Wednesday 21st July
Tickets £8 | 19:30
Tommy Down is a multi-instrumentalist who has been writing music and recording since he was fourteen. He went on tour and performed jazz standards across Europe from the age of 20 in a Bristol based Jazz Orchestra. During his time at Bristol he netted a few accolades, including ’Best Original Composition’ at the UK Open Mic Competition.
After leaving Bristol Tommy moved back to London, where he began and finished a soul album with jazz and blues rock influences, which he has been performing across the city with his band Pink Yesterday. While flying from London to New York he also forged some eminent collaborations last year in order to complete this body of work. Collaborators include Jeffrey Silverman (Adele + Aloe Blacc), Charlie Perry (wrote and produced for Jorja Smith on Lost and Found), and Jon Shave & Jason Pebworth from the grammy nominated “Invisible Men” – the hitmakers behind songs by Britney Spears and Rita Ora.
Tommy takes inspiration from soul singers like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and more contemporary artists like Daniel Caesar. Tommy has plenty more songs on the way.
BEA is an Independent ‘hazy folk pop’ artist from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her influences range from the likes of Foy Vance and Hozier to Dermot Kennedy, Maggie Rodgers and Phoebe Bridgers, with honest storytelling and vulnerability at the core of her craft. Subtle references to roots in Irish Folk music can be heard in her writing, combined with a more urban, alternative pop sound that she has developed since moving to London to study songwriting. With a unique voice and a clear lyrical and sonic identity, this time developing as both a writer and an artist set her up to successfully release her first single ‘These Streets of Ours’ in October 2020, which received its first radio play on BBC ATL Introducing as a world exclusive and received coverage from the likes of Atwood Magazine, Lefuturewave, When The Horn Blows and more. These Streets of Ours was also played on BBC6 Introducing Mixtape and was featured on Fresh on the Net’s ‘Fresh Faves’. This was followed by her second single ‘Ghost’ which was released in November and was also played on BBC ATL Introducing and received coverage from the likes of Wolf in a Suit, Lefuturewave and Digital Tour Bus.
“…moody melodies, outstanding vocals, catchy sounds, and solid hooks. Captivating from beginning to end”-Lefuturewave
“A bold, brave and beautiful offering from an independent artist so full of promise.” – When The Horn Blows