Review: Almost Famous, June 2012

PRS for Music hosted its June Almost Famous showcase last night at London’s 229 Club and M went along to check it out.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 28 Jun 2012
  • min read
hosted its June Almost Famous showcase last night at London’s 229 Club and M went along to check it out.

The latest instalment of the regular event saw fresh and innovative performances from upcoming artists Luke Sital-Singh, Holly Walker, G Frsh and Laura Steel (left).

First on stage was Luke Sital-Singh, whose enchanting voice and gentle acoustic guitar playing captivated the audience. Luke’s wry sense of humour became immediately apparent when he introduced one of his songs, revealing it was ‘about making love to a killer whale' - eliciting laughs from an otherwise humbled audience.

Holly Walker brought a very different charm to the stage as she sat above her keyboard in a funky orange dress and delivered hooky, provocative lyrics positioned with a swinging rhythm.

‘Yes’ bellowed the audience as she inquired, ‘Does anyone every find themselves wasting the day on Facebook?’, before launching into her punchy song Modern Life, which offered a witty overview of social networking.

Then it was G Frsh's turn to give an incredible performance, amazing the crowd with his dynamic flow, entertaining wordplay and playful beats. The audience bopped along while G Frsh's smooth dance moves were magnetic.

Last to hit the stage was Laura Steel, a charismatic power-pop diva, who certainly made a fierce impact. Dressed in dagger heels and hot pants, she put in an energetic performance overflowing with attitude and personality.

Jules Parker, Membership Development at PRS for Music, who helped organise the event, said: ‘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.’

Words: Laura-Jane Ryves
Pictures: Dominic Marley

Artist websites:
Luke Sital-Singh
Holly Walker
G Frsh
Laura Steel