Rosie Holloway joins the TALENTBANQ roster

Posted on August 24th, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

Rosie Holloway is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from London. Writing lyrics straight from the heart that also maintain a tongue-in-cheekiness, she’s about as authentic as it gets.

She also hand selects and practices the best tunes in modern music which are sure to bring up the vibe of any place and get everybody singing along, which on Rosie’s watch, is always encouraged. 

Writing lyrics straight from the heart that also maintain a tongue-in-cheekiness, she’s about as authentic as it gets.

Notable gigs and career highlights to date include a residency upstairs at Ronnie Scotts, a performance at 2017’s Glastonbury, a publishing deal for her songwriting with Sony BMG, supporting Hak Baker on his “Bricks and Mortour” tour in 2022, being made track of the week on BBC introducing with her last release Rabbits in 2021.

She also has a feature in Tooting Newsie for her weekly nights at Mezzanine in Tooting Broadway, where she now puts on a monthly songwriters night featuring acts such as fellow TALENTBANQ artist Ben Burwell, to create a community amongst songwriters and give them the space to grow. 

Rosie has performed for TALENTBANQ most recently on the Summer Stage at St Martin-in-the-Fields and at the Hard Rock Cafè. Keep an eye on our website for more upcoming gigs with Rosie!

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Lisa Canny LIVE at the Dublin Castle Camden

Posted on August 22nd, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

Lisa Canny is a phenomenon. 

If you like your live music experience to bring you on an emotional rollercoaster and leave you feeling electrified, look no further! 

Future Music’s Songwriter of the Year, “Best of Sofar Sounds” 2020, BBC America’s “Top Ten Acts you don’t want to miss”, 7-Time All-Ireland champion harp and banjo player turned ROGUE and famously-reviewed as a “Disgrace to the tradition”, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Lisa Canny will take the stage at The The Dublin Castle on November 22nd.

From the heart-wrenching sorrow of her dark acoustic ballads to the high-energy, foot-stomping, banjo-driven-madness of her breathtaking showstoppers, this show is unlike ANYTHING you’ve seen before. Bring your tissues and your dancing shoes. 

A must see! 

A must experience!

For one night only at The Dublin Castle.

Get your tickets NOW!

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Ruby J joins the TALENTBANQ roster

Posted on August 17th, 2023 by Ray Jones

Hailing from the mighty Midlands, at age 18 indie soul singer/songwriter & recording artist Ruby J fuses multiple genres with her own unique style. In 2020 Paloma Faith said “Ruby J is that unique voice.”

2022 saw Ruby J make her major UK festival debut at The Isle of Wight Festival, and Manchester’s biggest multi-venue indoor festival Neighbourhood. In addition to this she has secured support slots with indie darlings The K’s, Red Rum Club and has shared the stage with Liverpudlian folk rock legend Jamie Webster.

“Ruby J is that unique voice.” – Paloma Faith, 2020

Ruby’s unique tone has led to early bold comparisons to Amy Winehouse, Macy Gray and Tina Turner, with her influences ranging Billie Holiday to Alex Turner and Poalo Nutini. Inspired to pick up a guitar at age 13 by the likes of Tash Sultana and Arctic Monkeys, a now 18 year old Ruby J has honed her live performance and her dynamic stage presence time and time again encapsulates and captivates audiences. 

In her short time, Ruby J has seen some incredible career highlight, including touring with The Lathums in March 2023, performing at Balck Deer Festival, 2023. She has also been played on the radio a number of times: Radio X, Amazing Radio, XS Manchester & BBC introducing Midlands, as well as being featured on BBC Introducing… Producer Pick.

Watch out for Ruby J, her phenomenal career is just getting started.

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Lucy Grubb joins the TALENTBANQ roster

Posted on August 10th, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

Lucy Grubb is a singer/songwriter from Norfolk weaving her own way onto the British Americana scene since emerging with her debut EP in 2017. After years of honing her skills at UK festivals such as Glastonbury, Latitude, Cambridge Folk Festival and AmericanaFest, 2021 saw the release of her third EP ‘Waste My Time’ with a string of Summer dates and a standout performance at Moseley Folk Festival.

“For a young lady from the Flatlands of East Anglia she sure can write and sing a Hill Country Song worthy of Allison Krauss or even Emmylou Harris.”

– Rocking Magpie

Now with three EPs under her belt, her debut EP named Best UK EP of the Year by Country site Belles & Gals and her second EP gaining 5* by Maverick Magazine, Lucy’s third EP recorded during lockdown showcases her musical progression and maturity.

Last year Grubb appeared at Country 2 Country at the O2 London, followed by performances at Red Rooster Festival in Suffolk and Black Deer Festival in Kent. Grubb then showcased at Manchester Folk Festival for English Folk Expo in October.

At the start of 2023, Grubb showcased at the inaugural Your Roots Are Showing folk conference in Monaghan, Ireland, and has just returned from a highly successful six-date UK songwriters tour with fellow musicians Annie Dressner, Luke James-Williams and Dan Wilde.

Lucy has wowed audiences for TALENTBANQ most recently at the Camden Chapel. Keep an eye out for more gigs with this incredible rising star.

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Lady Petrol joins the TALENTBANQ roster

Posted on August 3rd, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

So. You know those films where there’s a bar with a ridiculously cool band playing, grooving without a care in the world, usually there’s a peachy lead singer and a couple of guys who can tear up a mean solo, and the set list is songs you may have heard-but never like this before-because these cats don’t believe in copying the record?

Well, Lady Petrol have watched quite a few of those scenes- and bring the same level of chilled but soulful old school musical values to wherever they play.

Fronted by Ohio born, London resident songbird Meg Cavanaugh on vocals/rhythm guitar, and propelled by veteran multi keys player William South on Rhodes and bass synth. Add to the mix Israeli beats wizard Juba Wexler on drums, and noted London Americana guitarist Graham Farnworth adding smoking hot licks- Lady Petrol are that bar band you thought had gone out of business.

Lady Petrol are that bar band you thought had gone out of business.

Individually the band brings a lot of experience and history, heavy on the accolades, with BAFTA composing nominations, top twenty jazz hits stateside, and touring and recording round the globe with a raft of different top artists- David Byrne to Tom Jones, All Saints , Larry Heard and Matt Bianco to name just a few. They’ve all known each other for many years and played or recorded together or separately in various different combos – having initially met up being in the house band Walk of Terror for the Punch Drunk immersive theatre smash The Drowned Man.

Now, with Lady Petrol, they’ve decided to get serious about bringing these grooves to you.

So if you think your bar is lacking a certain something musical…..or your party needs a fluid unit who can take requests and come right back atcha with a groove you weren’t expecting-and never quite realised you needed so bad…..get in touch.

Lady Petrol have been wowing audiences with TALENTBANQ on the regular at the Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch, and are set to hit the Summer Stage at St Martin-in-the-Fields on August 10th!

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Bandini Album Launch at Piano Smithfield

Posted on August 2nd, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

“The bastard son of Tom Waits and Cab Calloway”

– the Troubadour

Join Bandini and TALENTBANQ for a roaring night of electric blues, feet-stomping chaos and phenomenal music. It’s bound to be the party of the year as the enigmatic Bandini launches his brand new album.

Hailing from Italy, Bandini’s musical influences originally come from his creative family. After some adventures in the Italian punk-rock scene and a degree in Theatre Performance in Milan, Bandini moved to London and began playing extensively at high profile music venues such as the 100 Club, the Green Note, and The Half Moon where he received critical and popular acclaim. 

Bandini is pure, wild energy on stage.

During the pandemic he began to work with the multi-awarded immersive show One Night Records, where he became resident artist in 2022. Artist director Phoebe Stringer describes him as “The best in the business. When he’s on the line up you know you’re going to be in for a hell of an evening!” Recently, Bandini was selected as best London Act to perform in Trafalgar Square for St.George day by the mayor of London and chosen for X-Factor Italy 2023.

Bandini will be supported by the soulful Jack Trouble, a multi instrumentalist singer songwriter from East London whose music is a mix of R&B, Soul, Funk, New Wave and Rock. He plays solo gigs regularly around Camden Town finding his home in Spiritual Bar in Chalk Farm. 

Tickets are available on our website via the link below. This is not a night you’ll want to miss! Bandini is pure, wild energy on stage, crafting a dynamic live show. This, combined with his enigmatic and theatrical stage performances have led Bandini to become one of the most relevant and exciting emerging artists today.

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August on The Summer Stage at St Martin in the Fields

Posted on August 1st, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

This August, come join us at The Summer Stage in the Courtyard of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Every Thursday (17:00-19:00), Friday (16:45-19:00), and Saturday (13:00-19:00) until the end of August you can pop down to the heart of London and listen to the best rising artists in the UK.

Set in the historic courtyard of St Martin-in-the-Fields, just off Trafalgar Square, entry is free all summer to this festival of Live Music.

Whether you choose to drop by for an evening, indulging in a glass of wine or beer while lounging in a cosy deckchair, or join us on the weekends with your friends and family for a delightful afternoon in the sun, our Summer Stage promises an unforgettable experience. Prepare to be captivated by a mix of jazz, soul, R&B, folk, country, and more, all performed by the most exciting emerging artists of today.

From jazz to pop, brass bands to indie singer-songwriters, there is something for everyone this summer.

Check out our website for a full listing of artists below.

See you this summer!

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