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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TALENTBANQ at The Ned on March 19

Posted on March 11th, 2018 by James Gamble
TALENTBANQ showcase at Soho House Group’s The Ned
March 19th from 7pm
The Ned, 27 Poultry Lane
London, EC2R 8AJ

Featuring perfomances by:

Hollie Rogers 

Mark Sullivan


Joe Slater 

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Dan Owen, Hollie Rogers & Joe Slater at the Jazz Cafe

Posted on March 8th, 2018 by James Gamble

TALENTBANQ are proud to present live-show phenomenon Dan Owen headlining London’s iconic Jazz Cafe on Tuesday May 29th.

Dan’s latest single  ‘Icarus’ is getting a lot of love on the airwaves (listen here)

Dan will be supported by the sensational Joe Slater and Hollie Rogers

Opener, Joe Slater travels down from Liverpool – refusing to provide a biog as he openly declares ” It’s all about the future”.

Holly Rogers has supported acts like Suzanne Vega, Midge Ure, Paolo Nutini and Ralph McTell and is a firm favourite with BBC Introducing.

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Joe Slater at Camden Assembly on March 22nd

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 by James Gamble
ReverbNation Discover showcase for Youth Music‘s ‘Give a Gig’ week.
Thursday March 22nd from 7:30pm
Camden Assembly, 49 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AN
A FREE and fantastic evening with Rotor Videos and Talentbanq


A stunning line-up including the winner of Salute Music Makers competition, Fin Henderson, TALENTBANQ’s Liverpudlian Rock’n’Roller Joe Slater and a BBC Introducing favourite,Miles Goodall.

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Steve Young and Joe Slater at the Hard Rock : March 7th

Posted on February 25th, 2018 by James Gamble
Steve Young and Joe Slater at the Hard Rock Cafe
150 Old Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1QZ
Music from 8pm

Free guest list for TALENTBANQ via this link:


Come and join us for a night live music at The Hard Rock Cafe, London!

8.15pm Joe Slater (Presented in association with TALENTBANQ)

This young Liverpudlian with attitude is setting audiences alight. Asked for his story, he says its not about the past it’s all about the future. When you see him, you’ll know what he means.

8.45pm Rebecca Jayne

22 year old Rebecca Jayne released her debut single ‘I Want More’ in July 2016. The single received critical acclaim and made it into the Top 100 iTunes Country Charts. The single was followed by her self titled debut EP which reached the top 40 iTunes Country album charts. Rebecca has spent time over in Nashville playing at various venues including The Bluebird Cafe and Tootsies. She has since been proving her unique talent, capturing audiences in their hundreds with her captivating voice and intricate guitar skills.

9.15pm Steve Young

“A top talent” says Radio 2’s Bob Harris, “Sublime & Beautiful” according to Radio 2’s Janice Long

Steve Young will give an Acoustic performance of songs from the ‘Troubadour’ Album, ‘Little Things’ EP and showcasing new tracks from the forthcoming album ‘A Little North Of Nowhere’.

About Steve Young

Steve Young is a globe-trotting session guitarist, teacher & entertainer turned Singer/Songwriter. Early TV appearances with Lionel Richie & Peter Andre soon led to full time touring duties with world famous artists – most notably ex Savage Garden front man Darren Hayes which took Steve on trips around the world performing at the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, Brisbane QPAC, LA Roxy and many more and ending as co-writer on his last album in 2012

Since writing and releasing an EP in 2014 and crowd funded Album in 2016 Steve has performed at The London O2 – Country 2 Country Festival. Time Out London’s ‘Rising Stars of UK Country’ Multiple shows at the Edinburgh Free Fringe, recorded live for Bob Harris’ – Under The Apple Tree Sessions, opened for Carlene Carter (daughter of Johnny Cash’s wife June Carter) as well as opening sets for Broadway Star – Ramin Karimloo, UK Blues Artist – Jo Harman, Brit Award winner Tom Odell (Help Refugees) as well as many solo gigs around the UK

In Jan 2017 he released his 3rd single from the ‘Troubadour’ album – a remixed & remastered version of ‘In My Dreams’ which has enjoyed radio play around the world including BBC Radio 2, Radio Caroline, Chris Country Radio and 100’s of community / online stations

During Jan/Feb Steve drove over 5000 miles touring as Caffe Nero’s ‘Artist Of The Month’ playing at over 30 stores from Scotland down to Portsmouth. 2017 Festival appearances have so far included: The Cornbury Festival, Buckle & Boots Country Festival, TogFest and the Folk On The Dock Festival on Liverpool’s Albert Dock. In Nov 2017 he performed “Trembling Heart’ live on Radio 2 to 7m listeners

In May 2017 another Pledge Music Target was successfully hit and ‘The Great North Road EP’ produced by Justin Johnson snd featuring some of the UK’s hottest musicians was released as a ‘white label’ in August 2017.

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Joe Slater to play 100 Wardour Street : Feb 5

Posted on February 3rd, 2018 by James Gamble

100 Wardour St Presents ‘Monday Marquee’ on February 5th with Joe Slater

Talentbanq’s Joe Slater is playing at one of Soho’s most famous venues on Monday February 5th.

Formerly known as the Marquee Club, the venue has seen the likes of David Bowie and AC/DC grace its stage.

This young Liverpudlian has been setting audiences alight with his live performances.

When asked by 100 Wardour Street for his bio he said with a swagger: “It’s not about the past , for me it’s all about the future”.

Catch him at 100 Wardour Street before he hits the big time – Joe Slater will not disappoint.

For more info click here

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Posted on January 25th, 2018 by James Gamble

Joe, Joe, Joe.


Where do I start with this twenty-one-year-old Scouse?


Self-proclaimed “rascal from Liverpool”, he gives no freakin’ friggs from the North West of England. The “giver of peace, love, harmony and egg chow mein” – says it all, really.


Not really arsed about his Waterloo Road acting history, he states he’s a musician through and through. ‘Tis to be expected when you’re a self-taught musician of six instruments.


So, it’s clear he has quite the plethora of talent. I asked him what his favourite instrument was, he said the “harmonica” …???? … I didn’t quite know if he was taking the piss or actually really loved it. Either way, he also loves playing the drums; paying homage to the Phil Collins’ Cadbury’s advert.


I queried his nomadic lifestyle, which is split between the Pool of Liver and Don of Lon. He seemed to shrug it off, “I’m a traveller, a musician. The train journey’s shit but apart from that it’s all good, I like it”. Well that’s ruddy good then, isn’t it? ‘Cos he’s pinging his rock n roll to all corners of the UK, from Glasgow to Chesham.


After asking the age-old question of his influences, he said doesn’t know why he plays music…He just does it because it feels good. It’s a natural thing to do – it’s instinct – anything and everything can inspire him, even “the carpet on the floor”. Time stops and everything happens without even thinking about it. He doesn’t find inspiration, it finds him. DEEP. But, if he did have to choose, he draws “subconscious” inspo from the likes of David Gray, Beatles, Oasis and Pink Floyd.


When I enquired about his deep song-writing-ness, referring to his 2016 record, Floatin’, he said “listen here, I’m fuckin’ crazy…Fuckin’ a bit eccentric’’. He’s trying to find the fine line between craziness and creativity, where if you’re on the line and don’t go over the edge, you’ll find it’s genius. We’re all a bit ‘effed up in our own ways, he says, “you need to mangle your mind and then get it all back together”. After some more chat, he proceeded to invite me to play the trombone on his next track ‘Mangle of the Mind’. How could I refuse?


Anyway, apparently, he can’t stand Floatin’ anymore, ‘cos he finds it boring – he was still finding his identity and voice. I beg to differ, but you can make your own mind up, listen here. Joe says in 2018 his music is more mature [insert: cheddar], he’s found his lil corner of melody, which is a world away from the top 50 trap music saturating the charts. A salmon swimming upstream, some may say.


FYI, Joe’s got about three album’s worth of songs to catapult at you.

Ok, so, where can you hear him play next and endure some top-quality banter? Where can you see this rockstar-in-the-making play live?

TALENTBANQ is promoting Joe’s Shoreditch Showcase on the 20th. GET YOURSELVES THERE.

Keep your eyes peeled, please, ‘cos the venue is TBA.

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