audience of 2,000.
Chess has just been nominated for Best Solo Artist in Malta at the Malta Music awards
Tom Forest is a collaboration between Tom and Isabel. Since he sings the songs, and she's busy, you'll mostly see his face,
McMullen Real Ales and a variety of world beers, delicious wines, spirits and classic cocktails