3rd March 2011
Almost Famous, the free PRS for Music live music showcase for emerging and breakthrough acts, is coming to the Bull & Gate, Kentish Town, London on March 3rd.
The event will showcase Channel Cairo, Tigers That Talked and toodar - three of the UK’s freshest up and coming bands.
PRS for Music actively supports new and breakthrough artists, recognising that they represent the future lifeblood of the Music Industry, and these showcases are an ideal opportunity to watch ‘the next big thing’ in music. Previous performers have included Mercury winning Speech Debelle, Kill it Kid and Bobby Long, whose music is included in hit-vampire-flick Twilight.
Doors Open: 6.00pm, Thursday 3rd March 2011
First Act on: 7.00pm
Where: Bull & Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, NW5 2TJ
Line up: Channel Cairo, Tigers That Talked and toodar
Entry is free and based on a first come first served basis. To apply to attend visit: www.prsformusic.com/almostfamous.
Jules Parker, Membership Development at PRS for Music, comments: “We’re really pleased to be giving fans an early opportunity to see some fresh new faces that they will soon be hearing a lot more about. PRS for Music has always done its best to support new talent and the Almost Famous offering is a great way to take this engagement to a new level – it’s a great opportunity for artists and it’s also established itself as a great platform for music industry and fans to engage with new talent.”
‘Channel Cairo, an Anglo-French 5-piece band based in North London, are peddlers of haunting, romantic popnoir, hell-bent on reigniting the flame of giant indie. The five grew up in the English and French countryside, and are now at home in London’s King’s Cross, at a rehearsal studio next to legendary whiskey bar, The Lexington. Coming together through their enjoyment for those artists before them, their sound has been likened to Jeff Buckley, Local Natives and Radiohead among other artists, whose writing sticks in the head and doesn't fade away like a short-lived fashion. It was their desire to take these influences and give their music new direction that set them apart from the other acts that are trying to simply ‘play in an indie band’.
Tigers That Talked
Since forming in 2006, singer-songwriter and guitarist Jamie Williams, bassist Owain Kelly, violinist Glenna Larsen and drummer Chris Verney have been patiently and meticulously honing their sound while releasing a series of critically acclaimed singles, picking up fans in Zane Lowe, John Kennedy, and Steve Lamacq along the way.
By twisting Glenna’s effect-adorned strings and Jamie’s haunting vocals around a pulsing rhythm section, the band strike a subtle balance between the anthemic and the experimental. Creating a multi-layered, intensely beautiful music that can be in turns euphoric, rousing and haunting, and coupled with the band’s frenzied live energy, Tigers That Talked create an explosive & dynamic sound that has lead NME to describe them as ‘Masters of the slow brood, ebbing and flowing with filmic elegance, swaying between maudlin melodrama and frenzied, multi-layered crescendos”.
Hailing from Elephant & Castle in London, 5 piece band toodar blend melodic electronica with live drums, classical guitar, soaring vocals and 2-step beats, a sound described by BBC6 DJ Tom Robinson as ‘dense and beautiful’.
Originally the solo alias of singer/songwriter Tom Grundy, toodar released the 'White Elephant’ EP in 2009. The band then grew to a four piece before their fifth member, Isabel Seeliger-Morley, a young engineer and producer working with the band was recruited as a full time member.
toodar look set to be the ones to watch for the beginning of 2011. Watch this space.
For more information, get in touch:
Nicola Formoy, Public Relations Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
02073064229 / 07535700965
PRS for Music:
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