Posted on April 27th, 2018 by James Gamble

Reno & Rome are a four piece synth-pop band with a slick sound and some serious dance moves to boot!

They’ve opened shows for The Feeling and The Hoosiers, and fans include BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary.

They’re playing Studio 88 in Leicester Square on May 22nd. Info coming soon…..

See their full artist profile here 

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Daisy Clark joins TALENTBANQ

Posted on April 24th, 2018 by James Gamble

TALENTBANQ welcomes Daisy Clark to our roster of exceptional talent.

Winner of ‘Best Unsigned Female’ – Best of British Radio (2017)

This 19 year-old from Newquay has already topped the iTunes charts and performed at the Royal Albert Hall.

Daisy performs an array of original, acoustic material inspired by various genres such as pop, folk, indie and jazz music, which is drawn from her love of all musical styles.

After several viral successes her profile is now raising across International shores. Daisy has also received a lot of from radio stations such as BBC introducing Cornwall and BBC Radio 2.

Daisy will be releasing her DEBUT EP on May 19th.

See Daisy’s artist profile here 

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TALENTBANQ launches The Soho Music Festival – June 16th

Posted on April 20th, 2018 by James Gamble

Tickets on sale NOW: Link to buy tickets

Soho – an area synonymous with great music venues and historic gigs. An area where the likes of Hendrix, The Who and Zeppelin cut their teeth – and where to this day wonderful concerts happen nightly.  But there are fears – Gentrification is the word on many lips. As bulldozers move onto Denmark Street and the last live music venue closes on London’s Tin Pan Alley.

According to us here at TALENTBANQ it’s time to reverse the trend. Aligned with the Mayor’s #SoundsLikeLondon event taking place throughout June and as part of Music Venue Trust’s Fightback London campaign to support independent venues, in partnership with L’Escargot we’re announcing The Soho Music Festival on June 16th; a one-day celebration of independent music and musicians, to be held at one of Soho’s most famous addresses. A festival that is designed to grow over the next three years to bring back music to basements, small rooms and rooftops in the bohemian district flanked by Oxford Street and Shaftesbury Avenue.

We have programmed a 12 hour live ‘music safari’ to take place in The Salon Noir, Salon Vert and The Library at L’Escargot on Greek Street. Heralded as one of the capitals finest French restaurants, its upstairs rooms whisper the stories of times gone-by and provide exquisitely intimate spaces to discover new music.

From 11am to 11pm L’Escargot will be host to no less than 10 red hot, breaking acts – each chosen for their ability to deliver exceptional live performance. Uniquely the day will be divided into three sessions, where the audience moves from room to room.

The artistic line up ranges from Classical Crossover Piano, through Latin, to UK Country, Swing, Rock and possibly the wildest Celtic harp ever to grace a stage. All this plus of course an after-party because in Soho when the music stops, the music starts!

Naturally there’s a chance to eat some very fine food and thanks to sponsors Casanova and D1 the afternoon session is preceded by an ice cold glass of Prosecco, and the evening session with a long D1 London Gin cocktail.


Here’s how it all works…

Arrive at L’Escargot between 10 and 11am on June 16th to be greeted with fresh coffee and croissant.

Thereafter attendees will enjoy a ‘Music Safari’three sessions of music Morning, Afternoon and Evening – each consisting of three different artists playing simultaneously in each of L’Escargot’s elegant rooms.  

There are breaks for lunch and dinner where patrons are free to explore Soho, or avail of a £25 credit per person to dine at L’Escargot.

At 10pm the festival moves into after-party mode with the tenth artist of the day taking the stage in the Salon Noir – and a surprise guest or two to join the jam.


Tickets for the Soho Music Festival 2018 are limited to just 50 pairs at £99 per person to include:

Tickets on sale NOW: Link to buy tickets

Full line up of acts to perform:

Morning session (11.00-12.30) Room
GeNIA Salon Noir
Emoción Salon Vert
Lots Holloway Library
Afternoon session (15.00-16.30) Room
ILONA Salon Noir
Katy Hurt Salon Vert
Katie plus Juan Library
Evening session (20.00-21.30) Room
Gary Williams Salon Noir
Lisa Canny Salon Vert
Belle Roscoe Library
After-party (from 22.00) Room
Mark Sullivan Salon Noir
Special Guest Salon Noir

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Lisa Wright EP Launch – 23rd May at 229 The Venue

Posted on April 16th, 2018 by James Gamble


Lisa Wright and her formidable band take over 229 for one night only to launch Lisa’s new EP “Mind of Mine”. Having opened the show for Cam Country and Phil Vassar last week, Lisa is on FIRE at the moment!

With Lawrence Hill opening this is going to be a very special gig.

Tickets are £10 – GRAB YOURS HERE

Lisa will be selling her signed EP for £5 on the night.

7pm Doors

7.45pm Lawrence Hill

Lawrence’s music is simple and catchy. He has received significant radio play from BBC Introducing and is a Playlisted Recording Artist on Spotify.

Lawrence supported 80s star Kim Wilde on her European tour in 2016 after she discovered him in a local pub and became a big fan of his works. She says her personal favourite is the EP “Until The End Of Time” which she plays continuously in her car.

At the beginning of 2017 Lawrence gave his fans a big shock by making an unannounced appearance on the new ITV show, The Voice UK.

“Lawrence is a really good singer, he’s amazing… and I’m glad that Jesus pushed the button”
— (The Tonight Show with David Walliams)


8.30pm Lisa Wright

At first glance; Lisa Wright is a 5ft, blonde, Essex girl who seemingly charms her way into the audiences’ affection by cracking jokes and telling stories but then she begins to play… and the room goes silent.

BBC Introducing announced her as one of their emerging ‘Sound of 2017s’ and was handpicked by BBC 6 to represent the BBC at Latitude Festival 2017.

Described as ‘Carole King meets Patty Griffin meets John Mayer’, Lisa was championed by the Nashville Songwriters Association as their ‘One to Watch’; after she impressed the transatlantic audience with her unique and intelligent songwriting. She was also selected as a Song Suffragette songwriter in Nashville’s female-only singer-songwriter showcase.

Lisa has released two EPs which both entered into the iTunes Country Charts at No.3 – making Lisa the only independent, female artist in the Top 30 at the time.

It’s understandable to see why Lisa has often been described as “the UKs best kept secret”, but that’s all set to change …




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Bird, Laura Oakes & Mark Sullivan playing at Studio88 on 24th April

Posted on April 11th, 2018 by James Gamble

Caffè Nero & TALENTBANQ Present…

3 artists you just can’t miss playing at Studio88 on April 24th

A recently opened venue near Leicester Square

It’s FREE – & it’s bound to be a lively night…

From 7pm onwards.

Facebook Event HERE


Bird is a multi-instrumentalist, alternative pop singer-songwriter who at six years old first picked up a cello. She joined the local youth orchestra soon after which she continued to play in throughout her childhood but the tutors generally thought her too undisciplined as she swayed in her chair… So she found an outlet for her passion at a place with seemingly no limits to self-expression, behind the drums in an all girl punk band…

In 2016 she co-wrote and featured on the title track and second single for Belgium band Hooverphonic. The album went straight in the charts at #1 and her single went top 10 shortly after. The album is currently certified gold. She also co-wrote and produced on platinum certified artist Aura’s hit album and has worked with numerous international artists including Vanessa Mae, Kenneth Bager, Emeli Sande, Just Jack and Café del Mar.

Laura Oakes

Laura Oakes is a British Country Music Artist from Liverpool, England. Coming from a huge Liverpudlian family, where  everyone sings or play an instrument, it was only a matter of time before Laura caught the music bug.

‘There is nothing like performing live,’ says Laura, who has spent the last year playing shows including supporting fellow country artists The Shires, Ward Thomas and Raintown. She has also just released her self-titled EP and received nominations in the Song Of The Year category for Snakes & Ladders and Female Vocalist of the Year from The British Country Music Awards and

Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan is an award singer songwriter & guitarist from Stevenage. At 15 years old, Mark formed his first band ‘Gekko’ which became one of the most accomplished local bands in his home town of Hertfordshire. After embarking on his solo career, Mark has played in many iconic venues including The Troubadour, Elland Road Stadium, Ricoh Arena, Bolton Arena and Wembley Arena.

After recording an EP in America with grammy nominated producer Steve Greenwell, featuring Lenny Kravitz’s bassist Jack Daley on bass, Mark was invited to London TV to talk about his music and blossoming career. This led to a slot at the first Major festival, Isle Of Wight 2016, and has since played The Big Feastival (20,000) and Camper Calling (6,000), Cornbury Festival, Meraki Festival, Camper Calling, Herts Pride Festival and more!


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Lauren Housley joins TALENTBANQ

Posted on April 4th, 2018 by James Gamble

Wishing a warm TALENTBANQ welcome to Lauren Housley

“Absolutely monumental!” Robert Elms – BBC Radio London

Lauren’s fusion of Soul, Country and Blues music has been play-listed on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio London. Her songs have been featured amongst Robert Elm’s “favourite tracks of the year”. She’s been a headliner at Bluesfest at the O2 Arena and has opened the stage for artists such as Van Morrison, Jack Savoretti, First Aid Kit, Vintage Trouble and JP Cooper.

See Lauren’s full profile here

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Talentbanq gig for Motor Neurone

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 by James Gamble

On May 12th TALENTBANQ have been invited back by the wonderful (and slightly crazy) people of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire,  for a very special event. Erica Mansfield and Bill Mansfield are taking over The Plough Shepreth for an evening of live music , BBQ, Booze and FUN to raise funds for the fight against #MotorNeuroneDisease

Team TALENTBANQ are bringing in:
Joe Slater

Mark Sullivan


See more info on our Facebook event 

And we look forward to that crazy and wildly talented crew joining local artist James Dale on stage.

This will be no ordinary night out and for just £25pp its probably the best value gig of 2018

To be there contact

And by the way – this event is part of a series that has so far raised over £27,000 for The Motor Neurone Disease Association

Let’s pump that total!

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Georgia and the Vintage Youth join TB

Posted on April 1st, 2018 by James Gamble
It’s with great pleasure to announce that Georgia and the Vintage Youth have joined our TALENTBANQ roster.
Georgia is a 22-year-old Essex girl with big blonde hair, a big Iconic voice and a cool little Jazz band called the Vintage Youth delivering a punchy, brassy sound that is both vintage and fresh (hence the name).
Their music gets you tapping your feet (think Jools Holland or Paolo Nutini) whilst Georgia’s ballads are stripped back allowing her powerful vocal to take you somewhere inside yourself and make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end (think Adele or Amy Winehouse).
Check out their TB profile with video clips here

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