Substance presents Acoustica: Samhain + Wednesdays Wolves + Alex Maydew + Hux
Doors 7pm // £7 in advance // £9 OTD
Samhain is a young British acoustic-percussive guitarist and singer. His modern folk inspired sound has a contemporary but timeless quality. Guitar blends with voice and lyrics to give a mature and sensitive style that seems to naturally ebb and flow, driven by the beats he taps on the guitar
Wednesday’s Wolves is a folk duo comprised of Ysabelle Durant and Chrissy Renker. Both third culture kids, they met while at school in Sri Lanka although their musical collaboration didn’t start until they had both finished University. They first sang together in the summer of 2012 where they were asked to perform a few covers at a charity concert in aid of Save the Children. In June 2013 they began writing their own material and performing at open mic nights around the UK quickly leading to several invitations to perform longer sets at gigs in London and Oxford, one of which found them on the same bill as producer and member of Tired Pony Iain Archer. In December 2013 they were featured on BBC Radio Oxford’s open mic slot. Their songs use simple guitar riffs and vocal harmonies combined with a variety of percussive instruments such as cajons and glockenspiels to create emotive and evocative music. Inspirations include artists like Sufjan Stevens, The Paper Kites, Bright Eyes, Fionn Regan and Bon Iver.
Singer-songwriter/pianist based in London.
Since moving to the UK, aussie artist HUX has been working the London circuit, most notably landing a support slot with Robbie Williams. Characterised by his soulful lyricism and catchy, contemporary melodies, along with a string of new releases all through 2023, HUX is definitely one to get on your radar.
The Spice of Life is an over 18’s venue .ID will be required if you are asked.