Friday 16th August 2019
ChaWk are a London & Southampton-based band whose existence stemmed from fate/university. Formed in 2015, they originally comprised of an all-female line-under the ever-so-imaginative name Band C - nothing else to say here. A year later, under their new name, ChaWk was re-imagined as a four-member outfit: Charlie (the one at the front), Rob (the one with the keys), Holly (the one sat down) and Cait (the one with the bass). In 2017, ChaWk released their debut EP ‘Starry-Eyed Girl’ - an eclectic fusion of pop, rock, jazz with a sprinkling of reggae - and are currently working of their follow-up EP and other surprises! From a group whose individual influences range from k-pop to Pink Floyd, expect nothing less than the unexpected.
Born and raised in the small town of Holywood, Northern Ireland, BEA is a singer-songwriter with a passion for making people feel what they need to feel. Growing up around traditional Irish music and influenced by Folk artists such as Foy Vance and Hozier, she uses her music to tell stories using emotive, relatable lyrics.
Carmen Marie’ is the amalgamation of a genre defying singer/songwriter hailing from Streatham, South East London, where her emotive honesty and rawness distinguishes her as an artist. With influences heavily drawn to RnB, Jazz and Neo Soul, Carmen’s soulful vocals and personal capture of ‘melodic alternative slow jams’ give the ever-evolving singer the ambiguity beyond that of a conventional artist.
After the success of her debut single ‘Hopeless’ in 2018, (which found its way naturally onto various Spotify playlists raking 54K views+), Carmen returns with her first single of 2019 ‘High Day’.
‘This song was originally inspired by my mum and our jokes about me regularly singing and writing sad love songs. I decided to write a love song from a happy perspective, whilst being as honest as possible. 'I watched you grow just like a flower' refers to growing with someone during love, even when that love initiated just as a seed. We all refer to terms such as 'high on love' and 'Thank God it's Friday' and that's exactly what is meant by the term 'High Day'. You know that buzz we all feel on a Friday knowing we will either have a peaceful or eventful weekend, despite feeling drained from the days prior. Throughout the lows of a relationship, those high days make every moment worth it. I wanted to create those butterflies in the stomach during the honeymoon phase sort of feeling
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