Robert J Hunter joins the TB roster

Posted on July 10th, 2018 by James Gamble

Island born Robert J. Hunter combines his gruff and powerful voice with the wild thud of overdriven blues guitar.

Currently touring his new album and fourth studio release, ‘The Robert J Hunter Band’ which features two iTunes number one singles, ‘Wait Your Turn’ and ‘Suzy’.

In 2017 Robert was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) with his powerful ballad, ‘Preacher’.

This is a road worn, dirty blues band that’s been honed to super tight perfection by sheer hard work and volume of shows.

Check out Robert’s artist page here.

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Daisy Chute joins TB

Posted on June 27th, 2018 by James Gamble

Daisy Chute is a folk songstress and multi-instrumentalist with a particular penchant for the banjo.

Formerly of Decca’s platinum-selling classical group All Angels, she is excited to be working on her début album of original songs with producer and songwriter Tim Baxter (Andy Burrows, Editors, Nick Mulvey, Jasmine Thompson). A regular in the London music scene and an award-winning singer and songwriter having just been awarded first place in the Coffee Music Project singer-songwriter competition.

Daisy’s music has been compared to Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell (BBC Radio Kent) and her voice has been described as “Exquisitely delicious. Delicate, like a gossamer-winged creature made out of spun gold.” Tony Moore (Soho Radio, The Bedford)

Find out more about Daisy here.

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Oscar Corney joins the TB roster

Posted on June 20th, 2018 by James Gamble

Drawing from a wide range of influences with a distinctive songwriting style and voice –  Oscar Corney, hailing from Cambridge, is an independent singer-songwriter. Continuing to gig across the UK, Oscar has had the opportunity to support some big acts such as JP Cooper (Island Records), St Paul & The Broken Bones (Single Lock Records) and more.

The success of his first EP and the release of a debut single in 2016, both featured on BBC introducing, gained him recognition and sets at festivals such as The Secret Garden Party.

Read more about Oscar here.

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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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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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