Amber T joins the TALENTBANQ Roster

Posted on July 26th, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

Amber T is a West Sussex based Alt Pop singer/songwriter who has already carved out a successful and continuous music career. At just 19 years old, she has already released 10 incredible self penned & co-written songs, as well as becoming the youngest ever Ambassador for Yamaha Music London.

Inspired by a wide selection of artists including, The 1975, Sam Fender, Fleetwood Mac, Paramore, etc. AMBER T continues to develop her own style with her unique vocal tone which transcends genres, it can be soulful, poppy, rocky, gritty, lush and powerful, whatever the song dictates.

Last Summer she performed around the UK at numerous Festivals with her band, playing to shows with up to 5000 in attendance and supporting Blue, Scouting for Girls, and more; Amber T also headlined at the open air amphitheatre The Scoop in London Bridge, headlined a stage at Oxted Fest and many other highlights.

She has captivated audiences across the Country from the South Coast to Lancashire. As she continues to perform original songs and covers with her band, keep an eye for show dates. 

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The Jackson Line joins the TALENTBANQ Roster

Posted on July 12th, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

With two lead vocalists in the shape of Keith Porter and Jamie Cook, harmonies were always going to be front and centre in The Jackson Line, who deliver a modern take on classic Country and Americana. Storytelling, harmonies and guitars are at the heart of what they do.

In the summer of 2022, the band were invited to Winnipeg, Canada to work with Juno Award-winning producer Murray Pulver on their second collection of songs.

Since the release of their debut EP, Don’t Wait, the band have amassed over 300,000 streams across all platforms, and had their music featured, played or playlisted on multiple radio stations including Countryline, Absolute Country, BBC Introducing and editorial playlists such as Apple’s ‘Countrywide’ and Spotify’s ‘New Music Nashville’.

In 2021, the band launched the Radio City Sessions in Chelmsford, Essex, a ‘listening room’ songwriters round in the birthplace of radio. The sell-out nights have welcomed artists from across the U.K. country scene, such as Two Ways Home, Gasoline and Matches and Gary Quinn, rising stars like Roisin O’Hagan and Emilia Quinn, and US artists such as Erin Bowman, Jeremy McComb and Alyssa Bonagura.

As well as launching their own nights, the band have appeared at the Tennessee Fields Festival, Buckle & Boots, the Black Deer Festival, co-headlined a sold-out London show, and performed at the prestigious Nashville Meets London event at Pizza Express Holborn.

Catch The Jackson Line live with us at the Summer Stage at St Martin-in-the-Fields on August 17th!

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James Gamble – Managing Director – TALENTBANQ

Posted on July 6th, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

We would like to congratulate James Gamble on his promotion to Managing Director at TALENTBANQ.

James joined us as a workplace placement whilst studying his Masters Degree at Tileyard Education in 2020. On completing his studies he joined as an Intern and quickly earned the full time position of Venues and Events Manager in November of the same year.

James went on to earn the position of General Manager, and on July 1st was promoted to our most senior role. 

James has experienced the significant challenges presented by COVID 19 and has been a key team member as the business has sought to recover from total shutdown.

As James takes on the new role of Managing Director, TALENTBANQ is enjoying the busiest period in its history.

TALENTBANQ continues to seek to discover, nurture and promote exceptional independent rising talent – focusing on delivering income to musicians through live performance.

CEO Ray Jones commented, “As a musician himself, and exceptional skills via his education and on-the-job training, James has simply flown within the business. He is a pleasure to work with and has a strong ethical sense that helps us all make the right decisions. He is perfectly suited to the role of Managing Director. We wish him every possible success – and know the business will thrive under his leadership”

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Lucy May Walker joins the TALENTBANQ Roster

Posted on July 6th, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

Lucy May Walker is a Singer/Songwriter who started her career busking on the streets of London. She is a folk-pop Singer/Songwriter with not just a story to tell, but an emotion to convey. She has enjoyed numerous spotlights on national radio including plays across the BBC network on Radio 2, 5Live and Introducing. 

Her debut album ‘Nothing Ever Stays the Same’ was released in March 2023, and covers themes of love, loss, and separation. It’s an anthem for anyone who has experienced those emotions on the pathway to adulthood and features stand out tracks: The Hardest Goodbye (No. 1 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart) Full Of It (BBC 6Music) and Safety Net (600K Streams).

Lucy May has supported the likes of Texas, Wet Wet Wet, Tony Hadley and Nerina Pallot as well selling out numerous headline shows across the UK of her own.

So far, Lucy has performed live on BBC Radio 2, had 3 of her tracks featured on ITV’s Love Island UK, performed at various festivals including the Isle of Wight Festival, Black Deer Festival, and Lakefest.

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Luke Tanner Joins the TALENTBANQ Roster

Posted on July 3rd, 2023 by Ray Jones

Italian born Luke Tanner is a singer/songwriter based in London, England. His rough vocal mixes classic rock influences with groovy blues-inspired melodies.

He recently released his first single, “The Dandy Man” and he will soon release a double EP entitled “DICHOTMY I & II”, produced by The Cinelli Brothers and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Green Day, Arctic Monkeys).

His work is a modern approach to a rock/pop style with rock n’ roll attitude and blues influences.

Having performed since the age of 15 years old, Luke started his career busking on the streets of Central London, to then rise and play on various stages which include Black Deer Festival, Wing Festival, Hard Rock Hotel & Cafè, The Troubadour, among many others.

For Luke’s live shows with us, check out his events listings!

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