Formed at the end of last year and with a regular monthly residency ‘Sleaze In The South’ pulling big crowds at The Windmill Brixton, Sleaze have an unmistakable live energy and sound. The four piece play a rootsy blend of garage rock, punk and blues to bring across a raw and definite vibration with the simple set up of guitar, bass, drums and vocals.
Joey Tansella is a mid 20s Italian born English singer-songwriter and producer.
Tansella starts writing his own material from a very young age, heavily influenced by his older sister’s Jeff Buckley and Nirvana albums, and his parents Beatles collection.
After finishing university he tried to put a band together but couldn’t find the right people, so eventually decided to go ahead on his own.
He started recording demos in his bedroom in West London, capturing his favourite songs written during the years.
He would describe them as catchy straightforward pop rock songs with a big chorus and great melodies.
Animal lover with a black cat, Tansella is a massive fan of American “shock jock” Howard Stern and recently started practicing Transcendental Meditation.
After the release of his EP “Keep Going”, Tansella is looking forward to play shows around London and dreams in the near future to visit the rest of the country.
Today we can announce the winners, picked by Fender UK & ROI & Transport for London, of the #FENDERBUSGIG competition.
Let’s introduce the finalists who will be joining Lower Than Atlantis and Arcane Roots on Tuesday 19th August, Castlehaven Rd, Camden, NW1 8QW [google map]
A 3 piece dirty, heavy, psychedelic blues trio living in the heart of London – https://www.facebook.com/barehuntermusic
VIOLET BONES are a 4 piece garage rock band from Cambridge, UK – https://www.facebook.com/violetbonesmusic
One these lucky bands will have the chance to win a limited edition Fender Routemaster Stratocaster, only 25 in the world! The #FENDERBUSGIG is a free event with no ticket required.
We’d like to say a massive thank you to all the bands who entered in to the competition and a special thank you for Fender UK & ROI and Transport for London for putting this event together!
To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of two design icon’s – the Fender Stratocaster and the Routemaster bus, Strummerville are launching a competition for three lucky unsigned bands to win the chance of playing on the Fender Routemaster bus ahead of its maiden voyage on the legendry “24” Rock N Roll route.
On 19th August, the Fender Routemaster bus will stop in Camden and three bands will perform in front of music industry experts, who will decide the winner of an exclusive prize – one of only 25 in the world – a Routemaster themed Fender Stratocaster.
Terms and Conditions
- Entrants must be over 18
- Entrants must not work for Transport for London, Strummerville or Fender
- Entrants must be available on 19th August 2014 between 3.30pm and 6pm
- Winning 3 bands will be announced on 15th August 2014 by email & via social media
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With his witty lyricism and creative flair, Jones 2.0 is a welcome addition to the UK music scene. His tracks are an exciting mix of dubstep, grime and rap, teamed with melodic samples, which are each bound together by a distinct love for his hometown of London. Jones 2.0’s catalogue thus far proves that he is unafraid to think outside the box and has a great deal of potential. Refusing to restrict himself to one craft, he has also turned his expertise to writing and producing short films and dabbled in modelling too. With plans to perform at some of the country’s top festivals this year and a fun vibe that is sure to appeal to a wide range of music lovers, Jones 2.0 is aiming high and trying to re-define the typical ‘UK Urban’ sound.
“…this quartet is truly magnificent in what they do.”
- Indie Shuffle
Native Roses are a gang of musicians from London, England. Pulling influences from americana, rock and 90’s pop the band are know for their hooky records and raucous live performances.
“Reminiscent of an early Arcade Fire Native Roses present a subtle confidence that belies their age.”
- AAA Music
“…a quite outstanding and compulsive slice of haunting Americana.”
- Ringmaster Review
“If Fleetwood Mac came back with a record this good we’d be running through the streets rejoicing.”
- Brighton Source Magazine
The Welcome Committee is a 2 piece band from South London via Southend. The band’s fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship has placed them as the band of the 2014…………. Currently recording our debut album. In the last few years we have released 2 e.p’s on iTunes, been heard all over radio (BBC Radio 1 – Steve Lamacq, XFM – John Kennedy), had fantastic press (Dazed & Confused, RockSound 8/10), and played all over the UK and Europe……….
“Joe Shergold and Ken Canham create a kind of indietronica full of emotive vocals and anthemic builds that has garnered a lot of radio interest.” – Dazed & Confused
“Songs such as ‘Famous First Words’ build and build before blossoming into a fantastic layering of pop melodies’ 8/10 – Rock Sound
Seasoned London rapper Olos clicked into a different league when he advertised for a Hip-Rock band and found drummer Andrea Rapisarda, bassist Ewan McIntosh and lead guitarists Alex Scheuerer & Evgeny Sukhotin. The band’s first ever gig was at the 100 Club and since then they have amazed crowds at Proud Camden, Dublin Castle, The Enterprise, Motherlive, Nambucca, Underbelly & AAA, and are showcasing throughout the summer while they complete their debut album recording.
The band released their live mix tape ‘No Heirs & Graces’ in April, won a slot on the Emerging Icon’s stage at Beach Break Live Festival in June and are relentlessly stamping their name on the UK’s up and coming scene.
The Reverse Psychology EP will be released on Freeport Entertainment / InGrooves in September 2014.
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EASTER SUNDAY 20th APRIL: We are putting on our first live music event of the year at our favourite North London spot, The Taproom.
The all day event will showcase some fantastic new music. There will also have some great merchandise for sale as well as some brand new artwork by Tom Fozard.
It’s an early kick off, we will be there from 1pm and the music starts at around 2pm
These great acts will be performing.
Frankie Forman Music
Eat The Evidence
Come down and support new music.
We’d like to thank the Ace Cafe London team for supporting us with this fantastic looking event… See you there!
7pm – 11pm
WEDNESDAY 23RD APRIL
Ace Cafe London
Ace Corner, North Circular Road
Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD
Tel: 020 8961 1000 Fax: 020 8965 0161
IN SUPPORT OF STRUMMERVILLE – THE JOE STRUMMER NEW MUSIC FOUNDATION