Thursday 21st March, Tickets £10, Special Thursday Discount 4 Tickets for £30, Doors 7pm, Music 8.30pm
Giving new and emerging singers the chance and platform to be heard and to perform. Giving the audience a chance to hear the vocal talent of the next generation of talented singers!
What Kirsten brings with her music is not just an exceptionally powerful and soulful voice, but a message of hope and a refusal to stand back from what you believe in. Drawing influences from trad-gospel and inspiration from 90s pop, coupled with a sheer determination to succeed, Kirsten Joy writes from the heart delivering true messages of life and love to a soundtrack of soulful, uplifting pop music. Using her voice an an instrument, she has carved herself a reputation of vocal brilliance and infectious positivity, finding strength in defeat at each step along the way. Will.I.Am thinks she’s ‘Phenomenal’ and Trevor Horn says ‘She has a beautiful voice and knows how to use it!’
This Jazz singer/songwriter and vocal coach lives in Chessington (Near World of Adventures!) Born and raised in London with Scottish and Tongan parentage she tried to learn the bagpipes and follow in her father's footsteps but couldn't stand the pungent odour they omit whilst being played. After graduating with honours from Leeds College of Music, Linley embarked upon a diverse international career - singing, songwriting and recording. Following residencies in Tokyo and Dubai, her music has taken her to India, Spain, Ireland, the Maldives and China.
Having made her impressive Hideaway debut last year Tommy returns to our stage. Possessed of a voice that is as rich and soulful as it is cool and expressive; Tommy can deliver a ballad to break your heart but equally can uplift you with a funky blues inspired tune.
Hepz’s musical style is a mix of old school beats with modern day lyrics, using real instruments live to create that old school sound you rarely hear anymore. Not only a singer-songwriter, Hepz is also a talented keyboard player, writes and arranges all of her own material as well as producing tracks for other artists. The future looks promising for this young singer/songwriter: she is currently recording her EP which will be ready for release later this year, showcasing her material to music industry professionals, and regularly gigging at some of London's most well known music venues with her 5 piece band.
Even if you’ve never been to this exceptional pianist’s gigs, you’ll have heard her special touch time and again - on many albums from Ian Shaw to Robert Wyatt, live in concert with Oasis and Jimmy Somerville as well as her numerous contributions for television and soundtracks for the movies.
Janette Mason is a talented composer and arranger. She was recently commissioned to write the score for feature film, The Calling, starring Susannah York and Brenda Blethyn, contributed four arrangements to Ian Shaw’s album, Drawn to all Things, and produced and arranged Lea DeLaria’s current Warner Brothers release, The Live Smoke Sessions, which made the Grammy ballot.
As a Jazz musician, she has been a seminal figure on the British Jazz scene for the last fifteen years, sharing the stage with Mornington Lockett, Julian Siegel and many more.
Billy studied music for a year at Newcastle University before being offered a scholarship to start in the second year of jazz studies at Middlesex University in London, where he graduated with a BA in Music Performance in 2007. He has played at Ronnie Scotts, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Royal Opera House and venues further afield such as the Montreaux Jazz Festival and headlining the International Festival of Arts in Zimbabwe. He has recorded at Abbey Road Studios and BBC Maida Vale Studios, which went on to win BBC Maida Vale Session of the year 2009 at the World Wide Awards. He has played on numerous national radio and TV shows in France with Universal recording artist Sara Schiralli. He has recorded in France, Germany and on numerous albums in the UK.
Born in London, Simon started learning the double bass at school in Dorset with Barry Glynn. He went on to study at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London (1999-2003) receiving tuition from Kevin Rundell, Jeff Clyne and Steve Watts. He first picked up an electric bass aged 15 and has never looked back. Equally at home on upright or electric basses both live and in the studio, Simon soon became one of the busiest session bassists in the UK.
Perhaps best known as the bassist with The Divine Comedy and Duke Special, he also tours regularly with Clare Teal and Maggie Reilly.
Since studying drum kit at the Guildhall school of music, he has been lucky enough to perform and record with a vast range of different artists, including Dionne Warwick, Boy George, Joe McElderry and Seth Lakeman.