Neil Singh // Bellacoola // River Meets Sea // PEDRICK // Chris Pidsley
Friday 31st January 2020
Lots of musicians have day jobs, but not many are doctors. But then there's lots about Neil Singh which stands him out in today's scene of young hopefuls. He doesn't want to make you dance. He'd rather make you think. His poetic lyrics take on challenging themes - from terrorism, to pornography, to the refugee crisis. But he combines these lyrics with a rich, full-band sound (including cello, piano, and electric guitars) that will remind you of Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Nadine Shah and Nick Cave. There's something on each of his dark, brooding songs that will get you - maybe the unforgettable melodies, or the unhurried groove - and leave you desperate to hear more. The fresh new voice in the indie-folk-rock scene. @NeilSinghHQ
A Blues, Rock, Pop duo from South West London. A secondary school friendship blossomed between Gus Eude (Lead Guitar) and Luke Pearce (Lead Vocals) 10 years ago through their love of the same music. Styles ranging from aggressive modern rock; to intimate love songs similar to that of the 1920-50s. Debut Album “The Meeting Place” released November 2017, is available on Spotify and iTunes
RIVER MEETS SEA
An evolution from Joe’s solo work, the band maintain a spectral intimacy in their live shows and recently released their debut band EP 'The Republic'. The extra instrumentation adds a variety of timbres to the set and is complimentary to the lyrically dense yet melodic, intricate songs. Having played at The Great Escape, Latitude, Folk East, Norfolk & Norwich Arts Festival, the MPA Showcase, as well as support slots for Frankie Lee, Wooden Arms & Laish, River Meets Sea draw influence from the likes of Ben Howard, Tycho & Bob Dylan. Joe Osborne - Guitar & Vox Liam Lovegrove - Guitar & Vox Jamie Howard - Drums Luke Remon - Bass, Keys & Vox
PEDRICK are a pop/rock duo based in Exeter, composing of identical twin brothers Theo and Bertie Pedrick, along with Dan Brewis on drums and Eddie Cockcroft on Bass. With a sound that lies between the radio-friendly sensibilities of Coldplay mixed with the arena rock of Imagine Dragons, they provide a mixture of anthemic pop/rock tracks alongside more sensitive ballads.
The twins formed the duo in 2007 at a young age, but the backline was only completed in September 2017 with the introduction of Brewis and Cockcroft. They have headlined a number of top independent venues, including London's coveted Half-Moon, Putney, and The Bedford, Balham, as well as supporting Toploader at Islington Assembly Hall. Known for their energetic live performances, they have recently been recording their debut EP with Grammy Award Winning Producer/Engineer Ian Dowling (Adele, One Direction).
Chris Pidsley is a young singer-songwriter based in London. Playing acoustic based pop and alternative style songs as well as electric guitar lead melodies. Pidsley has played numerous venues around his previous University area of Plymouth including the B-Bar and The Rod and Line to a warm reception. He plays a mixture of his own original material as well as popular covers in his own unique style.