TALENTBANQ Appointed Partners to New Black Deer Live Events Series

Posted on April 3rd, 2024 by Natalie Brundle

The owners of the multi-award winning Black Deer Festival have announced the launch of Black Deer Live, a unique and exciting concert series that will take all the elements born from the festival, to audiences across the globe.

TALENTBANQ are pleased to have been appointed to run shows in association with Black Deer Live – including an extraordinary launch event on Thursday 25th April at The Crypt beneath St Martin-in-the-Fields on London’s Trafalgar Square.  

The Crypt dates back to 1726, is wildly atmospheric and is surely the perfect place to launch this exciting series.

All of the acts on stage are Black Deer favourites.

Headliners Morganway are a formidable live act with striking melodies, energetic rhythms and catchy songs. The tour for their latest album, ‘Back To Zero’, sold out shows across the UK and was the bands most extensive run to date. Now with a packed 2024 festival season don’t miss out on your chance to see this red hot band in one of the coolest venues on the planet.

They will have incredible support from Hollie Rogers and the All-Star Band.

Hollie has opened for acts like KT Tunstall, Suzanne Vega and Ralph McTell and is no stranger to stages at Black Deer and other high profile festivals like Glastonbury. Her music is playlisted in all Caffe Nero stores globally, and she is backed by BBC Introducing, whilst also receiving nominations in 4 categories at the 2024 UK Blues Awards.

The incredible All Star Band consists of the musical talents of Daisy ChuteMichele StodartEddy Smith and Howard Rose

And to kick things off, Gina Larner opens the show. Gina Larner is an award winning singer/songwriter from Brighton, whose original songs are a mixture of country/pop-rock. Her debut album ‘Something Good’ was nominated for BCMA’S ‘Album Of The Year’ 2024 as well as ‘Best Up and Coming Artist’ at the prestigious Boisdale Award 2022.

Further details and tickets below


The Black Deer Live series will grow to showcase the best in Americana at venues across the UK.  Dates are now on sale in London, Manchester and York with Liverpool and other key cities about to announce.

BLACK DEER LIVE DATES 

Thu 25 Apr – Black Deer Live Launch Party 
Morganway, Hollie Rogers All-Star Band, Gina Larner 
The Crypt at St Martin-In-The-Fields,  London

Sun 2 Jun – Black Deer Live Presents… Live at Strawberry Field
3 Acts to be announced – On Sale April 12th
Strawberry Field, Liverpool

Thu 27 Jun – Black Deer Live Presents… Brooke Law Band 
Brooke Law, Savannah Gardener
Green Note, London

Thu 4 Jul – Black Deer Live Presents… Outlaws & Independents 
Emilia Quinn, Savannah Gardener, Ags Connelly, Dom Glynn           
Fiddler’s Elbow, London

Thu 19 Sep – Black Deer Live Presents… Eddy Smith & The 507
Eddy Smith & The 507, Robbie Cavanagh 
Castle Hotel, Manchester

Thu 3 Oct – Black Deer Live Presents… Eddy Smith & The 507 
Eddy Smith & The 507 plus support
The Jazz Café, London

Sat 5 Oct – Black Deer Live Presents… Rachel Croft 
Rachel Croft plus support
The Crescent York

Thu 5 Dec – Black Deer Live Presents… Isabella Coulstock 
Isabella Coulstock, Ed Tattersall
Fiddler’s Elbow, London

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Kate Heneghan joins the TALENTBANQ Roster

Posted on April 3rd, 2024 by Natalie Brundle

We’re excited to announce that Kate Heneghan has joined the exclusive TALENTBANQ roster.

Kate Heneghan is an electric violinist and fiddle player, harpist and pianist from Co. Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland. 

Kate musical collaborations have ranged from classical ensembles to folk groups and contemporary cover bands, showcasing her versatility as a musician. Her musical prowess has taken her across the globe, performing in Europe to the USA, China to Australia, playing in some of the world’s most prestigious venues. The National Centre for Performing Arts (Beijing), The Tempodrom (Berlin) and Sydney Opera House count amongst some of the venues where Kate has enraptured audiences with her lively, authentic and upbeat performances. 

Kate is an experienced and sought-after corporate and wedding musician playing throughout Ireland at such events. She has frequently performed in Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin for Irish President Michael D. Higgins and other distinguished guests. Recently, Kate featured in Cian DuCrot’s and Ella Henderson’s 2023 music video “Rest Of Our Days” recorded in London. 

Kate is the recipient of the Music Generation / U2 bursary ‘Exceptional Musician Award’ and used the money awarded to buy her harp. In 2018, Kate received a scholarship from the University of Limerick to represent the Irish World Academy in the USA. She has also been presented with the Mícheál Ó hÉidhin Medal for exceptional musicians. Kate is an All-Ireland Champion fiddle player at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann and Siansa Gael Linn.

We look forward to working with Kate and seeing her career blossom.

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Kiah Lindsay joins the TALENTBANQ Roster

Posted on February 27th, 2024 by Natalie Brundle

20-year-old singer-songwriter, musician and composer Kiah Lindsay is a fresh artist from rural West Wales. Her unique fusion of Indie Folk/Country and Soul highlights a ‘New Age Wales’: a breathtaking and intoxicating landscape full of rich heritage and culture.


Kiah discusses relationships, homesickness and coming of age.


Kiah’s first independent release came in 2022 with a “Holly Humberstone” inspired pop track titled, ‘KEEP BURNING’. Soon after, she was signed by Cwtch Records and began working on her very first, full length LP.

Kiah’s 2023 debut album ‘Meet Me’ is an enchanting and honest story of self discovery in which Kiah discusses relationships, homesickness and coming of age. 

Kiah takes inspiration on this record from artists such as Ben Howard, John Mayer, Lizzy McAlpine and Phoebe Bridgers, along with her lifelong passion of ‘Theatre’. She encapsulates us in her storytelling much like the written works of Stephen Sondheim.

Continuing to write for pleasure and future projects, Kiah is taking a step into soul, with inspiration from Etta James and Carole King.

Kiah has already seen some career highlights, including her debut London gig at the Green Note supporting Chris Tavener, as well as supporting Dan Owen at his SOLD OUT show, both presented by TALENTBANQ.

Keep an eye on Kiah Lindsay, she’s set for great things…

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International Women’s Day Celebration

Posted on February 14th, 2024 by Natalie Brundle

We are ushering in International Women’s Day with a lineup featuring two extraordinary female leads at The Fiddlers Elbow.

On March 7th, in the heart of Camden, The Lady Petrol Band will open for Rachel Croft at the Fiddler’s Elbow.

Lady Petrol band is fronted on vocals and rhythm guitar by Ohio born, London resident songbird Meg Cavanaugh. She has worked with many musicians to showcase her original material.  Her most recent release is Two, a jazz collaboration with veteran multi-keys player William South, who will be accompanying her on the night.


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


Rounding out the band are Israeli beats wizard Juba Wexler on drums, and noted London Americana guitarist Graham Farnworth adding smoking hot licks.

Headlining the night is the incomparable Rachel Croft.

Hailing from London, Rachel’s thunderous and cinematic works have been synced on the BBC and Netflix, premiered in leading global outlets such as CMT, BBC Radio and Fresh On The Net, and featured on the Caffè Nero playlist rotation at 600+ UK locations.

Most recently, Rachel was just named Caffè Nero’s Artist of the Month for February. You’ll be able to hear her music playing at your local coffee shop for 15 minutes everyday at 15:30.


“[Rachel Croft] is an emotive and uncompromising alternative artist at the top of her game”

(Atwood Magazine)


Her tempestuous, female-forward songwriting and vivid stage presence have been making waves in the UK and beyond, performing at iconic venues such as the Troubadour in London, the Bitter End in New York and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville; as well as gracing festivals including Cambridge and Moseley, and selling out venues across Europe on regular tours.

Having played multiple SOLD OUT shows for us already, we are honoured to be bring Rachel Croft to the Fiddler’s Elbow with Lady Petrol.

Be in the Room.

This will be an exceptional night brought to you by two exceptional ladies.

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TALENTBANQ 6th Anniversary Party

Posted on November 21st, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

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6 years to the day since we launched, we’re having a party!

Come on down to the Crypt at St Martin-in-the-Fields for a wild evening of celebrations, drinks and lots and lots of great music!

We have an insane lineup on the night with Lisa Canny and Friends, Eddy Smith and the TALENTBANQ all star band, and Rachel Croft.

Rachel Croft is a genre bending artist with multiple Sold Out TALENTBANQ shows under her impressive belt. Up next, Eddy Smith is a showstopper who always delivers. And we’ve got him rocking the stage with the TALENTBANQ All-Star band, names to be released in due course… Keep a close eye out.

Closing the night is Lisa Canny and Friends: simply the best Celtic band you’ve ever seen. If you like your live music experience to bring you on an emotional rollercoaster and leave you feeling electrified, look no further!

We have so much to celebrate and big news to share.

Be in the room!

Book your tickets here.

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Kiara Chettri named Caffè Nero Artist of the Month November

Posted on November 9th, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

Congratulations to Kiara Chettri for being named Caffè Nero’s Artist of the Month November.

One of India’s youngest Grammy Submitted artist’s is a 20 year old high school graduate Kiara Chettri, who recently also made history as the first ever/youngest Indian solo artist to hit top spots (No.1 & No.2) on global radio charts with her single ‘Why’, the track that also got her a Grammy Submission. 


Kiara’s music will play everyday in over 1000 Caffè Neros for 15 minutes throughout the month.


Soon after her big win on the global radio arena, Kiara Chettri brought a parade of happy thoughts and contrasting emotions, in her single ‘Falling’ an up-tempo bluesy pop track about falling out of love. 

She released another single ‘What We Could Be’ June of 2022 which portrays all the teen angst surrounding the subject of love
and feelings. 

Kiara Chettri made her debut with a full length album titled ‘4 am’ that won the teenager significant praise and acknowledgement for her talent as a young singer-songwriter. After moving to London for music university, she released her single ‘Cold’. The somber yet dreamy song dabbles with complicated feelings of estranged lovers as she explores a brand new soundscape of dreamy pop. 

Recently, Kiara has been hitting the Live Music scene with TALENTBANQ at the helm. With performances at the Hard Rock Cafe, a support slot at the Green Note, and opening for Tom Auton at 229, Kiara has hit the grassroots music scene with passion.

We look forward to working with her more, and are incredibly proud that Kiara has been recognised by Caffè Nero as the rising star that she is.

As part of being Caffè Nero’s Artist of the Month November, Kiara’s music will play everyday in over 1000 cafes for 15 minutes throughout the month. Look out for her live gigs, you won’t want to miss her!

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HUX joins the TALENTBANQ roster

Posted on November 8th, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

Since moving to the UK, Australian artist HUX has been working the London circuit, most notably selling out The Bedford and Colours, as well as landing a support slot with Robbie Williams. 

Characterised by his soulful lyricism and catchy, contemporary melodies, along with a string of new releases all through resulting in the release of his debut album ‘Season 22’ in 2023, HUX is definitely one to get on your radar.

Already HUX has seen some incredible career highlights, including sell-out shows at Pizza Express Holborn, Queen of Hoxton, The Bedford and Colours Hoxton. His music has also received syncs on Love Island, Made in Chelsea and TOWIE.

Keep an eye on on HUX, he is only just getting started.

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Crypt Lates at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Posted on October 25th, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

TALENTBANQ are proud to present an exciting run-in to the festive period at Crypt Lates.

Join us in this wildly atmospheric venue – dating back to 1726! Enjoy a bite to eat, full bar and great live music.

This is what we have in store:
Nov 1st – Gospel Choir in the Crypt 
Nov 4th – West End Theatre Cabaret
Nov 8th – Rhythm and Blues with James Sayer and his band
Nov 15th – NYJO celebrates Dizzie Gillespie
Nov 22nd – New Orleans Jazz night with The Mississippi Swampdogs
Nov 25th – West End Theatre Cabaret
Nov 29th – Christmas Party with Ivory Pablo and the Blue Notes plus The Red Stripe Band

Crypt Lates are relaxed laid back evenings, with cabaret style seating and some shared tables. You can order food and drinks whenever you like from our bar, and the Crypt also stays open for around 30 minutes after the last performance so there’s no need to hurry away!

Jazz in Europe said of our Crypt Lates – ‘Great venue, supportive and enthusiastic hosts, inspired arrangements, excellent performances, and an understandably full and excited audience’.

Join us as we welcome in the festive period, with nights of Gospel, Blues, Jazz, and rounding the year off with an unmissable party featuring the incredible Ivory Pablo and the Blue Notes plus the Red Stripe Band.

Get your tickets now before they sell out by clicking the link below.

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Lisa Canny SOLD OUT at the Dublin Castle

Posted on October 19th, 2023 by Natalie Brundle

Sometimes it’s personal!

You meet artists – you fall in love with their music and their performance. You grow a relationship – on and off the stage.

And so it has been with beautiful, passionate, talented (ever so slightly bonkers) Lisa Canny. The flame haired tsunami of talent from County Mayo has more than sold out The Dublin Castle. Theres a waitlist for returns!

And so its a joy / a privilege to announce that Lisa Canny and Friends will headline our 6th anniversary celebrations in The Crypt at St Martin in the Fields. There will be an awesome supporting cast with Miss Canny bringing the party.

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You know the rules.

Be in the room and when the artists are on stage STFU.

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