Friends of TALENTBANQ get 50% off Soho Music Festival

Posted on May 31st, 2018 by James Gamble

Half Price tickets for TALENTBANQ’s Soho Music Festival on June 16th 

The Soho Music Festival : A one day celebration of independent music and musicians to be held at one of Soho’s most famous addresses.

Link to 50% off tickets here 

Tickets include: £25 towards lunch or dinner at host venue – L’Escargot, Coffee and Croissant on arrival, 9 independent artists over three sessions, Afternoon Ice cold prosecco by Casanova, Evening long London Gin Cocktail by D1, After party with 10th artist and unannounced guest, Six months membership of L’Escargot’s Club Privee, Founders VIP ticket to The Soho Music Festival 2019 & Bragging rights that you were there forever!!

More Info on the Festival & On The Day… Scroll Down for Line-Up & Timings.

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, TALENTBANQ announces The Soho Music Festival : 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.

In a statement of intent TALENTBANQ has programmed 12 hours of live music 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 Tango , to UK County , 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 Casanova 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 to be greeted with fresh coffee and croissant.

Thereafter attendees will enjoy 3 sessions of music Morning, Afternoon and Evening – each consisting of three different artists.

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 the host venue.

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.

Festival Schedule and Line Up :

10 to 11am Welcome coffee and croissant

11 to 12.30



Lots Holloway

12.30 to 2.30 Lunch

2.30 – Afternoon refreshment sponsored by Casanova – Prosecco

3 to 4.30


Katy Hurt

Katie plus Juan

5 to 7.30. Dinner

7.30 Evening Cocktail sponsored by D1 London Gin

8pm to 9.30

Gary Williams

Lisa Canny

Belle Roscoe

From 10pm

Festival after-party in Salon Noir

Featuring live performance by Mark Sullivan plus special guests

Please note that line up may be altered in exceptional circumstances

Any replacement will be of same superb standard!

For more info visit this link 


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Rocking the Hard Rock TONIGHT

Posted on May 30th, 2018 by James Gamble

Get up close and personal with some of the incredible acts that will perform on The Hard Rock Stage at The Isle of Wight Festival.

Tonight’s epic line-up includes:-

Joe Slater, Belle Roscoe and More!!

Hard Rock Cafe London – The Back Room Bar
150 Old Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1QZ
Its free to enter 
The bar rocks, the beer is cold and the pizza is wicked.

That’s all you need to know
See you there!

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TONIGHT : Lisa Wright’s Album Launch at 229

Posted on May 22nd, 2018 by James Gamble

Described as ‘Carole King meets Patty Griffin meets John Mayer’, 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.

Lisa Wright and her formidable band take over 229 for one night only to launch Lisa’s new EP “Mind of Mine”

Lisa Wright and her formidible band take over 229 for one night only to launch Lisa’s new EP “Mind of Mine”

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

After her set Lisa will have copies of the new EP available for purchase and signing (Signed copies just £5 )

7pm Doors Open
7.45 Lawrence Hill
8.30 Lisa Wright
10pm Close 

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 ……..

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)

If you would like a free pair of tickets, let us know!

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Caffe Nero and TALENTBANQ at Studio 88

Posted on May 22nd, 2018 by James Gamble

Join us for the 3rd monthly ‘Studio 88 Series’ in Leicester Square.

Tuesday May 22nd

In association with Caffè Nero
Free Entry and another AMAZING line-up:

Katie plus Juan 7.40pm
Katie Masson and Juan Fos are singer songwriters from the UK known as Katie plus Juan.

They write and perform wonderful songs in a refreshingly varied mix of genres from soul, pop, country and Latin and have the ability to attract fans of all ages.
Their soulfully versatile voices and intuitive connection with one another are what gains them fans at every performance.

As a duo they play a variety of instruments mixing up their sound for each song. Their stripped back live set consists of acoustic guitars, bass, percussion and they often use their guitars as drums which adds a great dynamic to the sound. Their Album ‘Tom’s Garden’ is available now and their EP ’Equals’ will be out summer 2018.

Jnay 8.20pm
Jnay a Soul singer from west London who draws inspiration from the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye. He delivers electrifying tenacious live performances, with his unique vocal range; tastefully smooth and reassuring to sensuous power when needed which wows audiences from all listening music genres.

Jnay was a finalist on XFactor season 7 and is also MOBO award winner. His Talent has taken him to stages all over the world and back again including London’s famous Royal Albert Hall Along side artists such as George Benson and the Black eyed peas to name a few.

Reno & Rome 9pm
Reno & Rome are a four piece synth-pop band from Suffolk. They began decorating rock songs with glistening synths and melodic guitar hooks inspired by groove-based giants Prince and Level 42 along with the contemporary songwriting style of Oasis and Fleetwood Mac.

Since 2016, the quartet has been honing in on their sound and accumulated a loyal fanbase. They receive constant support from BBC Introducing, backing from BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary and have supported The Feeling, The Hoosiers, and Amber Run.

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Joe Slater on London Live

Posted on May 21st, 2018 by James Gamble

Joe Slater on London Live 

With 6 instruments under his belt and musical inspirations from The Beatles, The Boss and Oasis… Joe blurs the lines between Blues, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Joe is making serious waves in London, having performed at the first year anniversary of The Ned, the launch of Soho House White City and on London Live TV (below).

Joe will be playing the Hard Rock Cafe stage at the Isle of Wight festival and will be supporting Dan Owen on May 29th at the Jazz Cafe

To see more of Joe, click here


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Emma Buckley at 100 Wardour St

Posted on May 21st, 2018 by James Gamble

Monday Marquee with Emma Buckley

FREE ENTRY : Music from 6:45pm

100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN

Join us every week for TALENTBANQ’s ‘Monday Marquee’ series at 100 Wardour Street to pay homage to the venue’s heritage as the Marquee Club – bringing you amazing artists live in the lounge from 6.45pm.

Emma Buckley is a UK based singer/songwriter whose work has featured on national news and radio including BBC Introducing for London and the East Midlands. Born in Derby and raised on a staple diet of James Taylor, Bob Dylan, and Bonnie Raitt, Emma has honed and mastered a writing style that carries the depth and experience of a soul much older and wiser than her own.

Her debut solo EP Don’t Tell Me is a collection of perfectly crafted and very mature acoustic pop songs, with earworm choruses and stunning lyrics. Whilst studying at Paul McCartney’s LIPA she wrote and fronted with pop indie rock band Ruby Sky and much of this style has carried into her solo work.

Following her success in Nashville’s “Bluebird to Bluecoat” songwriting competition, she continued to amaze audiences on her UK headline tour with Sweden’s own Charlotte Eriksson (The Glass Child) and went on to support folk-pop artist Lucy Spraggan. Others spend hours on production to come up with their respective masterpieces, but Emma just picks up her guitar, sings with that haunting, soulful voice and we are directly transported to her world.

For dinner reservations please contact or call 0207 314 4000

For more information visit 100 Wardour’s Street website here

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TALENTBANQ takeover Brighton this Thursday and Friday

Posted on May 15th, 2018 by James Gamble

TALENTBANQ have got together with Caffè Nero to provide a cool spot for coffee with live music from some of the hottest, most talented musicians on the planet.

TALENTBANQ ‘Chill Out Sessions’ 
Thursday 17th and Friday 18th
From 10am to 7pm

Music on the hour 30 minute slots – with 15 minute guests slots in each (see line-up below)

Caffè Nero
16 Prince Albert Street

Its free, you just pay for the coffee!

Thursday 17th May

10am Cloudy Galvez
10.30am Penny Riviera
11am Zoë Wren
11.30am Daisy Clark
12pm Lawrence Hill
12.30pm Jasmine Rodgers Music
1pm Louise Golbey
1.30pm Ky Lewis
2pm Nuala
2.30pm Lots Holloway
3pm Mark Sullivan Music
3.30pm Emma Rapp
4pm Emma Ballantine
4.30pm Nick Howe
5pm Rotem
5.30pm Mara
6pm Joe Slater
6.30pm Natalie Shay

Friday 18th May

10am Hollie Rogers Music
10.30am Ben Roberts
11am ILONA
11.30am Ania Diamond
12pm keywestofficial
12.30pm Melissa Bel
1pm Amy Lawton
1.30pm Rebecca Riedtmann Music
2pm Katy Hurt
2.30pm Luisa Garcia – singer/songwriter.
3pm Steve Young UK
3.30pm Amy Westney
4pm Lisa Wright
4.30pm Jake Morrell
5pm Megan O’Neill
5.30pm Lucy Mair
6pm Two Ways Home
6.30pm Kaylee Johnston

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TALENTBANQ programming 100 Wardour’s ‘Marquee Mondays’ Nights

Posted on May 14th, 2018 by James Gamble

Starting 14th May, TALENTBANQ is programming 7 weeks for the iconic ‘Marquee Monday’  nights at 100 Wardour Street. 

Join us every week for ‘Monday Marquee’, harking back to 100 Wardour Street’s heritage as the Marquee Club and bringing you amazing artists live in the lounge..

TALENTBANQ artist Alex Gibson has earned the reputation as one of Australia’s hardest working, most talented musical artists. Since arriving in London in 2015, Alex has played multiple iconic London venues, including:- The Bedford, Camden Barfly, The 100 Club, 100 Wardour for Time Out, The Troubadour, Ronnie Scotts and five Sofar Sounds shows. His haunting vocals and unique acoustic pop style have seen him establish a loyal fan base both in Australia and the London.

This learned versatility is evident in 2 successful Australian tours and a tour of the UK in 2016. Alex has also performed to 10,000 people for the Canberra NYE celebration, and to 5,000 for the Cronulla Australia day event. With a decade-long musical career behind him, Alex is currently recording his second album following his debut record, This is Life, which jumped to number two on the Australian Singer Songwriter charts.

Free entry every Monday

Stage Time 6:45pm

Upcoming Marquee Monday performers:-

21st May – Emma Buckley

11th June – Belle Roscoe

18th June – Joe Slater

25th June – Two Ways Home

2nd July – Hollie Rogers

9th July – Lisa Canny

See you there!

100 Wardour St Presents Monday Marquee with Alex Gibson

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