Live music from the latest up and coming musicians every Wednesday 8 until late!
Ciara Vizzard – March 4th
Ciara Vizzard is a young Irish/American singer/ songwriter performing a mixed genre of pop, soul, and folk. She currently is working part time after giving up her job full time in August 2014. She gigs regularly in the Reading/London area.
Emma Kate – March 4th
Emma-Kate is a 19 year old Singer/Songwriter from Surrey. She writes and performs a mix genre of Soul, Pop and modern jazz. She has been studying at The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM Guildford) for three years and is in her final year of degree.
She is currently performing and writing as much as possible with gigs at Gilgamesh in Camden, MKB cocktail bar, Bar des Arts, The white lion in Streatham and many more.
Social Media & Music Links.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emma-Kate/455605804459540?sk=info&ref=page_internal
Ska Pete – March 11th
\”Originally from Nottingham, Skapete the Uplifter has been playing and writing for 20 years. He\’s supported the likes of The Beat, The Selecter, Neville Staples, The Slackers, Bad Manners, The Toasters, Chris Murray, Jimmy Cliff and many others with various bands and line-ups but now is focusing fully on the stripped back roots approach. His original material involves trad ska, reggae, dub, mento, two-tone and eastern European gypsy ska culminating in a nice blend of energy and chill. He is on a one man mission to uplift, spread niceness and entertain through music, and bring ska to all who wish to feel it. Nice one!\”
\”SKA PETE THE UPLIFTER kicks things off with his unique blend of Ska and Reggae. Known for fronting the brilliantly named SKANK MACHINE BREADCHASERS back in the day, Pete now gets everybody moving all by himself. Guaranteed to get you bopping around all over the place, we’re sure Pete will set the tone just right for the rest of the night!\” – nusic, leftlion magazine
Faye Patton – March 11th
Faye is a Nu Jazz singer-songwriter, pianist and classically trained guitarist – she writes original songs in jazz idiom which combine jazz, funk, pop, folk, gospel and blues influences with a retro yet contemporary sound that recalls the great divas of the 30\’s 40\’s and 50\’s. Whilst writing her own material she also has a wide range of standards under her belt. Her vocals, (with a register that stretches to heights, depths and lengths that make audiences gasp) have been compared to Judy Garland and Nina Simone. Her prodigious piano playing has been compared to Ray Charles Horace Silver and Tori Amos and her guitar playing to that of Prince.
Faye gigs both solo and with her talented band members. She is an accomplished instrumentalist and creative collaborator, doing session, teaching and production work for others.
Jack Cade – March 18th
\”Take about two cups of Johnny Cash add a dash or two of Tom Waits, and a smidgen of the psychobilly or punk roots that began molding him years ago, and you have Jack Cade.\”
Jack Cade is an Americana and folk artist who gigs either solo, duo with vocalist Helen Togher or with his full band the Everyday Sinners. He released his first album ‘This Fiery Road’ in 2011 before forming the full gigging band that perform all over the country now. The second full band album ‘Lord of the empty Manor’, produced by Bobby Bloomfield form ‘Does it Offend You, Yeah?’, was released in 2014. You can check out tracks from both albums on the band website at www.jackcade.com
Jack is releasing a solo acoustic album ‘A Murder of Crows’ in April 2015, featuring songs written over the last couple of years that either did not make it onto the full band albums or are more suited to a solo performance. His songs weave often dark tales based on everyday experience or tales from personal experience or from close friends and are often inspired by places and events from the West side of Reading, where he currently resides.
Having played guitar in bands and written songs for others over many years of playing Jack found his voice in 2005, quite by accident, having rediscovered Johnny Cash when he heard ‘Man Comes Around’ being played between acts at the WOMAD Festival. Hearing that voice took him back to childhood days in his Grandparents kitchen on a Sunday afternoon when the radio would be pouring out old country tunes. That was instrumental in him taking his first foray into singing live, and having done it once and got away with it there was no going back. Playing wherever he could Jack has developed his own brand of Americana, Country and Folk with a rough and none to cultured edge, as he often says “I’ve always thought of myself not as a singer but someone who talks with style, and I write and play simple songs because that’s the way they come out”
Rob Young – March 18th
Rob Young has had music in his blood from a very young age, but has only in recent years started to take things to the next level. Rob\’s performances, including a selection of genres, have audiences captivated by his soulful tones and musicality.
Many of his latest performances with his pianist Shirley Fung and guitarist Graham Rawle have focused on acoustic style renditions. Rob is now starting to work on some original material and soon will start rehearsals for an Edinburgh Fringe production of RENT in August.
Harry Baker – March 25th
My name is Harry Baker, I’ve been playing the guitar for over 6 years now and I’ve been singing for over a year. I’ve grown up listening to a huge range of music, which is probably why I find it hard to find something I don’t like! My influences range from the oldies of blues like Robert Johnson, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, through to artists such as Elvis, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Prince, Gary Moore, Jack Johnson, John Mayer and Neil Young to list a few. Since I’ve been singing and writing my own material I’ve released two singles which are now available on Itunes to purchase, one labeled “Your Heart’s Still Sweet” and the other “Something About Me”. Due to my large list of influences, I find it hard to “tick” one box when it comes to naming my genre, but I’d say it’s a mix of pop, rock, blues, country and jazz. Now at the age of 16, I’m still learning new things about my instrument and my voice, as well as how this whole industry works, I hope you enjoy my set, thanks for taking the time to listen. Harry
Lauren Dixon – March 25th
Lauren Dixon is a 19 year old singer/songwriter and performer, from Camden. She combines folk and Blues in original electric and acoustic tracks whilst also covering songs from all different eras.
Shoot The Duke – April 1st
Shoot the Duke are an energetic acoustic duo from Southsea. Drawing inspiration from modern artists such as Jamie T, Passenger and Ed Sheeran but combining their style with older influences such as Johnny Cash. Their debut single, \”Topdog\”, was voted top 5 by Tom Robinson on Fresh on the net in March 2014 and broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music. After winning the \’Change Tracks Battle of the Bands\’ in 2014, the duo finished off their first year together by releasing their 4-track EP The Blackwell Incident and took part in a tour with local folk artists Hometown Show and The Paper Trains.”
Samson – April 1st
Samson is a London born singer/songwriter, currently in the process of writing and recording his own original material. Having recently graduated from the university of Leeds, you will now find Samson making his way around London\’s gigging circuit, while performing a combination of acoustic covers and original songs
Harry Pane – April 8th
Harry is an experienced and well received live performer. He puts his own take on songs from all genres as well as writing stomping folk/blues. He does this using a voice that has been described as soulful and emotive. His talent is one not to be missed!
Red and Blonde – April 8th
Liv and Hollie, formally known as \’Red is Blonde,\’ catch eyes with their striking hair colours and catch ears with their unique combination of vocals and harmonies.
The acoustic singer-songwriter duo started performing together over two years ago when they first posted a cover of the Kooks\’ \’Naive\’ to their youtube channel. Almost 1,000 subscribers and over 100,000 total channel views later, Red is Blonde still upload covers, and also write and perform original songs, which they have ambitions to release at some point in the future.
Check out their youtube channel, youtube.com/redisblonde as well as their Facebook page, which also features short covers, facebook.com/pages/Red-is-Blonde/634805569937455?fref=ts
Keep your eyes peeled on www.gilgameshbar.com website for more upcoming acts.